Why To Dump Will Power And Get Motivated The Easy Way
by Peter Murphy
Today I wanted to tell you a little about my background and
share a motivation tip you can use right away.
For over 20 years I have been fascinated by the possibilities
that exist for creating rapid and lasting personal change. And
I learned some great tools for personal change.
And like you I would get excited about having more, being more
and doing more but the momentum would never last. I would find
myself waking up in the morning with very little interest in
seizing the day!
I felt so much pressure to achieve that it was a lot easier to
do nothing and not fall short of my huge expectations. So I
would try to be as relaxed as possible and avoid experiences
that might shake me out of my comfort zone.
Unfortunately this outlook does not work very well because
eventually problems build up and the weeds start to grow in
the garden of your life. Your procrastination is like a fickle
friend, keen to take it easy with you but nowhere in sight
when the work needs to be done!
At times like this most people give will power a shot.
Does will power work?
Will power alone will never work over the long term. It is the
hardest way possible to get yourself to do anything. Its like
trying to open a tin can with your teeth when there is a can
opener in your pocket.
Instead you need to tap into the limitless power of your mind.
When you do you can break bad habits, create beneficial new
ones and put yourself back on track easily, quickly and with
very little effort.
You see making changes to enhance the quality of your life
does not need to be slow or difficult. Unfortunately most
people are still struggling because they continue to rely on
ineffective approaches like will power.
Motivation Tip for Today:
Forget about will power. Instead write down one small action
you have been putting off and answer the following questions
and really put some thought into the answers:
1 What am I missing out on of importance by not doing this?
2 What will I gain most by doing this?
3 Why is it important to me to get this done?
4 How is not doing this inconsistent with who I really am?
Pretend You Have Already Completed the Task:
Get a pen and paper and take 5 minutes to describe how you
feel now that you have already finished the task you have been
postponing. i.e. pretend you have already completed the task.
e.g. I have already cleaned the yard and I feel fantastic. My
family and friends are really impressed and I feel so proud of
myself and so delighted that it is finally done.
The yard looks immaculate, so tidy I have even impressed
myself. I feel so powerful, energetic and motivated. I feel on
top of the world. etc. etc.
Do this quickly and write with as much emotion as you can
express. Spend at least 5 minutes on it.
You will be surprised at how well this simple process works.
You may find that you feel a boost in motivation that gets
even better each time you use this process. Do it once a day
for best results.
Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently produced a
very popular free report that reveals how to crush procrastination and
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