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What are we Tolerating?

  • November 1, 2018
  • Written by Meridian Admin

Too often we are unaware of underlying things that are bothering us. We feel sluggish or unmotivated, tired or lacking in energy. When faced with these feelings, we need to ask ourselves some questions and delve into why we feel this way. Increasing our awareness through this type of probing will often assist us in overcoming these feelings and restore us to our best self.

“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work.” C.S. Lewis, Author

Try asking yourself the following questions. What is distracting me? Or more importantly, what is distracting you from staying focused? What is taking up most of my time and energy?

To help you answer these questions, think about what is keeping you awake at night, or what thoughts keep percolating in your mind throughout the day? What are those recurring thoughts that are truly bothering you? By becoming more aware of these distractions and their underlying causes you can start to formulate some strategies to help you move forward.

When we are looking for strategies, there are questions you can ask yourself that may lead you in the direction you need to go to restore your energy and provide the motivation you are currently lacking.

Have you experienced this before? What did you do at that time to overcome these feelings? How successful were you? Often, past experience can assist you now.

If this is fairly new phenomenon or at least doesn’t look to be the same as in the past, you will need to ask yourself some other questions. What situations are you currently tolerating or putting up with? If there are quite a few things getting in your way, you may need to focus on one or two of the main distractions.

Once you identify the distractions, you need to ask yourself the following questions: Are you willing to remove these primary distractions in the coming weeks? How can you unplug from them? What support do you need? Who can help you overcome these distractions?

Going through slumps and periods of feeling unmotivated or lacking in energy, is not uncommon. It is how we choose to change these overwhelming feelings, that is crucial. Becoming aware, through answering tough questions, is the first big step toward positive change.

“Your results are the product of either personal focus or personal distractions. The choice is yours.”  John Di Lemme, Marketing Specialist and author

Paul Abra, Motivated Coaching