Many people go through life never getting in touch with their greatness because of the lack of motivation to push themselves or because they have not found something that they believe to be worthwhile to challenge them.
Many talented persons have gone unnoticed and the world never had a chance to be exposed to their talents because that person did not take the time to begin to express or to demonstrate or to motivate themselves in the direction to bring that which they came into the universe to bring.
Many people will leave the universe without a trace; no one will know they were here. In fact, under their name, we could put under there” Not Used Up”. Will anyone know that you came this way? What contribution are you giving? What will you leave? What will be different because you came this way?
Life is God’s gift to us and how we live our lives is our gift to God. What kind of gift are you formulating? Is this a gift you would like take back and do something else before you turn it in? Think about that. What can we do? What are some of the keys that we can begin to use to motivate ourselves when our batteries run low?
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do at some point you are going to get tired. At some time you are going to get into a rut. It seems like nothing you do works out right, and sometimes it just seems like you just don’t have the will to do anything. Sometimes you act like you are punch-drunk you just waiting through life.
You are doing time day in day out looking at non-discriminatory television; anything that’s on just looking and depressed; feeling powerless, useless and bored. What do you do? How do you get yourself out of a rut?
When you know that you can do more than what you’ve been doing and you’re not doing it and you are discontent with where you are- you get angry at yourself. How do you get out of that rut? How do you motivate yourself?
One of the things you must do is
You must work on yourself continuously. Never be satisfied with yourself. Always know that as you invest the effort and time on you that’s the greatest ability that human beings have above animals. See a dog cannot be anything but a dog. A tree cannot be anything but a tree.
As a human being you have unlimited potential; you can put effort on you and by concentrating on you and developing yourself; you can transform your life. Wherever you are right now, you need to work on yourself. You need to read books that inspire you and motivate you. You need to listen to videos and audios that build you up over and over again.
I suggest that you listen to videos and audios that build you up every morning. You want to control the spirit of your day. When you first wake up in the morning your mind is operating at 10.5 wave cycles per second. That’s when the subconscious mind is most impressionable.
Whatever you hear in the first 20 minutes when you wake up- that will affect the spirit of your day. When you listen to videos/audios listen with relaxed belief; believing that this can happen for you. And by listening to them listen to them over and over again and you will get a breakthrough.
You can listen to the same video/audio for months and all of a sudden you hear something you never heard before and have a special meaning for you. You can read the same book over again and find some special insight and say I can’t believe I didn’t see that the first time. So, you want to be involved in developing yourself.
Most people won’t do that. Most people won’t take that kind of effort and invest that kind of energy in themselves because they will fall prey to that conversation within “ooh don’t do that, you don’t have time. You are too busy. You are too caught up in the rat race.”
Most people won’t take time to go to lectures, they won’t take time to go to seminars, and they won’t take time to go to classes; to improve themselves! And as you continue to work on yourself, you will begin to expand your vision of yourself. You begin to work towards self-mastery and you will begin to see it reflect on all the dimensions of your life - your mental life, your physical life, your social life, in your relationships, your monetary life...
So, concentrate on developing yourself because if you don’t, I guarantee you that you will make a settlement and most people have. And most of us already have.
What kind of settlement have you made with your life? Many of us are making in life settlements. We are settling for less than we actually deserve. We don’t feel good about it but we make it work in our minds. We come up with some kind of excuse to make it alright. What kind of settlement have you made with your life? Many of us settle for less than what we want out of a relationship because we don’t have the courage to change them.
In order to begin to find some keys to self-motivation to drive yourself, in addition to working on yourself, and as you work on yourself, you feel good about yourself, and as you feel better about yourself, you treat yourself differently,
You can’t feel well and do well if you don’t have good health. You cannot perform if you don’t have good health. Your health is valuable. Develop a health plan- a plan that you will follow because this is the only vehicle you have to carry you through this experience called life. And you want to take good care of it because you love you enough, you care enough about you. That is not easy, it is not easy having a health plan and sticking to it but you are worth it doing it again and again and again.
You want to make a conscious effort to be lively. See in life you are either saying hello or goodbye. You are either on the way or in the way. You want to be happy; you got a lot to be thankful for but you watch some of the faces around you every day and I tell you some of these faces; they will put you in a depressed state of mind. You need to avoid these kinds of faces. When you see them coming turn your head.
The things that you say to yourself; you want to watch them, and in watching them you want to take charge. So, you need to learn to stand up for yourself inside yourself. And short-circuit; override that conversation that’s always going on. 85% of what that conversation will tell you is negative. It will tell you that you are tired when you really are not tired, it will tell you that you can’t do it, it will fill you with fear.
So you got to watch that conversation and when you find it going on you’ve got to stand up to it and say am going to do this anyhow. I am afraid but I am afraid of not to do it! And am not going to let you stop me. The biggest challenge that you will have in life is you. There is an old African proverb that says If there is no enemy within. The enemy outside can do us no harm!
What do you want out of life? What do you want out of a job? What do you want out of a career? What do you want out of a relationship? What do you want? What gives you your life? How will you know when you got it? What will make you happy? You need to know. You need to start asking yourself some questions. What do I really, really truly want? You need to be exact about that.
Don’t be vague, “ooh I just want to be happy” that’s too vague. What will make you happy? How will you know when you got it? Zero in on it, be exact, be specific, and as you do that; that will stimulate your superconscious mind or the reticular activating system of your mind that will begin to find those things; to identify with it and once you begin to determine that which you want, take the time to write it down.
Don’t just think about it, write it down. That is the subjective process that engages the subconscious mind, write it down! Once you write it down, read it 3 times a day: morning, noon and night.
Why is that important? Because what it will do, it will cause you to focus! It will cause you to concentrate when that other conversation is going on, telling you what you cannot do, telling you of all the impossibilities and all the obstacles: your concentrating will begin to create a larger vision within yourself and you will start to looking for and seeing some new opportunities. You start creating some openings for yourself.
As you begin to read that every day; day in and day out, that will make you focused, that will discipline your thinking, and you get all kind of creative ideas.
As you read this article, being involved in this immersion process, you going to create some openings for yourself, you are going to get some ideas, you are going to feel your adrenaline flowing and you’re going to think about some idea you had and you’re going to say am going to go back and am going look at that again.
From a different vantage point, not from the level of the problem of the obstacles that I encountered but from a higher vantage point. Because what you will begin to see and to know as I have talked to the higher consciousness within you.
That you are powerful, that you are a miracle worker and that inner conversation has conditioned you to believe that you are not! And as you begin to discover the truth of who you are, whatever challenges that you’re facing in life, and if your living and you’re facing some challenge, you begin to know that you are powerful and that you are a miracle-maker.
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