Think about this:
When was the last time you smiled, not because you felt like it, but just for the sake of smiling?
You’d probably do it more often if you knew that smiling was actually making you happier.
That’s right! If you made all the facial expressions you make when you’re excited, elated and thrilled, even when you don’t actually feel those emotions, the truth is that you’d see an immediate improvement in your mood.
Why does this matter? Because your mood is everything, especially when it comes to accomplishing your goals.
In fact, take a moment to smile right now.
Why does something as simple as a grin have so much power to dictate what motivates you?
How do you feel, physically and emotionally, when you allow yourself to smile?
Your mind interprets the events we experience within the framework you set for yourself, meaning that whether an experience is positive or negative is largely determined by our mood and state of mind.
Think about it: the emotion and meaning our minds attach to events ultimately counts more than the experiences themselves, since they condition our willingness to experience and pursue them.
EXAMINING YOUR CLIENTS MOOD
A positive state of mind can be what motivates your clients in life, and a negative state of mind can be what holds them back.
Mood is affected by two different things: our physiology and our energy.
What does it mean to say that our mood is partially determined by our physiology?
Consider the signs and vibes that a motivated person radiates.
They smile, laugh and they more often than not shine with unbridled optimism.
They often have better posture and more approachable body language than someone who’s not as motivated.
It’s true that certain goals and experiences cause these reactions, but this is only half the truth.
Being happy, open to change and optimistic also work the other way, making us predisposed to positively evaluating the task at hand, our life and what the future brings if we accomplish our objectives.
This can help your clients get motivated and discover what really drives them to take emotionally driven action.