It seems everyone today is looking to get “fired up.” They want a meditation practice, fire walk, or really catchy meme from Facebook to energize them into action. And yet they easily become dejected, falling back into mediocrity and getting by.
I would make the argument that it really is all about how you see yourself; how you perceive yourself. You get inspired by a vision you have for what you can accomplish. That perfect ideal I spoke about in an earlier post.
But when faced with reality, which isn’t always so perfect, people simply give up the ghost and fall prey to excuses, validations and justifications. (“I’m too old/young, I don’t have enough money, It’s too hard to do where you’re a parent,” etc.)
Let me drop a truth bomb that can set you free, if you really understand it:
People become demoralized because they lose the idealized version they have of themselves. Everything in your life depends on how you represent it to yourself. Meaning, the “inner dialogue” you use with yourself.
Really give that some critical thinking. (And please share any thoughts you have below.) Then in tomorrow’s post, I’ll give you some real-world examples of how this plays out.