Motivation is How We Can Make our Dreams Come True

Motivation is the passion and desire that get us going to achieve our goals. It is the activation of the steps to a accomplish what we say we want. Motivation is the missing ingredient in so many people who say they want to experience a certain thing in their life and don't take any steps to accomplish it.

It's like asking for a recipe and never baking the cake.

We have a mystery.

Motivation and discipline are often confused with each other. What is the difference? I would say that motivation is a feeling and discipline is a doing. When we say that we want to do something in our lives, it must become a priority for us to take the necessary steps. So we have to ask ourselves 'how bad do we want what we say we want or how important is it to us'?

If you are not motivated to do it, you have no discipline at all. Discipline is what makes it happen. Discipline is the decision that we are willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish our goals. At that point we allow no considerations to impede our progress.

For ten years I watched this process as women in my fitness centers would sign up for a fitness program and then stop coming. Discipline was missing because motivation was missing. Does it have anything to do with self-esteem? I think so. The better we feel about ourselves the more apt we are to make taking care of ourselves a priority and the more we will do what it takes to create what we want.

This happens in all areas of our lives. We often have a tendency to put other peoples' needs ahead of our own. And we often believe that we don't deserve what we want. We underestimate ourselves and become despondent and don't get past the starting gate.

When we have a healthy self-esteem, we are motivated to do the things that mean the most to us.


Determination: Little Pine
Determination: Little Pine

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"Our level of discipline is directly proportional to our level of self-esteem"




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