Motivation Monday: Concentrate on what you have

Happy Monday!  I hope things are starting off right for you today.  This post will be short but I wanted to share with you a message of concentrating on what you have and value your worth.  I’ve gone through a period of time of not realizing my worth and questioning things that haven’t happened in my life.  What I’ve learned is that is a waste of time.  Don’t make that mistake.


It’s important to be thankful for everything that you are and currently possess instead of longing for the things you are not and don’t have. Those things will come with hard work but shouldn’t be the main focus of your life. You will get there with hard work and determination. Use those as dangling carrots to motivate you on your journey, but don’t make it be the main focus of what you’re about.

For many years, I let my weight define me. I let it drive me to a corner and I let that be a reason why I didn’t try many things. I did not take advantage of my talents and let those drive me forward. There were periods in my life where I wished I could do more or be less judged and that all stemmed from my weight. That being said, I didn’t use that as a motivator to start my journey. I know better now. I should have never looked as my weight as a negative. I didn’t recognize my worth in the world.

If we focus on what we don’t have, it is true we’ll never have enough.  There will always be something we don’t have and can’t achieve.  It will consume us and time will pass us by and life will be missed.  That’s no way to go through life.

I’ve spent the first part of my pregnancy down because I couldn’t run and I couldn’t run these races that I planned. And I was afraid I was going to gain my weight back. It’s silly, right?  I should have taken the time to really think about the blessings in my life.  I’m glad that I took the time to realize it though because it was just wasted time and things are so different now.  Just be thankful what is going on right now.  It’s the most important thing.

What is one thing you overlook in your daily life?  How are you going to change it?