I used to struggle to get motivated. Motivation felt super fickle. Sometimes it was there. Often, it was not. I had no idea how to get motivated – I didn’t realize I could create motivation on demand.
Since realizing that motivation can truly be created on demand, I’ve become passionate about figuring out the most effective ways to generate it.
Recently, I found something that works like a charm. I shared it with my clients and many of them have reached out to tell me how much they love it.
This strategy will not only help you get motivated, but it also is a great tool to:
- break you out of any funk
- create immunity to excuses
- accelerate your progress toward any goal
- get you excited about putting forth effort
- break you out of past patterns
- train you to think outside the box
- become a creative, energetic problem solver
Here’s all you have to do…
Spend 1-2 minutes writing your thoughts in response to the following prompt:
What if ________________ was possible?
Here are some examples to get you started and you’ll see that it’s totally fine to be loose with the structure. You’re just brainstorming possibilities for your life, your health, your goals, your relationships…anything at all!
- What if living with zero debt was possible?
- What if it was possible to make a lot more money?
- What if confidence was possible for me?
- What if it was effortless to be consistently healthy?
- What if an exciting sex life and a fun, playful relationship was possible?
- What if it was possible to start a totally new career and make an incredible living?
It might seem like a weird approach to get motivated, but here’s what I know…most struggles comes stem from lack of enthusiasm about the change you want to create.
Lack of belief, lack of enthusiasm, lack of excitement…they all lead to lack of motivation.
If you want to get more motivated, start getting excited about what’s possible for your life and then challenge yourself to take one step in that direction today!
If you want to accelerate your progress, enjoy the journey more, create immunity to setbacks and overcome excuses, spend 1-2 minutes each day brainstorming about what is possible for you.
Break out of the pattern of thinking about what is wrong, what you can’t do or what you don’t understand. Start thinking about what you could do, what you could have or who you could be!
For more resources on motivation, check out these episodes of the Primal Potential podcast:
Motivation When You Feel Stuck
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