Drive, motivation, that vital ingredient which propels us in our actions. When pursuing goals and creating daily habits we are constantly reminded of the purpose of each action. Motivation is a key factor in success. Motivation, as Psychology Today describes it, is literally the desire to do things. My interest in motivation has become some what of an obsession.
When I began drastically changing my life, I learned serious truths about myself: I had only spurts of motivation and I lacked the know how to create it. In my desire to continue down this road or up rather in my own thinking I have had to really create my own momentum in steering the direction of my learning. I have read many articles, I have experienced many late nights, by myself learning new daily living methodology to birth this new me and maintain it.
In my focus to learn I made some other realizations, that I had been learning how to depress myself all these years, that I had built a system that was keeping me from growing mentally, emotionally, and physically. In my first efforts to prescribe myself ways of changing lazy habits and negative thought patterns I was not as productive as I imagined and the whole process was not easy. I knew some difficulty was in this venture, but, I have always had an optimistic view and that definitely increased my chances of keeping my mind on target with new habits and goals. So, where’s the motivation?
I have learned many ways people use motivation to propel themselves through the tough times, the low of their lows, and prevail against outside forces, as well as inside forces. Les Brown, a motivational speaker is one of the key “advisors” to my understanding of directing my desire and staying on course. In his many speeches he explains his own life’s ups and downs and what he did in the face of adversity. He gets very emotional in his speaking and I feel his words.
Here is some of the audio over the top of a video by Youarecreators
Watching videos like this are motivating to me. Finding some material that motivates you and keeps you full on that energy that moves you is important. I believe life has some “hard turns” and difficult obstacles.
Something to remember is that we are all alone. We can gather people to us and we can create family and friends. However, our minds are always with us. We need to keep our mind busy with activity. Solving problems, reading new information, giving away old information, and enjoying time to imagine.
Take care of your minds and spirit with motivation. Although we are together, alone, we must garden ourselves well.