Self-motivation seems so easy but it’s probably one of the most challenging things one has to do in his lifetime. Our parents, teachers, bosses, etc. can only do so much to motivate us and tell us that we are meant to be successful and we can make things happen. They can tell us everything we need to hear but it all still comes down to ourselves. We have to be self-motivated and determined so that we can achieve our goals. That goes for everything in live, from following a healthy diet, working out, using less alcohol or quit smoking, working, invest in quality time with friends and family; motivation is required.
If you’re having a difficult time to get that motivated feeling, you have to understand that it’s all just in your mind. You have to play with how you think and just believe that what you’re doing is something you’re supposed to do. Everybody has to work to earn a living and if you’ve been working far too long without any significant successes, then that’s when you lose motivation. But again, it’s all in your mind. There’s a way for you to make things happen. As the saying goes, “If there’s a will, there’s a way.”
Write Down Your Goals
Thinking about what you want to happen in your life is one thing that’s important; however, putting it down in writing is another. You can have a checklist with a target date and a blank space where you can write the date when you actually achieved it. This forces you to do something about it because you don’t want to end up empty-handed after months or years of working; otherwise, everything you worked so hard for goes to waste. Write it down and read it every once in a while. You’ll be happy to see how success unfolds before your very eyes as you fill up those blank spaces through the years.
Remind Yourself Why You’re Doing What You’re Doing
It could be your source of income or you need to feed your children; our reasons vary on why we do what we do. Stay motivated by knowing exactly what motivates you. Sometimes, we no longer do things for ourselves but for the people we love and that’s the perfect motivation for you to get to work. Your kids will go hungry if you don’t make enough money. You will never get to buy the car you always dreamed of if you sit down and do nothing.
Do Something You’re Passionate About
This isn’t the easiest thing to decide on but if you really want to be very successful and not have difficulties in becoming motivated to work, do something you’re passionate about. You might say that being an accountant is your bread and butter and your passion is singing but music will probably not make you a lot of money unless you get signed by a record label. Find a way then to transform numbers into your passion. If furniture making is something you are passionate about and would rather do than be stuck in an office as a marketing executive, then work hard and save money so you can start buying the tools you need to make it in furniture making such as a cordless hammer drills, saws, work table, etc. After you have already completed your working area then you can let go of that office job and do what you want to do!
It’s a risk, yes. However, you have to risk things in order for you to be happy and to become successful and motivated. Again, if there’s a will there’s a way. You can do it!