What happens when our motivation disappears?

What do you do when your motivation for doing something mysteriously disappears? One day your super amped up… to work-out, to start a clothing line, to eat healthy… and to accomplish these things is easy as cake because you are backed by your motivation and the desire to accomplish. There are few people in this world I have met or read about or follow (like Tony Robbins) that are able to fully keep their motivation going on a daily basis to accomplish all that they want. Then there’s the rest of us, who have to try a little harder, who give into our weaknesses of lack of discipline and habit or presence of self-doubt.

Well guess what! I have the key to success! No, I am not a multi-millionaire (yet) but I am trying to implement this “key” everyday. This is a key that you will hear about from all successful people. It just makes sense: if you keep working at something everyday, eventually you will get to where you want to be. If you commit to working out to reach an ideal weight or body image and you eat healthy, guess what? You will get there! If you take 5 small steps everyday to creating a clothing line, guess what? Eventually, you’ll have a clothing line. It’s called dedication. Commitment. Consistency. Your end result may not be what you planned and it may have failed, but giving something your all is priceless. Failures, in my eyes, when effort is put forth, is a step to success. You’ve learned and gained wisdom that you can put forth towards your next endeavor. And that is priceless.

I love this quote by the wonderful Zig Ziglar: “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”

What this means is that everyday, we should put a little bit of effort into motivating ourselves, whatever that looks like for you. For me, that means finding pictures of fitness women who have the body I want to accomplish for myself. Or sneaking into a gated community filled with multi-multi-million dollar homes and desiring one of these homes and being proud owners of one (yes, I do this especially living in the town I live in). I’ve realized that I am not a superhuman and motivation needs to be worked for to keep up. It’s kind of like a marriage, those lovey-dovey-ooey-gooey feelings won’t be there every second of every day BUT– you have committed to loving that person no matter what so you find a way to show them your love. I commit to motivation– and to the days I’m just not feeling it, I will put in that extra effort to find something that motivates me. There are no excuses. The formula is quite simple.

So here is your motivation, handed to you on a silver platter, by me. Run with it! What’s a goal of yours? Is it a 10,000 sq ft house with 15 bathrooms? Is it owning your own dog-walking business? Is it building a well in a small town of your native country for clean water? Is it homeschooling all of your children why still keeping it sexy for your man? Is it speaking on stage to 5,000 people about your passion of cooking? WHATEVER it is… seriously moms, I mean… WHATEVER it is… GO FOR IT!!! NO DREAM IS EVER TOO BIG. And guess what, if someone tells you otherwise, I’m pretty sure you deserve better. Don’t let someone else’s fears, doubts, insecurities or jealousy stop YOU from dreaming ginormous, for real! Forget and un-remember the quote “the sky is the limit…” That statement in itself is LIMITING. No, sorry, there is NO limit and I would never allow myself to adopt that belief. There is literally no limit, if your mind can believe it you can achieve it.

How do you get motivated? If it’s through pictures, then go Google your dream and look at pictures! Is it by seeing it in person? Then go take a drive and look at those million dollar homes. You owe it to yourself and your kids to put in that extra effort to keep that spark going between you and your motivation. It’s like a crazy love affair. Go get it!!! It’s yours for the taking!!! There is an abundance in this world and if you don’t take it, someone else will. Someone else will eventually act on the dream that you were too scared to act on. And that person will get the results you wanted. You are strong enough, old/young enough, beautiful enough, worthy enough, confident enough, you are ENOUGH. End of story.

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