“A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – William Shedd
Today’s MBM is a quick hitter that ponders the topic of motivation. What is it that REALLY gets us moving, helping us to take action and gain momentum toward our goals?
We've hit this topic from many angles in the past, for example, asking ourselves WHY we seek out a goal, but the real litmus test is emotion.
Think about a situation that riles your emotions. For example, what if you’re in a restaurant with poor food and service. You’ll be motivated to take action—leave, consult a manager, etc.
We take action when we're emotionally charged, and we can use this type of passion to motivate ourselves enough to get moving toward a goal.
We often THINK we want to do something. We think there's a goal and a desire, but nothing truly changes because we’re lacking the emotional spark. Years can go by with a vague desire in the back of our minds, but no real emotional catalyst.
Think about a habit you’re trying to create or a goal you’re trying to manifest. Is it emotionally charged? Is there a good WHY or story that sparks your movement and momentum?
Until you actually start on your goal-achievement or habit-tracking journey, you can’t gain momentum. And you can’t start until you find an emotional impetus.
For example, years ago, MG was able to take action on a meaningful goal when he imagined the concept of his own demise. What would he regret if time was up? This story charged him, finally helping him take meaningful action toward his goal.
Listen in for more on finding the emotional spark that will propel you to start on your goal-achievement journey, determining what you NEED in order to get emotionally charged, and how to push out of your comfort zone to grow into your potential.
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