Why do we need Motivation?
By definition, motivation is a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way. And the strength of those reasons determines the level of force that they can have on achieving a goal or outcome. So, in other words, if you want something enough, if it really matters to you, you will do all that is necessary to get it. Like a train on a track, a missile on a set course, there is no stopping you.
Levels of Motivation
Admittedly, sometimes we cannot see why we are doing a particular task. Let’s take (for example) getting up in the morning. Usually in the week I get up to ensure all of my tasks are completed ahead of starting work. I get up to make sure my daughter is up for school, to get her things ready to take and breakfast is ready. She is the main reason I get up. My love for her, and the want I have to enable her success, is why I get up. To set her off on the right foot every day is important to me.
I also get up to do a few things for me, as I said. I complete my planner, layout the day ahead and the things I want to complete that day. I can squeeze in time to be creative (which is a super boost to my happiness) and I can then separate these parts of the day by getting ready for my day job.
Some days, when the alarm goes off, I am not ready.
Some days, I wish it wasn’t me getting up.
Some days, I don’t get up STRAIGHT AWAY.
THEN! I remember WHY I get up……and my motivation is back.
Thinking to the bigger picture, the knock on effects, my pride in performing the way I do, all drive me to WHY I NEED to get up.
The Power of WHY on Motivation
Allow me now to share with you my own experience of motivation and the power of WHY. I have shared this a few times, but it still remains powerful hence I will indulge once more! My weight loss in 2019.
In January 2019 I weighed almost 12st. For a woman of 5’1” (on a good day) that is medically obese. We had a family event coming in August of the following year and I wanted to look / feel WAY better than I was. I had a vision in my mind of me in a slim fitting dress, not having to hold my stomach in all day, and smiling. I was smiling, people were remarking on how great I looked, I felt so happy.
This was my WHY. Every time I closed my eyes and thought of that vision, it kept me focused. It drew me in and I kept on the straight and narrow. I became BULLETPROOF in my mission. My motivation was very high.
I worked hard in the gym, changed how I ate and was focused. I had even hidden away under baggy clothes to hide what I was working on. Then, at Christmas, we saw my husband’s sister (who I have always had on a pedestal for her slim figure). I had lost 19lb in the year. I wore a slim fitting jumper and jeans. I was excited to unveil this effort!
Her reaction, when she laid eyes on me, was everything I had wanted. ‘WOW, just WOW’ were her words. She kept remarking in a similar vein the whole two days I saw her. Winning! If she could react like that, it would be awesome at the family event the following year! I felt amazing! My vision was coming true. That vision, that motivation, had been the driving force. The channel for all of my energy, passion and drive. It was everything.
Then, my motivation was the feeling I got from the reaction of others. To show I could do it and enjoy how amazing I felt as a result. I really did feel fabulous.
These days my motivation comes from within me, for me and serves me.
On other days, when I need motivation for a different reason, I like to use motivational quotes, images or some of my own motivational phrases I have written to myself in my planner. They can be sentences or words, but they all serve to boost me. To give that propulsion forward. To snap me out of a lull and send my energy off in the right direction again.
I also use an app on my phone that pops up as a reminder with great quotes throughout the day. You can find that here: Motivation App.
Bulletproof Motivation from your WHY
The number one ingredient and catalyst to success is your WHY. That goal, that end state, that visualisation must be so strong, that you keep at it, head down, tail up, charging all the way. No sabotage allowed (to yourself or from others). That vision of the outcome is constantly with you. You have made it so strong that you are bulletproof. You create a shield of strength around you to maintain the effort.
If you have not shared the vision with those around you, they will not respect or appreciate the journey you are on, which could also lead to distraction from the end game. Hence my advice to share your vision and keep everyone updated on your progress. This way you can enjoy the journey too.
The 6 Stage Program
My tried and tested 6-stage programme was built to encompass the bulletproof visioning technique. I wrote it after I had been through a job change and enhanced it once I realised the power of this visioning technique.
The programme takes you through stages of knowing yourself, assessing your ‘current state’, looking towards a ‘future state’, building that bulletproof vision and we deploy my staircase planning technique to bridge the gap.
By knowing yourself, and building the confidence to reach out and share with those who can help influence your journey. YOU are working on yourself. On Project You. You are showing the universe what you want and you are not leaving it to chance that it will be delivered. So you can see the connection with motivation and how this is deeply woven into the fabric of the programme.
The beauty of this programme is that anyone can use it to guide them through a life change.
Fast Track to The Solution
So if you are like your motivation needs an energy injection, to guide you to through that thought process, I am here for you. Click the link ‘here‘ and grab the programme today. Allow me to help fast-track you to this positive, confident and motivated place I now find myself in. I want to help you improve your energy, your passion and your drive (the ingredients you need to boost that motivation).
Let’s get you started on the 6 steps to success!
Let’s go people, let’s go…..