Get Motivated – Imagine the Future

motivationI told a friend the other day that I was lacking motivation to study Russian. With life being so busy, it’s just so hard to stop, sit down and study. She asked me a great, future-oriented question, “What would you like your Russian ability to be like the next time you are in a Russian speaking country?” Wow! Imagining myself understanding and speaking more fluidly inspired me to come up with a plan and take action to get where I want to be.

Are you lacking motivation to do the hard work today that will get you where you want to be?  Are you having trouble making the choice to exercise, eat healthy, work at a relationship, organize your house, spend time with God, practice an instrument, manage your finances, etc.?

Close your eyes… Imagine yourself a few weeks, months or years ahead depending on your situation. What do you want it to look like? What is happening around you? Who is present? What is different about you? What is your accomplishment doing for you? How does it feel?

Are you motivated?