What is Day One Motivation and Why Does it Matter?
Motivation is always in a peaked state leading up to and, as we commence working toward some new goal. Motive is why we ‘move’; why we start anything at all.
It’s very convenient that this powerful driving force is front-loaded. Can you imagine if motivation came at the end of a task? We’d never get started on anything. We’d probably still be sat in caves waiting for food to come to us. In fact, we may not even be sat in caves… indeed we may not even be at all!
Thank God for volition fuelled motivation.
Everyone has started something with high intention only for the failure cycle to creep in. There’s likely no one alive today that this hasn’t happened to. It’s just one of those insidious traits of human nature; the way of the world.
Motivation is predicated on a single believe, or a set of beliefs; an inner certainty that something can be done; achieved; conquered. It may be conceived by a single mind or through the synergistic working of a group of minds.
Motivation can be spread; it can be contagious and as it promulgates through groups, teams, communities and even populations.
The end ‘goal’ may be something small or life-changing, quiet or earth shattering. It’s a forward moving force that requires constant fuel. Though it may sometimes seem unstoppable it is always at risk of burning out; erosion.
Motivation has too many enemies to mention. A few are fatigue, procrastination, lack of will or Self-confidence or the Law of diminishing intent which put simply states ‘the longer you leave it to start something, the less likely you ever will.’
There are different grades of motivation in the refinery of the will i.e. it takes a ‘higher octane’ belief in ‘I can-ness’ to walk away from the comfort of a salaried job in order to start an enterprise than that required to finally have a much needed sort out of the home and get any bulky items down to the recycling centre.
The average person may experience the higher grade belief but a handful of times in their entire life if they’re lucky.
But once that motivation is ‘found’ there’s no stopping it, for a little while at least! As almost anyone will know, especially those who’ve ever tried to give up a physical or psychological addiction will know, as time goes on, staying as highly motivated as you feel on day one can be extremely difficult.
The rate at which ‘failure creep’ rears its ugly head varies of course and depends on many variables; the person’s will power, size of the initial goal, expected and unexpected obstacles and barriers. Early poor results can impose a substantial damage to the high motivation levels commonly experienced by people early on in their goal journey.
Suppose you have a goal to make £1000 in a week. If you don’t make £142 on days one and two you could be forgiven for having doubts by day three whether your goal was too audacious.
Or imagine you’re overweight and want to lose 10lbs in a month by diet alone (no exercise). You’ll clearly not going to feel as ‘pumped’ in motivation by the 15th day of your diet if you lost 2lbs on the second weigh-in which was on day 14.
Maintain Day One Motivation
Imagine being able to maintain that early ‘higher octane’ feeling of motivation. That core belief beneath that holds and supports your ‘I can-ness’ so high and strong in the days leading up to and including day one; your Day One Motivation.
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