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Why You Don’t Need Motivation to Be Successful

If you are in search of motivation to kick-start all of your wonderful plans and ideas and finally turn them into reality, you are not alone!

Many of us have goals, dreams and aspirations but we mostly don’t feel motivated enough to act on them. The result? Wasting heaps of time, forever talking and thinking about all the things we would like to do, all the places we want to visit, all the wonderful relationships we would like to create, and alas, never getting there.

So how do you find motivation? In exactly the same way as you overcome fear – by taking action. If you are waiting for fear to disappear to then take action, you can wait all life long. You need to first take action and then the fear disappears (or not, but who cares… fear should never be an excuse for not achieving what you want).

Similarly, if you wait for motivation to miraculously dawn on you one day so you can take action, you can wait all you want and never achieve anything. True, a few selected individuals are blessed with wonderful motivation to do stuff. For the rest of us, motivation comes AS we take action (not before!). It is not motivation then that we need in order to succeed. It is discipline.

You’d rather be on a sunny beach but you can’t find motivation to drive all the way there? Just get in the car and do it anyway. The motivation will come along the way. It’s very much like a muscle that needs to be exercised constantly – the more disciplined you are to take action despite not feeling motivated, the more motivated you will feel next time. And if you are not that motivated to do something next time, get off the couch and do it anyway. Do not wait for motivating to descend on you so you can be successful. Train yourself to become disciplined instead. Do the things you know you should be doing and watch motivation appear “out of nowhere” as you take more and more action toward achieving your goals.

Would you like to lose weight? That is certainly easy! Eat less and exercise more! Oh, but you are not feeling motivated to do that? Do it anyway! You don’t need motivation. You need discipline. And get that: Discipline is nothing else but a habit of staying committed to yourself.

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