Finding the Motivation

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You know whenever you dread something, we can find a million excuses to not get it done?  I know I feel that way when it comes to cleaning my house.  I LOVE a clean house.  I absolutely detest cleaning it!  It seems to take hours to do, there doesn’t seem to be a huge appreciation for  getting it cleaned (meaning it really only seems to matter to me), and it can take less than 10 minutes for it to look like a bomb went off!

Knowing all of the above, I still seem to dig deep, put my headphones in my ears, crank the tunes, and just get it done.  Why?  Because it matters to me.  It matters that my house is clean.  A clean house for me = calm.  Do I have to talk myself into getting started?  You bet I do.  Do I try to find an excuse to not clean?  Absolutely!

Whether we’re talking about cleaning a house, exercising, loosing weight, catching up on paperwork, organizing a space  – it really is all the same.  We all need to find some kind of motivation to give us the good ol’ kick in the butt to get going.

Along my journey with my business, I’ve come across some great motivating quotes.   Those times when I really don’t feel like even starting to clean, I often will take five minutes to find some kind of quote to get me going.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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Do What Makes You Happy

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Maya Angelou Quotes

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So when you need your own personal kick in the rear-end, find something to motivate you to get started.  I guarantee that once you start, you will love the results when you are done!  Oh – and by the way – the following quote below is what gets me motivated to clean my home!

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  1. on 07.08.2014
    at 4:26 PM

    When it comes to motivation it’s always comforting and even a little motivating to find that there are people out there just like me. I have to fight to get myself motivated for certain tasks and am always coming up with excuses to procrastinate.

    • on 13.08.2014
      at 9:40 AM

      Scott,
      Thanks for stopping by to leave your comment. I agree – it’s always nice to know you’re not alone with feelings about getting motivated for tasks we particularly don’t like to do!

  2. on 12.08.2014
    at 9:54 PM

    Woah. The last one hit me… to some degree. I tend to forget sometimes that I look at what I should have than what I should have done to have it.

    • on 13.08.2014
      at 9:43 AM

      When I found that saying, it too, hit me. Pretty blunt and pretty accurate (at least in my opinion).

  3. on 23.11.2014
    at 3:07 AM

    It’s easy to find motivation in things you love to do, but hard to find in things you aren’t very interested at. I did learn from this blog, thanks for sharing.

    • on 24.11.2014
      at 8:37 AM

      You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment. ~Sheri

  4. on 07.12.2014
    at 10:33 PM

    Being motivated and encourage to motivate are two things. As the last quote says, Don’t be upset about the results you didn’t get from the work you didn’t do!

  5. on 12.12.2014
    at 12:22 PM

    I can struggle for motivation at times, but once I get started there is no stopping me. It’s just getting started. I usually look for inspiration, even if it is something as simple as cleaning a house. Some of those quotes were great 🙂

    • on 12.12.2014
      at 3:33 PM

      Thanks Nicole for your comments. My favorite quote is, “Don’t be upset by the results you did not get from the work you did not do.” I share that one with my kids often! ~Sheri

  6. on 08.02.2015
    at 10:37 PM

    Hi friend very lovely images you have credited and also very nice quote that gives inspiration to me

  7. on 15.02.2015
    at 5:22 AM

    I totally love these quotes. especially the first one, i believe that is so true.
    I mean the reaction in life is everything you know? you can get through the toughest situation if you know how to deal with it.
    So inspiring quotes

    • on 17.02.2015
      at 11:32 AM

      Thanks for stopping by to leave your comments! I hope you’re having a great day today. ~Sheri

  8. on 16.03.2015
    at 11:16 PM

    Hi, really i enjoy your blog.
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    • on 17.03.2015
      at 6:22 AM

      Thank you! Glad you stopped by. ~Sheri

  9. on 23.03.2015
    at 11:39 AM

    I generally say that you might not deeply love the expression of the craft, but you must love the craft (or the end product). So, for me, sometimes I have to force myself to write but I’ll keep on doing it because I am fascinated by the craft (writing). I want to be extremely good and I am fascinated by authors who already are. That’s what keeps me practicing. It’s that dream. And motivation comes from that deep desire. 🙂

  10. on 02.05.2015
    at 10:22 AM

    well, there are many ways make us more motivated. Sometimes, I find it in my childrens, my small family. I will try harder and harder. Thanks so much for the interesting article.

  11. on 19.05.2015
    at 12:48 AM

    Hi Sheri!

    I just saw your post now, and I must say that the quotes you posted are really inspiring and motivating. I suggest that you also try to listen to some motivational speeches while doing your household chores. I listen to them while I am studying and it really does pump me up! Try listening to Eric Thomas, he is a great motivational speaker.

    • on 19.05.2015
      at 7:18 AM

      Hi Dustin,
      I will definitely have to listen to Eric Thomas. Thanks for that suggestion! ~Sheri

  12. on 01.06.2015
    at 5:39 AM

    I usually use wallpapers to motivate me, you can find a good collection of motivational wallpapers with a simple google search. What exactly motivates a person is something that he/she needs to identify first. Great article, keep going!

