Self motivation is powerful but often elusive. The challenge with becoming motivated is moving from the “logical” to the “emotional”. For example, logically it makes sense to lose weight and get fit, but the reason most folks struggle with their weight and their fitness is that they’re not emotionally motivated for self improvement.
Someone who’s emotionally self motivated won’t let distractions and interruptions knock them off course. When we’re self motivated, we’re driven to achieve our goals. We’re enthusiastic about them. Putting in action to achieve goals we’re motivated to achieve energizes us. In contrast, putting in activity to work on something we’re not motivated to do is draining. (Hence we tend to avoid doing it.)
Then we come to the issue of “conflicting intentions”. The concept of “conflicting intentions and beliefs” is important to understand. This is one of the main reasons – if not THE main reason – that people don’t succeed in reaching their goals. Let me explain more about this concept. A person has a conflicting intention when they say or want one thing, but in their head or their heart, they want or believe something else. For example, they might declare that their goal is to make $250,000, but secretly they don’t really believe they could ever make that amount of money. Or they believe they’re not “worthy” of making that kind of money. Or they believe that the effort to have the level of success would overwhelm them. Or they believe that people who make a lot of money are superficial and materialistic.
The consequence of harboring conflicting intentions is that every action, every activity, and every effort is “energetically” counteracted. In other words, the positive gains from one’s efforts are canceled out by the conflicting or negative energy, resulting in an outcome that is “OK”, but not nearly what it could or should have been. This principle affects everything in our life – money, relationships, success, you name it…
The bottom line is that setting goals and working towards them often will be a frustrating exercise until one is truly motivated for self improvement and has cleared out any major conflicting intentions and beliefs. When you’re self motivated and not in conflict, you’ll reach your goals faster and easier than you ever thought possible.