Failure to notice the three stages of inspiration can lead to giving up on your dream too soon.
The most important thing to know about the initial stage of enthusiasm that comes from taking on a new and exciting endeavor is that……
enthusiasm masquerades as motivation!
We feel super charged to conquer a new endeavor but lose enthusiasm once we realize the reality of exactly what is going to be involved to achieve our new goal.
Once our enthusiasm fades excitement ends and we stop.
We get excited with nothing to back it up.
Enthusiasm is an empty shell of energy that wanes fast.
When we don’t give up once the enthusiasm fades and we give ourselves the chance to continue on to the motivation stage we at that point stand a fighting chance.
If we maintain clarity of vision, motivation kicks in and carries us through to the inspiration stage….which carries us through to make the dream a reality.
The transition from enthusiasm to motivation to inspiration is a delicate process. If at any point the process stalls or breaks we give up the goal.
How to keep the process together when we don’t naturally transition from stage to stage…..
Your vision of the reward that will come from achieving your goal is the glue that keeps the process moving forward. I did a quick post on that subject….you can catch it right HERE.
The great news is that simply being aware of the three stages of inspiration is a huge part of keeping your head in the game so you can move past the enthusiasm and motivation stages and get to the inspiration stage. Couple your awareness with your clarity of vision and you become unstoppable. That’s when dreams turn into reality.
If you don’t see and/or understand what is going on you might easily quit right after enthusiasm wanes.
If you remain aware, you will know what’s going on and give yourself some time to establish your clarity of vision and thereby stay on course.
You can make your goals a reality, live a better life, and be a better man every day by tuning in to the three stages of inspiration and understanding the process that we all go through.
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