Why do we stick to some goals and drop the ball hard on other goals?
Why is motivation so short lived?
From my experiences I’ve come to learn that most people’s motivational reasons are external versus internal. When it’s a very personal internal reason, it becomes more of an inspirational factor, and creates a bigger “Why?” for that goal.
True passion comes from finally identifying what you want, why you want it, why it’s important to achieve it, AND (and this is a big AND) visualizing on the outcome of finally achieving the goal and reaping the rewards of it. I discovered that this is going 4 for 4 on really locking down the inspiration, the deep down intrinsic reason to prevent motivation from fizzling quick like majority of our goals in which we display good intentions, but poor follow through.
The “Why” has to be big enough, and contain a powerful meaning to it.
So what’s your big reason(s), your big “Why?”
Decide how you can add more passion and emotional content to prevent your motivation from fizzling.
PS, I’d love to hear how you add more emotional content. Please share in the comments section.