Inspiration First!

So you've been there. You set your awesome goal, but then it just fades in the background or you give up from exhaustion.

What happened? Simple, you aren't inspiring yourself.

But some of you might say inspiration is just a temporary boost. That you need to train yourself to just do it.

You know what else is a temporary boost?

Eating. Sleeping.

Would you go all day without eating so you can have more time to work? Of course not.

So why aren't you giving yourself daily motivation?

Don't get me wrong. I'm not talking about being a YouTube junking watching motivation and self-help videos for 8 hours.

But what I am talking about is learning to set the tone in the morning and surrounding yourself with motivating and positive things.

Not inspiring yourself daily, now that is foolish.

The first thing you should do each day is inspire yourself to set the tone for the rest of the day.

How to Find Inspiration

Now how do you find motivating/inspiration material?

That's a tough question that you have to figure out on your own. It could be a quote, an object, a show, or even a person.

But one piece of advice I would give is to focus on how it makes you feel. If it doesn't create a burning feeling inside of you, don't waste your time on it.

Now a lot of people confuse admiration (or even jealousy) as inspiration.

In my experience, if you say to yourself, "that would be cool if I did that", or "people would respect me if I do that" that isn't inspiration.

Again, inspiration is all about a feeling. It should give you a moment of awe, move you, or make you say, "hell yeah!"

That should be your inspiration.

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