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Yes, I Can!: Using Visualization To Achieve Your Goals by Robin Nixon

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4

Lighting the Fire Inside

Motivation is a fire from within.

– Stephen R. Covey

In this chapter you will:

  • feel motivated when you have to do a task
  • enjoy getting stuck into things
  • look forward to the results of your labours

Perform a search for the word ‘motivation’ on the Internet and one of the commonest themes surrounding it you’ll encounter will be that of motivation being self-created, or coming from within. Most psy­chologists agree that motivation is not a lasting thing you can simply give to others unless they want it. Neither can I or anyone else give it to you unless you want it.

So before proceeding any further, ask yourself whether you really would like to be motivated. I mean, is it something you feel strongly about, rather than ...

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