Motivation gives us the desire and willingness to accomplish many things but it can be difficult to maintain such high levels of inspiration at times. For those moments, it’s essential to go beyond your routine sources for incentives. Truth be told, there will be times when you won’t always feel positive or good about yourself and what you wish to achieve in life. Don’t fret, just like everything else, there is a way to overcome this obstacle too.

Self Motivation

Who else can motivate you better than your own self? If you’ve been feeling a little uninspired then maybe you should do some intimate soul searching. Get back in tune with who you are, where you come from, and what you want in life. Some people may believe that the past should remain just that but did you ever stop to think that maybe it’s the best way to keep yourself on the right track and moving towards the future? Remembering how far you’ve come and how long you still have to go in order to reach your ultimate goals will keep you from getting distracted by insignificant people and things. Self reflection allows you to be your own hero when no one else seems to fit the description. There won’t always be another person to lead the way for us and that’s when we have to step up to the plate and rise to the occasion, not only for ourselves but to be an example for others as well.

Motivation from others

With every great success there is some sort of struggle or a moment of tragedy but the person who experiences it must be relentless in order to persevere through the situation. The key to surviving any ordeal is to not give up until the outcome is favorable or you’ve reached the desired goal. Use other’s mistakes and success stories as a reminder that although it may not always be easy, it certainly is possible. For the times when you’re having difficulty finding motivation within yourself, look beyond the reflection in the mirror and onward to those around you and where you strive to be. Getting caught up in pride and embarrassment might keep you from learning and seeking help from those who could be beneficial to you. Today’s world is all about networking and sharing ideas, experiences, and knowledge so don’t exclude yourself from that. Everyone had to start somewhere and you won’t get very far by staying to yourself and keeping quiet. So don’t be afraid to mix, mingle, and get motivated!

Motivation from failure

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to succeed then you must first experience what it’s like to fail. It may not make sense at the time but it’s the only way to learn what not to do or what you can do better. Experience is the best teacher, it goes beyond what any book or person can tell you. Surprisingly, failure isn’t as bad as everyone makes it out to be. In fact, some of the most successful people have used what most would consider as the end of the road as motive to create their own lane. A person’s perspective determines how far they will go in life. Everything you lose isn’t a loss, a “no” does not mean never, and just because your dream has been delayed, does not mean it’s been denied.

Motivation from your goals

Everyone has something in their life that they wish to change or improve. Whatever those things are, they should be your motivation to complete whatever tasks, education, or savings necessary to obtain and reach your desired aspirations. For example maybe you’d like to become a homeowner and get out of debt but you don’t quite have the means to do so, sometimes a better life requires a different version of yourself. There’s nothing wrong with changing for the better, in fact you should always seek to metamorphosis into the greater being you’re destined to be. Once you’ve conquered what’s on your current list, the journey doesn’t stop. The road to riches and higher living is a never ending quest to elevate not only yourself but those around you as well. Use your goals to get you going!

When you feel as though you don’t have the strength or energy to keep pushing forward, don’t be too hard on yourself because those feelings will eventually subside. Sometimes in order to get motivated you’ll have to dig deeper than usual and other times you’ll become motivated by the most miniscule things. Learn to appreciate both.

by Nyia Moore