    • on 01.06.2015
      at 10:41 AM

      Do you have a favorite motivational wallpaper? And I agree – the person needs to identify what motivates them. I guess that is what makes us all unique! ~Sheri

  13. on 07.06.2015
    at 3:23 PM

    i find motivation in my kids, music and in my day to day interaction with my friends in the office. I love listening to motivation MP3 by renown speakers also. Thanks for sharing. Love this site

    • on 07.06.2015
      at 3:27 PM

      Thanks! ~Sheri

  14. on 23.07.2015
    at 7:55 AM

    Isn’t motivation a wonderful thing? It’s so close to my heart, and I write about it all the time. Because even when you just adore what you do (I do!), pockets of time (sometimes more) occur when you’re so overwhelmed (and tired!), finding motivation can be tricky. We all need a kick in the pants now and then 🙂
    I love these quotes. Thank You, Sheri!
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    • on 23.07.2015
      at 10:23 AM

      You are so welcome! I totally agree. While most times I am motivated, there are times when I need to kick my own behind! I sometimes think it’s my body telling me I need a little break. 🙂 ~Sheri

  15. on 26.08.2015
    at 3:48 PM

    great thoughts comes from great mind !
    thanks for posting these quotes and making my day !

    • on 29.08.2015
      at 4:35 PM

      You are so welcome! ~Sheri

  16. on 09.09.2015
    at 8:49 PM

    Hi Sheri, thanks for the nice post, love these motivation quotes.

    • on 11.09.2015
      at 9:50 AM

      So glad you enjoyed them! ~Sheri

  17. on 02.11.2015
    at 6:04 AM

    Woah. The last one hit me… I fully believe the first quotes about life. Thanks for sharing such useful quotes.

    • on 05.11.2015
      at 4:53 PM

      You are welcome. ~Sheri

  18. on 05.01.2016
    at 3:48 AM

    AWESOME! Let me clearly say the truth, after reading all your quotes I am feeling full of energy. I usually prefer using images and videos as a source of motivation for me and fortunately your post was perfect for me. Thanks for these amazing quotes.

    • on 08.01.2016
      at 3:36 PM

      Glad you found it helpful! ~Sheri

  19. on 15.01.2016
    at 1:31 AM

    You can find motivation anywhere. You can find it in places you dont expect. Be positive.
    Thanks for sharing this, really enjoyed reading it.

    • on 15.01.2016
      at 7:56 AM

      Thanks for stopping by! ~Sheri

  20. on 18.01.2016
    at 12:19 AM

    Good list of positive and motivational quotes. Thank you for the share 🙂 !

  21. on 04.03.2016
    at 4:14 PM

    I loved the write up, Great list though, its very helpful, gives a way to think outside the box, you are amazing Shery, (Y)

    Thanks Zoreal! 🙂

  22. on 15.04.2016
    at 8:15 AM

    When I comes to Motivation, I just Thought about One Person “STEVE JOBS”. He really Change the world and Technology by his Mind. I am Impressed by the Collection of Quotes and Images Sheri. Keep Doing Great work. Great and Inspiring Quotes. Love it !

    • on 15.04.2016
      at 12:57 PM

      Thank you.

  23. on 04.05.2016
    at 1:09 AM

    Hi Sheri,When it comes to quotes it’s all about energy.when I read motivational quotes my day is going so perfect and it’s all about positivity. First thing in the morning to motivate yourself to take a day different level.really like your quotes.Keep doing what you doing.

    Thank you.

  24. on 20.05.2016
    at 6:23 PM

    what a nice article

  25. on 22.08.2016
    at 11:27 PM

    Nice article. these are really nice quotes but along with these you also needs to follow some of the life rules. I have written about how can you motivate yourself towards entrepreneurship. so please check it out. and thanks again for this useful article.

  26. on 31.08.2016
    at 5:06 AM

    Hi Sheri,

    The ‘people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel’ is a favourite quote of mine also. It’s a good mantra to keep in the back of our minds as we interact with others daily.

    I can also say living in an apartment in New York, the cleaning takes minutes (think shoebox).

    • on 02.09.2016
      at 4:25 AM

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really do love that quote as I think it is so very true. Cheers! ~Sheri

  27. on 05.11.2016
    at 3:41 AM

    “Life is 10% what happens to me…..” that is amazing quote and its reality.
    Thank you so much for providing such great quotes. 🙂

  28. on 25.01.2017
    at 9:44 AM

    Thank you for sharing such great thoughts and tips.

    Regards

  29. on 27.02.2017
    at 6:57 PM

    May this blog continue to help and bless others with inspirational quotes! We need encouragement in many areas of our life. Thank God for this blog and all those who encourages us! 🙂

  30. Jatt
    on 28.02.2017
    at 8:13 AM

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