Motivation tied to gains and physical benefits dissipates easily; some people say it is temporary; I think it is not only temporary but immaterial if you must achieve great things in life. If you are motivated by increased pay, what happens when you can’t take care of your bills anymore? If you are motivated by wins, what happens if you fail?
I realized that motivation may trigger your interest, make you enthusiastic; but it cannot guarantee consistency.
Don’t get me wrong, motivation is crucial; it fuels our drive to work or achieve certain objectives. In pursuing your goal, you develop habits. Your habits then help you remain disciplined to achieving your goals whether you feel like it or not. It enables you to remain consistent over time. Consistency ensures that your goals become your focal point and motivation becomes just a means to an end.
What is motivation?
Motivation is the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors.Therefore, it is what causes you to act. Motivation involves the biological, emotional, social, and cognitive forces that activate behavior.
From our definition, it is clear that motivation empowers you to act. The question is, how do you stay motivated to ensure you remain active and interested in pursuing your interest?
Here are tips to help you answer the question above;
When you set SMART goals, you tend to have decided to act in a specific way to achieve your set goals. SMART goals give you a sense of direction, measurable metrics and ensure you identify your milestones. Working through your timeline and reaching set milestones, fuels your motivation and keeps you alert and activated.
Have a clear vision, purpose and mission
Most people, I believe, are unaware that persons may have mission statements. Individuals must determine their purpose of operations, develop their visions, and establish their mission statements in the same way that organizations do. Putting these three in place forces you to concentrate on one thing rather than on everything. Identifying your purpose, goal, and vision will help you stay motivated because you become laser-focused on completing what has been started and quitting will not be an option.
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