How do you Motivate your Mojo? What gets you up in the morning raring to go and ready to rock the world with your presence? It is a truly wonderful feeling to be doing what you want, whether it is writing your next novel, preparing a TED Talk, or designing your next course. Being in this position takes courage and determination, to step outside the conventional box and do your thing!
In my opinion, it all starts with passion and then, a healthy dose of motivation to continue fulfilling your dreams. So, how do you keep your spirit going? How do you fire up your power of influence (the dictionary meaning of mojo!) your engine of life?
-Nothing great in this world has ever been accomplished without passion – Bob Proctor
We understand that passion is what pushes us to follow our dreams but in order to keep the fuel on our fires we have to feed it generously.
Here are 5 suggestions to keep them fires burning.
- Make a list of what excites you. Yes, delve in deep, write a long list of all the things that you would love to try, experience or do again.
- Build a support system of like-minded people. Surround yourself with people who believe in you.
- Develop a dream team and/or a mastermind group. (or mistressmind!)
- Remember your achievements. Regularly list all your successes and achievements no matter how small.
- Watch videos and Talks that inspire you.
People often ask me where I get my energy from. I tell them that when I am passionate about something, you can’t stop me. I am also a great believer in using my amazing imagination to envision what I want. In school, they erroneously named it day-dreaming. And sadly, it is common practise in many educational establishments to prevent the development of the imagination.
How did Steve Jobs create his ‘totally-can’t- live-without-products’ ? First in his imagination.
How did Mary Anderson invent the wind screen wipers? First in her imagination.
How did Maria Telkes invent the first 100% solar powered house? First in her imagination.
The list is long and all of them thought it out first, in their beautiful imagination.
Your imagination is a super powerful tool so please allow it some freedom and let it create and conceptualise your passion. Allow it to make the first steps towards motivating you towards fulfilling your tasks, your dreams, your next book.
-Success is a state of mind. If you want success – start thinking of yourself as a success – Dr. Joyce Brothers
All of us have times when our motivation is low. It’s normal. I tell my clients not to be too hard on themselves, and there are times when I have to tell myself too! Some of us become our own slave-drivers, especially when we are striving to become entrepreneurs and develop our own businesses. Remember to allow your imagination to Step Up & Stand Out! It will give you more ideas than you know!
Yes, definitely very important to first imagine and believe you have a unique imagination. Hold on to your passion. Our dream-like reality is closer to us than our dictatorial senses (vision, taste etc…) that tries to shackle us down. Those five suggestions are a brilliant strategy to maintain our Mojo . Already I feel motivated. Thank you for that.
Yes. Yes. Yes.
How right you are – again – Georgia! But, while many of us are blessed with imagination in abundance, how I wish an indulgent ‘birth fairy’ had been present to have given me more confidence: buckets full! Enthusiasm and passion are the spur; confidence is the shy one! Am working on it…
Totally relate to this…I spent years putting things away and keeping it in the playground of my mind. 🙂 The scrutiny of others made me squirm! But I guess, what have we got to loose…you only live once. It could be an idea that changes the world!
Aint this is the truth!
This world is made up of imagination in action. Nothing would happen without the spark of that inner creation.
For better (and for worse).
Definetely being enthusiastic and believing in oneself is the key to success. Inspiration and stamina is all it takes.
Thank you for your always sharp posts!
From time to time I find myself dragged in the day demotivated. Aligned with your suggestion (not to be too hard with myself), instead of trying to cheer poor-me up, it helps me throwing myself into others projects, worries, inquiries… devoting time to them.
When I return to my own self, motivation is charged up from having helped others. And that turns up to be satisfying for both them, and yourself.
Thanks Georgia as always for your vivid and colourful posts carrying sharp bits of advice