🧡Motivation Is Rubbish – Part 2🧡
Here’s the thing, sometimes we actually forget we CAN CHOOSE our action!
Instead we don’t take action because we don’t have the “Motivation” or we “Don’t feel like it”……. guess what…….Your Never Going To Feel Like It!!!!
Now that we have established that waiting for the motivation or waiting to “feel” like it is a bad strategy…… WHAT are we supposed to do??
Choose your action……..
Take action……. despite NOT feeling like it.
No one every “feels” like getting up early to get stuff done ……. But we KNOW it will make us feel less stressed, accomplished, in control, successful.
No one ever “feels” like having that difficult conversation. ………. But we KNOW if we do…. we might just get that raise, get promoted, leave a volatile relationship.
No one ever “feels” like stepping out of their comfort zone……….But we KNOW if we do we might just achieve something amazing
No one ever “feels” like taking a risk, doing something different, trying something new…… even though we KNOW it may be exactly what we need to do!
So …. if we KNOW what we need to do….. why can’t we do it?????
Because, our brain is wired to stop us from change…… it’s wired to keep you doing exactly what you always do….. I know ……. NOT helpful!!!
So….. new strategy……..
Take action!!! …..Despite not feeling like it….. despite not having motivation to do it…. despite all the excuses your mind will throw at you!
Firstly, make sure what you want to do is actually important to you!
Make sure it is aligned with your values!
Make sure your not just doing it because everyone else it!
Be clear about what you want to achieve… I.e “get fit” “be healthy” “run a half marathon” “stop drinking” “stop smoking” “be more organised” “look after myself”. ….
Then consider HOW you are going to do it. Check your diary, schedule it in, ask a friend to meet you, join a group, see a psychologist, get a PT, get a mentor, study, google, watch YouTube videos……. what ever you need to do to be clear about the how….. schedule it in!!
Then….. spend some time really thinking about how it will FEEL when you get there… imagine how it will feel, what it will look like, what others will see… really put yourself there!!! Create an image in your mind of your SUCCESS and regularly call up on this when you need.
AND repeat after me…..
I CAN CHOOSE MY ACTION!
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