It started with sadness and has ended with more sadness. A dear friend from a previous job was in a terrible car accident last week and she fought for her life for awhile, but heard the news this morning that she didn't pull through. So early in the year and so much loss.
Throughout the week, I felt unmotivated, uninspired and had trouble focusing. Major national news is still happening on my military beat and the city kept me busy. As much as I wanted to curl up and cuddle with Grover to hide from the world and cry, I couldn't.
I won't say I was at my best this week, but despite all the sadness, heartache and frustrations, the job got done. Some things haven't been tackled yet, but I am still moving forward. And I'm glad for #inspiremefriday with Eileen, Alicia, Stacey, Megan and Julie.
When I saw this quote, I instantly recognized it as truth.
There's no mistaking that when I'm inspired and motivated, I perform at peak levels. I imagine that's true for most people. In those moments, I push well beyond what a normal person would reasonably expect to accomplish in a single day or week. I know that those moments don't last forever, so I work to take advantage of that extra burst of energy so that when it's not there, I've already set in motion a series of events that will require tasks even when I'm not at my best.
For the times that feel like I'm just going through the motions, I know that it still contributes to the habit of excellent versus the singular moment of getting it right.
2014 continues to pack a real punch for my life, but I know that life continues on and the spark will return.
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