Why is it that motivating others is easy, but you struggle to motivate yourself? There’s always another distraction to divert you from what you need to be doing; another task that needs to be done; another deadline that needs to be met. Somewhere else to divert your energy.
You need to learn how to do what needs to be done, no matter how you feel about it or how much you would prefer not to be doing it at all. One of the secrets of self-motivation is to get your internal gears turning the right way so that you recognize your own strength, self-worth and value. Let alone hard work. Exercising your self-motivation muscles builds inner strength.
No doubt you have goals you are working towards. Would you believe that the degree of self-motivation you allow yourself determines how hard you’re willing to work to achieve your desired results. True!
So, in a nutshell, with self-motivation, anything is possible for you. But, on the other hand, if...
Have you been sitting on a decision hoping that the answer will emerge only to find that waiting for it is making you feel more agitated and upset? That is how many of my clients feel before they book in to see me.
In the last couple of weeks, I have started working with a number of people who are struggling to reach a decision on their own. This is not because they lack the necessary decision-making skills or that they lack the necessary information to make the decision but more because whichever decision they make, someone close to them will be upset or let down.
These aren’t decisions about what car to buy, although it’s important, but rather life-changing ones like which country to live in, who to settle down with or to start a family or not. These decisions tend to take more time and require deeper thought so it’s not unusual for you to sit on them and wait for an indication on what to decide. However, if waiting for a clue is...