I've got a few seconds here of downtime while I'm waiting to rendezvous with someone from another company, so I thought I'd post some thoughts.
As you go through this program or any self-development program, there will come a point in time where you're pushing through any procrastination that you may have...your obtaining your goals...slowly but surely.
I've gone through this stage many times. I came to the realization that I was waiting for this overwhelming feeling of joy and overwhelming happiness.
It never came. Don't get me wrong. I was extremely content and happy that I was able to work towards my goals, but there was no overwhelming feeling.
That doesn't mean your not living your dreams. We can't forget that. If you set a goal to do X...you map out a plan to get X...and you continually take steps to obtain X, you WILL get X. In reality, it doesn't get any better than that...than knowing that you are a conscious creator of your entire destiny. Your entire life is up to you to make what you will of it. You can have whatever you desire. Link enough pleasure to the end result. Link enough pain to not getting it. Go out five, ten, fifteen or twenty years and think about the pain that you will have in your life by not achieving your goal. Our brains will do more to avoid that pain, so those thoughts, if you keep them in focus, will literally pull you in the direction of your dreams.
Remember, if you're stagnating on a goal, your purpose is not strong enough.
Think about the times in your life when you accomplished something. How did you do it? You put your head down, worked your guts out and just got it. Why was it easy that time? Because whatever your reason for getting that goal was driving you to get it. You had a fire burning in your belly to get whatever it was...you didn't even have to think about why you were doing it...you just did it.
Find your reason. If you find yourself stalling or procrastinating, the reason that you have for obtaining your goal is not powerful enough to move you (in other words, to motivate you). Find your motivation. If you're having a hard time finding your motivation, get someone else to motivate you. For example, if you're having a hard time finding a good reason to work out, get a fitness buddy that is waiting on you to show up. Good motivation when someone else is depending on you.
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