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May 13, 2020

Assess Your Motivation Strategy

I want you to really think about what motivates you in your life.
You have all of these goals and aspirations that you’re shooting for. What’s the driving force behind them?
A lot of us think that we need pain, discontent, and unhappiness to chase our goals. Something’s not working in our lives so we need to go out and make a change.

But we don’t need those things.
In fact, it’s one of the great misfortunes of life that many of us think we need pain as a motivator to help us to achieve.
We’re allowing our fear of failure to drive us towards success.
But that also means we don’t have control over the journey towards success.

Again, it comes back to the cause and effect states that I spoke about in previous emails. When you allow pain to become a motivator, you’re in the effect state.
You need to get into the cause state.
And the first step towards doing that is to recognize that pain and discontent aren’t the only motivators in life.

Here’s what I want you to do.
Think about what you want to achieve in life. And when I say that, I mean that I want you to visualize that achievement. Use your mind to create a picture of what success in that aspiration will feel like and what it will mean to you.
That’s how you create pure desire.
You feel so compelled to do whatever you visualize that you start taking active steps towards making it happen.

Now, you’re in the cause state.
The issue here is that this only works if you have a compelling goal. If you don’t feel compelled to make the goal happen, that means it’s actually meaningless to you.

So, you’re only chasing it because you’re unhappy and you want to make a change.
Seeing the differences between these motivators will help you to understand cause and effect.
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