Are You Motivated To Change For The Better? Part 3/3
This article is part 3/3 of how motivation relates to change. Identify the pain and vision the goal.Why Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect
For you to get better and eventually remarkable at what you do, either as a working professional, entrepreneur, student or athlete, you know you must practice. But for some people, no matter how much they practice they remain average or even become worse.
The truth is our wars are not really with others at all – not even with those at opposite shores. Our biggest wars occur without our beings – the spiritual contempt poured over the soul that would rest given a tenth the chance.Ambivalence – Finding Your Way
The second stage in the continuum of change is Ambivalence. If you have acknowledged that a particular behavior is problematic for you, wish you could change it, but feel uncertain about how to do it, you are in Ambivalence. As you move away from denial toward new awareness, you may linger for a time in Ambivalence as a place to rest before taking action. In Ambivalence, you are being pulled in two opposite directions – your desire to change and your fear of changing. Fear of change is a common experience and may show up in different ways.The False Deadline
Do you ever find yourself looking forward to the end of the year? Maybe you look forward to the end of the day or the end of the week or the end of the month? I have to confess that there have been some years when I was happier than usual to close the door on the old year and get started with the new one. Somehow in my mind I created a belief that once I made it through to the end of the year whatever it was that I was allowing to tire me out would be over. Poof – New Year, a new clock ticking and I would instantly be re-energized.Your Goals Must Support Your Dream
Do you know what you really want? Have you any idea how you’re going to get there? You need a firm plan. If you don’t know where you’re going any road will get you there!New Year and a New You
Don’t give up on your New Year’s resolutions, try a new way to achieve success and reach your goals. By changing the way you view your goals you can be successful and see results.Spotting Liars: The Law of Sufficient Motivation
“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” George Bernard Shaw. Like many insightful quotes this one nails an important idea, but really just one side of it.Self-Efficacy: How Supply Permits Demand
“Give the work to the busy man,” my mother used to say. It made sense. A busy man (or woman, in her case) had momentum and a can-do spirit.Molten Motivations – How Motives Change
You’re in love, or so you think. You certainly feel in love, but now that you’ve been run through the mill a few times, you wonder what the feeling really means. You love being loved.Exaptation – Understanding Changes In The Reasons People Do What They Do
I’m a musician. I’ll admit that when I was a teen, I got into it as a way to improve my status with women. I don’t know that it ever helped much; I’m no superstar.Subliminal Messages – Get Yourself Off the Couch and Say Goodbye to TV Addiction
Are you hopelessly hooked to the tube? TV addiction may seem like a minor problem, but if you look closely, you will see that it has more negative effects than you think. Watching too much TV takes quite a lot of time away from your real life.