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  • Writer's pictureDebbie Heneghan

Hitting the Open Road: Your Monthly Motivation Tune-Up


Tuning up your car *motivation

Alright folks, start your engines because this month we're taking a road trip deep inside to get your internal motor running smoothly. Life’s journey requires regular maintenance, and just like your car, your motivation needs a tune-up to keep moving forward. So, fill up your tank, buckle up, and let’s hit the road – your monthly motivation tune-up awaits!


The Problem: Running on Empty




Gas tank - Motivation at empty



Have you ever felt like you’re just going through the motions, stuck in a rut, or simply running on empty? It’s like your internal engine is sputtering, and no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to get moving. This can be a frustrating and disheartening experience, leaving you feeling disconnected and unmotivated.


How Does One Realize You Need a Tune up?



Signs your car(motivation) needs a tune up

Recognizing that you’re running on empty is the first step. It’s important to take a step back and assess why you’re feeling this way. Are your core beliefs aligned with your actions? Are you driven by genuine motivation, or are external pressures weighing you down? Understanding these aspects is crucial to getting back on track.


Exploring Different Points of Your Motivation


What directions to go now?

This month, we'll be diving into several key areas to help you understand and address the reasons behind feeling unmotivated. Each topic is designed to explore different aspects of your internal environment that impact your drive and engagement in life. By peeling back the layers, identifying signs of disengagement, understanding your motivations, and reflecting on external influences, you'll gain valuable insights to tune up your internal engine and keep moving forward with purpose and energy.


Peeling Back the Onion: Understanding Your Internal Layers


Our first stop is Belief Boulevard.


Road of motivation - Belief Boulevard


Here, we’ll pop the hood to check out the core beliefs fueling your drive. Understanding your internal layers through self-reflection helps you uncover what truly motivates you and can highlight areas where your actions might not align with your values. This exploration is crucial for ensuring your engine runs smoothly and efficiently.


Are You Sleepwalking Through Life?

Next, we turn onto WakeUp Way.



No motivation is sleepwalking through life

It’s time to recognize if you're just going through the motions and not fully engaged in life. Identifying signs of disengagement helps you understand when you’re off course and need to re-ignite your passion. Engaging fully in life requires waking up from these routines and finding new ways to inspire yourself.


What's Your Motivation? Fueling Your Drive to Succeed

As we continue our journey, by asking what motivates you, we enter Motivation Mile.



Fuel for Success or Failure

This is where identifying what drives you to succeed and keeping your motivation high ensures you can navigate through life's challenges without running out of steam. Understanding your key motivators helps you maintain focus and direction, which is essential for long-term success and fulfillment.



Mirror, Mirror: Understanding External Influences

Our next stop is the Mirror Mirror rest stop.


Rest Stop - Reflection time


Reflecting on how external influences affect you helps maintain a clear, confident self-image. It’s important to recognize how societal pressures and other people’s opinions impact your decisions. By understanding these influences, you can better stay true to yourself and make choices that align with your personal values.


The Resolution: Tuning Up and Moving Forward


Tuning up ones car or motivation


By the end of our journey, you’ll have a better understanding of what's under the hood and between the pedals. Here’s how to ensure your engine runs smoothly:


  • Understand your underlying beliefs and whether they are still working for you or not 

  • Align your beliefs with your true north; your heart; your Truth

  • Then align your actions with your core beliefs

  • Engage fully in life by setting and pursuing meaningful goals

  • Keep your motivation and energy level high through positive self-care, support systems and simply being in a place of gratitude 

  • Reflect on and manage external influences to stay true to yourself


You'll be tuned up and ready for whatever life throws your way. So, fill up your tank, buckle up, and let’s hit the road – your monthly motivation tune-up awaits!

Stay tuned for more in-depth blogs throughout this month where we'll dive deeper into each of these topics. We’ll explore practical strategies and insights to help you navigate your journey with confidence and clarity.


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