THE POWER OF HABIT IN STAYING MOTIVATED
…As a matter of fact, there are people who would think this is the greatest motivating factor in life. The power of love causes generational reproduction that leads to the preservation of the human race. Love compelled the Son of God to leave heaven to come to the earth. Love made him to take on the nature of man. For love, he gave his life and died for humanity. Love is an incredibly strong motivating factor.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Jn. 3:16
As powerful as the factor of love is, it is sad to say that it is becoming more and more difficult to come across a true expression of love in our technological advanced modern world. There are so many artificial solutions to love, that steal from men the real energy that true love offers. So unfortunately, it is becoming more and more difficult for people to experience true love. Too much deception, too much games, pornography, etc.
When there is no genuine experience of love, people are depressed, disillusioned, disappointed and desperate for more motivation.
4. THE FORCE OF HABIT
Habits once formed could become a very strong factor of motivation. People who have managed to develop some habits in their lives, almost eventually become slaves of habit. The down fall of this is that, most habits are usually negative. Not too many people have been able to harness the power of habit to develop some of their best desires and cravings.
“We are motivated more by a version to the unpleasant than by a will toward truth, freedom, or healing. We are constantly attempting to escape our life, to avoid rather than enter our pain we, and we wonder why it is so difficult to be fully alive.” ― Stephen Levine
It is actually a powerful force and motivation when we are able to intentionally create habits to help us develop skills that we need in our daily work. One of the greatest powers of habits is that it turns our actions into automatic reflexes. Habits are actions taken without thoughts. Can you imagine yourself developing habits in line with the skills and actions that you need to come to fulfillment in life? Can you imagine yourself converting your motivation factors into habit? Meaning you automatically do those things that motivate you. Making you to automatically and instinctively, act out your motivation.
Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.” ― Zig Ziglar
Unfortunately though, due to the fact that not too many people possess the ability to intentionally develop positive habits, we are mostly familiar with only negative habits. As a result, we don’t harness the power of habit for our motivation as we should, leaving us in the same state of depression, disillusionment and lack of motivation. Hence we still feel emptiness and often feel like something is missing in our lives, so we keep looking for sources of motivation in other places.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- Practical ways to get motivated
- Steps to staying motivated
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.