As we work towards our goals in life, the biggest barrier to achieving them tends to be the motivation to stay on that track. This is why a lot of people give up at specific points or decide to go for another goal instead of the one they originally set.
We all have goals and dreams we wish to get fulfilled. But just as plants needs carbon dioxide, water and sunlight to grow. Our goals needs motivation to survive. Without motivation, most goals dies in their infancy
Motivation comes in many forms. It can bring the mind to a place that no one else can. It's that feeling you get when you want to conquer the world and be the best. It's that voice that tells you to run a marathon or climb a mountain.
To go on in life and do what's expected of you. The motivation may come from within or it may come from others. But it better come from somewhere, because we can't always motivate yourself all time. You might get tired
I have come to realize that motivation is something that happens on a day-to-day basis. You can't wait until you feel inspired or motivated to start something new.
You have to put yourself in situations where inspiring things are happening or create those opportunities yourself. Every day, we see stories that inspire us, people that motivate us, and experiences that ignite us - that makes us want to create or write something unique.
No matter what shape or form it comes in, motivation is something you have to find every day (or go find).
Everyone is motivated by something different. Different people have different source of motivation
Like many people, you probably have a project that you want to get done. Maybe you're writing a book, building your business, or just want to write that novel. We all know that feeling when you need a little motivation to get the ball rolling. Sometimes it can be hard to find someone who is willing to push you when you have all the time in the world.
Motivation comes in different types and I would share with you two major types of motivation.
Hero motivation - This is when a story or character inspires you to accomplish something. This can be a symbolic character or just someone with a certain story; someone that you “relate” to. Superheros are a very common example of hero motivations. You can also have symbols or characters that represent an idea or a cause that you want to fight for. These can come in the form of celebrities, real-life people, or even fictional characters.
Ideal motivation - This is when you use a specific ideal or goal as motivation to keep going forward with the work at hand. This can be patriotic values, principles, opinions about the world, goals for your life, etc.
After reading a post online about how a criminal was locked away for life with no chance of parole, I realized that he'd actually gotten what he deserved. While I'm in no way justifying his actions, I couldn't help but feel a sense of relief that he was behind bars. But then a thought crossed my mind. What if from the moment he was born, he was told that he won't amount to anything?
What if he didn't have anyone to push him in the right direction?
I once read a story of how a 15 year old boy went from having nothing and no one, to becoming a millionaire by his 21st birthday. And it all started with a motivational push from one man.
Be on the look out! In the meantime, stay motivated and don't be afraid of failing at what you're trying to do. We know how it feels and I hope you will find the right motivation that will help push you forward in your goals.
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