Episode 202: The Art of Motivation: Sustainably Overcoming Pornography For Good

Jul 17, 2023


Episode 202 - The Art of Motivation: Sustainably Overcoming Pornography For Good

Today, on Thrive Beyond Pornography, I, Zach Spafford, will talk about the art of motivation. When it comes to eliminating pornography from our lives, relying solely on motivation and willpower isn't sustainable in the long run. Over time, motivation tends to fade, as it's designed for external, finite challenges like escaping danger or accomplishing a task. It loses its effectiveness in dealing with long-term internal struggles.

So, what I want to explore is how to cultivate sustainable and enjoyable motivation from within ourselves. Motivation is a powerful force that drives us to achieve our goals, both personally and professionally. However, the way we motivate ourselves can significantly impact our results.

Instead of falling into the traditional pitfalls of motivation that focus on deficiencies and negativity, we can adopt positive emotions and mindsets to propel ourselves forward. Here are some empowering ideas and emotions to consider when seeking internal motivation:

  1. Love and Enthusiasm: Connect with the joy and passion for your goals, and genuine excitement will drive you forward.

  2. Compassion and Authenticity: Treat yourself with the same kindness and understanding you'd offer a friend, acknowledging that growth comes from self-acceptance.

  3. Curiosity and Grit: Foster curiosity and a desire to learn, combining it with grit and perseverance to overcome challenges.

  4. Gratitude and Abundance: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude for what you have and appreciate the abundance in your life, shifting the focus away from perceived deficiencies.

  5. Purposefulness and Trust: Align your actions with a clear sense of purpose and trust in your abilities to navigate the path forward toward your goals.

By embracing these positive emotions and mindsets, you can motivate yourself without relying on external validation or constantly striving for temporary victories. Instead, focus on sustainable progress that aligns with your values, leading to joy and fulfillment.

Remember, building these positive mindsets may take time, but as you turn them into habits, they will become an automatic part of your life. So, embark on this journey of motivation, and with practice, you'll see significant progress.

Thank you for tuning in, and we'll be back next week with more insights on thriving beyond pornography. Take care!

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