“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”
― Ayn Rand
A great life depends on the right perspective. Thinking that life would always be a smooth sail becomes a source of trouble when things start taking strange courses. Nothing is wrong in expecting positive things; however, people should be ready to face the high tide when it eventually tends to knock at the silent shores. Ayn Rand so nicely explains the need to take initiative under such circumstances and plan a takeoff at the right earnest. In order to take flight, it’s but obvious for anyone to hit the runway with vigor, determination and intent sans any fears as such.
Are you procrastinating too much?
Even when knowing that procrastination leads to serious negative consequences, some folks just cannot move forward unless external motivation channelizes their endeavors in different directions. How you utilize your thinking capabilities to follow your chosen direction defines or delineates your success. When making life changing decisions and coming out of procrastination, right motivation is vital. Once you are on the path of personal development by following your decision of moving forth, the entire experience is sure to be both rewarding and life-changing as well. On the other hand, if you follow the wrong piece of advice, results could be challenging, scary and confusing at times. Thus, when caught in such a dilemma, apply your intellect and listen to your inner voice to make better decisions every time.
Motivate your team
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the famous French writer, journalist, poet, aviator, and an aristocrat, opines, “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Well, anyone would find enough substance and the elements of positive motivation in his statement. After all, if one could provide the clear picture of the dream to pursue, its enormity and significance as well, chances are that the team would think of novel ways to do individual tasks related to that particular dream. On the other hand, assigning tasks without motivating the team is like asking them to follow their mind without them being sure about the clarity of purpose.
Motivation brings clarity of purpose
A dynamics of behavior, motivation serves as a formidable tool to help individuals inch closer to and realize their desires, ambitions or even simple needs. Thus, be it peer aggression, academic performance, health concerns, social interactions or personal development, motivation could play a huge role. Even then, motivation should follow measured and thoughtfully planned action on the part of an individual. A purposeful digression from lethargy and state of inaction begets quality results. Based on your achievement-related goals, different forms of motivation could channelize your endeavors in a direction that you always had on your mind.
Right motivation helps you stay focused and strengthen your efforts
It’s always good to have a clear idea of your strengths and weaknesses. Such knowledge warns you against the perils of indulging in activities that might expose your weak spots. If by any chance, you have no other option than to do a task with any of your weaknesses, you should look for motivation toward the masters of that peculiar niche. In doing so, you can always rely on their feedback to regain your focus and accordingly, strengthen your efforts.
Shun gun-to-the-head mentality
Procrastination, undue expectations, failure, embarrassment, and so on, one needs to move away from these degenerative emotions just to ensure that s / he could focus on tasks ahead. When the crushing weight of expectations becomes unbearable, one starts feeling paralyzed. The best way to handle such a situation is to think beyond a gun-to-the-head mentality. If you find it difficult to enjoy the task, you will worry about the outcome of the task at hand. Hence, it always makes better sense to get positive motivation without overburdening your mind with unnecessary unconstructive thoughts.
Right motivation leads you from darkness to light
You can find motivation anywhere. Siblings, spouse, parents, colleagues, friends, peers, famous personalities, nature, inanimate objects or even natural phenomena – the right motivation is everywhere. What you simply need to do is reach out to grab it. Without surrounding your inner self with conflicting thoughts about the journey ahead, start it with your priorities right. Start with a desire to grow, learn, feel happy or heal your spirits. And none will be able to stop you from getting there.
Search around for the right motivation
When a reddit user asked Neil deGrasse Tyson where a young man could find motivation, he came up with a beautiful reply, “The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock.”
The American astrophysicist, author and science communicator says that motivation is just around the corner. All you need is to make some efforts to get it. Often times, it happens that people find motivation at places where they would never expect it to be otherwise. Just explore within and around your persona to get it. Moreover, you can always read inspirational stories and biographies of great people, apart from recalling your best moments to derive substance and utilize the same to lift your drowning spirits.
Remember, you might find scores of external inspiration to change your life. But the fuel to ignite the desire of change lies only within you. With the right motivation, you will be able to find that fuel. With the right inspiration, you can ignite it. And with the right approach, you can change your life.