What is motivation?
What is motivation and what motivates you?
There are a lot of searches for what motivation really is so i wanted to write something about that word. Why do we need motivation? According to Wikipedia.com the definition for motivation is : Motivation is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals. So what ever goal you set yourself you obviously will need some motivation to get there.
What motivation can be
Motivation can be the thoughts of the rewards that awaits when you get to the goal you have set for yourself. That shiny new car or the house or the money you expect to get when you reach your goal. the problem in this is to keep the motivation and not loose it as time go by. The fact is that there are so many distractions that can draw you away from reaching your goal that it is no wonder that many looses the motivation and tell themselves that to reach the goal is impossible and that they have to be super humans or rich in the first place to get to where they want to be.
How to get motivated!
So how can you be motivated without loosing sight of the way to your goal? You first have to decide on what you want and the outcome you want from the actions you will take. And if the actions you take do not work in getting you closer to your goal you have do something else that works. Writing down your own goals and reading through them each day is essential to actually be motivated to go on and take some action. Without action it do not matter how much motivation you have in you.
Why have goals?
Most important is to know why you have the goal or goals in the first place. To know the why and put it down in writing can help you with your motivation to. What i have learned is that to get something you have to sacrifice something.To get you to your goals faster cutting back on things that keep you back is important like if you are watching tv or using your time on things that keeps you in the slow lane.
If your like me you have watched the film "the Secret" more than once. And you probably told yourself that it does not work like in the movie. This is of cause half right or half wrong. Just watching a movie and then doing nothing do not get you anywhere. As a motivational tool it is great but the important thing is to take some form of action that you will find brings you closer to what you want.
The movie the secret is just entertainment and in taking action on it you can get somewhere if you keep your motivation. Getting to a goal is just like a obstacle course. If you have been in the military you probably will have tried an obstacle course and it is the same with reaching your goals. You have to train before you start and not give up on the first difficulty you hit. This will build your character. Something just sitting in front of the television all day will not do.
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