How To Stay Motivated When Everything Feels Bonkers

Three things I consistently do to keep going — and love the journey

B. Lorraine Smith
8 min readOct 25, 2022

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I encountered this “lane closed” sign at 50km of an 88km run, part of a conversation I had with the St.Lawrence River in 2020. Listening to other life forms is one of three motivational practices (Photo by me.).

During a talk I gave to some university students the other day, a member of the audience asked me, “How do you stay motivated?” We had been exploring the role of business in big global issues. I had just illustrated the gaping chasm between most companies’ actions…

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B. Lorraine Smith

Former sustainability consultant replacing ESG with reality-based insights about corporate purpose and impact. https://www.blorrainesmith.com/