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I think about my Mom and the oddest things inspire her. I recall talking to her before Christmas and she told me that she was excited to go shopping and get shoved in the hustle and bustle. Huh? I don’t know how she does it but she always has something that she is excited about or maybe I should say most things excite her.  I look for things to be excited about for example a few weeks ago we had a windy weekend. The wind howled all night long and then the next morning when I walked Monica the wind had a mind of its own. It was magnificent.  But really you only have crazy wind a few times and most days are rather dull and routine. How do you get excited and motivated on a daily basis?

excited.jpg (234748 bytes)During the Ironman I noticed that the guy who is the race announcer is excited. All day long Mike Reilly enthusiastically announces and then as the 2000+ participants cross the finish line he proclaims each one individually an Ironman. I don’t think it’s contrived and I am sure he has no voice after the events. But what makes him tick? And how can I find something to make me tick?

Complicating all this is that life is in chapters. I could say being a mother makes me tick, but mothering full time eventually ends when the kids grow up. What then?  That was my problem because my kids were a big priority and now they are adults.  I want them to be self sufficient thus I need to step back so they cannot be my lifelong passion.  I found myself wondering, does your passion have to be lifelong or can you just have a current flame? If the answer is yes then it’s easy, if it is current I can choose it. It could be anything I want right now. I can be a woman passionate about___ it is up to me. How exciting. I could start right now on an inspiring journey. I just need to decide what I want to get passionate and excited about. Then do it. How about you what would get you excited?
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"The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?" - Tim Ferriss