Harvest the Power of Your Brain to Produce Dopamine & Be Your Own Motivation Booster
You are taking steps towards your vision. You are planting the right seeds. But you have yet to see a sprout pushing through the soil. It’s easy to feel like abandoning your vision altogether. Perhaps your idea is not as good as you thought..perhaps it won’t have the impact you hoped for.
Or perhaps it’s time to acknowledge that some of the world’s greatest ideas have taken years or even decades to blossom.
Between the idea and its manifestation, there is always a series of steps. Every step in the direction of your vision counts.
In moments when you feel like giving up, celebrate the last step you took. Acknowledge yourself for having the courage to start, even if you still have miles to go. Honor yourself for experimenting and for learning through mistakes.
Without clumsily falling hundreds of times as a baby, you wouldn’t have learned how to find your balance and walk. Nobody was mad at you for taking the time to learn and master this skill — they were proud of every single step you took.
It’s time for you to be proud of every tiny step you’ve already taken and the next step you are just now about to take.
If you find it hard to celebrate for you — do it for all the people that will benefit when your vision comes to fruition.
Perhaps you haven’t told another soul about your project yet. Perhaps only a handful of people know. You can’t rely on someone that doesn’t have your vision to cheer you on, precisely because it is your vision. There is a reason the vision was given to you and nobody else. It is your baby. Only you know how to nurture it. You are the one that must keep your fire going.
Luckily, your brain is here to help.
When you celebrate your progress, you are refueling the tank of your motivation!
Your brain knows the importance of progressing through a series of goals. It rewards you with a rush of dopamine every time you achieve your intention. You naturally crave more of this good-feel chemical. The more often you associate it with completing every little step, the more steps you will want to take.
The more you march to the rhythm of what your heart desires, the more rewards the brain will provide. Your heart desires to grow. Your brain wants to keep you safe — but when you consciously let it know that your body is safe, it’s happy to focus on taking advantage of growth opportunities.
Your heart and your brain ultimately want you to keep expanding beyond who you have always been.
The more you embody that amazing vision you have created for yourself, the more motivated you become to keep going until that vision becomes a reality.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. — Confucius