Have you been suffering from the problem of little or absolutely no motivation in life, so much so that nothing in life interests you? If yes, then you need to find the ways in which you can motivate yourself as it is one of the most important factors that leads a person towards success.
Have you ever thought about what makes a person get up from bed in the morning, even though the previous day was the most tiring one? The answer to this question can be defined in just one word: MOTIVATION.
Technically, motivation can be defined as ‘an internal condition that activates human behavior giving it direction and energy to act in a goal-oriented manner’. Most people dream of achieving something in life. However, not everyone succeeds in this endeavor. This is because along with a dream to attain something, one should also possess a strong desire to reach the target. For instance, it may be your dream to write a book and get it published. You may have the ability to write a good book, but lack of motivation may come in the way of making your dream come true. Hence, it is necessary that every individual understands the importance of motivation and the ways to overcome the “zero motivation phase” in life.
◥ Zero Motivation
Before we go to the tips for finding motivation in life, let us take a closer look at the causes of zero motivation. Life is full of happy as well as sad moments. In the journey of life, achieving something is not easy. We need to work hard and put in our best efforts to achieve what we want. One of the reasons for no motivation is the disinterest to strive for the goal.
If one does not have any specific goal in life, he/she does not feel the need to put in all his/her energy to live life. This is one of the major causes for the lack of motivation in life. Apart from this, there are some other factors leading to zero motivation in people, which include:
●Lack of self-belief
●Fear of failure
●Thinking too much about what others will say
●Not finding enough time to do work towards one’s goal
●The habit of delaying things unnecessarily
This kind of mindset affects all the areas of one’s life including family, work, studies, social life and so on. People who are unmotivated do not realize that they are wasting their capabilities and a little motivation can actually inspire them to do great things. Due to their inability to achieve anything substantial in life, people suffering from zero motivation may indulge in self pitying or try to find out petty excuses for their incompetency in doing things.
◥ Tips to Build Motivation in Life
If you are leading a monotonous life, where you do not feel the need to try new and challenging things, you may be suffering from the problem of zero motivation. However, such a mind-set may just be a bad habit, which can be changed if you try to. Some simple methods can be applied, which can help rebuild the missing motivation in your life.
◥ Visualize Success
Many times, people set their goals enthusiastically and start working towards them. However, somewhere in between, they lose their enthusiasm and drop off their plans. To avoid such situations, it is important that you define your goals clearly. Once you have decided on your goal, try to visualize the end result of the same. For instance: try imagining how successful you would be after publishing your book. Imagining your success will definitely help you in working harder towards your goal.
◥ Believe in Yourself
One of the most important factors that leads a person to success, is the belief in his own self. Most people get discouraged as they do not trust their capabilities. One must remember that hard work is the only way to success and that failure is the first step towards success. One should therefore continue working harder without losing hope.
◥ Motivational Quotes
If you feel discouraged and dejected due to failure, reading motivational quotes as well as books can help you to a large extent. Here are some inspirational quotes with which you can recharge your energies:
● “Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.” – Anonymous
● “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
● “There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen
● “It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
● “Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain your balance while standing still.” – Linda Brakeall
● “Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
● “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” – George Bernard Shaw
Presence of motivation in life is, therefore, very important for one’s meaningful existence. One must remember that without motivation, life gets dull and boring. Hence, before you begin to hate yourself, take charge of your life and work your way to make your life interesting and worth living.