Why You Should Quickly Act on Extrinsic Motivation

Your motivation levels fluctuate throughout your day, as well as your life. There are times in your life when you were, and will be, supremely motivated to take positive action. These feelings are rare, and give you a level of confidence for getting work done.

Especially when dealing with extrinsic motivation, you’ll find that the feeling of wanting to get up and conquer the world quickly fades.

This article aims to explain why you should not waste any time prior to acting on the motivated feelings that arise. 


Motivation Which Isn’t Channeled Into Action Is Wasted

The longer you let motivation sit around without being channeled into action, the more of it you’ll lose. Sooner than later, you will be left with regret for not utilizing your motivation. Now, taking action will be hard, and you’ll be stuck in a cycle of inaction. Motivation needs to be utilized at once, and the lack of utilization will leave you feeling left defeated. Once you feel a distinct feeling of motivation channel through you, you need to take action in order to make it continue.

Your motivation is fueled by action. Think of the action that you take towards the goals you’re motivated to act on as wood for a fireplace. The more actions towards these goals you take, the hotter your motivation will burn. You will be more motivated, and thereby do even more to achieve your goals. Motivational moments in life are gifts from the unknown to spark a productive series of actions.


The Role Of Visualization

When you begin to feel a lapse in the motivation levels which you acted on, then remember the initial wave of motivation that you felt. Remember what first motivated you to do the things you are attempting to do. If things aren’t working out, look back to why you thought they would and what you thought these actions would bring. You may be getting lost in the midst of the battle while you’re trying to make your dreams turn to reality so analyze the view from your dreams for clues.

This concept relates to the concept of positive visualization, with the addition of acting out on those positive thoughts. The positive things that you think should be turned into a tangible effect on reality. Work on recognizing the thoughts that motivate you throughout your day. Note them down and begin keeping track of them. Once you are aware of what motivates you, slowly start following the calls for action which your thoughts yearn for.

Complete tasks in the journey towards whatever motivates you utilizing your full focus and that initial level of motivation. The work you do will begin to be detailed with care and analysis. Protect the level of motivation which made you take action in life. Don’t let anything external affect it, because if you felt it then it already exists in your reality. All you have to do is transform it into the things you want reality to be shaped by.

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