Ever wondered why motivation hits you most right around bedtime or late at night?
Ever wonder why it never lasts?
Ever wondered why motivation stays with you for a couple of days and then just disappears, vanishes into the non-existence?
Why do you always go back to Ground Zero?
These are the reasons you type motivation on YouTube, looking for that one video to kick-start your next short motivational burst, for it to fail again and again.
And then you just repeat the same god damn cycle.
How To Get Motivated?
Motivation, it is what we seek to get
shit done. It is what we ‘Think’ we need to start doing something, to achieve a goal.
You watch 100’s of motivational videos online, read articles and listen to motivational speakers. It sends doses of adrenaline down your blood stream, a feeling of “I can” and “This is it” fills up your head. Hope brightens your journey, suddenly your goal is ACHIEVABLE & EASY.
For it to all fade away within the next 24 hours, everything, the feelings, the certainty is suddenly GONE, and you’re back hopeless and frustrated.
What is the problem? why isn’t it working?
You review the process again and again…
Great Motivational Speaker … CHECK!
Great Video Editing … CHECK!
If it was about the presentation or the content, Tony freaking Robins, or Ray Goddamn Lewis would be enough for this whole world to be motivated.
But it is not the content nor the presentation, It is how you view Motivation.
You look at motivation as it is a
freaking object, hidden somewhere, behind some nice words mixed with a strong delivery of, what usually is, a punch of hype-you-up nonsense!
How to get motivated?
Logic vs. Emotions, there lies the answer.
Think of your last motivational high. The last time you had your muscle tighten up a bit. The last time you had all those emotions flowing in your brain. Your last “THIS IS IT!”… Try to bring it back as strongly as possible, heck! go watch that video that always gets to you, that pictures that make you shiver, blast your favourite pre-workout music…
Focus on the state you are in right now – if you tried hard enough to do what I have just told you –, does it remind you of a similar feeling? very, very similar?
The last couple of seconds before busting a nut maybe?
Your last drug-induced high?
Maybe, maybe something else. But it should be clear to you that Motivation is actually an emotional state – no shit Sherlock! – and yet you view it, in your mind, as a logical thought that has to be understood. Like a math problem or a training session for some new skill, you try to focus more every time you repeat your Moti-strubation cycle.
Understand this… motivation is an emotional state. Most humans cannot control emotions. Most humans are slaves to their own emotions.
There is nothing wrong with that – for now!, the problem is that you have to deal with motivation like you deal with emotions (More on dealing with emotions Here) you have to accept it as an emotional state.
As Humans we can’t maintain emotions, emotions are triggered by external forces. For us to feel an emotion we need to somehow trigger it, and that is why you get motivated when you watch some motivational videos and it fades away right after.
For you to be constantly motivated, you have to constantly watch motivational videos and such. This could be a good short-term strategy, but on the long run, it will fall off.
So, What can you do to constantly be motivated?
Attach it to a feeling, not to an object. Face it with another emotion.
Tie it to one of your emotions instead of this picture or that video…
And my favourite emotion to be motivated by is… ANGER.
You have been told: “just be happy“
Screw that, happy people don’t change, happy people don’t strive. Why work hard if you have already reached the goal? happiness.
Be Angry… be pissed off.. be very, very pissed off, not at anyone or anything, but at yourself.
Feel the heat fills your body, grunt like a damn lion.
Be Angry… be Angry you didn’t achieve what you want so far. Be Angry for every time you let yourself down. Be Angry because you’re not a king yet. Be Angry you haven’t reached supremacy yet. Be pissed because, because your life is ending second by second and you’re not there yet. Be pissed today… Be pissed now… and be pissed forever.
Then, whenever you’re pissed, you’re motivated. Whenever you start losing motivation, you get pissed off because you are losing your
shit, so you get back to being motivated. A beautiful chain of events that are more able to maintain itself, with a bit of force driven by you.
THAT IS HOW TO GET MOTIVATED!
I‘m happy now, still pissed but happy! I was pissed off first then I reached happiness… This how it is supposed to happen.
Being angry doesn’t mean you don’t smile, laugh or have a good time, it means you are chasing excellence, chasing Supremacy. Never satisfied… pissed off for greatness. Otherwise, you’re OK with being mediocre, and if you are… then MySupremacy.com is no place for you.
This was my answer to how to get motivated, Share the wisdom Gentlemen.