How to Take Back Your Motivation

by - September 13, 2018

Everyone wants to feel happy, fulfilled, and excited about life. Unfortunately, motivation and excitement never last long for most people, in fact, in most cases, motivation doesn’t exist at all. I know, it’s unbelievable, right? But this sort of case is a lot more common than you may think. 


Start off small.

I believe there are many factors that may be the reason as to why you are not motivated, energized or excited about your life, or life in general. A few examples can be a lack of purpose, fear of failure and/or success, and over thinking. The list can go on and on. The key to motivation, I think, is to find something, anything, that peaks your interest and put your focus into that. Starting off small will take you to bigger places in life, so don't rush yourself, be patient, and put faith in yourself. You’ll get to where you want to be when you are ready. 

Look back at what you’ve already achieved.

If you have been working on your goal (or goals) for quite a while now, then now would be the time to consider all that you have accomplished so far. All long-term goals take multiple steps to accomplish. So, take pride in what you have achieved thus far, and remind yourself of these achievements, and more importantly: be patient and don’t be so hard on yourself when thinking of how many more steps you need to complete. 

When I’m frustrated with what feels like lack of results from working toward my goals, I sit down and make a list of the steps I have already executed to reach the point of where I am so far, and what the results of those steps have been. I am always surprised at how much accomplishments I had due to those steps. This clarity helps in releasing those feelings of frustration and helps with motivating me to continue, rather than giving up.

Take the time to look at the bigger picture and realize where exactly you are, how much you have gained, and how far you came from where you once were. For some odd reason, it is human nature to want things to happen instantly. We don’t feel satisfaction until the task is fully complete. Because of this, so many of us forget to take time out and enjoy the journey. 

Set exciting goals for yourself.

Without solid goals, life can sometimes seem pointless. Without aspirations and dreams, you have nothing really exciting to do, or anything to motivate you. Change that by coming up with some goals that truly excite you. Goals that inspire you so much, that you begin to see how much of an impact you can make in yours and other people's lives. 

Forget about the past.

You need to be aware that mistakes allow you to gain helpful experiences to avoid similar mistakes in the future. You need to accept the past and the mistakes it has to avoid a negative impact on your attempts to remain positive. Nothing good ever comes out of fixating on past mistakes; so instead, create new opportunities that allow you to change your current situation and focus on the future.

With all that said, please be aware that you are allowed to have unproductive days. You are allowed to break down. You are allowed to feel. Don't ever think that just because you want to scream out of frustration, that you are out of control; that you are somehow not worth it; that you are not good enough; you are AMAZING! And you are doing a great job. Never forget that. Everyone has bad days, or in my case, weeks. 

You. Are. Not. Alone.

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

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8 comments

  1. Love the set exciting goals for yourself tip.

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  2. The worst thing I struggle with is forgetting about the past. I tend to compare where I am at with other time and then the negativity starts pouring in. I especially like the idea about setting exciting goals. This will definitely help keep me motivated.

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  3. These are important things to remember on our journey. Thanks for the reminder. I believe confidence can pull us to opportunities we would have otherwise missed.

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  4. Ugh such great advice. I always struggle at congratulating myself which I think holds me back sometimes

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  5. Very motivational and thoughtful.

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  6. Setting exciting, realistic goals has been a game-changer for me. I look at where I'm starting and make a measurable, achievable goal. It's been working well.

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  7. It seems like I have more lazy days than not but I always try to psych myself up and get some of my personal mojo back :D

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