At the start of the week I talked about what are the steps and gave examples of the first three. Today I will provide examples of the last steps to changing and increasing motivation.
The five steps as discussed this week are:
- Do a self assessment
- Define the desired state
- Set goals and take action to achieve them
- Repeat new motivation/behaviour
- Find interpersonal and situational support
Below I have provided examples and advice on the last two steps.
Repeat new motivation/behaviour
Harry knew that to sustain his new habit, idea, or motivation to be fully integrated at the subconscious level, it must be consciously repeated for at lest twenty-one consecutive days.
It is important to note that if you are replacing a deep, long-standing belief, it will take longer.
Harry had chosen to look for a new job and chose to write out a description of the desired work situation each night before going to bed. This allowed his subconscious to work on the idea throughout the night and enhance the results obtained from job search activities.
Harry did not stop at the facts for the desired state, he also described the excitement and other emotions he would feel. This allows his heart and head to align.
Find interpersonal and situational support
Harry then set out to surround himself with people who would give him feedback and stimulation and generally support his new way of thinking and behaving.
There are many ways you can seek support, which include a coach, a friend, a family member, a team of people to celebrate and/or refocus weekly.
Another option Harry could consider is a job seekers’ networking group to support his job change efforts.
This will creative a positive feedback loop, which can continually reinforce motivation.
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