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Louise Orders Motivation

Ever been stuck in a rut?

Doing the same things day after day, after day.  Thinking the same thoughts.  Going through the motions.

You feel kinda tired.  Blah.  Unmotivated.  Bored.  Frustrated. Restless. Tense. All kinds of words under the heading of Unhappy.

And to kick ourselves while we’re down (and what’s up with this, right?) we start thinking we have to change everything in order to feel better.  And it will take so loooong.  And be so haaaard.

So I found myself in such a place recently.  One of these ruts.

It’s about the journey

Louise Orders Motivation

…not the destination.

Sounds cliche, I know.

But here’s the deal: it’s true.

I believe it because I’ve learned to live my life this way.

And I watch my clients live it. I watch them move from believing their happy is superglued to their goal, to understanding that there is so much living to be done along the way.  Everyday.

A client recently reached a goal she had been struggling with for a very long time.  A weight goal. It was a very exciting moment for her. She emailed me right away to share her accomplishment. (I’m honored.)

I asked her to make a list of everything that was different about her life now.  Now that she had arrived. Now that the scale showed this new number.

She has graciously allowed me to share her list:

I Got This

Louise Orders Inspiration

I ran a 10 mile race with a client recently.

She has spent over a year recovering from a nasty skiing accident.  Where she was in the wrong place at the wrong time and some guy slammed into her when he lost control.

So the last year of her life has been spent recovering. Dealing with pain.  Not being the athlete she wants to be.  I imagine she wondered, at times, whether she would ever be the sound, vibrant, active, pain-free runner she had been.

She worked hard. She was consistent.  And persistent.

She started running again.  Then entered this 10 mile race.  To keep herself focused on the positive.  Focused on the possibilities.

I wanted to run with her.  For many reasons, but mostly because I deeply wanted to see her succeed.  I admire her. She’s strong. Smart. Knows what she wants. I believed she could do it. I wanted to see it happen. Firsthand.