All of us want something. We have dreams that are more or less clear, desires that burn our insides, and objectives we reach for. But instead of burning passionately towards our dreams, we are slow, sluggish, and, all too often, we just give up.
This happens due to lack of motivation.
You might wonder how can you wake up one day and find the perfect circumstances and feel motivated. But that is the biggest problem. External motivation cannot be cultivated at desire and its staying power cannot be guaranteed. Motivation comes from within. People can tell you what to do, but they cannot want it for you. Once you train your motivation it will be much easier for you to find it again on days when you really feel empty.
Here are 7 strong ways to motivate yourself.
Whatever you crave, use it to get moving. It sounds simple and logical, but so many people talk themselves out of it. They use arguments such as, “You know, I would like to be a doctor but I don’t like studying for days and taking exams.” It would not be a goal if it were easy to achieve; you would already have it. We want things but we do not like the work. It’s time to understand that hustling is part of the goal.
Want it with all your heart.
It’s about cultivating a sort of hunger. Hunger for knowledge, hunger for better, longer lasting love, hunger for change, hunger to be a better person. If you grow that type of hunger, the motivation will come to help you satisfy it.
Keep a positive attitude.
Train your mind to feel positive even if you are feeling low at the moment. Put some positive zeal into your interactions with others and hit the ground running, eager to begin your next project. Stop focusing on the problems in your life and instead begin to focus on solutions and making positive changes.
Get rid of negativity.
Drown out the voice in your head that pulls you down. Also cut off the toxic people from your life, even if they are your close family and friends. It is imperative for your well-being.
Enhance your strengths.
Find out what you are good at and work on taking it to newer heights. Play around with your strengths. This makes you feel valued and motivated.
Another place you could find inspiration is time. We are here for such a brief period and we have no power to go back and change how we acted. Do what you feel like you will appreciate looking back on towards the end of your life.
Stop wasting time doing things that don’t make you happy but merely make you feel less bored. Learn that language you want to learn, write that book you’ve been thinking about, and finish that project you were working on. Stay hungry!
Focus on each step.
You don’t have to worry about reaching the top of the ladder, focus on each individual step and believe in your ability to encompass it. Do the most difficult things first. When creating a to-do list, put the most difficult things on top and spend the most time on those. Don’t let yourself get sucked into the black hole that is procrastination, instead get active and tick off the least favorite items first.
Appreciate your achievements.
Acknowledge what you have accomplished and reward yourself for the same while pushing harder for the future.
Go ahead, change the world.
It will be easier some days and very hard other days, but never lose sight of what you want. Go at full speed, with everything you have.