When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation. – Arsene Wenger

Arsenal football coach Arsene Wenger shared these simple, yet clear words about motivation.  This simple statement describes what I’m doing wrong in my search for greatness, consistency. I often have great ideas that I should pursue, or an angle to attract new opportunities, yet the follow through, or consistency in my motivation is what lacks.

As I’ve been mulling over the ebbs and flows of my motivation, I recalled wavy lines of a biorhythm chart; you put in your date of birth and today’s date, and it magically knows where your emotional, physical, and intellectual highs and lows are.  I’m not sure how this magic works, or even how scientific the 1990’s website used to generate the below biorhythm actually is, but it’s fun. I’m not sure which one of those lines my motivation is tied to, but if I had to guess, its must be the physical one, as I’m definitely not on the top of my game these last few days, and I don’t have the motivation to figure it out right now, maybe in a few weeks when it comes back to me.

Biorhythm for Jason Carter