Throughout the day, how many motivational thoughts do you think you have? You know, the, “I’m going to do this right now,” or the, “I like this project,” or “I’m going to give my son the best birthday ever.”
Without such motivational thoughts, you will be where you are now, where you can see no way out.
If you are worried, anxious, or troubled about your current state of affairs and your forthcoming future, here are some thoughts for you to consider.
Life is a journey, an excursion, and not simply a destination.
Do you believe you can remain motivated on your journey to success and fulfillment despite all the challenges that life may throw on you, and the obstacles that you will face along the way?
If you answered no, you cannot see yourself maintaining that motivation to continue on the road to success, you should question your goal, as in:
Do you really want it?
Do you really, truthfully, and honestly want that goal?
If you find out that you do want that goal, but cannot stay motivated enough to achieve it, you ought to look within yourself.
Why aren’t you motivated enough?
Why aren’t you getting a flood of motivational thoughts to power you through when you’re not motivated?
If you have some motivation, do you believe you have the necessary amount of drive that will fuel you to remain on that long journey to achieving your goal?
Or how about this question: Do you believe you deserve to be successful?
Your life starts with you. I have often said that all meaningful change in life begins from within.
Let me ask you:
How come you don’t have what you want?
When you consider your answers, consider this too:
How much thought have you given to why you believe you don’t have what you want?
These may be a lot of questions, but they are very important ones, ones that you should make time to consider.
If you haven’t reflected on your beliefs, I suggest you do so, for it’s your beliefs that strangle your progress by keeping you where you are.
You may take action to move ahead, yet your limiting beliefs bring you back. You act forward and believe backward.
I compare it to a rubber band.
You stretch it by taking action, yet the rubber band brings you back to your starting point; back to your negative programming.
For you to get out of that catch-22 situation, it is imperative that you identify those limiting beliefs and eliminate them.
Below are 3 self-motivation tips to help you remain motivated to live your life to the fullest:
1. Mind your reactions. How many times has something good come into your life and you react by saying: “I can’t believe it!” STOP THAT! Instead, be grateful and say: “I appreciate all that I have.”
2. Mind what you do. Who do you hang around with? What TV programmes and films do you watch? Be careful. You might be injecting even more negative beliefs. Invest more in inspirational audio programmes, watch some videos on motivation, go through some motivational quotes, and read more uplifting books. Flood your mind with motivational thoughts, with positive thoughts.
3. Mind your language. Make it a daily routine to repeat a handful of positive affirmations, such as: “I choose to feel good about all that I have; I can feel safe becoming successful; I’m releasing my need to sabotage myself.”
I’ll leave you with these last words from Jim Rohn (weeds are limiting beliefs):
“You cannot take the mild approach to the weeds in your mental garden. You have got to hate weeds enough to kill them. Weeds are not something you handle; weeds are something you devastate.”