31 Flavors of Motivation

Jul 11, 2014

When we are motivated it is because we think it’s better to do something than not do something. The reason it would seem better would have to be investigated with each situation, but still the general concept that we think it’s better is the determining factor. How do we determine what’s better?

Well as you sit there and read this I want you to think of a food that you really don’t like. Now imagine that you have a big fork full of it and you are putting it into your mouth and you’re chewing it real slowly. Um good, right? I wonder how many of you reading this could almost feel yourself gag. Imagine a room full of people doing this and you can hear groans and expressions of distaste. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE? IT WAS ALL IN YOUR HEAD!!!! Isn’t it amazing that we can give ourselves the experience of having done something without having to do it! We’ve even reinforced our original opinion. Our life reflects having done something when in fact we haven’t done anything at all except imagine. Our life reflects our imagination.

We decide we want to do things and don’t want to do things and we don’t usually even know why. It’s like having a vicarious relationship with you. But I think more than being used to enjoy life it’s used to avoid.

Well then, how much of having fun is in your hands? It’s all up to you and the more you play within the rules that have been laid out for you the more fun you have. There are laws and principles in place and they govern us all. If you don’t live by them then there are consequences because they are rules. It’s like gravity, it doesn’t matter whether you like it or not, or believe in it or not, it’s still a rule and if you don’t respect it you will find yourself falling down a lot. But, you don’t have to have fun, that’s not a rule!! Having fun, having a good life with friends doing cool things is not a rule that has to happen or cannot happen, that’s up to you. You get to choose what you want to do with your life and whether you want it to be fun and exciting or not.

Some people are too afraid to challenge their thinking. They won’t say that because they would rather blame something else and give a reason that might make them look better. But bottom line they’re just too scared to find out that it is their attitude that creates the life they have. Come on, taste it and see if it’s what you think it is. Learn, grow, experiment and experience, find out what you might be able to really taste.

People who participate have an advantage in life because they are out there experiencing new and exciting opportunities. They don’t decide ahead of time what things will taste like. And they don’t avoid things because they are not cool, they make things cool and others follow. By the way, I’ll bet there is something you’d like to do but you have a reason you can’t, is the reason just your imagination?