I was thinking about why some people manage to accomplish their goals while others don’t. Sometimes it is easy to find answers in excuses or even comfort in expressions such as it’s easier said than done. There is no doubt there is truth in this expression because if accomplishing goals was easy then everyone would be happy by now, and there would be no place for the self-help book industry. Most of us wouldn’t fail New Year’s resolutions. So what’s up with motivation?
Why do we lack it? Is it a matter of willpower? Information? Tools? Time? Money? What makes a person win their game? While it’s important to remain compassionate towards ourselves, to what extent are we facilitating our own ruin? How much of our inaction can be credited to the lack of motivation and enthusiasm? I remember that when I first started being more serious regarding my bodybuilding training, I was pretty clear about one thing: there will be days in which it will not be fun to work out and yet I will have to find a way to make it happen.
The ego-mind is very likely to play tricks on us and unless we learn to master its game we can’t go very far. We will keep relapsing and breaking the promises we make to ourselves and others. It’s a tough job; it’s hard work really but you must become acquainted with the way the mind functions so that you can remove what’s preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. You have to tame your mind by working on your mindset and programing your day-to-day routine so that you can be on top of your game.
If you don’t pay attention to your inner game and make amendments as you see fit, chances are that you will not be successful at accomplishing your goals, even if those goals are as simple as taking a 10-minute walk during your lunch break. You have to be constantly pressing through your mental limits and reinforcing the mindset that you can do it. This requires you to pay mindful attention to ego-based thoughts and feelings. When you notice them, embrace the experience of talking to yourself in a compassionate way. Talk to yourself as if you were your own coach: strong and yet kind.
You can also build your motivation by learning the art of boosting your energy through the power of positive and reinforcing messages. You can use inspiring quotes, texts, videos, and even music. Find what works best to keep your mind pumped and energized. What gets you pumped? Excited? Jumping? I have often used 90s music to remain positive and mentally active. Other times I use motivational videos to create a specific mindset. Explore and find what works best for you.
So I did a quick search, because there is no need to reinvent the wheel, and I found a couple of habits that are said to be part of the routine of multiple entrepreneurs. I think the most important thing about these habits is not exactly what you will get from them individually but the transformative energy you will generate while pursuing them.Keep reading