Mindstate Motivation Blog

Lasting Effect

b2ap3_thumbnail_j0410085No doubt, like most people, you suffer from the ill effects of temporary enthusiasm.  The picture, I presume, looks something like this.

Recently, you started down a new course in your life.  You made up your mind you were going to do things differently no matter what.  You make your move toward your new goal or goals.  You can’t wait to get there…you’re so excited!!  You know this time it will be different.  You’re going to make this change in course and not deviate from the ultimate, desired destination.

Then, life happens.  Something or someone introduces information or circumstances that seems to change everything.  With this new information or circumstances, you become challenged to maintain the excitement and enthusiasm you just had for achieving those new goals.  You’re confused and become scattered in your focus.  Enthusiasm wanes into malaise and there goes another opportunity in your life.

Sound familiar?  Of course it does!  But, don’t despair as if you were the only one in the world for whom such a situation is a challenge.  Most of us experience the same thing.  That’s comforting, I know, but not the solution to the problem.

Those that achieve the most in their lives are those who maintain a lasting effect in terms of the motivation they feel.  Motivation, to be effective, is not one big surge of the juices of enthusiasm.  No, motivation is a drip-line flow of those juices that serves to constantly induce your excitement for all that you want to achieve.

Think about it in the same way as one of the world’s greatest motivators, Zig Ziglar.  “People often say motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing…that’s why we recommend it daily.”

Hopefully, these words have a lasting effect on your ability to stay motivated.

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