Alas, the holidays are over & it's back to reality. After indulging in well-deserved bites & libations, hopefully staying hydrated, there is no better time than now to begin striving toward making 2021 the year we progress and make it our best year yet. We have a clean slate & a whole year ahead, so the world is our oyster! Enter Motivation & Inspiration Day, the kick in the rear to encourage and energize our lives.
Interestingly, this day was created by Kevin McCrudden, the first & only motivational leadership speaker to ever have had such a day passed by Congress to acknowledge the importance of motivation & inspiration in our daily lives. The sentiment was much more somber as the honorary day was passed September 18, 2001, just a few days after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. McCrudden felt Americans needed a reminder there is still much to live for in the darkest of times. The original intent was to be dedicated to helping people become the best they can be by making the most of their potential with the creation of goals. Understandably, as a bleak time for many grieving loss, sometimes creating goals is not at the forefront of their minds. But we are not alone & can do this together!
This day is now celebrated in different parts of the world to encourage others to make changes for the better as the idea was contagious and contributes toward our sense of having purpose for our pain.
To observe this special day, it is important to remember the people we have lost as a result of this attack and the current attack on our nation. Maybe have a moment of silence & honor their memory by appreciating your life while working towards a better tomorrow. If your loved ones are still living, think of a family member or friend who inspires you & treat them to lunch to let them know how their life has impacted yours. It can be easy to take our loved ones for granted, enabling us to become complacent, so this practice allows us to be more intentional about our relationships. We can also start by doing the activity we have always wanted to do. Take that class, read that book, or cook that meal! Whatever you decide, we hope your life changes for the better.