What inspires you to get up out of that chair?

The ability to motivate yourself is the key to achieving your goals and while we can get a lot of help from those around us to spur us on we all have different triggers that can kick start us. I find different pieces of music can help me focus, concentrate and finish what I start. For example listening to classical music helps me rattle through a variety of tasks thus leaving me with a great sense of satisfaction when I cross off a long list of items from my “to do” list.

The following song by Pink Floyd never fails to inspire me to make a start on something instead of procrastinating:

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
And you are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it’s sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again
The sun is the same in a relative way, but you’re older
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over, thought I’d something more to say

“We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here.” ~ Susan Taylor

What makes you get up out of your chair?

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One Response to What inspires you to get up out of that chair?

  1. Timely post! And a good reminder to get stuck into the to do list!

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