In my last post I told you the difference between those who do, and those who don’t.
Now let me make it clear what motivation really is.
Motivation is a reason or reasons that are more important than a moment. In other words, are you going to make a million dollars because you want your kids to have a certain kind of life? Are you going to write that book because it is your gift to the world? Are you going to get that part in a movie just so you can tell everyone you know, “HA! I told you!”
Take 5 minutes today for your dreams.
Write down what you want and list as many compelling reasons as you can about why you must have this (whatever “this” is) in your life. Tape your reason to your walls in every room and commit them to memory. Every time you don’t “feel” like taking action, go back to your motivation and take that next step.
Remember, who ever you look up to in life, living or dead, did the exact same thing. Perhaps they didn’t tape it to their wall, but I can assure you those reasons were on their mind every single day.
We all have hopes, dreams and desires. The difference is some people actually bring their dreams to fruition, while the majority talks about them in late night conversation.
So what’s the difference between these two groups of people and how do the “doers” get it done?
Life pushes us around, and you have to learn to push back. It’s not other people, so much as energy that challenges you to make a decision. In other words, when you are tired, or feel worn, not in the mood, etc, we tend to use the phrase “I’ll do it tomorrow.” You are pushed by various forces and then cave in to the easy path.
What separates the others is that they don’t cave in. It’s not that they aren’t tired and worn, it’s that they tell their mind, thanks for the feedback, and tell their body to take action.
You are gifted with a chance to do this everyday. This is what the law of attraction is about, this is what mindset is about, etc. It’s about doing it, whatever it is, regardless of how you feel.
So the next time you have that moment, “I want ice cream, but I said I was going to start my diet”, “I want to go to the gym, but I am tired right now” or “I am going to start writing that book I keep talking about, but I’m not inspired at the moment,” etc. This is when you MUST take a step, even if it’s a small one. All motivation is, is simply telling your mind to back the F*** off, just long enough for you to begin.
Stay tuned for the next post which will give you leverage to push back….
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