Motivation is a powerful concept & tricky to understand. Sometimes it is really easy to get motivated, and you find yourself with full of joy and excitment. Other times, it becomes harder or impossible to know why we want to stay in bed & do nothing during our days…
What Is Motivation?
So what does it mean to be motivated?
Motivation should be defined as internal & external factors that stimulate desire to contribute to people reaching interesting goals, by making an effort or being committed to a subject.
“Motivation is the result from the interaction of both conscious and unconscious factors such as the intensity of desire or need, incentive or reward value of the goal, and expectations of the individual and of his or her peers. These factors are the reasons one has for behaving a certain way.” – Definition of the Business dictionnary.
It is often the outcome of the action, not the cause of it. Getting ready & started for new challenges, even in very small ways, is a form of active inspiration that naturally produces momentum.
Traveling to a new country – Lanzarote
Common Misconceptions About Motivation
One of the most surprising things about motivation is that it comes from nowhere and you don’t know why it comes…
Often it comes after starting a new attitude!
It is important to understand that motivation is not static but it fluctuates with time. One day you feel ready to tackle every challenge possible, the next day you feel as lazy as a koala.
You need to keep feeding the flame otherwise it will burn out one day, and you’ll live a life of boredom. That’s why keeping yourself with good people is therefore a must.
“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”
Failing at something doesn’t mean you are a loser or that you have no potential to succeed. Many people think that failing is the opposite of success, I believe giving up is.
Don’t worry to much about what people think, just do your best shot & see what life brings to you.
Here’s a quote that will make you understand how to be strong & keep your openness active.
“If you learn from a defeat, you haven’t really lost.” – Zig Ziglar
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How To Get Motivated & Take Action
You have to set up a schedule that works fine for you.
Most people will cringe at the idea to be organized & set priorities in life, but rather than being super restrictive, learn how to be flexible & organize to set yourself up for a better life.
Not everyone can dedicate all his time to keep it up & try not to be unrealistic. So the first thing you need to do is taking a good look at how much time you can afford to set aside on your own goals.
Discover your learning style
People learn in different ways, we all have our techniques; some learn by listening, some learn visually & other by doing. I always opted for the third option as I experienced life abroad a lot, I always encouraged myself to push forward new challenges; although when I learn a new language, I can spend hours to listen audiobooks.
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No matter how you learn, having a few tricks for different approaches to your development will help you to cement your mind & spice up your life. Try learning with materials if possible otherwise learn by simply traveling to another country or tasting local foods… You have endless learning options!
How To Reach Peak Motivation
“This wonderful blend of happiness and peak performance is sometimes referred to as flow. Flow is what athletes and performers experience when they are in the zone. Flow is the mental state you experience when you are so focused on the task at hand that the rest of the world fades away.” – James Clear
If you want to reach this state of peak performance, you not only need to work often on challenges but also measure the intensity of your progress…keep track of your perfomance no matter how big or small they are.
How do you keep yourself focus? What is your secret to stay motivated?