I recently read a really interesting article by Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson called How to Make Yourself Work When You Don’t Want To. Herein lies my problem: Keeping myself motivated and completing the things I don’t want to do but need to.
Am I the only one who feels like this?
The Psychology of Motivation
I loved this article as it introduced me to the psychology of motivation. The more I read about the science behind motivation, the more I learned about myself. I can control my responses to things that I see as blocking action and move forward on my journey.
I looked back on a previous blog I wrote, and I think, what was I thinking? I have not given up on believing in the Universe and all the elements that play out in the realm of my universe, but my blog does contain a hidden element of deflection – in that I rationalize my lack of motivation and desire to deal with difficult situations in my life by blaming the Universe.
I am not dismissing how I felt when I was writing my blog because those feelings were real – it is only in reflection and with new knowledge that I look back and understand what the source of my frustration was all about.
This is what I know:
I am struggling with the forces of Inconsistent Motivation. I think it is because my Reinvention Journey that I have undertaken this year feels such a long way away to achieving my dream – to be a writer and speaker. I so love helping motivate people to go on their journey to achieve their dreams and to know what kind of life they can live that gives them personal fulfillment, and of course, happiness.