If I’m not mistaken, you’re the type of person who wants to feel motivated as much as you can, am I right?
You watch the videos, read the books, attend the conferences, listen to the audios and all you want to do is jump out of bed each morning and blaze a trail into a new day! Some days you even do, but more often than not, you tend to feel a little dragged down.
Hopefully, that’s not that case, but we’ve all been there.
So what do you do?
Read more books, attend more conferences, listen to more Jay Shetty and Brene Brown videos?
They’re great and all but that’s not going to last. You may feel a pep in your step for the next 10 minutes or so, perhaps even the rest of the morning but the feeling is going to be fleeting and before you know it and you’re back to feeling weighed down.
The thing is you’re looking in the wrong place.
The ONLY way...
“Your imagination is the most marvellous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful forces the world has ever known!” -Napoleon Hill
I’ve pondered this statement so many times and I have grown to love it and believe how true it really is! If it weren’t for imagination NOTHING in our scope of view would exist! Now, I guess nature may be the exception, but everything else, everything man made or manipulated is formed through imagination!
How incredible is that?
Everything is built through the imagination! The building you’re in, the device you’re reading this on, the books you read, the city you live in, the clothes you’re wearing; it’s all built through the imagination!
Imagination is just one of our higher mental faculties and it’s like a muscle. Many people say they’re not creative and that’s nonsense! Everyone is creative! The question is, are you expressing your creativity?
This is an excerpt from an article I recently read titled, Appreciating Appreciation, you can check out the full article here, but it read…
"There’s a song called “Thank God for Dirty Dishes” that makes the point that if you’re lucky to have enough food to make dirty dishes, you should be grateful."
This made me stop and think because I must say, washing dishes isn’t one of my favourite things, so where else do I complain in my life when really, there is so much to be grateful for?
When it comes to living the good life, it rarely if ever, comes from the outside first. We’re not magically gifted time freedom, the ‘perfect’ spouse or the successful business... no, we receive these things only after we’ve put in the work, including the inner work! Gratitude first!
There is good in everything, no matter how crappy the situation may appear! The issue is though, that most of us are hardwired...
Here’s an idea to play within your mind for a moment. Consider your age, now would you agree or not that the person you are today is an accumulation of your life’s experiences? I think it’s a pretty fair assumption that most of you reading this would agree; you are who you are today is because of your past.
So in other words, it has taken you that many numbers of years (your age) to believe in the thoughts you think. It’s kind of an obvious statement, I know. They also come with repeated experience though! The more you hear something, the more likely it is that you’ll take it on as the truth.
“Money doesn’t grow on trees, we can’t afford that, that's too expensive” were all phrases I heard often growing up. Now, these all pertain to money but if you sit and think I’m sure you could come up with some of your own in all areas of your life. Some of these phrases are serving you, others are absolutely hindering you...