People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar
What is your motivation? You might ask, “motivation for what?” The tendency seems to be to regard this question in terms of specific activities, actions, or projects. But what about your motivation for living? Is it for money? To acquire more wealth and things? Do you push yourself through each day because you feel that it will be good for you? Do you do what you do because you feel it will be good for another or others? Or do you get through each day because you feel it is your duty to do so?
Understanding your basic motivation can add a tremendous amount of clarity to your life. Answering the questions that I have posed above is not for the faint-hearted. It takes a certain amount of courage to honestly observe oneself. Indeed it can be a life long adventure in a quest to continuously improve. If you want to present a more competent better you to the world, you will have to periodically take a hard look at yourself.
Now the point of this activity is not to go off on some self critical binge, beating yourself into the dirt. The world will do that if you let it so there is no sense in duplicating the effort. No, the point is to see what improvements you have made and keep them and see where you notice you could do better and work on those areas. But how do you keep yourself interested? What are the rewards that you look forward to each day that keep you going in the direction of improvement?
What motivates you?
After being positively affected by some of the amazing people in my life, who honestly helped me, I feel it is my duty to help others. Not every one thinks that help is a good thing.
How can I help you?