The title of my church’s Sunday School lesson today was The Right Motivation. As I sat in class and listened, my mind wandered thinking about the health motivations that drive you and I. Some motivations are strong and inspire us to take bold, powerful actions. Others can be negative, damaging and produce bad health consequences.
I feel like a dead dog. How can I feel motivated to do anything about getting healthy? How can I risk feeling any worse?
Let’s look at some answers:
- If your actions are indicative of someone leading a healthy lifestyle, then they’re positive and your health will benefit. You begin to feel better.
- If you persist with old habits that are not health-affirming, they will add to your health problems, and this time they will be bad and illness-promoting. You will continue to feel badly and your health may regress.
- If your attitude and habits worsen and you develop new symptoms (like having a poor attitude about the possibility of healing at all!), under most circumstances your health will keep going downhill further and further. Then, you have a very serious situation on your hands!
QUITE OFTEN… PEOPLE WHO STAY SICK
HAVE A LOUSY ATTITUDE!
I know that’s a bold statement. It is meant to shock you. Please realize that this treatise has a Part 2 and is incomplete. I invite you to come back to the Health Matters Show next Sunday to find out what I really mean about the joining of attitude, motivation and action.
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REMEMBER: Attitude is king, but it is closely aligned with motivation and action.
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