Posts from Dave Sjolin and John Assaraf on NeuroGym Achievers Facebook Group Page
In reading many posts, I’ve come to realize that many of you are looking for that spark of motivation that will get you going (again).
Unfortunately, motivation is not the spark that will get you moving. Motivation is a result. It’s the fire that is lit after you take action.
Each time you take action, and either achieve a small goal or at least learn from the try, your brain gives you a shot of dopamine as a reward.
Motivation is something you get, from yourself, automatically, from feeling good about achieving small successes. Accomplishing something, no matter how small the task, makes us feel better about ourselves and more ready to take on additional tasks.
Real motivation comes after you start. Therefore, the best way to get motivated is to “break a sweat” and get started. That is why John is constantly telling us to chunk down a goal into easily eaten bites and to do less to completion.
So today, list three things you can do to today to move towards one of your goals. If you can’t think of three, at least list one. Then take action and do it. Do this and you will find quickly that you have even more motivation to do more.
The above is based on the book, The Motivation Myth.
Every time you have a thought or feel an emotion or take any action, you reinforce the neural networks in your brain. Your brain doesn’t give a shit whether you’re reinforcing something positive or negative, something constructive or destructive, something empowering or disempowering you. In essence… you are coding your own “brains software” every second of every day. The question then is… Are you a self-empowerment software engineer? Or a disempowering software engineer?