Keeping Motivation Strong

Path of Action: Day 6 B

You need to remind yourself of your motivation again and again throughout the day. Remind yourself that life is too short to waste in destructive patterns and confusion.

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You might think about it this way:

“How many times have I repeated the same thoughts, the same cycles of behavior, with little of value to show for it? Now I want to call a halt.  I do not want to lose my time, my energy, my awareness, and my concentration. I cannot go on getting lost in dullness, memories, and thoughts. I cannot let my fantasies take over, or give in to whatever feelings, sights, or sounds happen to come along.  I cannot be ruled by the gaps and darknesses in my awareness or by feelings of restlessness or dissatisfaction. I cannot go through the same process again and again, not really connecting with my own experience and intention.”

Motivation is like a promise you make to yourself. When you remember your promise, it can inspire you to develop the discipline not to waste any time at all.

 

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