We are sure you know people who are highly motivated and driven. 

 

It seems that no matter what they work on, whether it is a task in their job/business or doing something around the house, that there is a sense of purpose and “mission” to what they do.

 

They always want to do their very best.

 

They have purpose and deliberateness behind their actions.

 

And they exude an attractive kind of confidence that draws you in.

 

And then there’s the opposite

On the other hand, we are also sure that you know people who seem to be going through the motions.

 

It usually spreads to all areas of their life. They kind of just do the bare minimum at work and when they get home, they do just enough to make it to the sofa so they can spend the rest of the night streaming shows late into the evening.

 

A conversation with a person like this usually results in spending a lot of time and energy focusing on what’s wrong with life, and a search for things to complain about.  And typically, this personal is always incredibly busy. No irony there! 

 

The bad news is that this second type of personality is easy to fall into. You can become passive and uninterested in life and within a few days of practicing this form of behavior, it can quickly become a habit.

 

The good news is that the FIRST type of personality can be just as easy to “fall” into.

 

The only difference is you have to elevate yourself to that level. It doesn’t just “happen” by default.

 

Remember, you always get to choose which direction you want to take and making the choice to be a person who carries him/herself with a sense of purpose or mission is just as easy as choosing the opposite.

 

The key is to find things to get charged up about

It doesn’t have to be all that complex. We recommend starting small and build upon your success.

 

If you find yourself lying on the couch when you know you should be doing something productive, all you have to do is FORCE yourself to stand up, and pick a task to get started on.  

 

One exercise that works well that you may want to test for yourself is as follows…

  • Set a 15-minute timer on your Smartphone or Alexa.
  • Pick an activity like tidying your office and press the start button.
  • Do your VERY best in that 15-minute window to make the office as tidy as possible.
  • Think about nothing else and allow NOTHING to distract you from the task until you hear the buzzer at the end of 15 minutes.

 

What you will likely find happens next is a feeling of momentum where you will WANT to continue working on the office until the task is complete.

 

Then, you pick something new to do and the next tasks seem far easier and more exciting to take on.

 

Before you know it

You can spend a whole day operating with this sort of “mission” mentality and it can carry over for weeks at a time.

 

If you practice this enough, it just becomes part of who you are and it can have a life-changing impact.

 

So we want to challenge you TODAY.….think about how YOU can develop a sense of mission in your life.

 

If you feel stuck, know that you aren’t alone. At some point in life, we’ve all been there!

 

But we also know that there’s no greater joy than living with a sense of purpose that propels you forward and prevents you from dipping into a rut that will only end up frustrating you in the long run. You’ve got this!!! 

 

Where are you going to start today and what is one small task you can do to get started?

 

Share below in the comments. 

 

2 Comments

  1. Annette Berryhill on January 7, 2020 at 11:12 am

    I really appreciate the motivation that your writings provide. I started my fitness journey with you two about 11 years ago. I was at the best point in my life. I learned how to take care of myself and was introduced to healthy eating habits. unfortunately I feel those days are long gone. I want to feel as good as I did the. But really feel stuck. Thank you for your inspiration.

    • Rob-Shannon Yontz on January 13, 2020 at 11:58 am

      Hi Annette,
      Thank you so much for your comments and know that you are not alone. We were grateful to be your coaches back in Ventura!
      We all get “stuck” and is a natural part of life. Please let us know if we can be of any service to you!
      Hugs! Coach Shannon

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