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Again there was no drive, it was not a must! The take away is that you must be emotionally tied to your goal or dream and it has got to reach the level of intensity that it must happen. There has to be the leverage such as was the case with improving my grades if it happened it would mean a lot of pleasure.

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If you failed in the past, it has no connection to the present. If something went wrong back when, it does not mean it will go wrong in the future. The prior attempts may actually be to your benefit as now you know what to look out for that gives you an edge.

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We are all controlled by the need to avoid pain and the wish to gain pleasure. This is the underlying make up of our thinking. What differs is what we link to pain and to pleasure.

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We use all kinds of excuses like; I need time to think about the implications, I am too busy to deal with this right now, I know it has to be done but it will not take that long to accomplish and you can add your excuses to this list.

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This sound like it would take great investment and planning. It doesn’t have to b e. It could be spending time helping out as a coach for the neighborhood sports activities. You might take you dog or cat, with the approval of the nursing home / hospital, to see those who are lonely, sick or frightened.

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Willpower can be a great start to help in changing behaviors. Eventually though, unless you change your paradigm, the associations you have linked to the behavior it will eventually return to the same comfortable behavior and the same results.

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Yet when we realistically examine the lives of those individuals we find that these individuals have talent, abilities and they need to share them. Not sharing their talents would create for them more pain. We move away from the things that cause pain.

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This is where it is more comfortable to stay in situation which is not favorable to accomplishing the new goals or dreams, and the current situation is likely not serving you and is likely holding you back.

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We put things off to avoid dealing with the pain or potential pain we link to the item. We do things like drinking, drugs or sex because it either helps us forget the pain for a moment, or it provides pleasure of some kind.

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Tony Robbins teaches that we do things out of the need to avoid pain or experience pleasure. If we keep putting something off, it is to avoid some pain. What pain is it?

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