Sunday, September 25, 2011
Getting Motivated, Feeling Better
Doing more good.
I've been thinking about that a lot lately. And making plans. Big plans. It's turning into something I'm super excited about. Something that I hope hope hope will do good to others and better their lives, even if it's just in some small way.
But it takes courage to do it. It means getting a little bit out of my comfort zone. And I find myself in this constant flux between feeling really on top of the world and feeling really timid. Growing. Man, it's kind of an emotional roller coaster, you know?
And in the midst of my trying to do good, I found myself feeling kind of discouraged the other day. Really for almost no reason at all. And even though I kept plugging away at my little plans, I was definitely in the need of a pick-me-up.
It came in two ways.
First, I came across Disney's post about "greatness" and it totally hit home for me. It's something I think every blogger who hopes to hit the big time someday should read. Because the heart of her message is right on the button.
Second, it came last night as I was watching the General Relief Society broadcast. All of the talks were good, but President Uchtdorf's talk (at the end) especially touched on what I've been going through lately. And I couldn't help but feel motivated and comforted and encouraged at the same time. You really can't watch it without receiving personal direction for your own life. It was so much what I needed.
Especially the feeling I got from the Spirit that whispered, "You're doing so well. Keep at it." Because it's not really--ya know--very comfortable to be out of your comfort zone. Sometimes you need a little pat on the back. Sometimes you just feel too small to conquer all that's in store--bad or good.
I feel, in a lot of ways, like the little blue pom-pom. Miniature in a giant-sized world. But there is so much good I know I can do. And I'm working on it.
I know that you're working on doing a lot of good too. I hope you'll keep working at it. I hope you'll keep reaching just outside your comfort zone. (It's worth it.) And I hope you'll take a short while to recharge your good-giving batteries and look at the links above. They'll motivate you and make you feel better.
Just like they did for me.
Posted by Katie Lewis at 6:25 PM