How often have you heard, “I’ve lost my motivation,” and “I’m in a rut?” Certainly, what motivates me is different than what motivates you. But lack of motivation doesn’t have to be a permanent shortcoming. Rather, it is something temporary that can dominate everything we think, limiting what we do.
In his blog, Rich Hanson, Ph.D., a noted neuropsychologist, states that “the brain is like Velcro for the negative and Teflon for the positive.” Apparently, we’re wired to spot the negative — some of us more so than others. This negativity underlies our thought patterns.
So, what can you do differently to improve your motivation?