How do they fit together?
Motivation works hand in hand with determination and they cannot stand alone. One needs the other to succeed. Initially, you will need the inspiration to get motivated and you must be determined to achieve your objectives to succeed.
If you have a dream to become successful in anything, let’s say you want to be a great Chef, then firstly you need to get inspired by the idea of it. To get inspired you must dream. Dreaming is super important for your survival as a human being. Dreaming gives you the inspiration to achieve.
Many people do not know what they want in life. This is a fundamental problem. Not knowing what you want is stopping your dreaming process. You cannot dream about your dream car if you do not know what car you want. This is important for all aspects of life. You cannot ask the universe for support if you do not know what you want.
How to dream?
To get support from the universe we need to explore how to dream. Dreaming starts with a real aim at what you want. For example, I want to drive a ‘67 Shelby Ford Mustang GT500 Grey Silver in Colour with black racing stripes and chrome wheels. The interior must be black leather seats and chrome finishing. The engine is a 5.0L V8.
Note the details I just used to describe what I want from my “dream” car. To dream about this car I need to know what I want, what it looks like in the fullest detail. Why is this important, you may ask? Well, if I ask you what ice cream you want and you say vanilla and I give you strawberry, you will be happy? This is important for your happiness in life. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU WANT YOU WILL NOT BE HAPPY, except sometimes – more about this on our Awakening training.
Once you know what you want, you can start to dream. You can now visualise the car, how you sit in it, how it accelerates and feel on the road. This is the starting process to end up driving your dream car.
Now follows the inspiration and motivation
Now that you know what you want, you can start to dream. Use all the free time you can find to dream and dream big. Do not be shy. Just be clear on what you want.
But dreaming alone is not going to get you to drive your dream car. You need steps to get there. Following dreaming is inspiration. Inspiration is needed to get you to start a process that most people never get to Action!. You need action to live your dreams.
To start taking action, you need inspiration from somewhere. Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated, especially by doing something creative. By taking action you will get inspired and rewarded. Action delivers results and results provide you with inspiration to continue getting more results.
Do not let the results let you down because sometimes you get a result you did not want or expect. Do not fuss. It is ok. You are getting a result and this is what matters. No result means there was no Action! This is far worse than an undesired result.
Be careful not to create expectations because if you do, you set yourself up for disappointment. Just accept the result and keep going until you do get the result you want. It is really ok not to succeed immediately.
With inspiration and results will come motivation to continue getting results. “By doing something small every day to achieve your dream, is one step closer to the dream.” You do not need to achieve the dream in one day. Small steps are ok. This is why you need motivation. Motivation will keep you going. As long as you keep taking action, you will have the motivation to keep on being inspired by achieving results, get it?
None of this is going to work without determination!
We all have wants and needs. Some of us know exactly what we want and others are not sure. They know they want something, but they are not sure what. Fundamentally we all want happiness and our need for survival depends on it. To be happy you must know what it is to be unhappy. This is why you need the determination, to begin with. Determination will give you the “know what you want”, the “dream” and the will to take action.
Most people do not get the results they want and then they give up. This is very particular in today’s youth as they are always very quickly satisfied with the pace technology is growing. They struggle to find the determination to keep taking action to get to the end result. They get despondent and lose interest very quickly. Read more here about how to deal with disappointment.
Do not stop here, keep your dream alive and keep taking action. The payoff is massive and one great life lesson. Never Give Up!
Life will throw you curve balls at you and no matter what that might be, as long as you are clear on what you want just keep taking action and the universe will reward you with results.
The worst thing you can do in your life is NOTHING!
Now, go on and take action!