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Motivation Is Temporary. Inspiration Is Permanent!
Episode 29811th January 2023 • The Grief Code • Ian Hawkins
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Episode Summary

In this episode, Ian explains the difference between motivation and inspiration, and factors to consider while aiming for personal or professional success.

  • Master the art of oneself abilities to keep you moving forwards and avoid feeling stuck again.
  • Learn what really inspires you, and you will be able to comprehend your purpose and continue to pursue your objectives.
  • Understanding your real intentions and following through methodically on them.

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Ian Hawkins is the Founder and Host of The Grief Code. Dealing with grief firsthand with the passing of his father back in 2005 planted the seed in Ian to discover what personal freedom and legacy truly are. This experience was the start of his journey to healing the unresolved and unknown grief that was negatively impacting every area of his life. Leaning into his own intuition led him to leave corporate and follow his purpose of creating connections for himself and others. 

The Grief Code is a divinely guided process that enables every living person to uncover their unresolved and unknown grief and dramatically change their lives and the lives of those they love. Thousands of people have now moved from loss to light following this exact process. 

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Are you ready, ready to release internal pain to find confidence, clarity and direction for your future, to live a life of meaning, fulfillment and contribution to trust your intuition again, but something's been holding you back, you've come to the right place. Welcome. I'm a Ian Hawkins, the host and founder of The Grief Code podcast. Together, let's heal your unresolved or unknown grief by unlocking your grief code. As you tune into each episode, you will receive insight into your own grief, how to eliminate it and what to do next. Before we start by one request, if any new insights or awareness land with you during this episode, please send me an email at info at the Ian Hawkins And let me know what you found. I know the power of this work, I love to hear the impact these conversations have. Okay, let's get into it.

starting the year off, and you're gonna get motivated right now is a place for motivation was temporary, you know it, because if it worked, you wouldn't have to keep using motivation. He wouldn't have to keep finding new ways you wouldn't ever setbacks that makes you reliant on external stimulus you're always having to find something else to get you up music and someone revenue up a artificial stimulant, say caffeine or sugar or something, then they get it wrong. It's important to put good stuff good fuel in the body. But no one we're reliant on it. Again, it's like I mentioned in yesterday's episode, it's forced motivation will become forced if you keep trying to push it on yourself. Finding inner drive inner belief inspiration, that's where you change habits to find that ability within you that will keep you moving forward. So when you set your resolutions for the when you're looking for motivation, credit shift come back to why what's the purpose so it's not just about getting fit, getting healthy, creating new habits being more determined or whatever your resolutions are something about weight or working faster, getting more organized, be more successful, whatever it is not about forcing him but it's about changing that in the belief by finding your why knowing the purpose when you have those things, what will actually give you what's the outcome that those goals or resolutions that you've set for yourself or as I said yesterday intentions what's on the other side of that so when you get healthy what will they give you more energy improve your relationships, improve your mental health all of those different things and then we'll we'll add give you what what's at the essence of your why what's the what's the actual purpose of these resolutions unless you have that in place, you will forever be at the mercy of trying to find motivation so we talked about last week about cleaning up your space and having positive expectations and looking at the year past reflecting on the and then setting yourself up for the new year. It's so important that you have that inspiration that you know why it's not necessarily the starting point because unless you know what you're working towards, then the why is almost irrelevant. But it needs to be in the conversation because quite often we get stuck in this surface level, well, I just want to be fitter I want to be healthier. Why? For me, I want to be able to live for a long, long time and have an impact. I want to be there for my children, for my grandchildren for my great grandchildren. I want to have a quality of life. And a lot of this stuff is tied to to the moment with my dad passing right. He died at 64. Now I plan on living much, much longer than that. That's my why. So my intentions for the year are all tied to that. Long life being there for my family, and legacy, leaving an impact. So my why each year very much revolves around those things, why would they not? That's what I really want. On the other side of being healthy is the long term benefits. The other side of being healthy is it gives me more energy and allows more time, more moments, more experiences, that I wouldn't otherwise have to take the time to find that inspiration. Because when you can find those ones that are more powerful than your fear, then they stick around and they will continue to drive you for the rest of your life. Not just for the year.

I hope you enjoyed this episode of The Grief Code podcast. Thank you so much for listening. Please share it with a friend or family member that you know would benefit from hearing it too. If you are truly ready to heal your unresolved or unknown grief. Let's chat. Email me at info at Ian Hawkins You can also stay connected with me by joining the Grief Code community at Ian Hawkins forward slash The Grief Code and remember, so that I can help even more people to heal. Please subscribe and leave a review on your favorite podcast platform