lars francis

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Where do you find the strength to rise up every morning ?

A question to the world because I experience quit some difficulties every morning to motivate myself to get out of my bed and face the world.

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    Aug 19 2011: There is only one consistent reason I get out of bed in the morning, to use the bathroom.
    I usually leave the bathroom because it's an awful place to spend an entire day (cold tiles, florescent lights, etc) things can only get better from there.
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    Aug 19 2011: I rise up with the motivation to do better than I did yesterday.
    But when I don't have that motivation, I rise up to keep my responsibilities.
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      Aug 20 2011: I like the idea to wake up with the thought to do better then yesterday, I will apply this.
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    Sep 18 2011: To learn something new and experience a moment of joy from that.
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    Aug 31 2011: Although everyone talks about to follow your own passion, but there are still something we have to do. So call responsibility.
  • Aug 21 2011: Get a dog & you'll have plenty of motivation & strength to get out of bed in the morning!
    Rain or shine, cold or hot, you will get out of bed and let that dog out real quick.
    Then you feed & water it and let it back inside.
    Then that pup gives you lots of love by jumping all over you which now has you in a great state of mind to face the day.
    If you don't do the above, your state of mind will be totally flushed right along with the mess you just cleaned up after the dog had an "accident".
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    Aug 19 2011: I trust in our ability to make impact that's why I got up everyday...
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    Sep 19 2011: within me.
  • Sep 18 2011: I'm usually not too demanding toward myself,

    When the morale is going down, I try to think about one meaningful, valuable moment of my life. And then I say to myself that for that sole moment, my whole life is already worth the living. Life is a free gift. It's impossible not to make it profitable.

    Just rise up and go with your day light-heartly, like a small child. Don't let yourself get crushed by the fear of failures, past regrets, social pressures, or whatever that is weighting you down these days. One of the things I've been trying to do lately is to set very small goals to achieve for the day. Small goals that are both super easy to achieve and insignificant enough that it doesn't even matter if you fail. It really helps me to stay humble, and to avoid putting unnecessary weights on my own shoulders.

    Here are some simple examples of stupid goals that I've tried: Call a friend you haven't spoken to for a long time, bake a cake for your colleagues at the office, learn a bunch of useless sentences in a foreign language and annoy everybody with them the whole day, study the history of a random country you never heard of, change your hair-style, etc... There's just so many things to do in life, you have to rise up!

    EDIT: Oh! And that reminds me of a TED talk actually, it's given by the writer of the "book of awesome" a book that I truly recommend, it really helps appreciate life in its most simplistic form. So much fun!
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      Sep 18 2011: Hi,

      I have to thank you for your answer in wich you recommend so truly the life that we, each and everyone of us, deserve. I find it really inspiring and uplifting. I'm defenitely getting the book too!

      may peace be with you
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    Aug 19 2011: Good question!
    Sincerely, I have no idea, never thought about this.
    I guess it's plain curiosity or it's in our genes, somewhere.
    Scientists will find it eventually and we can get rid of this bad habit one day...