The Nature Of Motivation
What is the secret to motivation? What fuels it?
Motivation is like a force within you that keeps you moving and going forward.
Let’s Get To The Source
Think about a time or the times in your life when you were motivated or found motivation:
It could have been when you were…
- Having a gut feeling about the potential of an idea with a solid vision in your mind
- Liking what you are doing or what you are about to do that is worth your time
- Knowing exactly the positive results you’ll get when something is done
Looking From The Outside In
Think about it.
The source of motivation is really about the clarity of a vision and the confidence of its realization.
You become motivated simply because you are in control of what you do. You know EXACTLY what you want, what needs to get it done, and you have a great degree of certainty in the results you are going to get.
You know with great confidence that your effort is worthy and the results will not be a waste of time and energy. Motivation follows.
That’s what motivates you. That’s what drives motivation.
This also means that you become unmotivated when you don’t know what you are doing and you are unsure of the results you will get.
Why bother to do something when you have no clue what it really is or whether it will amount to something worthwhile. Motivation just vanishes.
Motivation, from this new perspective, is not something you should aspire to get but something that comes from
clarity of thought, planned execution, and confidence of result as a consequence.
Be A Motivation Magnet
With this new understanding about motivation, let’s rethink about the way to motivate ourselves.
For that matter, let’s focus on skills like developing clear goals, clarity of thought, and the confidence to realize and reach the results we seek.
Motivation will not only find you. For as long as you know your purpose and a vision, motivation will be your lifelong friend.
Armed with this new view on motivation, let’s stop for a moment and think.
What will you do next time? What will you do to create the opportunity and attract the motivation you need into your life?