We’ve all seen them. Posters, coffee mugs, t-shirts, plaques, etc., all designed to lift one up from whatever foul mood or attitude one may be experiencing, and motivate one to face a new day or meet a new goal. A noble endeavor, to say the least. The trouble is, there has been such a flood of “motivators” they have become cliche, to the point of there being entire sections of the Internet devoted to “demotivators.”
Now, don’t get me wrong, I find demotivators as funny as the next guy. That has been a problem in the past. I became so cynical, it was difficult to get through meetings and training sessions without getting bored or angry. Usually both.
I’m trying to do better. I decided when I started my new job to try a new attitude as well. I’m no cheerleader, but, I’m not the constant grouch, either. I just do my thing, and the others can do theirs. We’ll either be together, or we won’t. That’s worked out pretty well for me, and has lead to another new job. I even like going to work every night, a feeling I haven’t had in a long time.
I found a motivational poem a few weeks ago.
Food For Thought
Did is a word of achievement
Won’t is a word of retreat
Might is a word of bereavement
Can’t is a word of defeat
Ought is a word of duty
Try is a word each hour
Will is a word of beauty
Can is a word of power
In the past, I would have torn that apart, maybe (probably) even written a parody. I’m getting too old to waste the time or energy.
I’ve noticed, while watching a show or a movie, that I found myself saying, “I could have written a better line/scene/story than that.” So, I’m going to try my hand at writing. This blog is part of that effort.