Help! I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up

It’s me again – your favorite wacky motivational speaker – or maybe your only motivational speaker, but I guess it’s better than nothing. Sometimes you take the motivation where you can get it! Can I hear an amen?

I received a note this morning from a friend who has lost her spark, and is beating herself up over it. I’m going to share my response to her, in case you have lost your spark too.

Dear Fizzled Frieda, (I changed her name for privacy reasons – and for dramatic effect)

Don’t beat yourself up when your passion fades. It’s normal. It happens to all of us. It’s a combination of life, our fears and insecurities, and the people who, without meaning to, bring us down. I wouldn’t expect you to be on a high and stay that way. THAT would be abnormal. That’s why I’m trying to help you along – to teach you the things you can do to lift yourself back up again every day. That’s what motivation is all about. Cultivating the tools, the mindset, the inner script, to keep going and keep the faith. So losing the spark is normal – being aware of it is precious – and deciding to get back up and try again is priceless.

Find people (like me on Facebook) who can stay on the journey with you, and encourage you as you go. And be that encouragement for other people too. Give as much as you take. You’ll get there, I promise.  It’s just that “there” might not look like you expected.

I believe in you. Now you need to go believe in yourself. Even on the days you don’t.

Love Your Wacky Motivational Speaker Helping You Stay On Your Magic Carpet,
Kelly Swanson


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  1. Yay! Brilliant!  VERY well said, Ms. Kelly! Something that everyone needs to hear at one time or another – even the brightest and best motivational speakers fall victim to this trap from time to time.  AND – we can always lend our discouraged friends the fabulous words of the amazing Les Brown:  “If you can’t believe in yourself, then believe in MY belief in you.”  I love that too!  
    Thanks for this great post, Kelly!! 

  2. Thanks Kelly for this post and to Linda for your comment.  Everyday is an opportunity to get up and try once again to get our spark back.  Just think how grateful we feel when we have it!  And, instead of beating yourself up, be gentle with yourself.  Let go of the past and enjoy today.  BTW, I’m saying what I need to hear!  Can I get that Amen now? :)

  3. I’m in alignment with all of you incredible motivational speakers! My inner script is now screaming Believe thanks to this incredible post!

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