What is motivation.
Well, the definition according to the dictionary is:
the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way
the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.
Let’s look at the first one, “The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way”. To find motivation (from negative to positive), you have to have a reason for making a change, to do some different, than what you are currently doing. So for example, if you want to lose weight, you have to have a reason why it’s like this now, and why you want to change it into a positive.
Most times, it’s for vanity reasons, to look good, either for someone, or for yourself. Other times, it for health reasons. Whatever the reason why you want to change, you need the motivation to turn things around. Which brings me to the second definition of “motivation”, “the general desire or willingness of someone to do something”.
As mentioned, there are different reasons WHY people want to change their current situation, but to do that, you need desire, and in my opinion, more importantly, you need focus. Something you focus on, that will give you the added energy you need, to get it done. So, keeping on the topic of weight loss, you might pin up a photo of the body you want to get, and not stop till you get that way. Or, you might post a pic of a guy or girl you are doing this for, knowing when you meet your goal, that person will be extremely happy with the time and effort you did, to get that way.
To do all of this, motivation in many ways, plays a huge part in it. But, what things can you use to aid in your goals? What I mentioned is focus, something at the end of the rainbow, but what tools can you use to get there? Below are some ideas or suggestions you can use to keep motivated and have the energy you need to get there:
- coffee or some other stimulant – there is nothing wrong in consuming this in a moderate way. Having a little extra pep in your step in achieving what you want helps ten fold in some instances, which is a huge boost.
- music – having good blaring music can give you that jolt that you need, to complete tasks. At the same time, so can soft music, if that’s your thing. Either way, music plays a huge part in whatever you do, as it brings out different emotions that you can use, to add fuel to the fire.
- high quality, healthy food – without the proper fuel, you can not get to the end of the rainbow. You need to eat good quality foods like vegetables, some fruits, and whatever else fuels your body right. If you pull all nighters doing whatever you are doing to meet your goals, and chomping on chips and drinking pop, it just won’t help you, period. Treat your body good, and it will reciprocate.
Those are a few things you can do to get motivated, to do what you want to do in life, or go where you want in life. There are a lot of “how to get motivated” articles online to help you get to where you want to. I hope this article moved you a bit closer to your goal in whatever you want to accomplish. Getting motivated to do something, is not easy, and STAYING THERE, is equally not easy, so it’s really a mind transformation that you have to go through, not just a body one.
Good luck in what you do.