Swim away from the cake — updated motivational technique.

Hi friends. Welcome.

I am putting every ounce of myself to becoming a better blogger, writer and communicator.

Swim away from the cake!

More importantly is that I am trying to make a positive change in life.

Thank for visiting if this is your first time here. Welcome back visitors, feel free to leave comments, I truly appreciate them. 

What motivates you?

My best friend kicks my bum in tennis and probably anyone elses. When we were playing at university we were great partners. We spent our time between matches actually doing cartwheels on the court.

We were paired up with a couple of strong guys who were so serious about tennis. One day our coach pulls us aside and assigns us new partners. Not those guys, Not those guys, we chanted — they’d kill us at tennis.

Sure enough, we  found fantastic new partners, the super strong guys.

I’m building bridges here.

Stay with me folks. There IS a reason I’m telling you this.

The reason is this. I like to find what is behind someone’s motivation. Is it someone who comes over, puts your hand on your shoulder, smiles, and says good job, or is the person who gets behind you and yells ‘DO IT!’?

Ti voglio TANTO bene.
Ti voglio TANTO bene.

When I was on swim team in high school, my sister was my best motivator. She’d follow me back and forth across the lanes and scream ‘Go, Go!’ Her coaching strategy was swim toward the chocolate cake and away from the shark.

Just pretend

Be a kid and pretend you are the best. Walk across the room at this moment as if you have a cape on your back, I don’t care if anyone’s watching — all the better. Our mind will literally follow suit.

When my best friend and I were back playing singles tennis, she’d say Julie  — You’re going down with such conviction, I had no other choice then to believe here. Guess what? She usually won. She still does.

The point is, get out there, do your best.

Go! Go! Just get out there and do it! Be the positive change you want to see. That’s all we can ask, isn’t it?

Have a positive mental outlook and a strong belief that you can win. If you don’t believe in yourself, well then, I do. Go!

Have a nice day and thank you for visiting.

4 thoughts on “Swim away from the cake — updated motivational technique.

  1. Swim away from the cake reminds me of using the skill of visualization. Pretending is a very valuable tool in my motivational tool box of my mind too.

    I liked a few of your archives I read.

    Thank you very much for sharing this.

    Kindest regards,
    Tom Bailey

  2. Thanks for your response. I wil keep it very short as I have my exam tomorrow. I will say ‘MY DREAM MOTIVATES ME..’

  3. Yes.! Starting anew… a fresh page. Julie, I’m so happy for you. You know what you want in life: true happiness. You don’t let anything get in the way of that. And who cares if it’s corny!? It’s fun, right? That’s the only reason I blog, to inform and to entertain.

  4. Nice blog. Sweet.

    Lets avert to the motivation behind you for writing this blog.
    *Was it your taste on writing motivated articles?
    *Was it your mood at the time of writing sounded that?
    *Or was it your friend who was the source of motivation behind this entry?

    Motivation may not always be in tangible form. It can be hidden and more than one also.

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