Motivation Monday: Two Sides of the Same Coin?


Right on the heels of last week’s slight panic attack (whew!), I ran across a very interesting article by Michael Hyatt (former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing). In it he describes worry and imagination as two sides of the same coin. (Hmmm.) He basically says that both worry and imagination have to do with how we choose to think about our future. One depletes our energy reserves and the other energizes us.

I like this. I’m all for energy and lots of it!

This got me thinking about life and motherhood, and kids, and the whole craziness of it all sometimes.  But isn’t that what life is all about? The substance, the meat and potatoes of our existence: both good and  bad. Or, at least my perception of it? Life happens whether we want it to or not and  there’s no way to know with absolutely certainty the outcome of any situation. So, how does worrying make it any better?  It doesn’t. Just a bunch of wasted energy. . .and time . . . and brain cells . . . and emotions. (Can you tell what’s been on my mind this weekend?)

I like to think that I’m a pretty optimistic person. I love life and opportunity and just looking at the bright side of things in general, but there’s something about my kids, those little ones tethered to my heartstrings that shakes me to my core. Primal maybe. That instinct to protect at all costs. I don’t know. I’m definitely not comfortable with it. (sigh) If I could just figure out how to somersault off of the worry side and land feet first on the positive side of that coin every time, I’d be much better for it.

So what can I do?

I trust that GOD will give me what I need, when I need it and in sufficient quantities. In the meantime, I try not to let my life and how I respond to it teeter on the edge of a coin toss. I simply call heads and trust that it will land where it needs to land every time.

Whatever the challenge, whatever the task, we’ve already been given the tools to stand up to it.

Make it a great day!

Keep doin’ what you love,


[yellow_box]Motivation Mondays is a series that I started to share encouragement with moms. I use my past struggles as well as triumphs as a backdrop for my writing in the hope that just as others have helped me along the way, my readers will find something beneficial to carry along with them throughout their week. I believe that community is important as well as honesty and transparency.Want to chat? Send me an email: littlekidsgrow (a) gmail (dot) com. My welcome mat is always at the door.[/yellow_box]



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