Most of us have to make our own magic.
Self-motivation is the ability to let go of magical thinking and take responsibility for yourself. There may be a lot of people helping you along the way, but it is ultimately all up to you. And the only way to make magic is through hard work.
I just mean that we don't have to rely on some fantastical entity to come along and wave a wand for us. We can do it ourselves. Overcoming something that feels impossible because it's overwhelming is a little bit like making magic. You just have to believe it can be done.
And, since I'm on a Shel Silverstein kick today, let me leave you with two more poems that can be applied to the weight loss journey of self-discovery and awesomeness. Because making magic requires belief ... and a sense of humour.