by Reid Wilson who knows Chris through working with him and becoming friends at Luther. They have continued their relationship as Reid has moved into physical therapy school at the University of Iowa. With his experience in therapy and blogging, Chris has asked Reid to blog consistently on Chris’ progress, motivation, and hope. We hope you enjoy his quick reads with his thoughtful, fun, and action oriented writing.
Coming off the holiday season and spending the last post with Clark Griswold, we can begin to see our New Year goals. Common forms for most resemble some weight loss, career, or family form. These are concrete goals, but they are big goals. Now do not shy away from big goals, but instead learn a few keys to make manageable steps through a few thoughts exemplified by Chris.
Three Keys to Your Motivation
Know to Take a Little Bit Each Day
Everyday Chris wakes up knowing that he will see around six therapy hours. Therapy may as well be code for work. Every repetition, exercise, and treatment is a small push toward a larger goal. Sometimes six hours leaves Chris with only a mental edge knowing that he did it. And now he has hard hitting experts at Barwis Methods pushing him to exhaustion. There may be no instant physical gratification, but he takes that little bit each day. A little bit each summates to the later physical evidence and gratification.
Go Griswald and Push ‘Til Your Lights Twinkle
In the last post we interacted heavily with Clark Griswold. Hopefully most people have interacted and resembled Clark throughout life. He does not waiver from his goal – A family Christmas. Chris has the known goal to walk at graduation (and he will). From the outside on Facebook, the blog, and through interaction we are privileged to see growth. On the inside in Chris’ mind there have been expectations not met in time. These are small setbacks. These are Clark Griswold’s lights not twinkling at first. If you are going to light the most extravagant house or conquer the walk, be ready for a few small setbacks. And be ready for them not to set you back in your big goal.
Life is Great, But Not Easy
In a speech to the Drake Relays crowd, Chris delivers some powerful words, “Life is a great thing, but one thing it’s not is easy.” In an uncertain life, work must be done. Following Chris, we see that work and we get the above mentioned growth. Everyone can track their tough times and show themselves their capabilities by pushing through. Working toward your goal and achieving through work ethic is rewarding, but you already knew that.
These three motivational keys begin to give work ethic understanding. Knowing the hard work and success realities can allow you to bring those New Year’s resolutions to fruition. If you can do the hard work even just a bit everyday you are sure to light up your neighborhood.
Hope. Work. Drive.
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