Every get up in the morning and just wonder just how you’re going to get going? (My answer to everything in the morning is coffee so you might want to keep reading. ;D)
Or perhaps you’re like me and take a big breath at times and say..”okay, you can do this – get going” in the hopes that this will actually get you going? Yes, I talk to myself…a lot.
Then you see people who bound out of bed ready to tackle anything. They go, go, go with seemingly unbridled energy.
Why are these folks so freakin motivated all the time?
Well, they may be hyped up on energy drinks I suppose, but there is another possibility. Everything might be related to how they choose to think about and see the world.
You see there are two ways to view things that expressly affect your internal motivators. Those feelings that you can do it, and you are about to!
You see, there is this way of thinking that far too many adhere to. Wayne Dyer called it “deficiency motivation”. Basically you are motivated because you think you are lacking. You don’t have as much as the other guy. He’s smarter than you; she’s prettier than you. You are not enough, you don’t have enough so you must work, work, work. You are motivated by a deep down core of fear; a fear of not being enough.
And guess what? It really doesn’t work. Think about it. You will only find frustration and self-depreciation here. You can NEVER win this one. There is always someone who is or has more of something. What kind of life is that you creating then? One that can never be fulfilled or joyous.
So, where do we take this then? How do we motivate ourselves?
We learn to be grateful and celebrate all that we already have and all that we are. We live in the right here, right now in a joyous way. It’s vital to understand that you are enough. Where you are is exactly where you should be right now. Your journey should never be compared to someone elses because it is uniquely yours. Apples and oranges my friends.
This is not to say you shouldn’t work towards goals and dreams that you have. Not at all. It just means that as you work towards each new step in life you are taking time to find gratitude for that which you already have.
You are a gift in this world. You bring things to it that no other person can. When you stop doing things to impress or compete with others your purpose will speak much louder to you. And really, there is no greater motivator than living from within that purpose.
Try working with this affirming thought each day. “I am grateful and appreciate all that I am and all that I have.”