If one was to look into what is takes to be successful, they may hear that they need to be motivated. As if they don’t have this, it will be a challenge for them to consistently take action.
Not only that, there is a strong chance that everything won’t go to plan, and this means that they will have to pick themselves up when they get knocked down. They will then need the inner strength to get back up, and they will need the drive to keep going.
Talent and Hard Work
It is often said that it doesn’t matter how talented someone is; what matters is if they are willing to put the work in. Thus, if someone is incredibly gifted, they are unlikely to get very far if they don’t do anything.
Yet, if someone is not particularly good at anything but they are willing to put the work in, there is no limit to what they can achieve. What this shows is how important it is to be motivated.
A Number of Examples
If one was to think about the people in their own life, they may find that there are a few people who have the intelligence to go far, but what they don’t have is the drive to do so. At the same time, they may know a few people who are doing really well even though they are not all that intelligent.
In this case, it could be said that some of the people they are know are wasting what they have been given; whilst the others are making the most of what they have. Or it might be more accurate to say that they are pushing themselves beyond their limitations.
Getting the Fire Started
So, if one doesn’t feel very motivated and they want this to change, they could look online for information. This could then be a time when they will be told that they need to get in touch with their pain.
As their life is not the way they want it to be, this is likely to cause them to experience pain. Through facing the pain that is within them, it might give them the energy that they need to keep going.
What this will do is allow them to use the pain that is within them to improve their life; it could be said that this will be the conscious approach. When one runs away from the pain that is within them, their life is likely to get worse.
The energy that is within them will be wasted, and it could be sad that one will be behaving in an unconscious manner. Their life is likely to get even worse, and this will give them an even bigger reason to run away from themselves.
In addition to this, one could hear about how important it is for them to spend time around the right people. This is because if they spend time around people who are not motivated, it is likely to rub off on them.
Therefore, if they spend time around people who are driven, it will be a lot easier for them to move forward. One could also hear about how they will need to eat the right food and to make sure that they get enough sleep, among other things.
However, while there are people who want to experience life differently, there are going to be others who already experience life in this way. There is then going to be no reason for them to look for advice on how to be motivated.
What they could find is that other people often ask them how they are able to keep going. This could be a time when one will say that they just enjoy what they are doing, and this is what keeps them moving.
From The Beginning
If they were to look back on their life, they may find that they have always been this way. Alternatively, they may find that there was a point in their life when everything changed, and they have been this way ever since.
But even though they are driven, they might still be able to take a step back from time to time and to enjoy what they have achieved. One will then have the ability to do and the ability to just be; they are a human being not a human doing, after all.
On the other hand, one may find it incredibly difficult to relax, or if they do, they need to take something in order to settle themselves down. So once they have achieved something, they could soon go onto the next thing.
It might then be more accurate to say that one will be more like a human doing than a human being. Their need to achieve will have taken over their whole being, and they won’t be able to appreciate what they achieve.
A Deeper Look
There are likely to be plenty of people who look up to them, and they can be seen as an example of how someone should be. But even though they can be seen as having it all together, it doesn’t mean that this is the case.
What this comes down to is that if one was to get in touch with what is taking place within them, they may find that they feel worthless. So as way to avoid how they feel in their body, they do everything they can to achieve things.
Their value is going to be based on what they do and not on who they are, and this is why it is not possible for them to take their foot off the gas, so to speak. If they were to slow down, they might soon come into contact with how they feel.
One can then take action and feel as though they have control over their life, or they can face what is taking place within them and feel completely powerless. When one experiences life in this way, it can be due to what took place when they were younger.
This may have been a time when they were abused and/or neglected, and this would have caused them to experience toxic shame. One would then have come to believe that there was something inherently wrong with them.
It would then have been a case of facing how they feel, or disconnecting from what was taking place within them and creating a false-self in the process. And due to how painful it is to face toxic shame, it is not going to be much of a surprise for them to have taken the second option.
If one can relate to this and they want to change their life, it might be a good idea for them to work with a therapist or a healer. This will give them the chance to deal with the trauma that is within them.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 26 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.