Motivation is the Most Powerful Tool You Have to Succeed
Motivation is, in my opinion, the most powerful force in the universe. Without it, not much gets done. Think about it: if you weren’t motivated to get out of bed in the morning, you wouldn’t, and you won’t accomplish much in your day. Yet, every day you do just that, you get up, you get going and you get stuff done. (sometimes, whether you want to or not.)
Motivation gets you to work, the grocery store, to wash the car and pick up the kids at school. It is motivation that determines whether you exercise, take the dog for a walk, make those sales calls, or eat healthy and so on. Motivation is involved with every action or “inaction” you take, for “inaction” is a kind of motivation in itself, just in reverse.
Thinking is habitual and it may seem that your thoughts and motivations are involuntary, that you cannot control what you think about or what you accomplish, or even how you feel about things in general. This is not true. Your thinking and therefore your motivation, ultimately your results, can be retrained by accessing the subconscious mind. You can also retrain your thinking by becoming aware of what you’re thinking about and the result of how you feel. Your feelings ultimately determine whether you take action toward you goals, or you do not.
Hypnosis is the doorway to the subconscious.
Remember, the more sincere your desire or motivation to change or accomplish something, the more easily you can access your subconscious mind. However, if your motivation is not true or pure, or your goal is not clear, your subconscious mind probably won’t respond in the way you want, if at all. You cannot easily fool the subconscious mind. Your desire must be sincere.
Feelings are a Key Component to Increasing Motivation
The fact that you’re choosing to work on a goal shows some level of motivation. Sometimes when you understand why you want a particular goal, you can increase your motivation to a higher level. Thinking about the feeling you will have when you accomplish what you set out for, can make the journey easier and with less obstacles. Consider all the benefits you will receive when you achieve your goal. You will benefit greatly from writing down your ideas and feelings about your reasons, even if they seem silly. Don’t worry about that…this is just for you. Awareness of the reasons for your goal can strengthen and increase your motivation and helps to dissolve resistance or blocks that may be keeping you stuck.
To reprogram the subconscious mind toward your goal and to increase motivation, self-hypnosis can help. Create some positive reprogramming statements or affirmations. Such as: I Love to exercise and tone my body; I enjoy connecting with others and creating relationships; I easily help others decide to take action; I love to pick up the phone and make sales calls.
Once you’ve created a list of positive reprograms….train yourself to relax. A great time to do this is while falling asleep at night or upon waking 1st thing in the morning. When you’re relaxing, you’re naturally drifting into and out of levels of hypnosis. Your subconscious mind is already wide-open and positive reprogramming is very effective during this time. Drop your new thought into your mind…say it over and over to yourself with feeling, as if you have already accomplished the goal.
Beware and watch for any feelings of resistance to the new idea. Pay attention to signals from your body. If you feel resistance, try imagining yourself actually doing the new behavior, see yourself smiling, happy and successful.
If you’re still feeling resistance, it may be that the your subconscious mind or some level of your conscious awareness is not in belief of the new program. There may be conflicting beliefs about your ability to take a different approach or action. For example: your new thought is, “I Love to Make Cold Calls,” but in reality, you hate making cold calls. This affirmation probably isn’t going to work.
Another way to get around this is to reframe the statement in a way that seems fun and accomplishes the same thing: “I Love connecting with new people and learning new things, about them.”
In this way, you’re still making cold calls, but now it’s a fun exercise to meet new friends and explore new things.
The subconscious mind has no judgement and does not know the difference between what is real and what you imagine. So use your imagination to accomplish your goals and increase your motivation. Imagine it will be easy to make changes and accomplish what you set out to do and you may find that it is!