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Monday, April 15, 2013

Motivation!

We are halfway through the A to Z Challenge - are you still motivated?

True motivation comes from within. We can read something exciting, listen to a speech, or hear a motivational speaker, but unless the desire gets deep into our soul, we won’t stay motivated.

You’ve come this far. If you’re growing weary, it’s time to dig deep and remember why you began this journey. To improve your blogging skills? To make new friends? To draw attention to your blog? Whatever the reason, only you can motivate yourself to keep going.

Motivation is a goal in action. Recall why you joined the A to Z and place that in front of you as a goal. And don’t stop until you hit the target.

Believe in yourself - and get excited!


54 comments:

  1. One sure needs motivation to stay on a single path and not stray :)

    PhenoMenon
    http://capturedalive.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/misty-dreams/

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  2. Keep the Motivating Post coming!!! They do help! I'm getting my 'Second Wind'...just in time.

    My Letter 'M'...Modern Marvels
    Sue CollectInTexasGal
    AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

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  3. Still very committed and motivated.
    to think we're half way through already.

    Yvonne.

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  4. Thanks for motivating post!
    Mine's Monday:Moon Day


    Susan Scott's Soul Stuff

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  5. I must admit I found it hard going on the hopping part last week - and I've fallen behind my target of 30 hops a day. It's partly due to very slow loading of web pages - something that seemed to be common in many parts of the world last week, judging from other comments.

    Thanks for the motivating post!!
    Jemima at Jemima's blog

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  6. Nice thought on motivation. It's true anything can motivate us if we have it within us.

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  7. Doing my best, Diane - thank you for the motivational post...now to think of something with M...

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  8. Once I started, not finishing did not seem like an option!

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  9. It does have to come from within...but I will admit I'm weary from trying to get foul-mouthed bloggers to add a warning, trying to visit as many as humanly possible, and still write, co-host, and be a mom. Thanks for the reminder to dig deep.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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  10. I'm feeling refreshed after the weekend and enjoying hopping around today! I'll be away for a few days during the latter half of the Challenge, so I'm motivated to do as much as I can before then.

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  11. I'm away for a few days next week, I'm scheduling posts now, subject to changes but I'm still motivated and really enjoying hopping around. Now I just have to get a bit further ahead for the rest of this week too.

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  12. This has been lots of fun, reading all the new blogs and their posts, I think that's what has been keeping me motivated to keep posting.

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  13. A nice post! Good to encourage halfway through. As I'm feeling healthier, it's definitely feeling easier. A-to-Z is a pretty smooth experience. Might try something more ambitious than usual for T-day!

    John at The Bathroom Monologues

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  14. I'm on holiday, which is great for motivation. The only problem is that I'm so busy. Just blogged M for message, with a poem and photo called Message in the sand. It's great weather here! I'm really enjoying taking part in the challenge.

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  15. Last week was rougher than usual on me, but I'm still here...and caught up! WOOHOO!

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  16. Thanks for the motivating pep talk.

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  17. Some days it's really hard to find the motivation, although I'm still motivated to write, I'm less motivated to promote. :P

    alioffthemark.com

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  18. I'm really enjoying it :) Have tried to stay at least a couple of posts ahead so that if I flad I have a fall back.
    the Sundays off are a great help actually :)

    auntyamo
    http://ficticiousamo.wordpress.com/

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  19. Very timely word for the day, indeed the key word for the day, yes, this key is not in use you can't go forward with anything especially here at a to z LOL
    Good Wishes
    Keep in touch
    I am
    Phil @ Philipscom
    An ambassador to A to Z Challenge @ Tina's Life is Good
    And My Bio-blog

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  20. This definitely is an unusual A to Z for me, as so many things happened this month leaving me a very tired blogger.

    I still am on track though, which is awesome and I am convinced I will make it.

    The one thing that I really regret is not having had the energy to interact much the past weeks, I do hope to be able to catch up over the next couple of weeks though!

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  21. Appreciate the encouragement! I'm sticking to it :) and enjoying the challenge!
    Regards
    Jen
    http://werelivingafulllife.blogspot.com

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  22. Still on track! I'm actually really enjoying this challenge. I will have to keep an eye out for more blog-hops like this in the future.

    And Motivational speeches are always welcome.

