I wanted for a long time to write something about motivation, but I lacked motivation 😏
Driven by the desire of finding out more about its nature, I started to write ideas on the paper knowing from the start that it’s a sensitive subject.
Attaining and reaching goals is absolutely necessary for a successful project completion. Sometimes even for starting the project you need a tremendous amount of motivation. Unless the goals are simple, motivation is the engine that powers everything in this world: the Great Pyramids, smartphones, the internet, every achievement was backed by motivation!
So I’ve come up with this structure for this particular article:
- What is motivation?
- Where it comes from?
- Why is it so volatile?
- How to be motivated to achieve your purpose(s)
What is motivation
Motivation is an inner level energy that is transmuted to a continuous desire to achieve one thing, no matter how big or small. It’s like fuel that empowers the engine, hence making the machine up and running. Our life itself is a tough mission driven by motivation.
It’s also a root cause or consequence of our actions because it has the power to change mindsets. Mindsets determine the way we act, react, behave or reason. All of these summed up create the so called values system of our personality.
There are two main types of motivation
- External: driven by material stuff like possessions, money or functions
- Intrinsic: driven by a vision of the future or by the blazing desire to achieve something for the overall good of humanity
Where it comes from?
This is a very difficult question to answer due to the immaterial nature of motivation. Its true nature still hasn’t been completely discovered. As far as I studied it, it’s completely inherited from our Creator and instilled in our spiritual part of consciousness.
At the lowest level, thoughts are the ones responsible for our existence. Everything is created with the power of thought. Imagination and ideas are the next endeavors that allow us to perform actions in our physical world. As you can see in the diagram below, motivation is somewhere in the middle of our spiritual selves and the real world.
Why is it so volatile?
Before plunging into answering this question, just think about the last time you:
- Wanted to go to gym to train your muscles
- Wanted to start a business
- Wanted to take an additional class or certificate
- Wanted to finish reading some book
But you soon lost your motivation and snapped. What were the reasons because of which you went off the ball? Most probable causes are:
- Lack of money
- Lack of focus and discipline
- You hit a hard obstacle along the way and gave up
- Maybe you were too lazy
- The goal was too challenging for your level
- You were distracted by other things
And the list can go on. The key here is to analyze your previous failures and determine why you lost your motivation along the way. Then strive to improve that particular area with what’s missing. For example, if you were too lazy then next time try to move your ass with more talent!
How to be motivated to achieve your purpose(s)
There are a couple of factors that help you keep your motivation to the highest level. The most important is however the mental fortitude. The mind, by its human nature, is the one that usually limits your focus and determination. You may be one of those dudes that prefer to go for a beer or a date instead of working towards your purpose. If you really have a purpose and want to be motivated to reach it you must make sacrifices. Don’t worry, there’ll still be plenty of time for girls and parties and once you do them after you passed some milestones, you’ll just feel great.
Also, make sure you always keep a steady pace and don’t give up once obstacles appear. It’s part of the deal: if you don’t encounter obstacles, your purpose isn’t high enough. Every bit counts, so it’s better to work it little by little every day rather than every now and then. If you fall into the trap of working on it on rare occasions means you lack consistency, which is a killer that will prevent you from getting anywhere.
The article helps both me the author and the readers to discover more about motivation. It is nevertheless a hard subject which can be expanded even more. I hope you guys have now a more clear knowledge about it’s nature and how to work with it effectively.The article helps both me the author and the readers to discover more about motivation. It is nevertheless a hard subject which can be expanded even more. I hope you guys have now a more clear knowledge about it’s nature and how to work with it effectively.
Remember, before you embark on a journey which requires a lot of motivation, make sure you are equipped with mental stamina, consistency and you are ready to make sacrifices!Remember, before you embark on a journey which requires a lot of motivation, make sure you are equipped with mental stamina, consistency and you are ready to make sacrifices!
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