What moves you?
I recently was coaching a client and she said that she established her goal for the year, however she didn’t feel motivated enough to do what was necessary in order to achieve it.
After a series of questions, she revealed that her situation, although somewhat painful, was not painful enough to motivate her into action. I shared this story that I had heard once that really explains how most people are living so I thought I would share it with you.
A man would take a walk every night after dinner. He would walk by this house and there was a man and his dog sitting on the farmer’s porch of their home.
Every night when the man walked by, he would hear the dog moaning and groaning. After several night of this, the man finally stopped and asked his neighbor why his dog was always moaning and groaning?
His neighbor replied, “It’s because he’s laying on a nail”. The man asked, why doesn’t he get off of the nail? His neighbor replied, “Because it doesn’t hurt bad enough”.
Is that you or do you know someone like that, always moaning and groaning about how he or she hates their job, hates their boss, hates where they’re living or isn’t happy with his or her relationship.
I worked with a guy that hated working at that job, but was there for over 30 years moaning and groaning! Don’t let that be you. Make a move before you look back and wish you did.
I share this story because so many people live their lives lying on a nail. The pain isn’t bad enough to move them towards something better.
There are two things that move you, pain and pleasure! If the pain isn’t bad enough, it is time to find something that will give you incredible pleasure. This is why setting goals that are somewhat of a fantasy is so important.
Your goal has to create so much pleasure as you visualize it that it begins to move you into action to achieve it!
Through a goal setting process, my coaching client created a picture of a goal that brought so much pleasure thinking about it, that her body has no choice but to move. It’s the image combined with emotion that causes us to move from where we are to where we want to be!
Decide on your fantasy, get emotionally involved in the idea and watch it manifest into your life!