How do you motivate yourself?

The words “emotion” and “motivation” both come from the Latin root meaning “to move.”  The two most basic motivational drives that bring people into life coaching are moving away from pain and moving toward pleasure.

Pain is experienced physiologically in our brain and bodies. This emotional experience creates motivation to solve the problem. Listening to our pain is important to help motivate us to change. Pain can be felt on a physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual level. The person who experiences excruciating back pain is motivated to stop the pain so they can experience the pleasure of walking on a vacation. The lady with low self-esteem that fears hurt in dating is motivated to experience the pleasure of a loving bond. The soldier who sees flashbacks and nightmares of war is motivated to have peace of mind. The aging person who is facing the pain of death is driven to find a spiritual connection that comforts. On the most basic level of life, people are motivated to move away from pain and to maximize pleasure.


Coaching Points:

  1. What areas of pain do you need to move away from?
  2. What areas of pleasure (happiness) do you want to move toward?

Call or email me now so I can help move you away from your pain and move toward your pleasure.

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