After 30 days of being on this challenge the novelty is probably starting to wear off. The motivation and enthusiasm that prompted you to sign up a month ago has begun to wane. It happens to us all.
Today's reflection is on the difference between motivation and inspiration.
Motivation is a force to take action that comes from outside of you. It might be getting ready for a competition, going to a wedding or completing a challenge (like this one). Unfortunately, motivation from an outside source doesn't usually last or is difficult to sustain.
Inspiration comes from your spirit, from inside of you. It is constant and never runs out. Inspiration is based on your core values and beliefs.
A vegetarian would never say "Oh my God I would kill for a big fat juicy steak right now - but I can't because I'm a vegetarian". Instead they choose to give up animal flesh because of their value system. They don't have to be motivated not to eat meat, or exercise their willpower, their actions are inspired by their core beliefs.
Imagine what could happen if we thought the same way about transforming our bodies.
When we are inspired by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
I now have brand new beliefs. I learned that everything that I ingest is used to build the cells of my body. Every day old cells die and new ones are created. If my cells are made from chemicals and preservatives and substances I can't pronounce then I will not be living in optimum health and vitality. I will feel like crap.
Each and every day I have the opportunity to literally create a new life by building a new body cell by cell. I no longer want to pollute my cells with toxic sludge. With this new attitude, that can of Diet Coke isn't that attractive anymore -- I am not missing out on anything except an unhealthy dose of poison that will re-ignite my addiction.
What about your beliefs? Do you still believe that you are missing out of the 'good' things in life by not eating cakes and sweets and pastry? Or are you the type of person who values physical, emotional and spiritual health more than fleeting sensory pleasure?
the type of person who values fidelity and loyalty.
- Are you motivated or inspired?
- What type of person are you?
Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear what inspires you to never give up on this transformational journey to total health.
PS: I bet you were expecting to see the sexiest pirate of all time, Jack Sparrow, sooner or later. I think I did remarkably well to last 31 days ... and it is no accident that he graces our screens on Day 69 ... ♥