“Success is never a matter of ability, it’s always a matter of motivation” – Tony Robbins
Learn How To Have Motivation All The Time
People always talk about needing and wanting motivation. Here you will learn what motivation is, and also how to consistently have that high energy and drive.
What Is Motivation? – Definition
Motivation is the emotional need, want, or drive to start, maintain and obtain certain emotions, beliefs, actions, or resources. In simple terms, motivation gets someone to act in a way that pushes them away from pain or pulls them towards pleasure.
As Tony Robbins says, 80% of success is your psychology. In other words, 80% of your success is your emotions. When your emotions say that achieving a certain goal is great, you will follow through with action.
Motivation is actually a mental and physiological response. When you anticipate a future reward being very pleasurable, your brain releases dopamine. This feel good neurotransmitter makes you act.
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People complain about a lack of motivation or feeling lazy to do anything to change their lives. The truth is that these people already have motivation. They have a lot of motivation to stay in their current situation because they fear that any movement would give them more pain than pleasure. For example, people want to have motivation to exercise and lose weight, but feel comfortable enough about their current situation to do anything about it. Therefore, the potential pleasure does not currently outweigh their current pain.
For example, you may want to get motivated to lose weight. However you currently see working out and eating good as so much more painful than the way you now eat and do not exercise.
How Do I Feel Motivation?
5 Best Ways To Achieve Your Goals shows how to use the pain-pleasure principle to get motivated. The pain-pleasure principle works by putting so much pain to the behaviour that you want to avoid, and so much pleasure to the behaviour that you want to adopt.
For example, if you want to get in shape, list all the negative consequences of not working out or eating well.
Think of all the health problems you will have, all the fun you will miss out on with your partner and kids. Think about how bad you will feel about yourself, and the disconnection you will have with other people.
In the next column, list all the pleasures of getting in shape. Imagine the confidence you will feel. Experience all the fun you will have with your partner and your kids. Feel how proud you will feel about yourself. Also imagine how connected you will feel with yourself and others.
NOTE: Real motivation is NOT a temporary pump-up, but a long-lasting and sustainable emotional pattern to consistently follow through. Motivational speeches are only for a short time, while decision is forever.
How Can I Always Find Motivation?
Learn how to be consistently motivated as well as the other principles for success in the Free E-Book 5 Best Ways To Achieve Your Goals