ELEMENTS OF MOTIVATION
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© October 2018, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is solely the opinion of the authors, and for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Motivation, and how to increase it, is a critical topic for anyone interested in a development program. This article discusses human motivation in terms of the 7 system, an excellent way to understand many aspects of life.
Level One. Motivation at this level is entirely based upon fear of dying. The problem with this level of motivation is that as you become healthier, you may have less fear-based motivation and you may quit the program for this reason.
Many people begin a development program for this reason, and it can sustain one, but it is best if other motivations are added to it.
Level Two. Motivation at this level is a desire to feel happy and joyous. This is also an excellent motivator for many people.
Unfortunately, the joy may not occur quickly when one begins a program. If it does, then this becomes a powerful motivating force to sustain interest in the program.
It is important to read about retracing so that when it occurs and one feels tired, anxious or otherwise unhappy, one does not become unhappy and lose this level of motivation.
Level Three. Motivation at this level is about having power and control over one’s life. This is also an excellent motivator for some people who are tired of having to turn over power over their bodies to doctors, for example. Others are discouraged about having to miss work or cancel events because they do not feel well.
Still others do not like that they cannot control their thinking or their feelings due to ill health. They feel out of control and want to retake power over their bodies and minds.
Level Four. Motivation at this level is about having the ability to interact successfully with others. This might include the ability to marry, for example, and to have children, or just to be able to enjoy friendships.
Level Five. Motivation to do a development program at this level involves a desire to accomplish some type of work or career. You may wish to succeed at your job or career, or express your creativity in some other way.
Level Six. Motivation at this level has to do with deeply understanding your body and your brain, and how to make them work in the best way possible.
Level Seven. Motivation at this level is to live an exemplary life and do the Will of God or the higher self. This is an excellent level or type of motivation that sustains a person very well. Many people feel called to a task or mission, for example, but they cannot fulfill their desire due to ill health.
PROBLEMS WITH MOTIVATION
At each level, one can have physical or mental disability, fears and doubts, or lack of desire because it seems like the level is working well. For example:
Problems at level 1. These include:
- Lack of desire to get well. This can be due to the nature of an illness. However, it can also be due to feeling quite well most of the time. This takes away motivation to follow an involved development program.
- Complete hopelessness.
- Overwhelming fear or doubt that makes staying with any program difficult.
Problems at level 2. These include:
- Low mood, sadness and/or depression. The effect of this is that one cannot become enthusiastic or excited about the program. Some people are also deluded and believe they are happy, when in fact they are not.
Problems at level 3. These include:
- The presence of emotional or physical traumas that make a person feel completely out of control, no matter what they do. This is very unpleasant.
A development program can undo these traumas. However, this usually requires a number of years of following the program, during which time the person will feel out of control, at times.
- Other problems with this energy center that do not allow a person to ‘flow’ with the program. For example, one cannot control when and in what form retracing will occur on a development program. If one cannot tolerate this level of ambiguity or uncertainty, the program is more difficult for the person.
Problems at level 4. These include:
- social isolation for any reason. While this can increase the desire to interact with others, at times it causes a person to give up on social interaction, which he or she might find too painful or dangerous, for example.
- The social butterfly problem. Some people appear to have plenty of social interaction and believe their life is ‘full’ because they attend gatherings and have many superficial friends. They may simply not be interested in having a family or other more substantial social interaction.
- Too busy. Some people keep themselves very busy with work, school or hobbies, perhaps. As a result, they do not think much about creating satisfying social relationships.
Problems at level 5. These include:
- Inability to think clearly. This causes many people not to imagine or desire having a fulfilling career or even a good job or work situation.
- Low self-esteem. While this affects all the levels, in modern society it particularly affects level 5. If one is not intellectually sharp, for example, many people assume they cannot achieve much in the area of work or career or even artistic expression.
Problems at level 6. These include:
- False ideas about health, healing, doctors and development. This can reduce expectations and negate any true understanding about development that would serve as a motivating force.
- Low intellectual curiosity. This keeps some people from investigating and studying this website. As a result, they do not understand the program well enough to stay with it at an intellectual level.
- Brain imbalances. These make it very difficult for many people to appreciate the idea and implications of development science.
- People in one’s life who oppose the ideas on this website out of ignorance or for malicious reasons, such as to control another person. Such people sow doubt in the mind and can stop one from learning and studying development science and pursuing a program.
- Intellectual doubt, leading to second-guessing the program. This tends to interfere with the program and slows progress a lot.
Problems at level 7. These include:
- A fairly closed seventh energy center. This interferes with a person’s ability to comprehend and have faith in the development idea and program.
- Strong religious beliefs that interfere with the idea of development and/or the willingness to follow the development path. For example, people who are too rigid in their religious practice have difficulty incorporating development into their religious convictions.
These problems lead to a few basic motivational issues:
1. Lack of motivation. The best is to want to succeed very much. This needs to be one of the highest, if not the highest priority in one’s life.
2. Slow speed. The best is to want to move quickly, and safely.
3. Improper direction. The best is to be clear about what one wants.
4. Shifting or negative moods. The best mood is that of the warrior or the pioneer. The warrior just keeps in mind the mission or goal. His or her motto might be “Damn the torpedos. Full speed ahead”. But do it gently and wisely so you don’t burn out, as explained above.
Successful people always have a decent mood, because a depressed attitude or a very fearful or hesitant mood will tend to ruin any project, including healing.
