The biggest difference between motivation and dedication is ACTION. Motivation is the initiative to start a task. It includes a person’s reasons and desires for engaging in a particular behavior to achieve a goal. Dedication goes beyond a mere desire. It is a person’s commitment to following through with behaviors and actions that will lead to the accomplishment of that goal. In other words, motivation does not require action because it is purely an inner desire. Dedication, on the other hand, is both an internal wish as well as physical action and hard work.
Sometimes Motivation grows into Dedication. Sometimes not. Regardless:
Kudos to your valued motivations!
They momentarily obliterate the inertia keeping you from where you are to where you want to be by giving you a chance to come up for a breath of fresh air, perspective, inspiration, and plan for action.
Keep at it.
The Vishoka Meditation The Yoga of Inner Radiance seminar begins tomorrow.
There are 15 events so I put them all into a calendar. Then I exported them into an ICS file.
You should be able to import it into Google, Outlook, Mac Mail, and iCloud Mail. It will probably save you some time from typing them all into your calendar manually yourself.
Here is the file:
For when you need a real ghee lamp immediately, but you’ve only got YouTube available, you can play the nest best thing instead. You might especially enjoy using this while meditating.
Continue reading “Meditate With A Virtual Ghee Lamp”
A steadfast will to fail can always be counted on to ensure insurmountable obstacles.
So no matter how much despair your feel, even with the most meager feeling inside you saying “Hey, I can do this” know that you have just made the impossible—possible!
And if you can not then know that if at first you don’t succeed then redefine success.
Two cool ideas about connection and community: Unity in diversity and E pluribus unum.
“Forgive and be committed to loving-kindness toward yourself”.
Is there anything else worth doing?
My friend has a free lecture tonight. It is about dealing conversations that go totally wrong. For example, you start out having a nice conversation over the 4th of July weekend and next thing you know the topic of favorite football teams come up. Things just went from casual to serious. Then since the conversation is already going so well somebody changes it to public policies regarding controversial topics. Things just went from serious to critical. Ouch, that isn’t what anybody intended, but it is easy to recover from this.
My friend has a free lecture tonight about how to turn these really intense and downright angry conversations back to where they began: two passionate people who want to share what they value and feel with people who they respect and care for. Check out how—it is possible for all of us immediately.
If you have something that helps you be happy in life, and you want to share it with the world, then you need a detailed and structured plan for making it happen.
Put it on paper under these headings:
- Action Plan
If any heading is a little light, then dig into it and fill it out before moving forward.
Share it with your friends and family. Make it happen.
You might call it being a hero, or good, good friend.
Who do you need to be a hero to?