31 Days of Finishing – Day 23: Get Motivation From Your Roots
Do you know anyone related to . . . .
- Benjamin Rush or Richard Stockton? Both men were signers of The Declaration of Independence.
- William Penn? Among other things he was the founder of Pennsylvania.
I do, me! And I’ve heard we are related to Adlai E. Stevenson as well. But at the moment I do not have documented proof.
Researching and reading about my ancestors has made me really think about my life. What contributions I am or am not making. What I’ve done (or haven’t done) for my country. How sacrificial I have been (or not) regarding reaching the goals God has planned for me.
With all that great “political” blood in me, you’d think I’d be more political. Alas, I am not.
Moral of the story? I can use this information about my ancestors to motivate me. I can do something of note. I can be an informed voter. The election is coming up soon and I am using today’s 31 minutes to read and decide how I am voting.
This simple but powerful action is good for my state and country. And maybe my ancestors would be a little proud of me.
During this month of October I am joining LOTS of bloggers hosted by The Nester who will be writing every day about a topic. My topic is about finishing. I will spend 31 minutes each day on a to-do item (from the secondary list).
I will write about it and share any productivity tips I find helpful to FINISHING things.
Your Turn . . .
- Do you know your ancestry? Has it impacted you at all?
- How well-educated are you for state and national elections?
- What did you cross off today’s list?
Related Posts . . .
- Figuring Out the Real Meaning of Humane Society (a misunderstanding about Benjamin Rush)
- Identifying Not Just Goals, But Legacy Goals Makes Junk Tossing Easier
- 8 Characteristics of Kindness (kindness leaves a legacy)