I’ve worked on the whole “motivation” concept for many years. Questioning why I’m not motivated and wondering when I am, why. I’m a very curious intellectual and for the most part, question everything.
Motivation in my own research and what I’ve researched is a fear based response. Fear of not getting something we desire or fear of getting something we don’t desire.
Most things are paradoxical this concept is no different. They say love motivates. Does it? I’m curious.
Action can happen without motivation. I’ve noticed over the years that even when not motivated to do things, I do them anyway. They needed to be done. I watch myself in the morning when I wake and what causes me to do the things I do. What keeps me from doing other things.
Our brains are wired to do things, our thoughts also contribute to that. There seems to be a small and I question the 5-second rule only because at times it sure feels like less than 5 seconds to rocket ourselves to do something different.
I love this video by Mel Robbins
Money certainly is a “motivator” and it seems to be the fears that come up around money. Fear of not having, not getting, being disappointed, not accomplishing and on and on.
I’ve often caught myself doing something I had no thought of doing. There was no time for motivation, no thought…. I just did it.
What is the deciding factor?
People are certainly making millions on having seminars for thousands of dollars to “motivate you”– send you home psyched up! Ready to go!
What happens when that doesn’t happen? What happens when the motivation slips away? We seek something else to motivate us.
Many of us do not know that it really doesn’t take a few thousand dollars to motivate us. We can and do get things done without the hype! The deciding factor for me is do I want to get to A or B? I can kick and scream my way there but do I want to get from A to B?
It’s very complex and yet simple. We do not need motivation to get things done. I’ve watched myself for a while now and I’m noticing when I have the motivation and when I don’t. I also know that I keep getting things done either way.
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