Why Motivation Doesn’t Work
You know that feeling …. You’re at an event – getting "pepped- up" and energized by the motivational speaker …. Feeling as though you are on top of the mountain …. Finally receiving the “key” to success and now …everything in your life is going to change!
But once again, as you experienced in the past …. For a few days… the motivation follows you into your life, yet as each day passes by, less and less of the pep-talk and motivation you heard and felt so strongly has the power or energy to change anything.
If you have experienced this, you are not alone… and it is not your fault you did not see lasting change. Motivation does not work! Sure, motivation can energize you to take a much-needed next step – but it can never be the fuel to lead you to true life change and success.
Consider yourself like a fruit tree. The tree has deep roots, which nurture and provide what is needed for the tree to produce its fruit. If there is a problem with the roots, no matter how you treat the fruit … polish it up, spray it or prune it, you will continue to have bad fruit appear on the tree.
Motivation is like that – it is a polishing up the surface of your life- yet never touching the roots in your life to make real change.
“So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.” ~ Jesus
To see real success and lasting change, you must go to the roots in your life and change the things deep down inside that have kept you from experiencing a life of true abundance and success.
I call this transformation. Transformation is permanent change, it goes beyond trying to polish up rotten fruit or pruning bad fruit and hoping somehow the tree will next time produce different results…
Transformation changes you at the core root of the issues, and once the roots are nurtured and healed, the tree automatically produces good fruit – without the need to “pep” it up with motivation or ego energy.
Transformation produces good fruit- without trying!
Want to experience true change and success in your life? Be willing to go deep down inside and heal and nurture the roots. It is not always easy – but will lead to success without needing motivation.
The Spiritual Training Center