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Did you ever have one of those days when you weren't motivated? You get up and just lie on the couch all day. Youhave plenty of things to do; you just don't want to do them.
Have you ever said “I’ll do that when I’m more motivated?" But what is it that we are waiting for?
Would a bright sunny day motivate us? Or a pay raise? What about a vacation?
The problem with this kind of thinking is that it assumes that motivation is external. Something has to happen to us before we become motivated.
And these happenings will be few and far between, because motivation is internal. Merriam-Webster defines motivation as "to provide with a motive:" all our motives are internally driven.
External influences can only motivate us if they strike a chord with belief we already have.
“Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivation a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip." Zig Ziglar
If you feel unmotivated, then provide yourself with a motive. A big, powerful one that will keep you moving and charged up for years to come.
One that is bigger than yourself, so that you need the help of other people to accomplish it.
If you are feeling unmotivated, then spend this week thinking about your great, big, hairy audacious motive.
Here’s a good question to ask: “if you knew that you couldn't fail, what would you try to accomplish?'
Oh, by the way, your motive has to help other people! A purley selfish motive will not sustain you through the trials and tribulations of life.
Every morning when you get up, write your motive down. This act frames your mind around what you want to accomplish.
Even if you don’t have time to work on your new motive today, the act of writing it down helps keep it in mind so that you can spend "down-time" thinking about how to make it happen.
The more you think about your new motive, the better your ideas will become and the more you will flesh it out. It becomes more than just an idea, but and actual goal that is achievable.
Don’t wait for other people to get you motivated, start today on a new life by giving yourself a motive, and make it big! A big motive will sustain you through the gray days, keep you looking forward, and brings with it a lot of energy.
“Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.” -Kenneth Hildebrand www.slideshare.net/auntce