Monday, 23 April 2012


mo·ti·va·tion [moh-tuh-vey-shuhn] noun
1. the act or an instance of motivating,  or providing with a reason to act in a certain way: I don't understand what her motivation was for quitting her job. motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus.
2. the state or condition of being motivated: We know that these students have strong motivation to learn.
3. something that motivates;  inducement; incentive: Clearly, the company's long-term motivation is profit.

Motivation - what is it to you?

Above is the dictionary definition of motivation. When in life do we actually go by exactly what the dictionary says, exactly what is prescribed to us, exactly what we were taught as children?

Motivation has been a big part of my life lately. Not because I have been overly motivated, but because I have been lacking in it.

I, Lorna, am a motivated person. I aim for things. I am stretch forward. I set my eyes on a goal and I try to get there.

So, why am I saying I have a lack of motivation?  Because even if I want to aim for things, I want to stretch forward, I set my eyes on a goal.. I don't necesarily motivate myself to do anything about it.  

In about a months time I am running 10km around Edinburgh; up a hill, down a hill and around a loch. My motivation for doing this? My mum. I am raising money for Macmillan in memory of my mum. That's a pretty good motivation I guess. 

But my motivation for training for this run, is, well, somewhat lacking at the moment. You know what I need? Extra motivation. I can only do so much myself. Who would like to sponsor me some money? Who would like to come running with me? Who would like to feed me dinner when I return from a training run? You? Great! Then go to or give me a call to arrange a run or a cooking session!

Honestly, it's all it takes... a few quid and a bit of moral support. Please. For me and my sanity. For my mum. For Macmillan.