Motivation- Desire vs. Fear

Personal Leadership


Desire vs Fear

Most people don't realize that it takes the same amount of energy to fear or worry about something as it does to desire and work toward a positive goal. Desire and fear are just two sides of a coin. If you are focused on negative things, flip the coin and focus on positive. You get what you focus on - good or bad. Talk in positive terms, not negative. Focus on positive self motivation, not negative. Speak in positive terms "I can, I will vs. I'll try, I can't."

When you talk with others, speak in positive terms. Tell your children, co-workers, spouse, what you want to happen, not what you don't want to happen. For instance, tell your spouse "Please remember to stop by the store on the way home." vs. "Don't forget to stop by the store." The first put a positive, take action thought in his/her brain. The second one put a negative, 'don't do' thought.

To achieve your goals, focus on the specific things that need to be done and write them down. Read them as often as needed. Say them aloud. By doing this you are putting the emphasis on what you desire.

If you don't write them down and repeat them regularly, fear of the negative consequences can take over.

Success is one side of the coin and failure the other. What side are you looking at?


Colossians 3:1-2

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Whatever we place our affections on will control our hopes, dreams, attitudes, money and relationships. Not only do our affections need to be set on what is eternal but also our minds because, in life, the two cannot be separated. Therefore, set your mind on Christ and other things will take their proper place.

As the mind thinks, so the heart becomes.


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