Knowing and doing are two different things.
Sometimes we don’t know how.
Sometimes we just don’t want to.
But what about those times when we do know how.?
And we do want to?
We know what we need to do.
We know how to do it.
We want to do it.
But we just can’t.
We think about it.
We plan it.
We even tell ourselves we’re going to.
We visualize what life will be like afterwards.
But we just don’t act.
Often, we chalk this up to lack of motivation.
But what if that’s not quite right?
Think about something that you actually want to do but aren’t doing.
Something that you really freaking want to do.
Yet, every time you start, you stop.
Or don’t start at all.
There’s a voice in the back of your head that keeps you from acting.
You think you’re not motivated.
But you might consider another possibility.
Is it motivation you need?
If you want to, you’re likely already motivated.
What if it’s confidence you’re missing?
Confidence that you can, and will, succeed?
That your efforts will not be in vain?
Motivation will not fill the hole left by lack of confidence.
Lack of motivation is not always this problem.
This is why trying to “get motivated” so often fails.
Because we already are.
Next time you’re struggling with motivation, consider if it’s something else you’re missing.
Consider if you’re confident.
How much faith you have in yourself.
If you find that you’re lacking, ask, “why?”
What’s at the root of your lack of confidence?
Is it valid?
Is it true?
You are more capable than you know.
You are more worthy than you know.
Confidence comes with practice.
Fail, if you need to.
The confidence will come.
You’ve got this.