We had some technical difficulties with the internet last night, so I could not make this post until this morning.
"In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it."
We will do whatever it is we truly desire to do. We may try to make excuses, or give reasons, or validations, or justifications, but in the end we do things because we want to do them. We may not even understand why we want a certain thing. But the heart will have what it wants. It is like a spoiled child, pestering and nagging and making you generally unhappy until it gets it's way. What is your heart's desire today? What is motivating you? What is moving you? Do you like the outcome, or do you need to change your thoughts and attitudes so that you can change your actions?
Most people ask "Why...why would I want to give up TV for a year? What's so bad about TV?" It's not that TV is SO bad. It has it's good and it's bad. For me this is about spending a year of living more deliberately and purposefully. It's about seeing if, without the constant distraction of TV, I can accomplish some of the things I've always hoped I would - to become more fully the person I want to be. And perhaps my record of the journey will be entertaining and even educational along the way!