Bosses suck. Motivational speakers are awful. Business books are boring. Your spouse/partner is wrong. I know you sometimes feel this way. I do.
Do you sometimes feel those forces in and around you are just pointing you towards disparate directions? Is it's just too much work to start . . . or if you start, the cavalcade of work will overwhelm you?
Here's the worst one — if you start, you'll know you'll give up midway through and ultimately fail? Again?
Most people live in a rut — doing the same thing every day — even though they are not really happy about where they are in life.
But when they are faced with solutions, they tend to spurn them because they rely on emotional triggers to make them fail before they've even started.
Motivation is truly their enemy — because it gives them a vision, a glimpse of what their life could really be like and then they let their emotional right side ("I can't do that, I'll fail) churn with their logical left side ("You don't have time to do that") and they regularly dismiss the vision.
Does this happen to you? Let me begin by saying — there are no silver bullets. There is no free lunch. Nothing in and of itself will solve all of your problems. Nothing will.
I want you to look at you, your life, your career, your relationships — everything you do — as a gas tank which needs to be topped off regularly to run efficiently and to always have a complete reservoir of energy to tap into.
Don’t wait until your gas tank is empty. If you do, you’ll probably sound like the person in the first half of this post.
You need to regularly stop off at your Shell or Mobil station and top off your Vision Gas Tank. Small fill-ups of motivation will not only keep your engine running clean and efficiently — it will ultimately get you where you want to go.
Doesn't your car run better when it has a full tank of gas? When it's all shiny and clean? I know mine does.
Here’s the kicker — if you use premium gas — your engine will have more horsepower and run even more efficiently.
So motivation isn’t a quick fix or a silver bullet, it’s a series of small, incremental fill-ups.
What can you do?
As I frequently say: “All a person needs is a glimpse to get them started.”
If you read an inspirational book, listen to motivational CD’s or even play your favorite music – you will begin to get a glimpse of what life could be like if you stepped out of your comfort zone. New visions will flow into your head and you will be energized to make them happen immediately.
You will incrementally become inspired and resolve to slowly change your behaviors, set new goals and proceed to pursue them.
All you need is a glimpse. Promise me you will top off your Vision Gas Tank every day and you will see powerful changes occur in your life.
What do you do to top-off your Vision Gas Tank?