Motivation vs Inspiration


One of my students asked me what motivates me to achieve my dreams.

My immediate reaction is that I don’t function through motivation; I’m “inspired” to do what I “must” do to achieve my dreams. You see motivation is something that comes from the outside while inspiration is an inside job.

I have learned that it can be very dangerous if you have the tools to motivate yourself and your ego decides to attack and keep you stuck… It does all sorts of things to keep you from applying the wisdom you’ve discovered…

So let’s see how you can get inspired and stay focused on what you want.

Are You Going To Take The Blue Pill Or The Red Pill?
b2ap3_thumbnail_2-blog-1.pngYou take the blue pill and the story ends; you go back to living your life by accident (you go back to the waking sleep, forget about having A Virus Free Mind and begin searching again for an answer, or accept failure). You convince yourself that luck obviously does exist and rules your destiny. You decide I am obviously a loon who only thinks he can perform real magic.

You can go on with your life and ignore what I have written here – trust me it won’t take long to forget – You’ll be happy, well sort of and you’ll be content to settle for less. It’s not so bad – maybe you’ll retain some of the wisdom and your life will improve a bit. Still laziness and a lack of inspiration pay off now.

Or you take the red pill… and you stay in wonderland and you show yourself how deep the rabbit hole goes.

By taking the red pill you can give some serious thought to the amount of your life, the amount of your mind energy you are going to desire to use to really create the life you desire. This is the path which involves effort in the attainment of inspiration.

In your process of defining your desires you will uncover your inspiration without effort. My job with this process is to inspire you enough to choose the red pill… To start defining what you desire from life, as I know you will obtain your inspiration there which will fuel you enough for the rest of your life. You will never need motivation again.
Inspiration is an abundant fuel source which requires no new supply. One drop has been enough to power some of the greatest achievements we as humans have made so far. It is the perfect fuel for us! It is the fuel we were designed for.

You can travel to places no-one has ever been before when you are fuelled by inspiration. This is the fuel that taking the red pill will shortly deliver for you, and you will then begin to live an inspired life again.

However… motivation is like petrol, you have to always consider how much you have of it. You effectively limp from one fuel station to another, never being able to venture out to wondrous undiscovered lands because no-one has gone there first and put a petrol station up! So I state again, when you are inspired, who needs motivation?

Anyone who speaks or writes about being, staying, or getting motivated, doesn’t understand the difference in power and do you really think a teacher like that is who you should be listening to?

It doesn’t matter how much of a luminary they are, basically anyone who speaks about motivation doesn’t know how to teach you what you need to know. They are in effect trying to stick the wrong type of fuel in your car. How far do you think your car will go when you stick the wrong fuel in it?

You do not need motivation – any books or courses which tell you that you do are teaching you incorrectly… Is it any wonder they have a less than 1% success rate! Use the word motivation as a signpost pointing to a bad teacher! This does not mean they cannot change, just currently their teaching method is not good enough.

Once again, they are using the incorrect word to educate their readers, and little words make an immense difference. As in that word they are teaching you that you need perpetual torment in your life…

They don’t intend that of course, as to them (a successful person) the word motivated simply means inspired… Successful people don’t know that as they haven’t looked at it for long enough. They are naturally motivated and therefore do not need to consider motivation.

In other words they are using the law of least effort on autopilot (they only need to consider their words if they are attempting to teach what they know, and this is where they have gone wrong). But what they state to their subconscious mind when they use the word motivated in the form of a feeling is, ‘Inspired to fulfil my dream, until completion.’

So if you are not in the less than 1% of successful people, you get educated that you need perpetual torment, and if you are in the less than 1% who are successful then you learn that you need inspiration.

So I suggest until you are in the 0.001% and KNOW you have your natural success mindset back, that you avoid reading, and definitely using, the word motivated. As the last thing you need to attain your dreams is perpetual torment.

If you feel you are looking for motivation then the chances are you haven’t yet found your reason why. This is the reason why you must do this, your reason why is ‘your magic fuel’, it is your inspiration.

As Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

Anything you want to do in your life that will impress others comes from you discovering your inspiration to do it… Anything you’ve taken to the top of the game in your life came from finding your inspiration…

Anything you’ve ever used motivation to start never amounted to much… Inspiration therefore is the magical ingredient for getting you the life of your dreams…

If you wish to do something big, then you will need inspiration not motivation. If you wish to achieve something that you want but are not inspired to do, then you will need careful timing and regular motivation. Otherwise known as perpetual torment…

b2ap3_thumbnail_2-blog-6.pngHowever, by discovering your reason why to do something, or your reason not to do something (which is equally as important), then you are able to just do it, or just not do it… Discovering either a lack of or a stack of inspiration is applying the law of least effort and is going the natural way.

Having a reason why which is not yours, or weak will require a stack of motivation and this is going against the flow of life… Can you feel how seeking motivation for massive projects is doomed to fail?
Sure you can use motivation to do stuff you don’t like, like filling in your tax return, or cleaning out the garage… But motivation should never be used for the big stuff…

So you must find your reason why to do something, and it must be your reason why. Not something your Mom or Dad said you should do, or your teachers, or your friends…

Consider this, everything you have achieved in your life came about through finding your reason why which inspired you… or by having someone coaching you to achieve it.

If I want to do something big then I have to bring coaches into it as I’m far to lazy to keep going all by myself.

So now consider… this thing you want to do…

What reason why could inspire you to do it… Can you find inspiration, or will you require motivation… The secret to progress is to know your limitations and structure your way around them… Or to accept them and choose a different path…

If you think to yourself I need motivation, then the chances are you actually need inspiration.

Or if it is something of less importance to you, like say if you are like me I am inspired to work and do what I love, I am inspired to teach my children, I am inspired to love life. I require motivation to sort out financial planning details as I find them boring.

But if I work on my reason why to complete them, I find this motivates me enough to get me past sorting them out.

If you consider the information I’ve given you in this blog to help raise your level of consciousness and improve all sorts of areas of your life by making it easier… Can you feel how you are inspired to read them? Or are you motivated to read them? I suggest today you consider how this makes you feel…

And also consider, do I feel I could find the way to inspire myself to achieve my big dreams… Massive effort in the attainment of your dreams will never come from motivation, it can only be achieved by inspiration.

Now I’d like you to do this little exercise, it should make you feel good, and it raise your consciousness a little higher…

Consider someone you perceive as the sort of success you wish to become… Then consider, is the person inspired or not… Don’t judge it, just consider it…

When you’ve done that, then consider, did that person need motivation to start building their dream, or did they find their reason why to do it… You are not looking for the answer (as that will be obvious), you are using your subconscious mind to tap into their inspiration…

The person you perceive as successful may need the occasional bit of motivation when they’ve over done it… But in the main, they are solely fuelled by inspiration… Can you feel the difference…
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