September 4, 2014

Motivation is overrated

“Our inner voice possess the greatest insights to our desires and our soul, we need to respond to its direction more than anything else.” ~ DC

Action - 100PedalsThe drive and desire to do or accomplish anything really has very little to do with motivation. What puts that call to action in front of us in the first place is actually that internal voice that tells you what you know you need to do.

Responding to that voice and taking action requires no motivation. It merely requires the simple recognition and the trust that our internal voice is correct and knows what is best for us.

People need motivation because their selfish, lazy, or fearful self challenges the internal call to action. Once one responds to that challenge, the negative voice has found an audience, and with it all forward movement is stopped. When forward movement is stopped, getting it started again requires extra energy or the motivation to do it.

Getting to where we desire to go in life has little to do with motivation. It is achieved when we simply and consistently listen to the inner voice and take action upon its calling. Being responsive to our inner self when it calls us to move would eliminate the need for any motivation to do it. Our voice is all the “motivation” we need.

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.