What is your motivation?  What makes you say I am tired of living the way I live and I want more out of life?  Is it your wife?  Is it your children?  Is it the fact that everyone has told you your entire life that you will not amount to anything from family to teachers?

I will tell you what motivates me.  I remember when I was a teenager and I would go hungry.  There were times I would eat out of the trash, because I had nothing to eat.  No one around me even knew this was going on.  I am here to tell you I remember it like it was yesterday.  I know that I am far from that point in my life but I could be right back in that place.  I never want to be back there.  I never want my family to experience that.  So I will continue to work hard to be the best that I can be.  I do not believe in “No”.  It is just a speed bump in the road where I need to take a step back and rethink my route.  I will not be denied.  I do not know if you would call that Cocky or Confidence but I will not lose.  I have gone through too much and come too far.

With all that being said, there is still a little bit of that young man that was eating out of the garbage in me.  It keeps me humble.  People around me wonder why I will go out of my way to feed a homeless person well I am just doing what I wanted someone to do for me.  Everyone needs food to live and survive.

I want you to look deep inside yourself and do better, be better.  Live with the decisions that you have made and learn from them.  Do not live in the past.  Just because one opportunity shuts down does not mean there isn’t another one ready to go.  Every day I wake up it’s a new day and I walk out the door saying, “I am going to be better today than I was yesterday. “

Remember to Keep it GC,

Counselor Dave

5 thoughts on “Motivation

  1. Man what motivates me to do more that I was always told I would not amount to anything. I had teachers tell me I was a waste of Air. My mother did not believe in me at all. I want to show them that I can make with God on my side. Life has not been easy I have messed up along the way but I thank God for bringing me out so I have to show my appreciate because I should of been dead. That is my motivation I have a reason to live.

  2. Those are some very strong words Timeless. I am glad that you came through it my friend. Counselor Dave man what does not kill you makes you stronger. I thank you for the heart filled post. We are all here with you living the this life day by day.

  3. What motivates me is the fact that I want to be the best. I want to make my mother and father proud. They have done so much for me that I can not let them down.

  4. God motivates me. Why? Because I don’t want to get to the gates of Heaven and have nothing to show Him.

    Of course family, friends, and mentors keep me grounded. But, I don’t want to leave this place and not have my name mean anything to someone.

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