Activate Your Motivation
Do you set goals and fail to achieve them because of boredom
or lack of interest?
How many times have you started a training program only to
quit after the first rainy day or interruption at work?
Do you set new years resolutions but soon notice you are falling
back into your old habits?
Does life some times just feel too HARD?
If you answered yes to any of the above then you are not alone.
We all fail to achieve our goals at times, even though we
have the best intentions in the world.
Motivation is possibly the biggest determining factor when
it comes to creating your ideal life of EASE. Your level of
motivation can make or break your plans. That is why it is
so important to be clear on the underlying values and feelings
that your goals will give you before you embark on achieving
them. If they are very clear and you feel 100% committed to
their achievement then nothing will get in the way of your
However, when it comes to motivation, be aware that the easiest
way may not always appear to be the easiest way, but it will
all make sense in the end. In fact, facing some challenges
on your journey may actually be necessary for you to move
on to the next phase of your development.
Say, for example, that your vision is to climb Mount Everest
and one of your strategies to achieve this vision is to join
a health club. You begin training and in your first three
weeks everything seems so hard. Your muscles ache, you are
always tired and you can't stop eating. But you know that
if you persist the results will come and they will enhance
your growth and development. In this case it will be the increase
in strength and fitness that you achieve by persevering that
will help you to climb Mount Everest. So be patient with yourself
and know that even when things are challenging they are often
for the betterment of your vision.
Most people never achieve their goals because things are too
HARD in certain areas of their lives, which reduce their motivation.
Why do things sometimes feel HARD?
HARD = Harbouring Acute Resistance toward the Direction you
are taking in some area of your life, which ultimately causes
Life is meant to be EASY, and if everything in life were EASY
our lives would flow and we would be free from dis-Ease. If
you are finding that certain goals or strategies that you
have chosen are too HARD, look for the root cause of the issue
causing the challenge and either remove it, or set yourself
some more compelling goals or more effective achievement strategies.
See chapter two of the Activate Your Life Book at the Activate
Your Life website below to help you remove any underlying
issues that may be affecting your motivation levels.
HARD Choice = Your External World will control your Internal
EASY Choice = Your Internal World will control your External
When people feel discomfort, they are right on the edge of
their comfort zone, and they can make one of two choices:
1. Expand their context by taking the EASY choice and create
2. Remain stuck in their comfort zone by taking the HARD choice
and return to a state of dis-EASE.
By implementing what you have learned above you will ensure
a smooth transition through your de-motivated state and you
will fast track your results. Have a think about the following
quote from Marianne Williamson and see if it does anything
to increase your motivation levels.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest
fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light,
not our darkness which frightens us most. We ask ourselves
who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not
serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are
born to manifest the glory that is within us. It is not just
within some of us, it is in everyone. And when we let the
light shine, we subconsciously give other people permission
to do the same.
Andrew McCombe is an international
author, coach, presenter and trainer and can assist you,
your team or your organization with your health, fitness,
well being and motivational needs. www.activateyourlife.com.au
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