If action brings results, how do we motivate ourselves to act?
Last Update: Nov 20, 2014
We always set goals or targets but often fail to achieve them because we do not commit to follow up action. At WA the first exercise we did was to set both financial and non-financial goals. Why?
Without goals and a forcing system, the mind will procrastinate and set aside action for another day.
How can we kick-start the action process?
The key to starting the action engine is the self-concept i.e. the way we feel about ourselves.
The self-concept, which is made up of beliefs, attitudes, feelings and opinions can either turn our engine on or off for motivation to act.
Napoleon Hill said: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”
The natural sequence is that as we set the goals we usually don’t feel confident that we will achieve them, we feel that we are not ready just yet to achieve such stretch targets.
The ON BUTTON:
If you behave as if you have already achieved the goal, act as if you are the success you want to be, you will feel good about yourself and the self-concept will trigger the motivation engine to generate positive thoughts leading to positive actions. It is these positive actions that will bring results.
On the other hand one negative feeling will attract more negative thoughts and beliefs which result in procrastination and putting actions off for a later date until no action is taken.
Here is the ABC for taking action to achieve results
Act as if you have already succeeded
Believe in your ability to accomplish
Create a forcing system for progress measurement, task accomplishment and goal achievement
For example the goals we set here at WA can sometimes seem so impossible, as you will put in a lot of hard work and you don’t see results immediately. This can generate negative feelings and thoughts about oneself leading to lack of motivation to act. If we don’t act then the results will not come, plain and simple.
So here is the thought of the day:
If we ACT as if we have succeeded in creating the wealth we want, we can feel good about being on that dream holiday resort, purchasing that dream home, car or present for our loved ones.
If we BELIEVE that we can create wealth through the skills learnt at WA, we will follow through this belief with action and achieve success
If we CREATE a system for measuring our progress towards the goals we have set as suggested in the training videos, then results will certainly follow.
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