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How to give up motivation and bring back the inspiration


Ever had those time wondering where your motivation went?  Do you judge yourself for never being motivated enough?

What do you to in those times when you feel like you could just be a couch potato forever, and your lust for living seems to have taken a holiday?

Firstly, it’s not wrong to have a couch-potato moment, or day, or week.  We have busy lives.  How often do we take time out?  If you are someone who spends a lot of time ignoring your body’s needs and pushing it to keep going, taking away your motivation and energy is one way your body can demand that you stop and rest.

Secondly, motivation is not actually very effective.  What if something greater than motivation exists that would make it way easier and way more fun to create your life? There is, and I like to call it… inspiration.

Here are 3 reasons why inspiration might be an easier and more joyful way to give you the energy and the momentum to create the life you actually desire.

  1. Motivation is always about judging you into doing something you have already decided you don’t really want to do. Have you ever used money (or lack of it) as a motivation to go to work? How often have you got up in the morning and gone “I have to go to work. I need the money.  If I don’t do it I will go broke.” How often do you see people using the judgment against their bodies as their motivation to join the gym?  “I am overweight, I am too unfit.”It’s kind of how we are taught to be – we think if we judge ourselves enough, we will do better, or make better choices somehow.  How many times did your parents or teachers try to motivate you to do something with criticisms or threats (if you don’t work hard, you will fail.  If you behave this way you will get detention)?  How well did that really work? Are you still being that parent and / or teacher with yourself, even now?
  2. Inspiration is about being open to the infinite possibilities and choices you have. What if you would treat yourself the way you should have been treated?  What if you asked yourself “If I could choose anything right now, what would I choose?”  You might find that you still choose to go to work today, or you might still choose to go to the gym, but you won’t do it because you think you have to or because you lack something, you will do it because somewhere in your world you know that choice will contributes to your life and expand it. And if you don’t like your job, what if you could go to work today, grateful for the job you have, and start looking for something that would be more fun for you?
  3. Inspiration is way easier, and more fun. Inspiration is a natural by-product of choosing the things that are joyful for you.  When you have joy in your world, it’s light, it feels spacy, it feels peaceful! When you have judgment in your world, when you are trying to force yourself to choose something, it is always feels constraining and heavy.Take a moment and ask yourself, what are you grateful for, right now? What do you enjoy doing?  What brings you a sense of peace and ease?  Would you please go do whatever that is?  Would you please begin to celebrate you, your body, and what you have going for you, right now?

What inspiration for creating your life is available to you that you had not previously considered?  What if now is the time to go play, and discover what else is possible?



Dain Heer

Dr. Dain Heer is an internationally renowned author, speaker and facilitator of consciousness and change. His latest book is 'Being You, Changing the World - Is Now the Time?'. For over 14 years Dain has been inviting people to embrace their true greatness.

1 Comment

  1. Linda O'Malley

    October 17, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Thank you! I’ve spent the last few weeks reading book after book ….enjoying it but also feeling guilty. Feeling I should be exercising, cleaning the house, socialising, entertaining. But after reading your article…no more guilt. I’m choosing to relax and enjoy doing something I haven’t done for a very long time!

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