Motivate others as if you’re motivating yourself.
Today, I had an impromptu task to be the second speaker, motivating 12-year-old bright girls and boys for their upcoming national examination. I was not in good mood, I had received bad news a day before and I thought as if it’s a gloomy feeling all the way to the school. I fake a smile, but my heart’s sobbing. It’s a sharing moment and we bring out the reality from two different perspectives, how my mother survived growing up with illiterate parents and my humble yet lack experience growing up with a workaholic mother. The session goes well, I had some relieved after that, thinking a better way to be positive instead.
Thinking what best for the kids younger than me, I’ve started thinking and do the reflection to myself.
To bring out the best of yourself, you need;
1) To have sincere intention.
2) To be ready to face challenges, work hard, train hard
3) Keep up the positive spirit, it’s a mental game where you keep motivated along the way
4) Have a good attitude.
And the best part of the event, the chairperson of the event is the school counselor and he’s blind due to inherited retinitis pigmentosa, become blind as you age. Despite his incapability to see, he remembers fact perfectly without jotting down notes. He also got the best wife who supported him (did I mention he’s romantic), he praises his wife and being grateful for her presence all the time whenever her wife was not around.
Indeed you may find your motivation in other people stories.