Recharge Your Inspiration To Take Your Business To The Next LevelMarch 31, 2020
We all make goals for our own improvement, development and enrichment. Be it to run a marathon, to learn French, to play the piano, to learn to sketch, or to write a novel we all have something we would like to do to improve ourselves and enrich our lives. We make these goals with the best of intentions, but everyday somehow they never get accomplished from a goal into a reality. And that isn’t to say that these things are not important to you. They just simply don’t get done. Somewhere between essential activities such as showering in the morning and eating dinner in the evening your goal for self-improvement just isn’t met once again.
The first tip is to focus on getting stronger. Most people who start a workout program usually focus on how they look on the outside. Instead of focusing on how you look on the outside, focus on how much stronger you are getting with each workout. The feeling of lifting heavier weight or doing more reps will give you the motivation you need to improve your next workout.
Somewhere in week three you notice things are slowing down again and maybe it’s not quite so important to get to the gym EVERY workout… Besides, you decide, it was naive to think you’d be able to keep moving forward that fast. After all, no one else does either, right? Even on bad days you’re doing as much as the next person, and you’re still smarter, better looking and more likable than them anyway.
Read an inspiring book. How long has it been since you’ve re-read a book that really moved you? Go grab one of your favorites off the shelf and read it again. The words on the pages won’t be different, but the reader will have changed since the last reading, and that often makes all the difference. I’ll bet you share this experience with me: during some of the most trying times in my life, I’ve had a book in my brief case or car that I could work away at reading, a few pages at a time, and it helped me draw the strength of get inspired I needed to deal with the trouble of my days.
Fact: Believe it or not you are always motivated. Is a teenager lazy for not wanting to tidy up his or her room? NO! Their motivation just lies elsewhere. They might be motivated to go out with their friends, play video games or sleep. They value these things much more than tidying up their room. There is always motivation, although sometimes the motivation ‘movement’ might not necessarily go in a direction that is constructive or useful. So next time you think you are ‘lazy’ replace that thought with, I am not motivated. Labelling yourself or others as ‘lazy’ is very unhelpful. Labelling someone or something means that it is a fait accompli (an irreversible fact). There is nothing much that you can do about it. Exploring what does and what does not motivate you is the key to addressing motivation.
True motivation must come from within. Each one of us makes the final decision on our “engagement.” How engaged, or motivated we are about something can be influenced by outside factors, but like “The Donald”, in the end, what we say goes. Unlike Trump, many of us don’t take advantage of that opportunity.
Don’t give up. That’s when the game is really lost. Your mission matters, even if it’s just to make a buck. America was founded not by Congressmen who declared independence from Britain, but really, by pilgrims who came here for religious and economic freedom. America is based on faith in God, hard work, personal responsibility, and the freedom to dream it and do it. And that’s why your mission matters. That’s why it’s worth getting up every morning and working late every day. Tough times come and go; but inspiration is always there, if you open yourself to it and expect it to grow within you.