I often ask my clients what is it that they really want in life. Then I ask them to picture it in their mind. By nature we are visual creatures. We must be able to “see” what it is that we are working toward. But knowing what you want it not enough. The dream or goal has to be enough to motivate you. But, not just motivate you – sustain you through the really tough moments.
The problem is that most want it quickly and yet the journey is long. My clients learn that they leak. We all leak – our motivation needs constant attention – constant work… This leaking in scientific terms is known as the “forgetting curve”.
What is the forgetting curve you ask? It is actually based in mathematics and it describes the rate at which something is forgotten after it is initially learned. Simply put, we leak… So, how do we overcome the forgetting curve? Well… that is a little bit more of a challenge, especially for people with busy lives. It is all about repetition and the space of time between those repetitions. In other words, if you want to commit something to long-term memory, you have to keep it at the front of your mind constantly.
If you really want something, you are going to have to learn to deal with the fact that you leak. The quickest way to achievement is through the process of coaching, accountability, and learning.
The Success Coach – http://www.maximumchange.com
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