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Staying Motivated...

Did you know there are over 60,000 thoughts that run through our minds on a given day? We’re unaware of most of those thoughts as they take place in the subconscious mind.



The problem? A large portion of our thoughts is fear-based. What happens if so-and-so happens? What will I do if XYZ occurs? What if I lose my job? What if I can’t earn money?

We ask ourselves fear-based questions without even consciously being aware of them. For that reason, if we want to get and stay motivated, we have to dispel our fears.


In one of my earlier posts called, Fear is a Liar, I wrote about how we have to face fearful thoughts head-on and refuse to let them control our lives. After having my stroke and laying in my hospital bed, many fearful thoughts ran through my head. Stroke patients and others who are facing a major life change, tend to have a harder time dispelling these fears. In my case, it was being left paralyzed on my right side and realizing there are certain things I won't be able to do anymore. But I knew I had to keep pushing on!


Are you motivated enough to keep pushing on, even when times seem bleak and all hope might be lost? Staying motivated is partly the secret to success. It’s not the whole formula, but a large part of it rests on the shoulders of motivation.


So if your 60,000 + thoughts are draining you of your motivation to keep moving onward and upward, try this little exercise. Take out a sheet of paper and write down all of your fears. Then, write down why you’re afraid of those things. Finally, create an excuse as to why each of those reasons isn’t true. Reference past experiences where you’ve pulled through or accomplished something you didn’t think was possible at the time. There’s real power in bringing subconscious fears into the conscious realm and dispelling them. As always I wish you the very best in life, and please...Never Give Up!!





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