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Day 17: Why Extrinsic Motivation Fails

Today, we switch our attention to action. Now that you are starting to let go of self-doubt, what are you going to do with the emerging freedom?

Listen to the audio, then do the journaling activity below.

PHOTO: Medals from one of my favourite ultramarathons that I ran nine times. That’s a lot of territory covered.

We have covered a vast amount of territory in the past 17 days.

We have learned there are three levers we need to manage to be unstoppable. Those are fear, risk and action.

We now know:

  • The structure of the cycle of self-doubt
  • How to see the fear that is keeping us trapped
  • How to break the bond between fear and risk by asking (and answering!) three simple questions.

Today, we switch our attention to action. Now that you are starting to let go of self-doubt, what are you going to do with the emerging freedom?

During the next few days, you will learn how to unconditionally accept your greatness.

Does that feel like too much of a mental leap right now? (Quick! Jot that down in your journal. Let’s bookmark the time and date.)

Don’t worry. We will take this one step at a time.

The first step is to understand that there are different ways people source goals.

People who experience self-doubt tend to set goals using extrinsic motivators. People who soul-deep believe in themselves and know their value use intrinsic motivators.

Today’s Journaling Prompt…

Pick a goal that you started but didn’t finish or didn’t achieve to your expected standard. For example, it could be a work goal, a special project, a sports target, or a diet goal.

  • Where did the idea for that goal come from?
  • Why did you think it was important to you?
  • What would it “prove” about you? (To yourself or others)
  • Whose praise were you trying to earn?
  • Why did you think that was the right goal to have?

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