It all begins with #MorningMotivation

SO, about 6 weeks ago I started using my Instagram account to post daily pictures and quotes about 3 concepts I strive for on a daily basis: self-motivation, believing in myself, and personal growth. Since I started that, my account has doubled in people who follow me. I didn’t start doing this, though, to garner new followers–although that’s a wonderful side benefit–but to keep me focused on those three concepts. Posting my daily motivational quote is the first thing I do in the morning, social media-wise, and it sets the tone for my day.

First, I find motivational quote. Pinterest is great for this.

I swear Pinterest was invented by a writer! Self-motivation has never been one of my strong points. Since I’ve been such a people pleaser throughout my life, I’ve tended to put myself second, or even third, when it came to encouraging myself and pushing myself toward a goal. I’m a great cheerleader – ask any of my friends – and I will push anyone towards the finish line of their choice. Myself? Not so much. Recognizing that, I started the daily motivations to help me focus on myself and what I want, for once. Some may see this as selfish, perhaps, but it really isn’t.

What did we ever do before the thought to use a hashtag for promotional reasons became a thing? After the motivational quote is uploaded to my account, I then promote it in an attempt to help others. The hashtag #PersonalGrowth is a great one for this.

I truly try to grow every single day: as a writer, as a wife and mother, as a human being trying to navigate through the quagmire our society has become. Uplifting my thoughts is a good way for me to start my day and do this.

You can’t expect to accomplish anything if you don’t accept and aspire to my third daily tenant, #BelieveInYourSelf.

No one is going to magically make you a success in life. You have to work for it and you have to believe that you can succeed. And you really need to believe it. Just saying the words mean nothing. Deep down in your very soul, you must feel as if you can do anything you set your mind to. Anything. Believing you can do something is the most important tool you have for achieving personal success.

Having a positive outlook in and on life can go a great way in making your days better. There’s a mindset that believes what you speak out into the universe is what you’ll get sent back to you. Negative thoughts, morose mindsets, and critical thinking, if put out there, will become a major factor in what is given back to you from other people and the world in general. Having a positive outlook, not believing everything you do is going to wind up bad or not to your liking, goes a great way in making your days happy and productive ones.

Everyone knows my favorite book of all time is The Little Engine who Could. I truly believe this is the best book about self-motivation and self-actualization ever written, and it’s a children’s book! But, adults can get the takeaway message — he thought he could, so he did — as a mantra for their lives. That little engine let nothing stand in his way to prevent him from getting up and over that hill. Again, this book was written for children to help them accept, see, and know that they can do anything they set their minds to. Why, as adults, do we forget that?

SO, that’s how I start my day. Every morning of every day. Thinking positively, believing in myself, and recognizing I must grow to survive. It all beings with #MorningMotivation

Other places you can find me being positive are: Tweet Me//Read Me// Visit Me//Picture Me//Pin Me//Friend Me//Google+Me// Triber// Book Me

 

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12 responses to “It all begins with #MorningMotivation

  1. So true! Being motivated is the best way to start a day 🙂 It’s nice to read about such motivational beginnings and how you use quotes to self-motivate.

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  2. I LOVE this. It’s so true. We always put others before ourselves and in order to succeed, we have to learn to put ourselves first when it comes to our goals. What a great way to start your day. Thanks for the post.

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    • Peggy Jaeger

      Jennifer, you’re welcome and a big THANK YOU For stopping by!! Uplifting one another as writers, women, and humans, starts with uplifting ourselves!

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  3. Enjoyed your post, Peggy. It’s a challenge to stay motivated and positive in this industry and in the world today. There’s a lot of negativity out there. Thanks for the reminder to look on the brighter side. Have a great week.

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  4. Peggy Jaeger

    Thanks, CB. I agree, some days it’s so hard to stay positive in our industry, especially. But I truly believe that what you show to the universe is shown back to you! Send out positivity, it will surely come back to you!

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  5. I loved the post, Peggy. I know I start writing some days feeling like a fraud and my little demons tell what a bad writer I am. I still work through it though. We have to silence our demons some how.

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  6. Peggy Jaeger

    Ilona – slap those demons upside the head with some positivity!

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  7. Donna Simonetta

    You are an amazing cheerleader for me! And a super-supportive friend! I appreciate it more than I could say. I tend to be a negative Nellie about myself, so your words were a good reminder to me to THINK POSITIVE! Thank you, dear friend!

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  8. Thank you for the Monday Motivation, Peggy! I really needed it this week!

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  9. Peggy Jaeger

    Karilyn – glad I could help!! I need that encouragement every day, too!

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