How your motivation helps you focus

MotivationHow your motivation helps you focus

In order to focus, you need some sort of motivation.

Our motivations are either ‘towards’ what we want or they are ‘away’ from what we don’t want.

In this week’s Prescription for Success I explain how ‘away’ and ‘towards’ motivations influence us and help us to focus. Are your motivations ‘away from’ or ‘towards’?  Watch the video and let me know what you think.

If you’ve had some things happen to you in the past that are particularly upsetting or have given you negative emotions – anger, sadness, fear, hurt or guilt, or you’ve developed some really powerful negative beliefs, these can stop you from focusing on your motivations.

What happens is you become attracted to these negatives and you get stuck in the past so you’re motivated by the things you don’t want to happen. Your past is driving you to the future but it’s s still there.

Alternatively, when you’re focused on your future and what you really want in your future then it’s really easy to move forward.

‘Away’ and ‘towards’ motivations are really key to focus.

You can get rid of the ‘away’ from motivations by doing something like Timeline Therapy or any other NLP techniques that deal with emotions and values. Then your values will become clean, and uncluttered by the past and you’ll be able to move forward into the future.  You will be totally focused then on your future and enjoying the present taking the action you need. That’s what I do in Breakthrough Therapy and also what I teach on NLP courses.

So if you’re interested in this or if you feel like you’re not really heading towards the motivations you want and you’re stuck in the past and finding it difficult to focus then get in touch as I can sort that out for you really quickly.

Until next week,

Dr Bridget

 

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