March 21, 2022

EP196 - Seek It In Yourselves

EP196 - Seek It In Yourselves

Good day, my friend. Welcome to A Moment with Moj. Thank you so much for downloading the show. I am absolutely delighted to be here with you at the start of another week. Epictetus joins us today and Epictetus says, "Seek not the good in external things, seek it in yourselves."

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Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:09.599 --> 00:00:16.640 Good Day, my friend. Welcome to Um moment with modes. Thank you 2 00:00:16.879 --> 00:00:24.000 so much for downloading the show. I am absolutely delighted to be here with 3 00:00:24.079 --> 00:00:32.479 you at the start of another week. epictitis joins US today, and epictitis 4 00:00:32.600 --> 00:00:41.359 says seek not the good in external things, seek it in yourselves. My 5 00:00:41.479 --> 00:00:49.439 friend, everything that we want is already here. The goals, their dreams 6 00:00:49.520 --> 00:00:57.759 that you want are all ready here. You know, the knock on motivational 7 00:00:57.799 --> 00:01:10.560 sayings and and motivational speakers and such is that the motivation doesn't last and you 8 00:01:10.599 --> 00:01:19.519 know they're they're not entirely wrong. Things like motivation and discipline and will power. 9 00:01:22.000 --> 00:01:26.439 They get weaker, they waned as the day goes on, and it's 10 00:01:26.599 --> 00:01:36.120 especially hard when we're looking add things outside of us in order to keep us 11 00:01:36.280 --> 00:01:45.560 motivated. I'm in the habit of losing the same five to seven pounds over 12 00:01:45.640 --> 00:01:52.079 and over again. When the number on the scale gets to a certain point, 13 00:01:52.239 --> 00:01:57.319 I can contain my sweet tooth, and when that number on the scale 14 00:01:57.799 --> 00:02:05.200 comes down to a certain number, I relax said control on the sweet tooth 15 00:02:05.519 --> 00:02:13.080 and those five to seven pounds come right back and the cycle begins. I'm 16 00:02:13.240 --> 00:02:21.960 using the number on the scale as my motivation for proper eating. But I 17 00:02:22.000 --> 00:02:24.960 have to get away from that focus. I have to get away from focusing 18 00:02:25.039 --> 00:02:32.319 on that number and focus on why I want to lose that ten extra pounds 19 00:02:32.360 --> 00:02:38.039 and I have to focus on the thought of being healthier, the thought of 20 00:02:38.439 --> 00:02:45.520 feeling better in my clothes, the thought of maintaining an active lifestyle and to 21 00:02:45.599 --> 00:02:51.680 live longer and enjoy my life with my wife far more important than just the 22 00:02:51.840 --> 00:02:58.360 number on the scale. The same is true for anything we want. The 23 00:02:58.439 --> 00:03:04.960 love you want, the success you want, the inspiration that we want is 24 00:03:05.080 --> 00:03:14.719 already there inside us. There are two types of motivation, extrinsic and intrinsic. 25 00:03:15.759 --> 00:03:22.800 Extrinsic motivations are the tasks that we do in order to get an external 26 00:03:22.840 --> 00:03:29.759 reward, and the easiest example is money. I'm motivated to go to my 27 00:03:29.879 --> 00:03:37.759 job because of the money that they pay me, but my motivation is based 28 00:03:37.879 --> 00:03:44.520 on how much money they're paying me. So if the money isn't that good, 29 00:03:44.879 --> 00:03:52.599 my motivation isn't that good, whereas doing the consults or Horizon School of 30 00:03:52.719 --> 00:03:59.560 music doesn't make me as much money as going to the factory, but my 31 00:03:59.560 --> 00:04:10.479 my intrinsic motivation helping somebody grow on their musical journey keeps me motivated and inspired. 32 00:04:10.599 --> 00:04:14.919 I never get tired of doing consults. I don't have to sit out 33 00:04:14.919 --> 00:04:19.879 in my car for twenty minutes and cyche myself up to do a consult. 34 00:04:20.279 --> 00:04:30.240 Find what inspires you on the inside and all the external motivations and needs will 35 00:04:30.279 --> 00:04:35.399 take care of themselves and you'll find that when you light yourself up on the 36 00:04:35.439 --> 00:04:46.480 inside, that motivation and inspiration doesn't go away. carpay momentum, my friend. 37 00:04:46.959 --> 00:04:51.920 I'll talk to you tomorrow.