Let’s face it, there are better things to do than attend motivational seminars. Whether it is an evening or weekend motivational workshop or seminar, you could easily find one hundred excuses not to attend these events. However, you absolutely MUST attend motivational seminars, and here are the 8 reasons why.
1. Mental Priorities Programming
Every time you choose to take action, you are reinforcing that neural pathway in your brain.
By deciding to eat a takeaway, binge watch the latest Netflix series or generally doing something that is tension-relieving, you are programming your brain to tell it that these actions are more important than your personal development.
Actually getting to attend a motivational seminar requires motivation. But, once you are there, you have taken the first step in re-wiring your brain to recognise new priorities.
Do this often enough, and eventually these decisions will become easier and more natural and you will have also trained your brain to focus on beneficial, goal-directed actions rather than just letting off steam.
2. New Ideas and Information
Everyone always tells you that if you read a book and only learn one thing, it will still be usefull.
Well, most motivational seminars you attend will be crammed full of information, ideas and practical tips on how to apply these new concepts in your life.
If you want to make a change in your life, you need to either learn new ideas or figure out how to apply the concepts you already know. Attending motivational seminars provides both the information and the application you need to improve various areas of your life.
3. Inspirational Stories
Often times, we have stories we tell ourselves that hold us back from reaching our full potential. We allow these limiting beliefs to stop us trying new things, stepping outside of our comfort zone and generally experiencing life at a higher level.
By hearing inspirational stories from others, we often see other ways at looking at our own situation.
There are great stories of people overcoming adversity, rising out of depression or poverty, or overcoming physical challenges to achieve what others consider impossible.
Sometimes we just need to hear somebody else’s story to kick start our own.
4. Networking and Peer Groups
If you look into behaviour change models like the Theory of Planned Behaviour, you will see that social norms and peer expectations play a huge part in whether or not you will be successful.
Many motivational speakers will tell you that you become the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, and so being around people that will motivate you, inspire you, hold you accountable and generally help you raise your expectation of your own performance plays an essential part of success.
Meeting like-minded individuals and expanding your network is another reason why you must attend motivational seminars.
5. Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone
Simply the idea of attending a motivational seminar is enough to make some people panic. Meeting new people, high fives and sharing personal stories can seem a little bit intimidating, and can be enough of a reason not to attend these workshops.
However, getting outside of your comfort zone is essential in reaching your goals and the levels of success you desire, so attending a motivational seminar and getting outside of your comfort zone is a great way to strengthen that habit.
Plus, once you have attended your first motivational seminar, there is a good chance it won’t be your last.
6. Energy and Atmosphere
So many of the bigger motivational events have great audio-visual production and can even feel like rock concerts. Even though you might be in the worship for over 12 hours every day, the speakers know how to manage your energy levels and you’ll end up feeling more energised than ever before.
If you are feeling tired, there is a good chance that you are disconnected from your goals and purpose, and so attending a motivational seminar can put you back in touch with what is important to you as well as energising you in the process.
7. Getting Clarity On What You Want
Many seminars include an element on goal setting and getting clear on your purpose. This is an essential part of the journey to success, and even if you regularly set goals, is a valuable process to go through again.
Vague goals lead to inconsistent action. Not knowing your goals allows you to create excuses to not pursue anything, allowing obstacles to arise even before you start to take action.
Attending a motivational seminar will definitely help you get clearer in your vision for your own life, what you want to accomplish and who you want to be.
8. Boost Motivation
Of course, motivational seminars are all about motivating and inspiring.
If you don’t feel motivated, you need to attend a motivational seminar.
If you don’t have a reason to attend a motivational seminar, this is exactly why you need to go.
The stories you hear, the people you meet and the energy that surrounds you will find a way to stir something up inside you that, if you continue to nurture it, can develop into a powerful combination or motivation and focus.
As one motivational expert will tell you, after attending a motivational seminar, life will never be the same again…
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