Hi Friend, How is your new week shaping up? I am so proud of you for being a person who wants more out of their life and is working to achieve your goals and better yourself.
You might be doing great but when you look around, are you starting to see others give up? They set this goal and now they’re already going back to old habits?
Clients have asked me before, “Andrew how do I motivate others to succeed, as well?” It can be frustrating to see those you are close to start things and then give up! I’ve run into this with my kids a lot, my wife and even in myself.
To answer your question, let me share a story. You may or may not know this, but I went through a bad period of being stressed, depressed and entertaining dark thoughts. It lasted for 9 solid months before finally getting so sick and tired of being sick and tired, I decided to do something about it.
If you had tried to motivate me anytime during those months, I wouldn’t have listened. Mainly because I was busy having a pity party and enjoyed blaming everyone else. I just wasn’t ready.
A lot of people say they want success, say they want to lose weight, make more money, get a better job. But they really don’t! And that is okay. We are all at different points in our journey.
You can try to push people out of their ruts, but they might be having fun in there. I wasn’t ready to listen until month 10 of being in that place. Who knows how long it will take others to be ready to listen or actually pull themselves out of the hole!
So what are you supposed to do in this situation?
The only thing you can do… love people where they happen to be in their life. Support them right where they are, realizing they might be at a different place than you in their life journey. When you are there for them, you will learn what motivates them and can just encourage that particular hot-button area!
It puts stress on your relationships when you to try to force others to succeed. And if you push, you will push them away. It shows you don’t support them in their struggles. It shows them your agenda is more important than theirs.
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Thats it for today – I hope you have an amazing day
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