Learn how to create motivation
If you’ve said to yourself, “I know what I should do, I just don’t do it,” perhaps you’ve lost your motivation. That’s okay, and I’m here to help you find it or create your motivation.
Can you remember a time when you FELT motivated??
Are you able to tap back into that feeling inside of yourself when you remember that time? Can you reproduce those feelings now? Awesome!
Or, maybe your motivation comes from someone or something outside of you that triggered those feelings? You may not be familiar with the feelings or experience of being motivated, so you tapped into someone else’s source.
Allow me to give you an example
I wanted to win a work trip to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico, so I decided that I would do whatever it took to win that trip: showed up for all of the meetings, participated in all the activities, and helped 100 ladies achieve their health and fitness goals!!
My aim was to become a powerful leader, coach, and thinking partner to help my clients get what they wanted. I tapped into my internal excitement, joy, and desire to win that trip and it was fantastic!!
In other instances, I have been less self-motivated. So, I would turn to my Coach and family, to lovingly nudge me and remind me of why I wanted to achieve my goals and desires. Tapping into their motivation, as if I had plugged myself into their power, I was able to stay on track!
Can you tell if your motivation comes from within or from outside of yourself? (More on this below.)
Create your internal source of motivation
To learn how to be self-motivated, from your internal source, I invite you to follow this process (see the in-depth steps below).
First, decide what it is that you wish to have, achieve or become. The key is to wholeheartedly decide and confidently commit to doing and being whatever it takes to get what you desire.
Did you notice that I said “being whatever it takes”? Most people think about what they have to DO (or give up), the actions and/or habits they need to take, but the secret to your success is BEING a person who believes in your success.
Fortunately, at this time in our lives, we have access to so much information that the DOING part can be found anywhere on the internet.
The BEING part is going to be unique to you. I’ll chat about that on the next blog. Stay tuned.
Create your unique way to be self-motivated
One way to motivate yourself is to think about the benefits of doing what you know you “should” do. I’d offer you to reframe it and say to yourself, “I get to do this for myself,” or “I choose to do X, Y, and Z to have what I want.”
For example, if you need to exercise, think about how good it will feel to be in shape and have more energy. Picture yourself looking at your beautiful healthy body in the mirror and this moment, tap into the feelings you get from seeing yourself in that way.
Creating a mental image of your desired outcome is the most powerful way to start your “motivation motor” running. This may include imagining how good you will feel after accomplishing a goal, or how proud you will be for sticking to your routine. The feelings will be unique to you xo
Another step to building your self-motivation is setting goals and breaking down tasks into baby steps to help make them easier to accomplish. When you set huge, unrealistic goals, it can be overwhelming and you set yourself up for failure before you even begin. Trust me, create small steps to make them easy to accomplish so you see success quickly to build confidence in yourself.
Seeking support from others is a fantastic way to be encouraged or inspired by someone else so you feel that you’re not alone. Having that “accountability partner” has been shown to increase success rates.
How can I motivate myself to do what I know I should do?
One of the most important things to remember is that self-motivation is key. You have to be willing to do what it takes and you have to be confident in your ability to succeed. Trust yourself and your abilities, and remember why you choose to pursue this goal and the importance of it too.
Of course, if you lack the belief that you can do what it takes and trust yourself to carry through with your plan, it may be time to invest in outside help.
I use my intuitively unique coaching methods to help my clients uncover the reasons why they lack the belief in themselves. If this sounds like you, schedule a time to chat with me and receive support. I can help you shift to creating your internal source of motivation so that you develop this skill. Once you learn to be self-motivated, you will always have access to it because you are the creator. You will not have to wait for or rely on someone externally to get your motivation motor running!
Remember that you are so much more than just the sum of your actions and what you’re doing each day. You have unique qualities, feelings, and experiences that make you one-of-a-kind, and those are the things that make you AMAZING. Stay true to yourself, surround yourself with people who love and support you, and know that you deserve to get what you want in life.
Self-motivation can feel like a long, daunting process; however, once you learn how to create motivation from within, that skill will last you forever.
Wishing you health & happiness,
Create your internal motivation
1. Can you remember a time when you were motivated?
2. Tap into a specific time.
3. As you go back to that time now, can you recall:
- Was it something that you saw or the way someone looked at you?
- Did you hear something specific?
- Were you touched by someone or something?
4. As you slow down the memory of that time when you were totally motivated, recall the very first thing that caused you to experience “motivation?”
5. Did you picture something in your mind?
- Or were you saying something to yourself?
- Were you experiencing certain feelings or emotions?
6. Can you capture the essence of how you created your state of motivation?