Motivation from within

I’m still stuck on a motivation kick. Maybe because I’m kicking it into high gear because I lacked motivation for the summer. Guess what? Summer is over and it’s time to move on. I don’t want people to go through the serious rutt I was in that essentially ended up wasting my time. It’s not Monday, but I still have a message to motivate.

Here’s the video:

There are a few things I really want you to take away from the video:

1. Motivation should come from within. Yes, when I’m in a certain setting, I push and motivate people to keep working hard. But those people had to motivate themselves to even show up. There is a difference between motivation and inspiration. When it’s personal, you are invested. Failure will mean so much more when your motivation comes from within, therefore, I truly believe you will work harder to achieve whatever it is you’re trying to do.

2. Motivation shouldn’t be dependent on other people. No one will care as much as you will. No one will take ENOUGH notice as you want them to. I’m not saying it won’t mean something to someone else, but it will probably never meet your expectation of happiness/joy/excitement.

3. If you really want it and your have the right mindset, motivation will come. It will flicker and fade, but it will always be there. It will manifest itself into many different things and reasons, but if you’re going after what you really want (and are willing to put in the work) motivation will always be around. There will be times a reassessment/refocus will be needed but getting back on track will always be in the cards. Self evaluation is an important part of the motivation process.

I really help you found this helpful and I was able to articulate well on the blog. I just wanted to make sure the message was simple and clear. Motivation is personal and varies from person to person.

What do you do when the motivation starts to fade away?