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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Overcoming Lack of Motivation

Reasons We Lack Motivation

A lot of times it can be difficult to stay motivated to reach our goals and there are several reasons what that may be the case. Today's post explores some of these reasons and gives some suggestions on ways to get back in touch with what you truly want and to make goals more manageable.


First of all, if you find you chronically lack motivation it may be time to do a bit of soul searching.  Is what you want truly what you want?  A lot of us get caught up in what we "think" we should do or want, or what others have convinced us is the right goal. 

I know many women for example who feel pressured to be a "supermom".  They wear themselves out trying to do everything without truly considering what they actually want.  The result is they feel worn down, tired, and unsure of themselves.  They wrap themselves so completely around their roles that they lose sight of themselves. 

This is just one example where busy doesn't necessarily mean not bored.  Boredom leads to depression and avoiding our true wants and desires leads to lack of fulfillment (boredom) and it becomes a vicious circle until we can strike that balance between meeting the needs of those who depend on us, with meeting our own needs.  You can't give to others when you, yourself are empty.  Often we are taught that being selfless means to give until you can't give anymore.  This is a backwards concept, because in reality, when an individual is fulfilled it overflows and pours out of him/her to others.  When we try to give when we are already on empty, it leads to depression, resentment, and anxiety. 

Action Plan

If this is the case in your life, resolve to spend some time with yourself.  Even if it's half an hour of "my time" per day.  Use this time to do some mind mapping.  place your ultimate goal in the center of a page - whatever that may be whether it's to get in shape, start your own business, whatever goals centers around YOU and your needs.  Around this start writing out ideas and thoughts, what would you do? what would your ideal situation feel like? What do you need to do to start working towards that loftier goal? What can you do right now? Explore all the angles branching out from the center with different ideas.  After you have finished this over the course of a week or so, then start to organize the thoughts and ideas.   This helps you to make plans and plans allow the universe to align with the nature of your thoughts/feelings and help you to manifest your goals.  

Don't get so caught up in the daily grind you lose yourself.  The universe cannot help you manifest your dreams if you are not fully connected with them in the present moment.  Take time for yourself, make you a priority and start making plans and writing down your ideas - this solidifies your goals and allows the process of manifesting to begin. 

Without "divinely inspired action" there can be no manifesting! It will not find you, or drop into your lap - you MUST take action and facilitate your goals and ideas. 

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