Too often we fall off our path to our goals. Times are tough and everyday life is sometimes challenging, but finding inspiration isn’t as hard as you might think. Finding sources of inspiration will keep you motivated and on the path to success!
Well, if you are finding that the common ways of motivation are not really working for you, then there is another simple trick you can do. This was something that worked for me personally when I reached a point in my diet and exercise program where I started to lose motivation…
If you really fear something for example, say that you might lose everything you have worked for then you might be extra motivated to work hard to succeed. The fear of illness or being obese will often motivate people to stay fit and healthy. If you don’t pay your mortgage you might lose your house, if you don’t pay your taxes you might be in trouble with the law etc. etc. This secondary or ‘negative’ motivation motivates more people than you think. It is preferable to be motivated by real desire rather than by fear, but remember that you will not only be motivated for positive reasons. You might desire to be very successful as you fear insignificance or not living a purposeful life. It’s important to be aware of what fuels your motivation and if that is what you really want.
How I pity the aspiring novelist who writes only when look at my magazine hits. That individual has a weak and much-neglected imagination. Sadly, the fire will go out.
A motivational video or presentation is what says Get…Set…Go! after a day of action planning and knowledge sharing. These can be shared online or watched together by the group to end the session on a high. Many inspirational gift companies, have an excellent collection of such motivational videos which you can share for free with your clients.
People are only motivated in the long run if they are doing something that is their passion or that interests them, something that they feel is meaningful. They must have a feeling of being part of a community. They must work for, be part of, and believe that they are working towards something much bigger than themselves. They must build a legacy. This legacy is not the life on the beach or travelling.
Begin today before anything else by finding your reason why you workout and ingrain it in your brain until it becomes a burning obsession. Then make sure you are always around information and people that support your goals. By just making a habit of these two things will not only jump start your motivation but also gives it the long lasting vitality and lifeblood it needs to continue to compel you all the way to the finish line.