No doubt about it, times are tough. In America, unemployment is high, and has been high for a long time. So is (and has been) the price of gas… and just about everything else. Our prosperity is all but gone; a recent report noted that the average U.S. family has lost forty percent of its wealth in the last three-plus years. Business is tough: taxes and regulations have skyrocketed, while revenues have plummeted nearly across-the-board.
Negative Emotional Reasons: This is a powerful form of motivation because it taps into what drives the subconscious mind. This is what happens when people get sick and tired of being sick and tired. Sometimes this condition is called “hitting rock bottom” however it doesn’t need to be that extreme in order to be effective. Your subconscious mind’s main objective is survival and that means avoiding pain. When you can generate emotional pain you will become subconsciously driven to make a change. This is very useful for getting you started.
When you think about it, life is made up of little successes every day. We achieve those successes with inspiration. We accomplish those successes by becoming inspired first, then planning, then finally, we accomplish our goal.
I just tend to prefer a pound of perspiration and the increased probability of success. And of course, I write how to books and related non-fiction. So my worship of the muse is slightly skewed. But still, look at my lives is necessary.
Don’t let people deter you. If you have done your homework, know your abilities, and know what is ahead of you and are confident you can achieve your goal, don’t let naysayers influence you. Ignore “You could never do that” talk.
Being inspired calls for an open mindset that can accept new innovative ideas. Inspiration can be drawn from even very simple and insignificant things. All it needs is a new perspective. Think about all you want to achieve in your lifetime. Then think about why you want to achieve these things. Fame, money, comfort, luxury, power, family, etc can be very powerful motivating factors. Think about how great you will feel after achieving your goals. This will help you stay focused on your destination and not get sidetracked by needless worries and grave obstacles.
As you search for inspiration, you can embrace all three levels. When you are looking for a particular level, now you’ll have a sense of how to create the right conditions.