I have many, MANY bad qualities.

Motivation is not one of them.

When I set my mind to accomplish something, I bet my life it will get done. OK, maybe not my life, but you get the point.

It’s hard for me to understand why people don’t chase their dreams, however silly they may be. And trust me, I know silly.

You may not reach all of them, but why not pick one and try?

When I was a senior in high school, I had a slightly above average GPA, no special talents, an average extracurricular activity list and no money.

What led me from there to getting my college diploma was the one thing I didn’t lack, you guessed it…motivation!

I was bound and determined to graduate college and become a journalist.

So, I did.

During my college years, I went endless nights without sleep to finish homework and study. I lived off Red Bull, coffee and 5 hour energy drinks. My nights and weekends were spent working at hair salons, which made my social life pretty much non-existent.

But getting to work in my dream field makes these sacrifices more than worth it.

To get to where you want to be, you have to put in hard work. You have to set priorities, and stick to them. But what’s the other option, settling?

Ugh, just typing “settling” makes me queasy.

While I certainly don’t lack motivation, contentment is another story.

As stated earlier, and anyone who knows me would gladly agree, I have many bad qualities.

Common with my personality type, I’m pretty much never content. I’m sure God will always be working with me on that.

These topics are currently on my mind, and stomach, because of another goal I’m working on: completely changing my diet and exercise habits for the better.

It’s been one LONG week so far, but every day I get closer to my goal.

I pray each day brings you closer to your goals as well.  If your’s don’t involve skipping dessert, please eat some chocolate for me.

Anything worth having is worth working hard for. To sum up my point about chasing your dreams, Nike says it best:

Just do it.