Let’s face it, without motivation you will be stuck where you are now with no way out. You might get started, you might think you’re well on the way, but without motivation more than likely you will stop before reaching the finish line, before achieving what it is that you are after.
If you are worried about your present situation, your current circumstances in certain areas of your life, and more so about your future, here are some thoughts I believe you should consider.
Your life is a journey, an excursion and not a destination. You might have set yourself objectives and goals – your destination. But how are you going to get there? That’s your journey.
Your journey could have a few ups and downs, yet do you believe you can remain motivated on that journey to achieve your objectives and goals despite all the ups and downs, the challenges and obstacles that life may throw on you?
If you answered no, then you should look within yourself. Do you believe you have the necessary level of motivation to remain on that journey? 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?
If you haven’t considered your beliefs, think again, for it’s your beliefs that strangle your progress by keeping you where you are.
You 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 ways to remain motivated to live your life to the fullest:
- 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.”
- 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 and read more uplifting books. Flood your mind with positive thoughts.
- 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.”