Are you Unknowingly Killing Your Motivation?
Staying Motivated can be one of the biggest challenges we face.
Do you recognize this...
You wake up and have an idea or plan of what you want to do...
Then one thing, leads to another, to another...
Pretty soon, half the day is gone and you didn't get "THE THING" You wanted to do, done...
Maybe you went to the gym...then had lunch... Then had a few phone calls or emails to respond and then ...FB swallowed you whole...
When you finally pull your head out, its dinner time and you have to hurry and prepare dinner... and well by then..
The TV and Netflix feel way more compelling...so you tell yourself...just one show...then I'll get to work on xyz... And then..."well just one more"... And "one more."
Soon...it is the end of the day and time for bed.
Maybe you are way more productive than this; but you collapse at the end of the night equally feeling exhausted and demoralized that you are not any closer to your long term dream.
Well YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Most of us struggle with some sort of motivational and procrastination challenge at one point or another.
And we try to implement all kinds of strategies to become productive...
(I will share some powerful ones below)
- WRITE IN THE THING YOU MUST DO IN YOUR CALENDAR AND ASSIGN IT A PARTICULAR TIME SLOT.
- DO THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR EMAIL.
- USE A TIMER AND LET OTHERS KNOW WHAT YOU ARE WORKING ON.
NOW...if you are NOT using any of these techniques, then START!
Pick one, or two or three. These are just the tip of the iceberg of a host of strategies you can employ.
Perhaps you feel like you've "been there, done that, and you know them all!"
Well two things on this:
- I challenge you to "rethink this" we all can learn and "learn anew" a concept we understand (mentally) but we have not yet applied (embody).
REFLECTION QUESTION: Ask yourself where can I apply this learning in a deeper way?
- If "you've been there done that" and you are still struggling, then perhaps you are making #1 MISTAKE most people make:
You are MISALIGNED!
I find that most of us that struggle with motivation we fit into one of two categories:
Sometimes both and sometimes they are related to one another.
What do I mean??
If you are not connected and aligned to your DREAM, Mission & Purpose... implementing ANY of these strategies will fall to the floor.
Many of you may be high achievers and are in fact "succeeding" yet it is driven by fear...not by love.
You are accomplishing and getting things off your list, but it has become mechanic...your heart is no longer there.
Strategy without heart is the SINGLE GREATEST MISTAKE we can make!
So...if you are having a hard time with motivation and the tools and strategies are no longer working...then look deeper.
You will find your answer there.
- What is your greatest challenge with motivation, procrastination or productivity?
- What is your big dream that will propel you forward when your will is no longer working?
- What is that compelling mission you have in your heart?
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