After a long night of dreaming, you come up with the perfect plan. Gaining control over your life and achieving all kinds of success feels almost within reach – but as soon as morning dawns, so does that dreaded feeling: motivation has taken leave! Despite putting in hour after grueling hour toward reaching those goals…nothing seems to budge. It’s an aggravating cycle we’re all taught how to recognize—but what if there was another way?
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What are the challenges that fail the motivation state?
To make matters worse, you’re beginning to feel that the outcomes don’t really matter. You contemplate whether there’s any point in pushing yourself further. Well before feeling overwhelmed – know that this sensation is completely normal and familiar to a huge chunk of humanity! All kinds of people at some point in their lives will experience the ever-elusive force called ‘motivation’; it comes and goes as it pleases making us search for ways to regain our composure from this state.
Today we shall cover why motivation can have trouble sticking around along leave practical tips on how you can motivate yourself when stuck in an unmotivated zone! So let us get started….
Motivation is challenging to maintain after the initial excitement wears off. Here’s why:
Planning and organizing
You’re lying on the couch on a lazy evening and dreaming about the fantastic body you’re going to have or all the zeros you’ll be adding to your bank account. The path is as clear as the nose on your face. How can you not be motivated?
Everything is easy in your head. It’s not much fun eating your first bowl of plain oatmeal or working your first night at your second job. Anyone can daydream and sketch out a plan. The hard part is doing the actual work.
Since executing your plan is less than glorious each day, distractions become quite appealing. Netflix, the internet, and playing Crossy Road on your cell phone are more exciting. Distractions can kill dreams if you let them.
Focussing on Outcome rather than process
Results come slowly. This is especially true at the beginning. It’s not too exciting when you save $100 after a week or lose 1.7 pounds. If results are the only thing that receives your attention, you’ll have a hard time staying the course.
You can’t make a lot of progress each day, but you can adhere to your plan. Feel good that you followed your plan and your processes today. Get addicted to that positive feeling. The results are sure to come along.
Overthinking about others’ opinions
It’s important to be motivated internally. If you only want to lose weight to look good to others, or you only want to make money to impress others, your motivation won’t last.
Reach inside and find a personal reason for chasing your goal. Doing anything to impress others results in a hollow victory, if you achieve a victory at all. But do it for yourself, and you’ll feel proud and happy.
Seeking early success
Instead of dreading how you have to spend your day, remind yourself of the reward at the end. Remind yourself of how great you’ll feel when you’re successful. Visualize your success each morning and evening.
Inclination towards comfort
Our minds and bodies don’t like discomfort. We’re programmed to be attracted to those things we find comfortable, whether it’s a nice, warm couch, potato chips, or hanging out with friends.
Your mind is fighting you on some level when you spend your time doing something unenjoyable. To counteract this, find something you like about your new routine and focus on that.
What are your plans for the future? Are you finally going to make them happen? Maintaining your motivation is important.
Learn to celebrate the daily victories regarding your behavior. Internal motivation will always beat external motivation over longer periods of time. That initial burst of excitement fades quickly and you get unmotivated. In that case, it is relevant to overcome the unmotivated condition. But, how?
How can you achieve more when you are unmotivated?
Motivation can be an issue for many of us. While motivation is great, there are many things in our lives that need to be done, regardless of whether motivation is there to propel us. Most of us need to go to work, brush our teeth, pay our bills, and more. It really doesn’t matter whether we’re motivated. These things still have to be done.
Unfortunately, the tasks listed above are usually done from a place of negative motivation. We do them because the consequence of not doing them is so uncomfortable. But it works.
However, negative motivation usually won’t work when there isn’t an immediate negative consequence. For example, it’s easy to put off exercising and to sit on the couch instead.
What’s important is to create a system that makes your challenging activities more appealing. It’s also important to make it easy to get started. Thinking too much makes it easy to talk yourself out of taking action.
Try this system to achieve more of what you want, regardless of your motivation:
Lack of interest to take action
That’s true, the best athletes in the world don’t always feel like training. The most successful business people in the world don’t always feel like going to the office.
A step towards a promising future
Think about how much you’ll gain by taking action and moving towards your goals. Think far into the future and then bring it back to the next few months. Imagine how great it will feel when you’re really making significant progress.
Action is initiated by changes
Most of us keep living the same day over and over. If you want your life to change, it will take some new actions. Imagine how you’ll feel if your life is exactly the same next year.
Prioritize the actions to be taken
What activities will create the greatest results? Frequently, these are the actions that are less than enjoyable. But if you can get yourself to do these things, nothing can stop you.
Plan to execute the schedule
What are you going to do each day to make your compelling future come true? When are you going to do the activities you identified in the previous step? During what part of the day are you the most productive? Make it easy to get started.
Acknowledge your achievements
When you successfully stick to your schedule, reward yourself. You could go get a massage at the end of the week or head out to your favorite restaurant. Choose something that appeals to you and makes you want to get busy.
Penalize for any shortcomings
Create some additional motivation by setting up a punishment if you come up short. Maybe you’ll have to clean all the toilets in the house. Maybe you’ll go run a mile.
Review and analyze daily
What did you do well? What could you have done better? Start over tomorrow with your analysis to guide you.
Motivation is great, but if we all waited to be inspired by motivation, little would ever get accomplished. Commitment will usually result in greater accomplishment than motivation. Learn to get started and be “self-motivating.” All anyone really needs is to get busy. Avoid waiting for inspiration. Get things done and your success can serve as inspiration.
Motivation is influenced by factors internal and external which need to grow positively. To trigger the factors, you need to be aware of the building blocks of your life. So, what are these building blocks? Health, Personality management, career, personal needs, and so on. You will be glad to know that we have blogs relating to all these factors like decision-making, time management, and so on which can help you enhance your growth.
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