“Only i can change my life. No one can do it for me”.
I feel like finding motivation or staying motivated is one of the hardest things we individuals can ever do or accomplish. Sometimes it really takes a toll on me to stay motivated even when I have the brightest idea or ideas. A lot of people start with a large amount of motivation and yet no matter how hard they try, they can never seem to carry a project out until the end. Motivation naturally drops, especially as the difficulty of the work you are doing drops. I have realized that sometimes when I come up with a great idea about something that interests me, or something that would benefit me in the nearest future, I find it really hard to put those ideas to work, and soon after, I often come up with excuses or reasons as to why I won’t be able to execute that idea or plan, so I end up pushing it aside. This happens to me a lot.
The question I keep asking myself is, how often do we need the motivation to drink to water? or how often do we need the motivation to make ourselves a cup of coffee? this things just happen automatically without very little thought,
So far, I have been doing quite a few research here and there trying to figure out how one can find the motivation one needs or stay motivated without having any second thoughts or doubts, without finding the slightest excuse of why you cannot do that particular thing. The more time or effort it takes to do something, the harder it will be to find the motivation to do it. for example, when you aren’t doing what you love, you often lose motivation quickly are mine right?
I figured out that in other for me to stay motivated, I would need to really dig deep to find my (why)! I would need to ask myself the necessary questions like why are mine doing this? what do I hope to achieve, are mine doing this because every other person is doing it or because of my love or interest in it? These are some of the questions I now ask myself before embarking on any new task. Trust me, it is not as easy as it sounds but, If I can figure out my (why) then I would probably find the motivation I need to proceed.
Another cool thing I figured out is that it is important to break things down as small as I possibly can no matter what that task is. Finding the will to do stuff can be quite difficult, most especially when you don’t know where to begin, so I have realized that it’s always less stressful and demanding when I’ve broken things down, I start feeling more motivated because I now know what needs to be done and how I’m going to achieve it. It is not as simple as it sounds I know, but with practice, it sure helps.
It is hard to understand why we sometimes struggle to find the motivation we need to get things done, it’s a problem that each and every one of us faces at some point in our lives. I presume we all go through periods in our lives when we feel like we are left behind or like we cannot do anything, we feel demotivated and sad, if you find it hard to be motivated from time to time, you are not alone, nothing worth having comes easy.
I hope you enjoyed this post if you have any thoughts on this topic feel free to share them in the comment section below. Until next time 🙂