What motivates me..

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Ayn Rand


I have been trying to find what exactly

Is it that has motivated me

To get out of my comfort zone and seek

To climb yet another peak

In the past- I am trying to find

The impetus given to my mind

That propelled me to seek adventures new

I need to know, I really do

Now that stuck in a rut I feel

Unmotivated, I’ve been waiting for life to reveal

An exciting opportunity that I can capture

Something that can send me into rapture..

That is not happening and so I need

To be proactive and find inspiration indeed

That would galvanize me towards a goal

Bring succour to my restless soul..


Feeling uninspired, ultimately one day

I decided, to my own dismay

I could not climb another mountain

I could not push myself again

I could not accomplish another feat

I would be contented in my current seat-

What happened next is ironic, I’d say

Just saying to myself “I could not” paved the way

For me to get over inertia profound-

Suddenly motivation came around

And once again I found myself neck deep

In an exciting project, oblivious of rest or sleep

It became my most ambitious venture to date

Another achievement I found on my plate!


With this rigmarole all I wanted to convey

Is that what motivates me every day

Is an inner critic that whispers in my ear

“This is beyond your capability, my dear”

To prove the critic wrong, the fighter in me

Takes on this serious responsibility

And pushes me forward relentlessly

Until a new pinnacle is reached by me!





Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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