How do you determine your success in your home? Is it simply through accomplishments? If this is your driving force then you will realize by now a mom’s work is seldom done. But you can feel a sense of accomplishment in your day to day task and even an extreme motivation with one simple tip I have discovered.
The first thing is to think what really drives you to get things done. Is it really the task at hand or is there a greater driving force that is encouraging you? Take a real close evaluation here. Write it down so that you can visualize it for yourself.
For example, your deep rooted drive may be a sense of praise and thanks you will receive from others. It could be the sheer thrill of the challenge or even a combination of the two. Jot things down so you can see it for yourself.
Does that satisfy you? Perhaps. But as a mom you know that deep down inside their lies an even greater purpose and that is to give of yourself to others. Yes feeling personally fulfilled is great but there is an even greater driving force that if you tap into it can truly change your life.
See, when you find that your source of encouragement comes from without you, such as fulfilling then needs of others then you will find you are most satisfied. As a mom you are called to live sacrificially, it is just in our nature. We will set sleep aside for the sake of a sick child. We will set our own dreams aside for the love of a man. We will even spend endless hours making our home a comfort for our family. It is just natural for you to be this way.
So when you make this evaluation think about what is it outside of yourself that encourages you to accomplish things around your home. Does this make sense?
Now, you will not be at the mercy of your mood swings, in fact those can be remedy when you are reminded of your vision which is outside of your own self. Like I mentioned first, I encourage you to write your initial reasons down then I challenge you to take those personal reasons and willingly set those aside for the sake of family.
Then allow others to be your motivation. Determine success in your home by the value you give to your family not by simply what you accomplish for self satisfaction. At first you may even be tempted to think, but I have little to offer. That is because you have not determined success the way you will from now on, remember your entire life is about sacrifice and giving. You have a lot to offer.