Our minds are programed to keep us safe. We were not designed to do things that are scary. But to become successful we have to overcome our fear. We have to do things that are scary, difficult and uncomfortable. But are we truly motivated to do such things? Things that we don’t feel like doing. But we know we have to do them. What makes us do them? Is motivation our driving force? Or is motivation just garbage. Are we motivated to accomplish great things in our lives or just the easy tasks that don’t imply any danger? Are we driven to achieve great results or are we only driven to survive. Do we succeed because we are motivated to succeed or because we don’t listen to our motivation to stay safe? Are we merely motivated to survive?
Since our minds try to stop us from anything that could hurt us, we all have a habbit of hesitating. In a moment of hesitation, we send a stress signal to our brain. And our brain does anything to protect us. What successful people do is they don’t listen to such signals. They don’t even give themselves chance to hesitate. They take control over their mind. They make decisions and they start acting on them instantly. So they eliminate the micro moment where hesitation gets in their way.
Mel Robbins gives powerful speech about self-motivation. You can watch it below.
Your life comes down to your decisions. You can decide to listen to your scared mind or you can decide to take control of your life. You can decide to become mindfull and aware of your thoughts and feelings. You can step in and take control of them and consciously build a successful life. You can become anyone you want and accomplish anything you want.
You actually do that already. You constantly make decisions about what will happen next. Sadly, for most people these decisions are based on their fear and hesitation. They chose to listen to them. They chose to not chose their ideal future. They chose to surrender. They chose to not succeed. They chose to fail.
You are capable of incredible things. You might even know what you should do. You might even know how to do what you should do. But are you really making the decisions that actually make you do what you are supposed to do? Or you still hesitate? When you have an idea, when you set a goal, go and do the action without thinking about it. Move as fast as you can. If you have a desire, act on it. Don’t give your brain a chance to stop you from doing what you know is best for you. Act instantly on your ideas.
Mel Robbins offers a simple tool to tackle your hesitation. Once you come to a knowledge, you have 5 seconds to act on it before your brain stops you with hesitation. So when you decide to do something, break your habbit loop of hesitating by immediately counting backwards 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and act. Don’t wait any longer. Let this become your new ritual. It prompts you to move. It requires you to focus. You set yourself for success. Congratulations and good luck.