I've been thinking these past days over a common saw in the motivational arena; that old principle that people only make serious changes in their lives through inspiration or desperation.
Why is it such an ingrained part of human nature and human life that so often it takes hitting ROCK BOTTOM to instill a fierce enough desire to go TO THE TOP to really get people to TAKE ACTION?
Now, I'm beginning to understand "people" but some persons I'll never understand...
Catch the difference?
"Motivation" is great, but we all know it's not enough, by itself to cause any lasting change for the better in our lives. True and lasting positive change comes down to something less external than just motivation to keep the wheels moving on a car that's physically breaking down.
Motivation may be a powerful fuel, but the engine that will drive you to success is not it; in my mind, that engine is inspiration, and that comes from within.
We must all seek out those things that inspire us and keep them close! Find other people that inspire us. Put ourselves in places where we get inspired. Choose to align ourselves with inspirational visions.
Isn't it AMAZING how in just a few years we as human beings have the power if we focus on what we want rather than what we don't have, to possess the ability and the power to literally transform our lives and lifestyles...to grow...to change our beliefs (think), our perceptions (feel), our behavior (act), and thus completely and totally change our RESULTS (lifestyle)... isn't that amazing we can do it just like that?
Literally from depressed, dead broke and busted to happy, rich and successful. From a life of violence and drugs to one of compassion and leadership.
From a dead-end boring existence where one just plods through the day to one where only adjectives of the infinite variety can hope to capture the sheer breadth of possibilities open to you. From spiritual bankruptcy and sin to a closer communion with our Maker and those with whom we share this spinning dirtball we call home.
No matter where you find yourself today, here and now know this:
• We can grow.
• We can change.
• We can expand.
• We can build wealth.
• We can make a difference.
• We can draw closer to God.
• We can create a lasting legacy that is bigger than ourselves.
Radical change can’t come from motivation alone, though.
In a few years with the right environment, it's very much possible to do it if you’re truly inspired. And for most people to have it seems like magic...
It's all about finding yourself and finding the correct vehicle to help get you from where you are to where you want to be.
I have found that I can get myself to take action toward my goals only when asking this question: "When now are you ready to take action?" To the 3% who DO....here's to you.
How will you make serious change in your life? Will it be through inspiration or desperation? What works for me I hope will for you too!