Motivation vs. Inspiration

By Posted in - Professional Development on June 21st, 2011

Whether you are trying to reinvent your business or — like me — trying to get back to a healthy habit such as running, help is on the way.

Lisa Capehart is a holistic wellness coach, passionate about helping women envision, create and live lives they love. She’s doing a webinar on Thursday called An Organic Approach to Cultivating the Authentic You. Since I’ve known Lisa for more than 10 years now, she allowed me to be a bit antsy and request some advice in advance of the webinar.

I told Lisa that I’m struggling a bit to get back to running, and asked how I can get motivated. As it turns out, maybe motivation isn’t what I need. Lisa explained that motivation is tied to thoughts of what I should be doing while inspiration is about things I want to do, and those things will bring me joy. I’m all for joy!

Honestly, I’m trying to wrap my head around this concept, and  I plan to learn more from Lisa about how to identify what I really want and let the changes occur organically during her free webinar on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. ET. In the meantime, here are Lisa’s tips for getting started:

  • Accept where you are now.
  • Be grateful.
  • Make decisions and choices based on your values and priorities.




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  • Justin Brackett - Reply

    June 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    “Accept where you are now.” that is something I’m dealing with a lot these days! Thanks for the reminder of being inspired vs motivated!

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