I believe that they are only two main reasons why we lose motivation and start procrastinating in our daily lives.
- What you’re trying to achieve is simply not that important to you
We all have things in our lives that we are automatically inspired from. For some of us, it’s cooking, for some, it’s raising money for charity, for other’s it’s socialising with friends and colleagues.
You do not require motivation to do the things you’re inspired to do.
On your mission to live an inspired life, one of the best decisions you can possibly make is to follow your life’s purpose, and do what you’re inspired from inside you to do, this is what gives your meaningless life meaning.
‘Follow your heart’ Yes, it sounds so cliche and I hate cliches myself they are very old and outdated, but if it’s really that easy and obvious, why do you see hardly anyone doing it?
Why don’t you do it?
Just from the fact that you’re reading this post tells me that there is a high chance you’re not doing what you love to do and that you’re looking for inspiration.
Here are some things that may help you:
The reason why most of us don’t truly follow our heart is that we have, to some degree, subordinated to limiting cultural conditioning, belief systems and values.
- Study hard
- Get good grades at school
- Go to university
- Get a job
- Buy a house
- Have a family
This is still the prevailing cultural values around the UK!
So what happens if you’re inspired to sit in your bedroom and play the latest video games, but you subordinate to your parents who want you to study hard and get good grades at school?
Well, you’ll still be inspired to play video games, but you’ll need the motivation to do the things that keep your parents happy like dragging yourself to school and sitting through uninspiring lessons that you have zero motivation for. When you’re not doing what you love doing, you’re living in the animal mind. When you’re doing what you love doing, you transcend the necessity for motivation through pain and pleasure.
The sooner you stop subordinating to the values of others, the sooner you can get on with what is truly inspiring to you, for example playing video games rather than studying for those good grades!
The longer you spend in subordination, ignoring the calling signs of your mind and soul, the more you’ll live with a blurred vision of what you want to do with your future once you’ve left education, the more you’ll feel lost, and the more external motivation you’ll need to do things.
There are professional gamers making six & seven figures per year now, travelling the world and practising their art.
There are thousands and vloggers making six & seven figures per year now, providing value and serving millions of viewers around the world on YouTube from the comfort of their own home.
The point is;
“You do not need to study well and get good grades at school to ‘get on’ in today’s world. Good grades and a good job is nothing but value projection from those with limited awareness of the possibilities in 2017 and beyond.”
Figure out what it is you love, and give yourself permission to dedicate your life to something that inspires you.
When you start living your most inspired life, motivation will be a thing of the past.
Get In The Right Frame Of Mind
Once you know what you want to dedicate your life to, get in the right frame of mind.
You can have all the desire, willpower and inspiration in the world – but if you’re trying to become the world champion at what you’ve chosen on your second day trying it, you’re probably barking up the wrong tree.
It’s much more logical to break down your long-term goals into step by step, day by day manageable chunks that allows you to complete them gradually.
Life is a marathon, not a sprint. When you’re doing something you’re truly inspired by, you’re space and time horizons tend to increase, since you’re not looking for an immediate pleasure to pull you out of the pain of what you’re doing at that point in time.
Motivation vs Inspiration
If you’re a parent, teacher, leader or coach, please pay close attention to the next 3 paragraph.
Motivation and Inspiration are two completely different things. Inspiration comes from inside you, motivation comes from the outside world like other people. Most teachers are coaches still advocate motivation while ignoring the elephant in the room. The elephant being the fact that if you’re motivating someone to do something, then that ‘something’ just isn’t that important to them. If someone is actively looking for motivation from you, they are subordinating to your values, and unconsciously saying ‘please help me to be more like you’.
This is something that is very common and shouldn’t be judged as a fault, as it’s just part of the essential learning journey for both you and your follower… but please grasp the following: The true leaders on earth who reach the greatest heights don’t need the motivation to do what they do. Donald Trump doesn’t need to be motivation to get up and build properties and invest in real estate, he’s inspired from his mind and body to do it naturally because he has found his bliss. Anyone can be who they want to be, so if you follow someone or you are coaching someone, it’s better if you give them the freedom to be who they want to be rather than copying someone.
As we grow up, we become disjointed by the values implanted in our minds by teachers, parents, and peers. So we live a dispersed life of things we ‘should do’ & ‘ought to do’, unintentionally trying to mitigate the authorities that have become the authors of our lives. To uphold these implanted values requires motivation to break out of the mould. I believe that as soon as we snap out of this mould and remember who we truly are, and get back to our most natural self, we will no longer depend upon motivation from others. Giving yourself permission to live the most natural life, this will allow you to gather from a pool of never ending bank of energy and self-worth from inside you… this is called inspiration.
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