How to Find Your Motivation to Live Your Passion
If you are looking to find your motivation, there are some questions that you should begin asking yourself. For starters: If you were privileged with a life free from responsibilities and could do whatever you wanted with your time, what would you do?
Take a few minutes to answer that question seriously, focusing on a few big goals that resonate with you on a deep level. These goals should get you excited and grab your interest because you simply want to do them. Big paychecks, power, fame and other external rewards don’t count here.
What’s Stopping You?
Now, dig deep to answer one more question: What’s stopping you from achieving those dreams?
You’ll probably start out with the most obvious obstacles. You don’t have the money. Your children demand too much of your time. There aren’t enough hours in the day. If you push past those shallow answers, you’ll come to the real reason that you don’t spend your time chasing goals that really mean something to you. For instance, you may not believe in yourself enough to take a risk or you may feel guilty for going in your own direction rather than doing what others expect of you.
Now it’s time for us to answer a question for you. How do you overcome those big obstacles and finally take action on the accomplishments that you really want to achieve with your life? It all comes down to finding the self-motivation to take step after step, realizing your dream one brave decision at a time.
How to Find Your Motivation and Live It
If you know what you want to do and just lack the motivation, there are some easy ways to light the spark and get started today.
your goal. If you’re not naturally motivated to do something toward
your goal each day, then your goal isn’t based on an achievement that
holds intense personal meaning for you. Brainstorm new goals that push a
little further or that take you in a new direction. Don’t stop until
you get really excited and can’t wait to create a master plan and get
- Create your own plan rather than following a superior’s
lead. You can take advice and learn strategies from those ahead of you
on the road to success, but the plan that you follow must be uniquely
yours. Write your plan out in great detail, and keep tweaking until you
feel that spark of energy driving you to reach each milestone of the
plan. Even if you aren’t sure that every step is achievable for you,
commit to the journey if it gets your energy flowing. You may be
surprised how close you actually get.
- Incorporate guided
visualization into your daily routine. Before you get out of bed or
before you go to sleep, close your eyes and visualize the moment that
you reach that next milestone or accomplish your goal. Paint the scene
with such intensity that you feel it’s actually happening. Do this
consistently, and your mind will stay more focused on the goal
throughout your daily life.
- Celebrate the small accomplishments.
Don’t wait until you reach the finish line to reward yourself for
sticking to the plan and working hard. When you focus on each small
step, you won’t feel overwhelmed by the big picture.
- When you
reach obstacles, think of them as puzzles. This allows you to brainstorm
creative solutions rather than feeling like you’ve failed and have
reached the end of the road. There’s always a way over the hurdle, and
your job is to find it and keep moving forward.
what you’re passionate about, and now you have some keys to developing
the self-motivation that will help you live a life of passion. One final
question now that you were able to find your motivation: What’s stopping you now?
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