• 𝟗-𝟏𝟎: that’s hot! Don’t waste your time: go and act, good luck! 😊
• 𝟔-𝟖: not bad, but keep reading …
• 𝟎-𝟓: your motivation has dropped so low that you are considering giving up what you have set out to do. This is perfectly normal and is fixable, so keep reading …
𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧?
Every human action is driven by emotion. It is related to the need to avoid pain or pleasure, or a combination of both. Think about it for a moment, apply it to your life, and you’ll see it’s true.
Did you know that the human brain is geared primarily towards avoiding pain and unpleasant sensations? This is human nature, and research has shown it. That’s why we love to complain.
Nowadays, it is no longer about the fear of starvation, of being eaten by predators or of suffering on a physical level. Today we are often ruled by fear of failure, fear of the judgment of others or fear of change (“it is as it is, but at least I know where I stand”).
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧?
Well, to be motivated to act and to achieve what we set out to achieve in life, we should always focus our attention not on avoiding pain, but on reward and pleasure.
Cultivate feelings about reward. In any situation, no matter if you want to start your business, get promoted at work, run a marathon, or lose weight, FOCUS ON THE AWARD.
What will I gain when I achieve it? How will I feel then? How will my relationships with loved ones or my professional career change? Will my self-esteem change?
𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐞𝐞…
Of course, achieving goals involves pain and sacrifice! You must educate yourself to open a business, work more to get a promotion, train hard to run a marathon, and eat vegetables instead of chocolate to lose weight.
That is why we often do not feel like it and we invent 1001 reasons not to do it, or we blame our environment or anything other than ourselves.
But when we really want something, then true motivation and the energy to act awakens in us. We gain power! As Theodore Roosevelt said, “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.”