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Ways to get motivated

Posted March 31, 2007

Q. Even though I have wonderful goals and aspirations for my life, I don't seem to be able to motivate myself. What is causing this, and how can I move forward? -- M.L., Springfield, Ohio

A. Motivation is the combination of desire, values and beliefs that drives you to take action. These factors, or lack of them, are at the root of why people behave as they do.

Napoleon Hill states, "Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."

It is important that you acknowledge your divine nature as you seek to become motivated. This includes your awareness of a spiritual dimension of life as well as a material dimension.

It is also essential to recognize that the purpose of life is to nurture and develop the spiritual side of your nature, to cultivate the noble qualities such as truthfulness, honesty, courage, reliability, compassion and courtesy.

Material desires create great internal conflict if we haven't honored the intrinsic call to nurture our spiritual essence. Many people are struggling to reconcile their material and spiritual desires. They aspire to make a difference in the world and to live meaningful lives.

This may be the cause of your immobility.

Take the time to discover what you deeply desire and bring forth your vision.

Proverbs 29:18 states, "Where there is no vision, the people perish."

Once you have truly established your purpose and vision, proceed with confidence that motivation will return, and you will be guided and supported on your life journey.

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