It’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “If I could just find the motivation, then I would get started.”
The truth is, if we wait for motivation to come to us, we will be waiting forever!
Not having enough motivation is one of the most common reasons why most people fall short of achieving their goals. When we feel motivated, we take action on the things we know will enhance our quality of life. Without it, it can be very hard to change our current circumstances and create the life we desire.
Motivation is so important and in such high demand, that people can make a fortune by instilling motivation in others. Tony Robbins, one of the best motivational speakers of our time, has a net worth of close to $600 million!
But, as good as Tony Robbins is (and I have listened to a lot of his stuff, he’s good) he knows that there is something that must come before motivation. Motivating people is only a fraction of what he does and only a small portion of what gets people to change.
There is something that must come before motivation to create a massive change in our lives.
Taking the First Step
Thermodynamics is a branch of science that looks at the relationships between all energy. The 1st Law of Thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be converted from one form the another.
Essentially what this means is that all the energy we need, and will ever need, already exists!
Take a moment to let that sink in… Everything you need is already in existence in the form of potential energy, including motivation.
The key is converting that potential energy into energy that can be used to complete what we want to accomplish.
How do we do this? By taking action!
That’s right, action precedes motivation.
Think about it, have you ever needed to clean your entire house? You can sit around all day long and never find the motivation to do it. But, if you just start by cleaning one room, or even a small portion of a room, all of a sudden you’ll find the energy to continue to the next room and the next one.
Or, what about exercising? Simply starting a workout often leads to the energy and motivation to continue pushing through round after round.
Don’t believe me? Try it!
This must happen based on the laws of Thermodynamics. Taking action converts potential energy into kinetic energy. This takes the ‘pie in the sky idea’ of motivation and converts it to its physical form.
Seems far-fetched, right? The answer to finding more motivation to take action is by taking action? Yes! And there is science behind why this works, every time!
The Science of Motivation
Over the last century, Quantum Physics has taught us that 99.9% of our universe is made up of empty space. In fact, we are only consciously aware of about 5% of our physical reality.
We are still, however, connected to the other 95% through our unique bioenergetic field. This is the field that is in constant communication with the subtle energy of our external environment and the 99.9% of our universe. This information then feeds into our Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which then controls and regulates all 100 trillion cells that makeup us!
Motivation can be hard to find because we are looking for it in the 5% of what we are aware of. This is why it is difficult to feel motivated to clean the entire house top to bottom, just because.
This all changes if we have ten guests coming over for a dinner party. All of a sudden, we have all the motivation in the world to clean the house. This motivation gives us an abundance of physical and mental energy to complete a task we had no desire to do prior.
The problem with this is, this type of motivation is hard to come by. Unless we have something we are aware of to give us that extra push to get started, we likely won’t complete the task.
The good news is, this type of motivation exists as potential energy in the 95% that we are consciously unaware of.
Remember, energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be converted from one form to another. Action is the process of converting this energy (motivation) into something we can use.
By taking action, we close the loop within our bioenergetic system. That motivation existing as potential energy converts into kinetic energy. This energy then feeds into our ANS providing us with new physical and mental energy to complete the task.
The more we act on this, the more our Nervous System attunes to this subtle energy. By attuning to this energy, we find it easier to become “self-motivated.” No longer do we need something outside of us to compel us to take action. We stop putting off the things that we know will better our lives, leading us to take massive steps in our personal growth and evolution.
Motivation Leads to Inspiration
When we are able to cultivate motivation from within we convert that energy into inspiration. Break down the word inspiration, and it translates into “in spirit”.
When you are inspired, you are connected to your Authentic Self and a higher power.
Being inspired allows for more creative thoughts and ideas to come through you. These thoughts and ideas are more aligned with who you are at your core. You then feel compelled to take inspired action. No longer do you need to rely on being motivated from the outside because you are now pulled to do things that are aligned with who you are.
You can now begin to create and manifest more of what you want to see in the world. Things that leave this world a better place because it contains your unique signature.
This all starts with taking action, closing the loop within our bioenergetic field, and converting energy that is readily available to us into a physical form. Remember, all the energy we need already exists, it is just a matter of accessing it.