Trans4mind Home Page
~ A Journey of Self-Discovery ~

Defeating the Motivation Assassinators

By Donna Krech

I've been in the weight loss, fitness and personal development industries since 1982. My expertise has taught me that permanent weight loss isn't about food, it's about maintaining or losing motivation. If you'll give me 5 minutes, I can tell you whether or not you're going to maintain motivation to lose weight and keep it off. As a matter of fact I can predict your entire health, life and career future.

Has this been you? You are PSYCHED about achieving a goal! You just KNOW you can do it this time! You're ready, you have a good plan to follow and you're determined to follow it! You've got that picture in your mind of where you want to end up, and you're off! The days go well for a few, then all of the sudden, without any warning at all, life steps in. Your schedule is overwhelmed due to a new idea at work. Your emotions are on end because you found out some one you'd trusted for years has betrayed you. Your friends are saying, "Just go back to working on this goal later. Right now you need to deal with this issue." You've just been had by the Motivation Assassinators!!!! They're out there. And they're in everyone's life. Do you know what they are in yours?

The story I've just taken you through has happened to anyone who sets out to achieve a goal. I've discovered, after years of experience and research, the reason WHY we don't hit our goals! This is phenomenal information!!! There are seven Motivation Assassinators… only ever seven and the reason we get stopped dead in the middle of working on a goal is ALWAYS due to one of them. You'll find that the ones that come against you are usually the ones that always come against you. They create a very predictable pattern. This is great because this then means you can create a very predictable pattern of overcoming them. And, yes, they absolutely can be overcome!!

The 7 assassinators are:

  1. Focus... or actually lack of focus. Do you get distracted by life or feel like your mind is scattered? We set a goal, build a dream, even create a plan. Then 3 days later we're no longer thinking about it. YIKES!! The lack of focus has attacked and we don't even realize it! Here's the fantastic news. When we just make up our minds to think on what we want each day, several times a day, when we review our goal sheet at least weekly, when we focus on what we need to be doing when we need to be doing it, we can actually keep all the others from even attacking at all!

  2. Beliefs... or actually a negative belief system. When things like "I can't do this," or "This is too hard," or "I just wasn't created for this, my family isn't this way, I'm not smart enough, strong enough, good enough," these all come from a belief system. Past experiences tell us these things, but they're LIES! This assassinator is the biggest liar of them all! When this guy shows up, simply identifying him starts the process of defeating him. When these thoughts show up identify them as the Motivation Stealers that they aren't and don't let them do their dirty little deed of taking your motivation away!! You deserve to achieve your goal and your negative beliefs can be turned positive by doing simple belief building. You can KNOW your goals are as good as achieved!

  3. Habits. Now this one is the sneakiest. We don't even realize we're eating the chips or retreating to the couch because it's what we do all the time. Breaking a habit is tough. Good news! Detrimental habits don't need to be removed; they just need replaced with healthy ones. By doing JUST ONE THING you can begin to see new, life-giving habits in your life.

  4. Emotional Reactions. Do you find yourself becoming seriously angry or tearful when something happens to wreck your plan? Are their times it may not be the best reaction, but you do it anyway? Do you ever run for comfort foods or a comfort position like in front of the TV or computer? Ah ha!! The Emotional reaction guy has struck!! Take him out by deciding to respond instead!

  5. Energy. If you get to a point in your day where you feel completely exhausted, drained, unable to think let alone exercise the energy drainer is to blame. Energy can be built surprisingly easy. So often physical exhaustion comes from mental overload. Dump your brain on a legal pad. Don't lift the pen, write whatever you're thinking and watch your energy restore. B-complex vitamins help too, plus many instant energy producers.

  6. Surroundings or Social Influence. Do you behave in certain ways because people around you expect you to? Nonsense! This Motivation Assassinator is the easiest one to transform!! You need six positive relationships in order to maintain you being a healthy, balanced person. Do you have them?

  7. Time Management. This is the biggest culprit of the 21st century! You may over promise, you may try to get too much into one day and always feel behind because of that. You may be too busy or you may procrastinate. All of which are time management issues!
The bottom line is this. You CAN beat these Motivation Assassinators. You can execute them before they execute your dreams. Let's commit to one another to take them out!
If you've ever struggled to maintain your motivation and see your goals through, you'll want to know this: there is a way to maintain your motivation forever... It's called Never Ending Motivation and it works!

Out of the box
More personal development articles at the Counterpoint Article Library

Good info on many topics:

Want to renew your life?

Our online, interactive video workshops present the most effective methods of holistic personal development...
Start off with a Free Life Assessment and a Free Consultation...

Have a question about Trans4mind Training?

Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Our Fees?
Email Peter Shepherd

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...

View all the Hypnosis Downloads here

Get a free Hypnosis Download at Facebook

Hypnosis is the key to unlocking your creativity, focusing your energy and understanding yourself

Hypnosis has a long history of helping human beings be the very best they can be. It can be used to control anything controlled by the unconscious mind - pain, blood pressure, fear, confidence levels, mood, sex drive... the list goes on:

  1. You'll become highly productive without getting stressed
  2. Tap into your creative energies instantly
  3. Really understand yourself and others
  4. You'll learn how to stay calm in high pressure or uncomfortable situations
  5. Develop laser-like levels of focus and concentration

Lean more... Uncommon Hypnosis Course

Welcome to the New Wave in Meditation Technology

Click here to learn more about the iAwake Profound Meditation Program
The iAwake Profound Meditation Program
is a way of enhancing your meditation practice, making meditation not only easier and more enjoyable, but also more efficient and effective.
Profound Meditation provides the smoothest, deepest, richest, most profound meditation experience available anywhere...
Here is a link to a free 20-minute track from iAwake Technologies - a sample of the type of tools that will deepen your meditation immediately and help you quickly become a successful meditator. It's the opening track of iAwake's flagship product, the Profound Meditation Program, called the iAwake Experience...
Learn More and Download the iAwake Experience
We think you'll find this technology a tremendous aid on your transformative journey of becoming your best and most creative self - and you can get started today!
And here's a fantastic resource for self-education...

The World of Inspiration eLibrary

World of Inspiration
A treasure trove of personal development wisdom

Step inside. Just like a real library, there are thousands of quality eBooks presented on three "floors" and in different "rooms." To purchase your $15 Lifetime Membership to the World of Inspiration eLibrary, click the following button:

Payment is made through our secure transaction agent, PayPal.
The transaction is in the language and currency of your choice.
"I want to just say 'WOW!' This collection is probably the best money I ever spent! I've already received many times over in personal enrichment after just 9 days. I've had a past metaphysical background, but even newcomers to this material will really benefit. Thanks again." ~ J.S. (Pennsylvania, USA)
"The collection is everything which you promised. And more! A superb contribution to the good of the world. Many thanks indeed." ~ R.P. (Georgia, USA)
"Just a short note of thanks for the library. I've only had membership for several days now but I already feel this is perhaps the most interesting compilation I have yet seen. Worth far more than the price of admission. The browser linked structure works well and makes it easy to manage such a large storehouse of information. It is rarely that I find something I like as much as this or that I feel strongly enough to write a note like this." ~ P.W. (Minnesota, USA)
Copyright © 1997-2017 Trans4mind Ltd