Here is the truth about me…I have big dreams…but I am not motivated. There is some sort of disconnect with my dreams and my actions. I am lacking congruency. Until I am able to become congruent with my vision and my actions I will remain demotivated.
Have you been on a quest to accomplish a task or goal? If so, have you completed your task/goal? If you haven’t, can you tell me why? No? Well, I can. It’s because you are not congruent. Now, I know what you’re thinking…“what the hell do you know about me to accuse me of not being congruent”. And yes, you are right, I don’t know you, but if you haven’t accomplished your task or said goal, I don’t have to know you personally to know that you’re just not congruent. It’s that simple.
I know this because I know what it’s like not to be congruent. I am living proof of in-congruency. I am one of those people that want, believe, dream and desire change and growth but I lack the actions to substantiate or validate those dreams and beliefs. I lack action. Because I lack action, no matter how much I dream or wish or want, it will NEVER happen, because I am not congruent. My dreams don’t match my actions. My dreams are bigger than my actions. This is what causes in-congruency, when what you say, believe, and do, don’t match.
So how do we fix this? Well, first off, we need to consciously admit our faults. Yes, I admit, I lack action and therefore, I lack the motivation to follow through with appropriate actions that coincide with my dreams. Next, I need to make a conscious effort to catch myself being incongruent. Each time I have a wish, desire or want, I write it down. This forces me to become obligated to this “list of things I want” and it reinforces my thoughts. After I’ve written out my dreams and wants, I ask myself what actions could I take to help me eventually achieve what I want. After going through the list of immediate and long term actions, I can clearly see how much more or little I need to do in order to accomplish my goal. By doing this, I am able to gauge my current situation and progress and see if I am being congruent or not. I can officially determine if I am on the right path, if I am making any progress even, or if there are more things within my capability that I should be doing.
By becoming congruent, you take control of your words which then become your actions. I always wanted to be a woman that could confidently say, “you can take my word for it”. Until now, I have not been able to be that type of woman, because I’ll admit, my words had very little meaning and value. I said a lot and did very little. But, now, after teaching myself to become congruent with my thoughts, words and actions, I can confidently tell others, “trust me”.
Time to reflect:
Are you incongruent? Are you noticing a lack of motivation in your actions? Are you the type of person who wants to do amazing things, but, your actions aren’t meeting up to the standards of your dreams? Well, that’s because you need to become more congruent. Congruency occurs when what you say and do match one another. If you claim you’re on a diet, yet, you go to McDonald’s every day, you wishing and wanting to be healthy will NEVER happen. Developing congruency is the key to succeeding in any goals. So, teach yourself to become congruent and you will see how motivated you become and how quickly your words become your actions.
“I believe the ultimate goal of living and refining your values is to identify and achieve congruence with universal principles”. ~ anonymous