Today as I am writing this, I just received two emails one was from one of the nation’s top personal development gurus, promoting a new book about the “Power of Self-discipline,” saying that self-discipline and self-motivation are the keys to success. He goes on to say that self-discipline and self-motivation are the difference between greatness and mediocrity. The other email was from a motivational speaker saying that “success is doing what we don’t want to do.”
These are just more of the same “outside-in” success myths that keep us from looking deep inside and finding the joy that leads to inspired action. It amazes me how these old school success guru’s continue to promote the same old myths that have never produced joy, passion or lasting change. It simply is not possible to “white knuckle” ourselves to True Success. The need to “white-Knuckle” is just evidence that we are not aligned with our Divine Purpose.
1. Don’t try to Motivate Yourself?
Divine inspiration is an unseen, yet powerful energy that is undeniable proof of a Divine Source from which our Divine Purpose flows. Inspiration is evidence that our bandwidth to Divine Purpose is wide open.
Reaching high levels of success does require us to leave old comfort zones, but we are more likely to step out into the unknown by following inspiration than we will with our own unsteady willpower.
Divine Purpose flows as you “let go” of your “outside-in” desire to just take action, and begin taking inspired actions.
There are many ways to get inspiration; some people get a warm feeling inside, some people actually get goose bumps, but the key is that when you are inspired you feel joy.
Because inspiration brings joy, inspired action doesn’t feel like work. It’s like play. Like Thomas Edison said when your vocation becomes your vacation then you know you’re where you’re supposed to be.
2. Take Inspired Action
“Inspired action” is the universe’s way of alerting you to an opportunity to create an outcome that is meant for you. When you consistently focus on certain outcomes that are aligned with your purpose, like having more abundance, having your dream career, having a successful business and so on, you start drawing forth all of the resources, people, and opportunities that can help you make those outcomes a physical reality. And many of those resources show up in the form of inspired ideas, or inspired “actions” that you can take.
Many personal development programs solely on taking massive action, and of course without action there can be no results. We cannot reap, unless we sow, but if we’re frantically sowing the wrong seeds we will not reap the desired harvest. True Success happens when we take actions that are inspired by our Divine Purpose.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart didn’t have to motivate himself to write symphonies, because symphonies presented themselves to him, since the time he was nine years old.
When an idea gets a hold of you, you get into a place of surrender, where you just “let go and let God.” Allow this spirit to compel you into directions you are willing to submit to.
We all come into this life with something to accomplish, and no matter how much others try to motivate us to do what they think we should do, it just doesn’t work because we were intended to find that which inspires us. We have to align and connect with our own Divine Purpose and that comes through living an inspired life.
We don’t have to write symphonies in order to fulfill our Divine Purpose; we just have to listen to the something deep inside us that is saying “you must do this. This is your purpose.” It could be adopting and child. It could be starting a business. It could be starting a charity. It could be any of a myriad of things that we are being called to do.
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