Let’s talk about motivation. How to get motivated, how motivation looks, feels and why sometimes we don’t have it.
There are thousands and thousands of motivation quotes online. Should be easy – you read it and voila – you have the motivation! Unfortunately that is not really how it works, right?
By definition Motivation is from ‘motive‘ which means needs, desires, wants. Something that helps us to accomplish the goals.
Why do we need motivation?
It is an important life skill. The reason it’s important is because every person on this earth is unique and has a special gift – purpose. You have to be motivated to work towards your goals which helps your dreams become a reality.
When people talk about motivation usually it is linked with:
- Money and Rewards;
- Desire to be the Best;
- Helping Others;
- Power and Fame;
- The Passion.
They all are great motivators.
How to get motivated if it doesn’t work for you?
I will share my unpopular opinion with you.
It is not actually about motivation – you can’t get motivated – but you can get excited! Use it as your driving force to actually build your business.
There are a lot of strategies and tactics and a lot of different ways how you can achieve something, but it doesn’t mean it will work for you.
If something has been working for somebody else, it doesn’t mean it will work for you. You need to keep in mind that everybody has different energy, different beliefs, different ways how their brain works, different ways how their emotions work. We all have different personality types, different perspectives on life and business. We are unique, we have that gift and we have that magic inside us.
Don’t focus as much on motivation – focus on excitement. It even doesn’t have to be something big. You know you – you know what makes you happy and excited.
Don’t feel discouraged when something doesn’t happen for you. Maybe it was webinar training and people got huge results, maybe it was coaching sessions where others got a lot of results, maybe it was a course after which somebody made a huge amount of money or a big success – but it didn’t happen for you. Don’t be discouraged – it just means that you had different frequency, you had different energy into it and sometimes we just need to listen to our intuition and our internal feeling.
Be aware what makes you feel exciting and what forced.
If it feels not natural or if it feels not exciting, you may not need to even do it. There is so much noise, so many people who are telling you things that may work for them. But that doesn’t mean it will work for you.
When you feel excited about the idea, when you feel butterflies in your belly, when you feel this is something that really resonates to you – then it is likely to be the right decision.
You may feel that you are seeing signs all over the place. You have an idea, you want to create something and then something similar pops up all the time – maybe you see it on TV, maybe you hear on radio or maybe you’ll start to see Facebook ads. Whatever it is – you have some proof.
It doesn’t mean that you need to only follow your intuition and not listen to anybody, just kind of rely on that. But you want to make sure that you use the strategies, tactics and practices that not only have worked for a lot of people, but that they are aligned with you – with who you are, what you stand for and what are your values.
The energy from your mentors needs to be aligned with your energy! When there is this great energy which gets you excited – that will bring you the motivation you need!