You join a gym. At first you go regularly, but after a few months you get busy with work and go less and less until it becomes such a waste of money you cancel your membership.
You decide you are going to lose a few kilo’s and for the first few weeks it’s going really well and you even drop a dress size, but then you have a fall out with your best friend and a whole bunch of things go wrong and somehow losing weight just doesn’t seem to matter in the scheme of things.
How do we stay motivated and how does motivation connect to our sense of taste?
Often we get motivated to make a start on something new like a new exercise program; but then we find we can’t get the motivation to follow through.
What are you motivated by? Something you really love? This may be an activity, a place you love to visit, a person or people you hang out with, something you want to buy or achieve. It’s not hard to be motivated towards something we absolutely love. When you name that experience you begin to appreciate that you have a powerful strength to use when you are connecting to experiences you don’t feel so strongly about.
I used to find it hard to motivate myself to do daily exercise. It was hard if I didn’t feel like doing it or had other things to do that logic told me were more important at that time. Everything changed when I connected to exercise from my senses. It became one of the best times of my day. I loved to do it because I connected motivation from my senses not my emotions or my mind.
Motivation comes from our sense of taste. Around the age of 3 we consciously form our own sense of ‘taste’ quite literally about food but also about our unique sense of style, and the way we are motivated to connect to the world around us. Of course we are influenced by the taste and behavior of the adults and culture around us. Nevertheless, we make unique choices at that age and these choices stay with us for our lifetime.
We each have a unique taste intelligence and this is our internal compass for motivation. It guides our inner perception of what we like. From personal food preference to fashion. It also connects to our addictions. And for those of us who like to go to the far side – to what we get obsessed by.
When we know what our unique taste sense intelligence is we can stay on course, motivated by our own decisions. We can stop falling out of our own alignment and stop being manipulated by other people. We can be our own person. Know our own flavor so we stop comparing ourselves to someone else. We fly our own flag with pride because we know our own colors. We live our own dreams into reality because we know we won’t fall down in mid-flight. We march to our own drums because we trust our own sense of rhythm. We bake cakes from our own self-created recipes because we have confidence in our own experience.
Staying motivated is a moment by moment experience of the body, mind, emotions but most of all the senses. If your sense of taste is in tune with what you are motivated to do, nothing can stop you.