Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Motivation: 5 Powerful Emotions You Can Use


Experiencing strong emotions is not uncommon. What is uncommon is applying these emotions to motivate you to change and grow.

Having said that, here are five emotional states that can change your life, if you act on them:

commitment, desire, disgust, decision and focus.

Commitment

If you are committed there is always a way, and usually more than one way. The key phrase here is if you are committed. Commitment to a relationship, exercise, career or achieving goals means that no matter what, I'm sticking to it, I'm seeing this through.

One of the nice things is that when you are committed to something, you seem to find yourself involved with other committed people.

The late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin said "Whether it's to a cause, a relationship or something else, when you hang out with people who are committed, you hang out with the folks with the live hearts, the live minds, the live eyes."

Applied to marriage, this notion of commitment is much more than just being committed to avoiding divorce. It's the commitment that you will do everything in your power to make the relationship a great place to be.

Desire

"How bad do you want to beat Edgewater?" my high school football coach screamed in my face when he caught me going a little too easy one day in practice. That one has stayed with me because he was right: The amount of desire I had that day was showing up in the actions I chose to take.

Desire is reflected in your actions. Desire with little or no action is not worth much. So ask yourself frequently, "How much do I want this?"

Disgust

Disgust is not typically an emotion associated with positive change. Or is it?

Have you ever been disgusted with a situation, a relationship or yourself?

Most of us have, of course. But have you ever been so disgusted that you were motivated to change no matter what? Being sick and tired of being sick and tired with something can be a fantastic motivator for change when you decide "no more, not again, not ever!"

Decision

The root word for decision is incision, which means to cut. So when you decide, really decide, that something will be different in your life, you "cut off" any other possibility. And it's reflected in your view of and attitude toward life.

Bill Marriott of Marriott Hotels said, "Failure? I've never encountered it. I just stumbled over a few temporary setbacks."

That's decision in motion.

Focus

Each one of us is bombarded every day with hundreds of things trying to get our attention. Focus is an emotional state that pulls together commitment desire, disgust and decision.

When I see people struggling with where they want to go, one of the first places I look is their power of focus. We tend to be pulled toward that which we focus on. Lack of focus usually equals lack of success and achievement.

Focus on all the distractions pulling for your attention, and you're not likely to get where you want to go. Focus on where you want to go and you are likely to get there.

Commitment, desire, disgust, decision and focus.

Don't just experience these emotional states, apply them to create the life you desire.

Visit SecretsofGreatRelationships.com for tips and tools for creating and growing a great relationship. You can also subscribe to our f*r*e*e 10 day e-program on how to enrich your relationship today, from relationship coach and expert Jeff Herring.


MORE RESOURCES:

Daily Mail

Scientists discover brain region linked to exercise motivation
Daily Mail
Scientists have pinpointed the region of the brain that is responsible for exercise motivation, which many people struggle with and make excuses for dodging the gym (stock image). Experts from Seattle Children's Research discovered that the dorsal ...
Seattle Scientists Find Brain Area Linked To Motivation To ExerciseKPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest
Brain area responsible for exercise motivation foundWonder Woman
Brain area in-charge for 'exercise motivation' discoveredANINEWS

all 10 news articles »


Nurses motivated by external rewards are more likely to survive on the job
The Conversation UK
When we think of nurses, we generally think of someone with high social motivation and a strong desire to help people. The nurturing, altruistically motivated individual – probably female – plays strongly into our image of the ideal caretaker, someone ...



Berkeley Prep: Mayes, Bucs not lacking for motivation
TBO.com
Berkeley Prep: Mayes, Bucs not lacking for motivation. Quarterback Brad Mayes is the driving force behind a Berkeley Prep program that is seeking its first trip to the postseason since 2011. STAFF PHOTO. BY JARRETT GUTHRIE Tribune correspondent



How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out
FitSugar.com
Track your progress: Rocking a fitness tracker can be a surprisingly motivating purchase, but something as small as jotting down the time you spent working out or the number of calories you burned leaves you feeling accomplished. Design a post-workout ...

and more »


Motivation Monday: Dieting for dollars
KARE
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.- There's evidence that dieting for dollars really can help you slim down. A study from the Mayo Clinic found that dieters offered a financial incentive were more likely to lose weight! Fitness expert, Chris Freytag, stopped by ...



Rangers winger uses NHL draft snub as motivation
Waterloo Record
But it was a rough weekend back in late June, as the Kitchener Rangers winger was driving home from his family's cottage in Northern Michigan. Down in Philadelphia more than 200 of his peers were taken in the NHL draft. Llewellyn, an Ann Arbor, Mich., ...



velonews.competitor.com

Monday Motivation: What Moves You?
velonews.competitor.com
Be moved to hit the trail, road or track by watching this inspiring movie trailer about runners. A new running documentary titled “What Moves You?” (currently in production) digs deep and explores exactly what motivates us to run—from the everyday ...



Sooners aren't searching for motivation
Norman Transcript
OU coach Bob Stoops has never been one for big motivational speeches. The fourth-ranked Sooners are not searching for anything to ignite their fire at this point either. “You can't trick people into wanting to play,” he said. “At the end of the day, it ...

and more »


KMOV.com

Emotional Motivation to Drop 200+ Pounds: "I was tired of people laughing at ...
KTXL
At his heaviest, Tevante Clark tipped the scales at 405 pounds. He says he was emotionally and physically spent. He wanted the weight off and was thinking about taking drastic measures. North Carolina (CNN)-. Throughout high school, Tevante Clark felt ...
Motivation Monday: NC man 'tired of being laughed at' loses 225 pounds the ...KMOV.com

all 35 news articles »


Confab challenges women in advertising on motivation for top positions
BusinessDay
The speakers at the conference maintained that women need motivation, research and sound education to climb to the top position. The immediate past chairman of Zenith Bank plc, Steve Bamidele Omojafor, who was the chairman of the occasion, noted that ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.