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Do Tell: What Gets you Motivated?

Sometimes, getting centered to workout, finish all your work on a Friday, or even go through your donation pile can feel like an impossible mission. Getting motivated to check things off your to do list can be easier said than done a lot of the times. Listening to some upbeat music is a big motivator for me, but ladies, do tell, what motivates you? What do you do or who do you turn to when you need that extra little extra push?


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mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 9 years
I agree with calibabi, I do the same exact things. Another motivator for me are those certain people who would kill to see you fail. I love love love proving someone wrong :)
curlikues curlikues 9 years
competition motivates me. plus, working out, especially if it's with friends. zfterwards, i feel super competent and energetic.
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 9 years
music gets me motivated a lot of the time. the BIGGEST motivator would be when someone or everyone thinks I wont follow through, or wont be able to do it.
Sheepeoh Sheepeoh 9 years
people! inspiring people to be motivated, you see things click in them.. and you just want to do more for yourself.
demeter demeter 9 years
JustMe21 JustMe21 9 years
Music is always awesome.
Tokijinn Tokijinn 9 years
For me, music usually works best. also, if I'm going to an event and I'm depressed or something, I'll think "Hey, if you get this done, you'll be able to go to and have lots of fun for hours! Ten minutes of work v.s hours of fun!"
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 9 years
For me, usually I think, "As soon as I'm done, I get to go home to my husband and my son....sit on the couch, relax, have some dinner..." or I start thinking about the weekend ahead, who I'm going to invite over, etc. etc.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
my husband and kids......
calibabi calibabi 9 years
mostly i'm motivated by future events. for example, if i know i'm going to be seeing old friends, then i'm motivated to workout or lose weight. if i'm going to a wedding, i'm motivated to look tan (not sure how that one came about. i just like looking tan in wedding pictures!). if i'm going on a trip, i'm motivated to get my affairs organized at home before i leave. if i have company coming i'm motivated to clean my house. and so on and so forth.
fab4 fab4 9 years
Two things make me get stuff done: When someone says I won't be able to do it OR sometimes when I need to wash lots of clothes or clean out my closet, I won't eat or watch TV until I do it. It sounds stupid, but it makes me do a task!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
I get motivated to put work on my boss's desk. she tells everyone how insanely busy she is, but spends a lot of time just chatting or slipping out for coffee. The more work we put on her desk to approve, the more she procrastinates. and that's her problem, not ours!
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
the thought of the weekend coming or the holiday i can take motivates me. keeps me going despite all the horrible things i have to face on a daily basis at work
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