Motivation can be a tricky thing. It can strike at seemingly random times, or disappear at the drop of a hat. It can be influenced by a multitude of factors, and stem from the most unlikely sources.
I find that I am motivated by both positive and negative events sometimes. The strength of my motivation from these events can be very different though.
Something that I perceive as more negative can get me motivated to accomplish a goal quickly, but my motivation seems to taper off quickly after working toward the goal. A positive motivator may take me a little longer to really focus on a goal sometimes, but that fire to reach the goal seems to last much longer.
Take for example the goals that I set for myself earlier this year. One of my goals is to increase reach outs and advertising. While not a negative thing per se, they are sometimes out of my comfort zone. It takes more motivation for me to sustain working toward this goal. On the other end of the spectrum, my goal of getting the nursery set up has been much easier to sustain motivation toward this goal. (Also, who doesn’t enjoy getting to set up cute baby things!)
I know that I have this block to achieving what I want so I find other ways to look at events or situations to make them more positive. This allows me to sustain motivation to achieve!
Motivation is a very personal and unique aspect of achievement. Sometimes it takes a little help or guidance to find the ways that work for you.
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