Seabiscuit: An Inspiration

Many people believe that it is their motivation that leads them to making successful changes in their life. They strive daily to achieve levels of motivation that they think they need. When they do not make their desired changes, they blame their lack of motivation.

When a devastating circumstance comes unexpectedly in your life, it can make you question and wonder. What is missing though – your passion? You can look for follow magazines in the world and find it everywhere, but will it ever be enough to get back what you lost?

There are many questions about personal motivation – or lack of it – as well as motivation in others. People often wonder why they themselves or someone else is not motivated.

Every time you complain about ‘the rich’ or ‘the big guys’ you’re telling your subconscious you’re not part of those groups and don’t want to be – gee, think that might hold you back a tad? If you’re always dwelling on your bills and poor financial status you’re undermining your own self-image – an important aspect of your motivational capacity. If you’re daunted by huge projects that are looming on your horizon or by to-do lists that seem to go on forever, take a look at the NLP technique of ‘chunking’ and get over it.

For example, when you see an open fire, you want to stay away from it so that you don’t burn yourself. If you’re in the open, you’ll stand further away from the fire. If you’re in a closed area, you might use a cover or a shield to avoid potentially getting hurt from the fire. Sometimes, you’ll do both. In essence, you want to protect yourself from the fire. In the process of standing further away, using a shield or any protection mechanisms that you’ve used is pretty much driven by your AF motivation.

So why do you want inspiration? You would be surprised that many writers do not actually know the answer to this question. Feeling inspired is a great, but without a goal in mind, that feeling can be wasted. What is your intention for inspiration? Do you want to start a novel? Are you trying to figure out how to end a poem? Do you need motivation to re-edit your manuscript? Seeking inspiration without an intention may be a fruitless task. You need to have some objective in mind, otherwise inspiration is wasted.

If inspiration did not go hand in hand with success, then we would have a lot less paintings. Imagine if the Sistine Chapel were not painted, or the Mona Lisa.

If you want to have motivation, use positive affirmations and self talk. You can learn how to deliver motivation by using positive self talk and affirmations because these are such powerful tools that you can apply for your self improvement and also to other people so that they may be able to have the motivation they need to achieve their goals. Positive self talk and affirmations will not work if there is no emotion to go with it. You have to remember that this can only work when intense emotions are used with it. You should try this for three weeks and see how this can greatly change your life. Through this, you may be able to stay motivated and impart to others how to deliver motivation to change their lives as well.