Get (and Stay) Motivated

Motivation – is about having fun

In this weeks podcast Ed and I have been talking about motivation and how you keep going when you feel like you are running out of energy. The trick is that you need to be living your dream and not other people’s. Motivation is about the life energy that either comes from within you not from without you.

Why do you do what you do?

Many of us do what we do because our parents, friends, teachers, religion, culture, and so on, demand it of us. I work with so many people that get to the point of retirement and question why on earth they did all the things that that have done with their life. They are left with the feeling that they have wasted time; they have wasted their life. From here they often fall into retirement in a state of depression.

Mindfulness is about living in the present, in awareness of what you are doing and why you are doing it. Mindfulness is about being responsible for who you are and what you do. This should not be confused with blame. Fault and blame are not to do with responsibility. Responsibility implies the ability or need to respond.

There is a trick in getting motivated in doing what you want to do with your life. If you wake up feeling the energy to jump out of bed and get on with what you enjoy doing you are living a happy and mindful life. If you wake up feeling like you don’t want to get out of bed and do what you have to do then you are living the mindless life.

This is not a criticism of anyone living an unfulfilling life. But if you are unhappy with your lot this is your chance to change. Wherever you are is your starting point and we are all starting from different places. It is not where you start but where you will finish and more importantly life is about enjoying the journey from start to finish.

To be positively motivated you need to be engaged and connected in your life and living your own dream. To be negatively motivated you will be living someone else’s dream and feeling obliged to.

If you are at a point in life when you need to get focussed and motivated I suggest you get on Amazon and get your self a copy of ‘The Attractor Factor’ by Joe Vitale. Joe takes you through a series of questions that enable you to connect with your inner feelings and discard bits of your life that are de-motivating and create a life goal that will begin your journey.

What ever you do choose to do with your life, live it mindfully and enjoy your journey and you might just get to the end of your life with a smile on your face.

Take care

Sean x

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