To motivate yourself in the present, think back to your past when you’ve found the motivation to work thru a challenge. What did you do then? No matter what our problems are, they don’t occur 100% of the time. If you think to yourself, “I never have any motivation to do anything,” I’ll bet you find that you do have motivation sometimes…maybe much of the time.
Global, self-defeating statements such as “I’m never motivated” just aren’t true. A person who was never motivated wouldn’t get out of bed in the morning, wouldn’t ever dress, eat, sleep, shower, take a bathroom break, take their hand off of a hot stove…you get the picture. So, it’s fair to say that we are motivated to greater and lesser degrees for things all of our lives.
Whatever your challenge is – to clean house more, work out, be nicer to people, etc., think back to those times that you did make headway on them. What were you doing different then? Those times in the past when we were successful…even if those only occurred every once in a while…can hold the keys to helping us find both the motivation and the strategies to deal with our present challenges.
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