Happy Monday –
This week’s pep talk is about motivation.
From time to time I hear from clients “I’ve lost my motivation” or “I just can’t seem to make myself do xyz”.
The great and tricky thing about motivation is that it comes from within.
Motivation is a choice. This means that if your motivation fire dims, you can refuel it or rekindle it. If you “lose” the motivation fire, t is also up to you to find it…
One of my favorite author’s Brendan Bruchard writes in his book The Motivation Manifesto:
“Motivation is not an impulse of the body or a personality trait; it is an intention and will of a free and conscious mind. Motivation and pursoe are choices. The only thing needed to spark motivation is a decision to heighten your ambition and expectancy- to sit down, think about what you desire, and believe you can go get it. To keep that motivation, you must give constant attention and effort.”
Most of us are working toward goals of some kind and it is very normal to experience ebb and flow in excitement, enthusiasm and willingness to do the work. The reality is that the more we do the work, and show up (<—consistency), the easier it become and in turn the more motivated we will be.
Very rarely is the pursuit of a goal we are after, always going to be easy.
Hang in there.
Remember that how we show up in life is our choice and we can always choose to do better.
We believe in you,
Megan K and the team