If you’re anything like me, you’ve felt empowered when you learn something new about the way you think, or the way the Universe operates. That feeling can come from an article, a book, a workshop, an encounter with a mentor or leader, or even a good movie.
But do you ever feel frustrated that the empowerment just doesn’t last?
Some people discredit self-help or personal-development material altogether for this very reason. It can make them feel on top of the world for a few days, but then life often just goes back to normal, or worse. So when another opportunity comes along, they naturally feel jaded or discouraged and choose not to participate, because after all, the motivation never lasts anyway.
It’s like they go on a personal-development DIET. But here’s why doing so may be more dangerous than they think…
I remember feeling that way for at least 7 years. Until eventually I had an epiphany that changed me PERMANENTLY. So, I can say from first hand experience that it IS possible to experience something that lasts.
True, the same book, event, or experience does not affect everyone in the same way. But how can you ever know whether that next book, event, or experience might have been the ONE experience that finally changes your life, if you quit searching?
When the student is truly ready, the answers do come.
Until then, continue gathering morsels of wisdom because each one leads you closer, and prepares you for the solution, which will finally make all the difference.
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In the meantime, if you get discouraged about motivation that doesn’t last, look at it this way:
Your LUNCH didn’t last either.
(And in fact, neither did your shower.) But you aren’t going to quit eating just because your most recent meal didn’t last forever.
Each meal keeps you going until the next. Feeding your mind and spirit is no different. When your mind and spirit becomes weak, it’s time to feed it!
So, have you been on a mind-diet lately? If so, is there something you’re hoping to “lose”??
Indulge your mind! It won’t show up on your hips and it won’t expand your girth, so feast away! 🙂 Eventually, trust that you will find exactly what you’re looking for. That’s a Biblical promise, in fact. (Matthew 7:7)
Anyway, here’s something that I believe will change your life, and it’s FREE: Click here to read the award-winning best seller: The Jackrabbit Factor.
Either way, I look forward to helping you experience your next big breakthrough!
Leslie Originally published June 28, 2001