Rediscover Your Mojo

February 6, 2020

You have a distant memory of when things seemed to magically fall into place. There was flow. Life was lighter, fun, full of laughter. You had your mojo.

Mojo (noun)

  1. A magic charm, talisman, or spell

  2. Good luck, charm or skill that seems to come from something magical or supernatural

Where has it gone now? How do you find it again? Or did you dream the whole thing?

Sometimes we lose our sense of purpose

I was working with a lady and she was questioning who she was as a person. Her role as a Mum was shifting because her son was in his late teens and didn't need to rely on her as much. She’d lost her husband a few years ago. She was asking herself questions like "where am I going?" "What do I actually enjoy doing?" "What's the point?" Maybe it’s different for you. You’ve fulfilled that goal. Or something doesn't go to plan. These changes cause us to reflect on our purpose. Realign. Seek out a new purpose.

But how?

Start doing the things which make your soul sing. The things you love.

I’m not talking about writing a new to-do list. We’re more motivated by intrinsic rewards (feelings or loving the process of growing) rather than external rewards (money, winning awards or a promotion). For example, I was working with a guy to stop smoking. He said that if he thought about wanting a smoke, he ran a movie in his mind of how his life was going to be different without smokes. Adding in how it made him feel. Then would run one of how horrible it was if he started smoking again. These internal feelings were motivating him.

This is what it’s about. Really connecting with an intrinsic reward and the flow-on effects of our choices.

So, imagine your own movie of doing the things which make your soul sing. Add in the emotions, what you’ll be saying, who you’ll be with. Make it big, bright and colourful in your mind.

Now you’re connected.

Next step

What is one small thing you can do today to move towards that? Just a small slice of an idea.

Imagine a movie of doing that one thing each day for a week. Then a month. Then a year.

Now do that small thing

Repeat with the next small thing. The important thing is to make the action steps small, so they're achievable and realistic.

Enjoy rediscovering your mojo.

 

Something to think about...

 

"Duty makes us do things well, but loves makes us do them beautifully"

- Phillips Brooks

 

 

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