Hey Passengers, one question that riders often email me about is something that I constantly must deal with myself: How do you break out of a motivational slump?
Well, here’s what help me when I get stuck in that zone.
1. Refocus on doing what YOU really, really like to do.
When you really like doing something then the motivation to do it comes
automatically (most of the time). And when you really want something then it
simply becomes easier to push through any inner resistance you feel.
So if you lose your motivation, ask yourself:
Am I doing what I really want to do?
If not and if possible, refocus and start working on that very important thing
2. Make a list of upsides.
Write down all the benefits you will get from achieving something – no matter
how small – like for example having more energy to use as you deep down want
or having enough money to go that dream vacation.
Save that list and then pull it out of the drawer whenever your motivation is
lacking again and review it. Or put it somewhere where you will see it every day
until you reach your dream.
3. Make a list of downsides.
This is a very effective one. And you can combine it with the list of upsides to give
yourself even more motivation to start moving and get things done.
Ask yourself these two questions:
How will my life look in 5 years if I continue to stay on the same path as now?
How will life likely become worse for me and maybe even for the people
Try to see the negative consequences as vividly as you can in your mind to
kickstart your motivation to get going for that positive change again.
I hope this helps “US” to start the week off “Super Fantastic” and “MOTIVATED!”
All Aboard! The LifeTrain!!!