Motivation Is Like Pixie Dust That Gets Sprinkled On You
Most people that I talk to act as if motivation or becoming motivated is like some magical, mystical force that just happens, or as if it’s something that you can buy in a store. They also talk as though it’s something that they can only get (as if it’s a virus that you want to catch), and that they don’t have it within them. Like beauty, it’s what’s on the inside that counts the most, and what will make a lasting impression and help you to get what you want.
Being Motivated Is A Learned Behavior
The ability to motivate yourself, or become motivated without outside influence is a learned behavior, and something that you need to train your brain to do on your own, whenever possible.
As my business hero, Jim Rohn, once said “The guy says, ‘I wish someone would come by and turn me on’. What if they don’t show up?”
You Are On Your Own- How Will You Meet The Challenge?
Yes, in the beginning, you may need a spark of motivation, and it’s always a good idea to refresh those beliefs and excitement with audio tapes and books on a regular basis, but what about those times when you don’t have any of that available, and you need to perform or keep a clear, and positive focus?
In those times, it’s important that you have the skills and mindset to carry yourself through to the other side of the challenge.
So What Should You Do If You Begin To Lose Your Drive?
Remember your motive! Literally remind yourself of what you want and allow yourself to daydream for as long as it takes, about how excited you will be and how happy you will feel, when you’ve achieved your goal or when things are working out. Hold those thoughts in your mind and allow yourself to feel the excitement, as if it has already happened, and remember that this too shall pass. Remember too, we are always attracting or repelling what we desire and what we focus on the most.
This Is Just One Scene From The Movie Of Your Life
As adults, we all know (or should know), that problems come and go, people come and go, and that most feelings that once felt so intense, do actually fade with time. Whatever circumstance or difficulty you’re faced with, it is probably a fleeting issue. One day you will reflect upon your challenge with relief, a new appreciation for how you grew as a result of it, or possibly even laughter and disbelief about how it was a blessing in disguise. In times of absolute chaos always remember, this is but a blip in time and just one scene from the movie of your life. With the exception of the death of a loved one, in the grand scheme of things, and in the end, most of life’s heartaches won’t matter.
You Need Professional Help
If all else fails, and you can get to a computer or your car, log onto SimpleTruths.com and watch one of their short and inspiring videos or take a 5 minute motivational break in your car, where you should have your CD deck or MP3 player loaded with motivational masters such as Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins and more.