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Get Motivated To Change-10 Questions To Ponder

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Have a new task before you? Maybe you want to lose weight? Whatever the challenge is, you may need a little more motivation. If you are happy with the things as they are, then you will not likely get motivated to change. If you need a little something to push you, stop and think for a minute. Here are 10 questions to ponder on getting motivated. Take a few minutes and really consider your answer to these questions.

  1. What are some things that motivate you?
  2. What causes you to take some action?
  3. Really, what do you need to get out of your comfort zone and do something?
  4. Why do you want to change?
  5. What is the benefit if you do?
  6. What is the result if you don’t?
  7. Are you willing to work hard to make this change?
  8. Will you commit to doing something every day for 2-3 months to make this change?
  9. How will you track progress?
  10. Do I have a friend or family member that will act as my accountability partner?

Answer The Questions

If you are serious about wanting to change, then you need to take the time and answer these questions. It is important. You need to understand what is at stake, both the good and the bad. Knowing your underlying reasons for change will help you stay on track. Writing the answers will help you learn and remember what your purpose is for getting motivated. In order to get motivated, you must have some purpose or reason to change. Something that outweighs the inertia of inaction must exist to compel you to take action. If there is no wish to change, you will never get motivated. Do you have some thoughts to share on getting and staying motivated? We would love to hear from you.


10 thoughts on “Get Motivated To Change-10 Questions To Ponder

    1. shawngriffith Post author

      Thanks for dropping by Susan and sharing your thoughts! If you think of anything, come on back 🙂 Have a great week!

  1. Beverley Golden

    Change can be challenging for some people and this list gives them some thought provoking questions to consider. I love suggesting people sit in the question if an answer doesn’t show up spontaneously. Other times the initial response without thinking about it, is coming from their soul and not their head. Thanks for sharing this reminder to be open to rebooking at ourselves and what is important to us in our lives. And to not be too afraid of change. It can often be a great thing!
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    1. shawngriffith Post author

      Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts Beverley. It is difficult for most people to change. I think this is due to simple inertia. It is easy to accept the status quo and change requires work. Usually hard work over a long period of time. I advocate planning out your change, breaking it into smaller bite size chunks that can be more easily implemented and tracked.
      I like your statement about not being too afraid of change. Sometimes fear is a factor.

  2. Vatsala Shukla

    Hopefully none of us experience the Garfield Monday Syndrome, Shawn but yes, there are those mornings in general when it is difficult to get into the mood to be productive because there are too many ‘frogs’ to eat a la Brian Tracy. I think the prompt questions in your post provide a good start to get one going or at least to find clarity to take some action. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Delia @ Happy Blogger Plaza

    Excellent questions, and some of them not ver comfortable to ask ourselves, Shawn! That’s why we are avoiding them many times.
    What I would add is: How is it benefitting you NOT to change? There’s always something beneath the surface that is actually preventing from changing: be it “being liked by everyone”, “being perfect” and it’s important to find that out.
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    1. shawngriffith Post author

      Excellent points Delia! Self-image or lack of can definitely be a factor in whether we even want to change or not.Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

  4. Liz daRosa

    Shawn – As a ‘recovering’ academic I’d been trained to set & follow SMART goals but I’d fall short because I lost interest in accomplishing them. So I came up with a meGoal (meaningful & exciting) and that keeps me motivated to work on them. I’m not saying I accomplish every meGoal but I can make a little tweak here & there to get it where it needs to be to show me that I will benefit from it being accomplished.
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    1. shawngriffith Post author

      Hi Liz,
      I didn’t know that academics actually recovered 😉 Seriously though everyone is different and you have to try different things to see what works for you. I love the meGoal concept. That is awesome.Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.


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