Have you ever been in a state of mind where no matter how hard you try to get something done it just doesn’t work? A state of mind where that project you have been working on for 2 years is still in the closet? Even a place where you can’t seem to do anything but sit around? I was there, stuck, until I found this.
Myrko Thum gives you a great step by step guide.
Are you looking to get motivated again to get your ohh so important goal done? But somehow it feels so difficult to get your butt up and make at least just one tiny little step forward, right?
It’s just not happening…
And how can you fix this and get your motivation up when you need it? Like… right now?
Where the Heck is My Motivation?
Do a little exercise before you read on and ask yourself:
Why am I not motivated?
Asking the right questions in itself is a little self-reflection that can clear things up for you. If you like, write your answer in the comments below. Do it, it’s worth it.
We will come back to this question…
What is Motivation?
When you are motivated, you have a motive. In other words: a goal that drives you to take action.
Motivation is your inner driving force to close the gap between your goal and reality.
So motivation happens if you have a strong goal. But there is even more about motivation…
Your motivation is answering one single question. The most important question: Why?
If you have a strong enough reason—a big, BIG WHY—you will have all the motivation you’ll ever need. Your BIG WHY is this Driving Force.
So to answer the former question, let’s take a look at the core reason why we loose motivation:
The Core Reasons for No Motivation
What might come to your mind may be distraction. But distraction is no reason—it’s already a result. It’s the result of:
Reason 1: Lack of Clarity. If you are not clear on what you want it’s difficult to get motivated. Lack of clarity means you have no clear aim, no specific and compelling goal of where you want to go.
More precisely you are not connected emotionally to the great outcome that this goal can produce in your life. And the result is you’re not very motivated to take any kind of action.
Reason 2: Overwhelm. If you have too much “clutter” on the table you are overwhelmed and your focus gets fuzzy. This is no good environment for effective action. Instead it drowns your motivation. You need to simplify your life and learn to say no to things that are not truly important to you.
Reason 3: Fear gets in your way. If you know clearly what you’re after—your goal—and you’re not overwhelmed anymore, there might still be something getting in your way: Fear.
Fear of failure, or even fear of success. You have to feel the fear and do it anyway, and develop ways to face your fears productively.
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Easy way to get motivated, Myrko Thum