    Cath from Dramatics and Words

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  23. I'm still on track but I'm afraid I may have N is for Nothing tomorrow. :o

    ~ D is for Deecoded ~

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  24. Phew! Took me all morning to get up the oomph, but I think i wrote a really interesting food review today! Check it out! :)

    Right this way!

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  25. I'm visiting and commenting on tons of blogs. I have come across some real gems.

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  26. I feel like telling my none participating friends to take a break so I can concentrate on some new blogs! LOL Just kidding, but it does get hard to follow everyone and try to find new friends too!

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  27. My difficulty lies in the shear time factor and endurance needed to scroll down the list of participants as well as bloggers I follow.

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  28. Motivation! You are so right. Creating a painting a day requires more motivation and determination than I expected. However, each new achievement has given me lots of excitement.

    Thanks for helping make this blog challenge a fun event!

    Mary Montague Sikes

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  29. This is my first A to Z and I'm loving it! Love the interesting "neighbors" and even following some. The more posts I write the more ideas I get to strengthen this one and to do next time. Up to now I've been a solitary blogger so the interaction is great.
    Thank you and the other "managers" for making this possible.
    Mary at Mary A to Z

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  30. I'm still excited! So many great blogs out there and so little time.

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  31. I have been enjoying this go 'round a lot!
    nice photo too!

    jean yates!

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  32. I'm hanging in there but it's getting tougher.

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  33. It's the midway mark!
    Hang in there people!

    Writer In Transit

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  34. I have to admit it has been tougher than I thought it would be, but it has also been fun. It's nice to see all these great blogs out there, and the challenge has really pushed me. Looking forward to reaching the finish line of my first year in the A-Z.
    Shawn at Reading Practice & Laughing at Life 2

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  35. Hi guys! Good to hear most of you are still going strong. Just two more weeks to go.

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  36. I'm a little unmotivated today, but I can blame the day job. Wasn't supposed to work today and put a kink in my plans. Tomorrow will be better though (even though I have to work again. lol)

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  37. I'm motivated but I may have to play catch up tomorrow. The bombing in Boston, in my old college stomping grounds, has me heart broken. Am trying to get thru my list to take my mind off it though....

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  38. I'm digging deep! Weary yes, but I'm keeping calm, and carrying on...

    I'm motivated, and I have many walking alongside me too.

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  39. Great M post...I need some of that!
    Happy Half Way!

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  40. My motivation is the desire to complete a project. This has been an excellent challenge for me!!!

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  41. I'm way motivated, and your post helps even more. I'm loving this new world of blogging!

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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  42. Still cruising right along! I love meeting so many new people and discovering new blogs. Lovin' it! Happy A-to-Z 2013! ~Angela, Whole Foods Living, http://www.wholefoodsliving.blogspot.com/

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  43. Oh thank you so much for the motivation. Have been unwell and missed some letters. But I am catching up as fast I can.

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  44. This has been very challenging... glad to see we're getting "over the hump...!"

    caldreamsquirrel.blogspot.com

    V

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  45. Last week I was immersed in staff meetings, but managed to keep posting and commenting, so motivation isn't a problem so far. I'm enjoying connecting with bloggers I haven't met before, and the theme I chose is keeping me amused.

    Ask me again at the end of the week, and I may have a different answer...

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  46. As the late Michael Jackson once said, "can't stop til you get enough...". Apparently, I haven't gotten enough yet. Jennifer a.k.a. Urban Gypsy Girl/"

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  47. Hi,

    Thank you. I needed a reminder of my reasons for joining this morning, so your article was read at the appropriate time.

    Ciao,
    Pat Garcia

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  48. I've certainly had my moments, but I think I'm past the giving up point!

    I joined this challenge to prove to myself that I could blog consistently, and I've learnt a lot about how to achieve that. It's been a great month.

    Rinelle Grey

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  49. It's been a great month and an arduous one for me. Poor Row80 had to take a back seat, as it's Parkinson's Disease Awareness month. Tomorrow is my day to blog for them, and the letter "P" so we can all guess what I will write about. Today, I wrote about Opera. It is actually a repost with added content. I spent 12 years in Opera Tampa and miss it. I hope you enjoy; it's a bit long, but I'll make it up to you all!

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  50. Agreed, true motivation have to come from within us. Thanks for sharing.

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