The three M’s

February 24, 2010

As I read Tony Anders’ inspiring blog post about the journey of a thousand miles starting with a single step, I was struck by this line:

I have found that for me, movement creates motivation, and motivation turns into momentum!

This sentence stayed with me. I had not realized that this is exactly what I have been doing with this blog until I read it on Tony’s.

I took a single step in reviving this blog last month — motivation 300x300 The three Msthat was movement.

It has helped me become disciplined and write out my thoughts in a somewhat-cohesive manner. It allows for self-expression and motivates me to become a better writer, a more open-minded thinker with a less constricted worldview.

It spurs new ideas and forces me to think harder and longer. It provides me clarity.

And with my readers’ participation it has become an even bigger motivator — to share, to converse, to debate, to grow.

I hope, in time, it will turn into momentum — I hope I will be able to use my experiences here and harness all the good that comes out of this blog to write a book. I hope that the momentum generated, thus, will touch the hearts and minds of so many more people. I hope it will provide me with the challenge I seek and the satisfaction I crave.

So far, I’m hazy on the subject of my book, but I am encouraged to take on that project given the readership of this blog. It gives me confidence that there are people out there who will read the story I have to share. It may not be something unique, or out of this world, but it will have heart. It will have my voice. My perception of the world we live in. It will carry my story. I see it as one of those legacies I’ll leave behind — my words, my thoughts, my ponderings.

This is one step in a long journey of self-fulfillment. Thanks for being part of it and keeping me motivated.

Think there’s “the perfect” book idea for me? Let me know!

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7 Responses to The three M’s

  1. TirzahNo Gravatar on February 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Just starting is 50% of doing anything.

    I find the things I dread and make myself miserable about doing, really go fast once I start.

  2. Tony AndersNo Gravatar on February 24, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Thank you for the nod my friend, and indeed the momentum has begun. Aside from the destination, it is truly the journey that can take our breath away! Much success to you!

  3. Vikas YadavNo Gravatar on February 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    You can surely write a book with title:
    "Why! Why? Why… Oh, I see."

  4. GyanbanNo Gravatar on February 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    If it is a project it is bound to fail, but if it is a way of life then the blocks will fail.

  5. BillNo Gravatar on February 25, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Wonderful Mansi!! As I mentioned on Tony’s blog action is the key even if we choose incorrectly any movement towards a goal can open us up to have wonderful things happen. Congrats on getting back into the blog.



  6. SusanNo Gravatar on March 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Dear Mansi:

    I loved the line: "It may not be something unique, or out of this world, but it will have heart" and this is what a good book needs — a heart.

    I hope you have already started working on the blueprint. I wish you the best while I await the book. Hope we readers will be able to get some of the first copies!

    Joy always,

    • Mansi BhatiaNo Gravatar on March 24, 2010 at 6:27 am

      Thanks for your encouragement and support, Susan. The idea is in its nascent stages right now … sprouting, still. A little more time and nurturing and it shall bloom :-)


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