Friday, March 27, 2009

Getting Motivated

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer”. – Albert Camus

How do we get up from failing when everything seems to be pulling us towards that direction? How do we succeed when all that we do fall short of success? The answer to this is to CRY - cry our hearts out because we botched. We should let ourselves feel the pain of our collapse. Denying it would only worsen our conditions. But afterwards, after shedding all the tears in the world and after experiencing all the hurt there is, we should GET UP, TAKE HOLD OF OUR SELVES, SMILE and GET MOVING.
At some point in our lives, we will go through winter. We will discover that no matter what we do, there will always be things that would seem to be out of our grasps. We will realize that the world is not always just. We may struggle with trying to achieve our goal and yet fail to do so. But does this mean that we should give up and develop learned helplessness? No, not really. In fact, it means the opposite.
It is essential for us to recognize that if we have positive thinking and hope within, standing up and getting out of our unwanted situation is always possible. When we perceive things more optimistically, we gain insight into what may have gone wrong with our previous actions and from this, learn. The lessons that we get will in turn motivate us to not commit the same mistakes when we venture into the world once more. This is actually our strength. The ability to have positive thoughts is the invincible summer that stirs from the deep within our hearts.
This is what Albert Camus is telling us and this is the same thing that we should be telling ourselves.

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