I was sitting here tonight thinking I needed motivation – to stick with my martial arts. I am feeling down today because I have been “stuck” at my blue belt, two stripes. It takes 4 stripes and then a 2 day test to get to the next (red) belt.
Big One has her 4 stripes and is testing in 2 weeks for her red belt. I know she has earned it and I don’t feel bad that she is moving forward so well. I do feel badly that I am not. Big One and Little One both support me and tell me I’m doing great and I will move forward in time and not to feel down.
The truth is though, I am down. I think about skipping class, and I think about quitting altogether.
Tonight I googled “need motivation” and found this great site. It helped. And one of the suggestions was to use “positive public pressure” by telling people you are trying to achieve a goal so they can support you and you hold yourself accountable to them.
I am publicly stating that I am committed to attending my classes every week until July 01. By that time, I should be able to motivate myself without public pressure. Maybe I’ll even have another stripe by then to help. 🙂