ESD 22: Ch. 17: I motivated him to start. He was inspired to stay.
Every Single Day

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People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. — Zig Ziglar

You can’t force inspiration. But you can force motivation which can lead to inspiration.

You can push or you can be pulled.

I pretty much forced my son into a four-day intensive basketball camp.

“You’ll like it, I promise,” I told him, knowing how much he loves basketball. He is coordinated and has some talent, but he’s not a big believer in practice. Or physical activity.

“It’s vacation; I want to chill.”

“Chill means doing absolutely nothing in front of a screen,” I replied.

“Exactly,” he said with pride that dad understood.

“It’ll be fun. You want to have some fun.”

“I’m not going.”

“You’ll love it.“

“I’ll hate it.”

“You’re going.”

He wasn’t thrilled to say the least. But he succumbed. And after day three, after eight hours on the court just that one day, we couldn’t get him off.

That’s motivation transforming into inspiration.