We all struggle with motivation. The feelings of being inspired and energized and ready to go are so fleeting.
Tony Robbins says feeling motivated is an emotion and emotions are energy in motion.
In other words, to feel the emotion of motivation you must change your emotional state with energy. You must create this energy and then you can create or fuel your motivation.
You must create the motivation, instead of waiting for it. You can not wait for the emotion of motivation to come. You must create it by doing.
This sentiment is true for not only motivation, but so many other things in life. You often need to create the things you want and need in life. Feeling motivated won’t always happen when you want it to. Chances are more likely that it will not find you if you are just sitting around waiting for the feeling to hit. Additionally, if you aren’t in the state to receive it, you may miss the window of opportunity. The key is to create the motivation for yourself. You have to get out there and make it happen.
This is perfect for the new year! in 2020 commit to creating your motivation instead of waiting for the feeling to hit!
“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” -Bradley Whitford
This quote says it all. We have a say in the way our life goes. We don’t have to let life just happen to us. Think of how you can’t always wait for the perfect job or wait to be invited to hang with friends. In those situations, you might have to create an event and invite them or go out and create your ideal job. The same is true for motivation.
Below I have listed 6 ways to grab and create motivation. Keep reading!
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Surround yourself with things that motivate you.
Create a Vision Board (Click Here to read more on vision boards and cultivating you personal vision). Hang with friends. Keep photos and reminders and fully immerse yourself in the things you are trying to do, create, or manifest. This will keep it in the forefront of your brain, and keep you motivated.
Take Massive Action
In other words…Just Do It!
You don’t make a change by doing the bare minimum. You won’t see changes form from taking shortcuts. You can’t see change by staying in your comfort zone.
You must work – hard. When I say push yourself you need to go further than you’ve gone before, daily, go further than you’re comfortable with. You need to do more than you had thought you could.
Motivation is an emotion and emotions are fleeting & based off many factors. The B.B. tip is that you just do it. Motivated or not.
Get a partner. Set a reminder. Create a reward system. If you need a team or group get one. If you need reminders, set them. Accountability partners have proven to keep you motivated and help with reaching goals.
Change your outlook on the situation from negative to positive. Consider changing from “I have to go to work today” to “I get to go to work to today.” Just that small change in perspective can do wonders for motivation.
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Create a plan and stick to it.
We can’t just talk about what we want, dream about what we want, think about what we want and expect it to happen with just thoughts and hopes alone. We have to take BIG ACTION toward our goals, create a plan and stick with it. Having a plan and a calendar can take out the guess work of what you need to do next when your motivation is low. That would just contribute to another excuse as to why you cant do something.
Eliminate the excuses by doing a little of extra work in the front end by creating a plan and the hard work is over. All you have to do is stick with it.
I believe that anyone can have whatever they want in life, if they work toward it consistently.
Honor your word to yourself. Don’t you want to be the type that says they’ll do something and always come through.
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If you want a 1% life you need to put in 1% work – Gary V
Lastly – get excited to grow and move past your comfort zones. Remember what your reason is for the goal or the desired outcome. That will help carry you through the times where motivation is low. We have the abilities to create the outcomes we want, make shit happen, and get shit done. I encourage you all to take life by the horns and create the sparks you need.