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By Jason GraciaMotivation123
Imagine being able to choose any outcome and automatically feel motivated to make it happen.No matter what's standing in your way, you'd be so driven that you would blow right past it. You would get what you wanted every time.Sound too good to be true? I thought so too, until I learned a basic truth about the way we think and act. When you know how it works, it's easy to create a drive that compels you to do whatever it takes to create the kind of life you've always wanted to live.So, what is the truth and how can we use it to get what we want? Let's find out.The undeniable fact of lifeIt's so simple that it's often overlooked. And because most people don't realize how powerful this truth really is, most people don't know how to get what they want.Wouldn't you agree with that statement? Out of the millions of people who wish for a better life, only a very, very small percentage actually get what they're after. And there's a reason: they overlook the basic truths of life and fail to use them to their advantage. I don't want you to make the same mistakes, so let this idea really sink in...- We do what we do for a reason. - In other words, some kind of reason, whether good or bad, is at the root of everything we do. To the average person, this doesn't mean much, but you're not average. You'll soon be able to see just why this is such a powerful idea.Why do people fail?If you asked ten people on the street why they want to change or improve their lives, I have no doubt that you would get a whole lot of, ”Huh? Um...I'm not really sure. I guess I never thought about it,”or...“Because it would make me happy.”Sorry, but that just isn't good enough. I said we do what we do for a reason, but not just any reason. It has to be a good one, a powerful one. When you put a weak reason behind any goal, it's not going to happen.“It will make me happy,” isn't strong or specific enough. It doesn't excite or inspire. Taking into account the way our mind works, this is never going to move you to action.And this is why so many people keep wishing for a better life instead of enjoying one. They don't have good enough reasons behind their goals.So what's the answer?What can I do?Develop better reasons!It's that simple. If I told you that walking across the room would radically change and improve your life in an instant - and you truly believed it - I guarantee you would be moving your feet right now.Why?Because the reason moved you to action. It was powerful enough to make things happen.And that's what you need to do when it comes to your own ideas of a happier, more successful life.Think of yourself as a master storyteller. The better story you tell about what success will do for you, the faster it will happen. When you sell yourself on what you want, you'll effortlessly and automatically be driven to make it happen.And it all starts with a good reason. So take some time right now to think of at least three great reasons why your goal is worth achieving. Make them specific, powerful, exciting, and inspiring.The better the reason, the better the result. So make your reasons for success so powerful, so compelling, so enticing that you can't help but follow through with action.
Jason Gracia, Madison, WI, United Stateshttp://www.motivation123.com Get your Free Motivation Kit filled with dozens of quick and easy motivation tips and techniques at the Motivation123 Web site.