Motivation is the fuel that drives action. Each decision we make has an underlying motif attached to it. There are reasons we make choices, and reasons as to why we live our lives the way we do.
Each and everyday we go through a set of the same motions. We all wake up, cleanse, eat, work, sleep, etc. Have you every stopped and wondered why we do so? One can say we eat and sleep simply because we need to stay alive.
That's a form of motivation. It's not necessarily the blood pumping workout type of motivation, but within itself lies a motive as to why action was placed. The clothes we wear can simply show off the style of a person, or maybe a form of clothing is to hide a style.
Neither choice is right or wrong, but both simply have a means as to why it was made.
The mighty subconscious has more power and more emphasis on your life than one may expect. The unconscious is constantly absorbing information and drives the motions of our lives.
Since birth and throughout our uprising, it holds the information of our needs and desires, and dictates our conscious mind. From basic survival, to the want of social acceptance, to even the job we choose, do we really have the freedom of will?
I believe the answer is contradictory: a yes and no.
We can't necessarily choose how we're raised, our culture, or other aspects that affect our behavioral psychology. This forms the foundation: a basis of information we learn, and how the choices made previously affect the choices we make in the future.
But is there a way we can regain control?
You're In Control
So since it’s our brain's past that determines our predisposed future, how does one make their own destiny? Well the answer is quite simple really. It's us, it's our actions, it's our well-made decisions, it's our poor decisions. Since our subconscious is always absorbing information, the answer lies upon the information we give it.
It's a form of muscle memory, and how practice overtime enhances the concept of something.
In a way, you are essentially reteaching your brain, or 'rewiring' if you will. Telling yourself negative comments will only teach your brain to be negative through the input it receives. The same goes for positive information.
The brain works with a risk / reward system: a decision has a right and a wrong. The decision we made either caused a form of harm, or the decision had a positive return. A great way to impact the way we think is to reward yourself for the things you wanted to accomplish. That workout, that project, that conversation shouldn't go unnoticed.
Reward yourself. It'll teach the brain to want more. The same will go for the opposite. The long term outlook will shape your subconscious to act the way you want it to. The rest will become second nature in the future.
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