Regain Your Motivation

By: Wendy Hearn

Do you feel your motivation has diminished recently? Or do
you feel at the moment that it's gone completely? Do you
wonder how you'll ever get it back?

It often happens that many people find their motivation
decreasing or disappearing altogether. When this happens
you tend to feel stuck and you're not really moving forward.
You may feel frustrated because you're not making any
progress. Seeing yourself making progress is one way to be
motivated. But if that's not there, it becomes a vicious
circle, because when you're not making progress, you don't
feel motivated and vice versa.

When you want to increase your motivation, it's worth
remembering that there's a difference between it and
inspiration. Motivation is an external source which
encourages you and gives you ideas. Inspiration comes from
within and the encouragement and ideas are your own. When
it comes from within, you own it and will feel inspired.
When you feel inspired you'll take action and taking action
is the key to achieving what you want, whether it's
increasing your business, making changes in your life or
progressing towards your dreams.

So, we're really looking to increase your inspiration here
and not necessarily just to motivate you.

I've found that
people's inspiration drops when they've been doing the same
thing over and over again for some time. You may feel
you're stuck in a rut; it's become a bit of a drag. If
you're feeling this way, it's no wonder your inspiration
has decided to 'wander off'.

Sometimes you just need to take a break or have a rest from
what you're doing and your inspiration may well come back.
This break also allows you to re-assess what you've been
doing and not doing. Perhaps then you'll see there are
some changes you want to make, perhaps deciding to
implement a different strategy or action plan.

Taking a break will mean different things to different
people and you need to determine for yourself what this
break will be. Perhaps, you'll decide take a day or a
week off work, to play and have fun. Or you may decide
to go for a brisk walk. I'm even inclined to suggest to
you that, while taking this break, you tell yourself that
you're not allowed to do or think about anything related
to work or whatever it is that you're taking a break from.
It's surprising how much most of us react to being told we
can't do or have something. The rebellious part of us
often surfaces and wants to fight it.

Taking a break from whatever it is you've been doing will
probably make you feel apprehensive. All your fears about
how much you have to get done, you're wasting time, what
if I don't want to go back to doing this, are likely to
surface. It's a natural reaction, but the fear is usually
much worse than the reality. You need to trust yourself,
face up to the fears and know that you can handle any
situation.

After a break, you'll feel refreshed and when you feel
refreshed, your enthusiasm and inspiration will return.
ThenComputer Technology Articles, you'll be ready to start moving forward again.

What I want for you is to take a break and allow your
inspiration and desire for life and business to return
to you naturally.

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