Are you on a mission in this life?
If you answered no to the above, you’re mistaken. Everyone’s on a mission.
The definition of life is ‘the mission you fulfill while you have breath’.
Your mission is the path you travel, the choices you make.
The only ones not on a mission are beneath ground.
You Can’t Not Make a Decision About Your Life
Anthony Robbins writes:
“If you don’t make decisions about how you’re going to live, then you’ve already made a decision, haven’t you? You’re making a decision to be directed by the environment instead of shaping your own destiny.” [Bold emphasis mine]
So while I say you’re on a mission, I didn’t say it’s necessarily a wise or inspiring one. And I’m not here to tell you what constitutes that. That’s not my job nor am I a guru. I’m merely pointing out that you can’t escape the fact that you’re on a mission, and with every thought and deed you choose you’re filling the pages of your life.
What book will you have written at the conclusion of your life? Will it be one where you made you and others better? Or will it be one that paints a different picture? You are the author of those pages and you decide the outcome.
And don’t dwell on the past because the pages of your life are being written now. Distraction from the now is to be avoided. In the course of even a single day, the good you can do for yourself and others is immeasurable.
Now that we’ve established that you’re on a mission–how, then, can you find the motivation you need to keep making enlightened, powerful and inspiring actions that will enhance your life and the lives of others?
Sometimes you just don’t feel the motivation to be proactive. It’s nowhere to be found. How in the world can you be expected to stay motivated under those circumstances?
Technique to Have Unlimited Motivation
While there are many techniques you can use to boost motivation, I’d like to share one that you will always have within you:
When you’re not feeling motivated to take action to accomplish something meaningful and worthwhile in your life, simply believe that your enlightened self, your higher power, or even your deceased self would want you to fulfill the objective regardless of lacking motivation!
The above is a simple agreement that when you’re not feeling motivated, you don’t need any other reason to take action than that’s what something greater than yourself would want you to do. The deepest recess of your soul would want you to do it even if in the moment you’re not completely aligned with that wiser part of yourself.
It’s without question, though, that following the enlightened path will give you lasting fulfillment that opting not to won’t. That itself is worth it!
Sometimes a little pain goes a long, long way:
“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” ~Jim Rohn
Whatever you’re trying to do, whether it’s approaching the opposite sex, maintaining a diet, or working on your character traits, just remember you can always find the necessary motivation to move forward. Something greater would want you to do it even if that just means your deceased self.
But you’re NOT deceased. You’re alive NOW. And you can take any actions you choose now.
Make them enlightened ones.
Bamboo Forest is a professional email life coach and the founder of Tick Tock Timer