5. A lack of faith. The best is to have total faith in the development program. This is not always easy, but it is possible. Those with this attitude or faith simply do the program without much questioning or much doubting at all. If someone questions their faith, they respond that this is the right program for them, and that is all. This is wonderful attitude that generally move people ahead mentally and physically very quickly.
WHAT TO DO
Examine yourself often. Ask if any of the levels or aspects of motivation are weak. Here are some examples of problems and solutions regarding motivation.
1. An improper or vague direction. You may notice that your goal or direction is unsure, or even incorrect. For example, some people are not really interested in becoming well. They like the drama and perhaps the attention they get from others by being ill. In some cases, they don’t really want to work and they can be on disability or welfare as long as they are ill. These are cases of an improper or perhaps just a vague goal or direction.
If you goal is to get attention, then you might fake illness or work less hard to be well in order to keep getting attention.
If you have a lawsuit pending regarding a job that caused your illness, you may not want to get well that fast until the lawsuit is settled. These examples of improper direction can greatly reduce your motivation and slow your progress toward healing.
“Showing someone what you can do” is another improper motivating goal. It might be your husband or wife, or your doctor, or others. In fact, your healing is very private and it is not wise to try to “let the world know” about it. Later, if you get well, you can write up your story. But don’t do this at first, as it is a trap for many people that distracts from the actual work of getting well at all levels. It is too anger-motivated or fear-motivated for safety.
Willingness to do the program only if your friend, or perhaps your wife or husband does the program is also a bad idea. Healing and development are about yourself, mainly. They are not about anyone else and their decisions about their lives.
Trying to impress anyone, or to make money selling, teaching or even learning the program are other poorer quality directions. Focus on doing the program, instead. You don’t need to become an intellectual and read about it endlessly. Rest is more important.
2. Low drive or speed. A low energy level is a common reason for slow speed. If this is your situation, then perhaps you must budget your energy and save your energy for the development program, rather than spend it elsewhere. Maybe you just need to sleep and rest more.
Distraction is another reason some people’s speed is slow. It causes some people to forget to take your supplements and eat the right foods, or you forget to go to bed early enough so you are exhausted the next day.
If this is you, then you must set up a rigid schedule to do what needs to be done. Perhaps you need to set up alarms on your cell phone to remind you to eat, to take your supplements, and to go to bed by 9 PM. These are simple things, but they can make all the difference in the world as to how well you follow your program.
Lack of desire to get well slows down some people. Try to check this in yourself.
Someone in your life who opposes the program slows some people. It can be your dearest friend, your dear brother or mother, or some other supposedly well-meaning person. If that is case, you must let the person go and decide you will not speak about the program with him or her, and maybe you will let go of the friendship if it is slowing you down. Even your children can slow you down if they say certain things and doubt what you are doing.
Working too hard at a job slows down development in some people. It is much better to have a lower-paying, easier job for a while until you heal yourself. Later, when you are well, you can work more, but now you need your rest, your regular meals, and the other parts of the program.
An erratic and difficult schedule always slows progress. Once again, you must change that if you wish to move faster. You need to be able to sit and eat quietly, take naps, if possible, and do the rest of the program.
3. A low mood. Listening to naysayers and doubters can cause this problem. The negative words or actions of others, or just their fearful thoughts, are powerful reasons why some become discouraged when, in fact, they are doing quite well.
Often it is best not to even mention your development program to doctors, friends and family for this reason. Instead, decide you will give it your all, and you will be a pioneer. Decide you will not listen or respond to those who are doubters, especially because they don’t have any idea what it is really about.
Instead, listen to our CDs, for example, or read this website or our books so you will become more excited about the program as you read about successful cases. For more about having a warrior attitude, read The Warrior’s Creed.
4. Lack of faith, or a low level of mental understanding and reaching into the future. Hopelessness is the opposite of having faith, and is very common. Perhaps you have been to many doctors and tried many vitamin programs or diets. Others have read on the internet and decided that their case is hopeless because it says so on the internet.
Another reason for a lack of understanding is if you do not like to read or listen.
The presence of others in your life who oppose what you are doing, or who themselves lack faith is another problem. You may have to distance yourself from them, and definitely do not let them “steal your faith and your joy” regarding this journey.
Inaccurate knowledge is another reason for lack of faith and understanding. Often, we need to correct the misinformation that the media or others put forth regarding coffee enemas, saunas, nutritional supplements, diets, spring water in plastic bottles, and so on.
The television “medical experts” are often wrong – totally wrong. So be careful about faith-killing media ads and personalities. Learn to turn it off and stop subscribing to the email letters, newsletters and more that sow the seeds of doubt and faithlessness.
Keep reading this website and ask if you are unclear about something. However, do not let doubts and wrong information fester in your brain, lest it take away your faith altogether in something that is quite amazing.
THE AIRCRAFT ANALOGY
Motivational issues may be likened to how one controls an aircraft:
Your drive or speed is like the speed control or throttle on the engine of the plane.
Your direction is like the course that you have mapped out.
Your mood is similar to the way the aircraft responds to the controls.
Your faith is similar to how well the aircraft can stay on course, even though the route is not always clear. For example, an airplane with a radar system to control it stays exactly on course all the time if the system works well. A car, by contrast, has to be corrected all the time with the steering system because it has little mental reach or directional control.
Improving motivation can assist anyone to make much faster progress on the golden path of development, which is the most amazing journey you will ever take. Please re-read this article a number of times.
- Wishing you a fast, safe, and happy journey.