the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to actin a certain way:
I don't understand what her motivation was for quitting her job.
Synonyms: motive, inspiration, inducement, cause, impetus.
the state or condition of being motivated or having a strong reason to act or accomplish something:
We know that these students have strong motivation to learn.
something that motivates; inducement; incentive:
Clearly, the company's long-term motivation is profit.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people say they fail to stick to their goals because they lose motivation or that a lack of motivation keeps them from ever beginning in the first place. I’m here to tell you that motivation is temporary. The great myth is that successful people have an unlimited supply of motivation that keeps them moving forward. Bullshit. You cannot rely on motivation as a sustainable force to help you achieve your goals.
You are not alone!
Everyone experiences this at some point. It’s part of the process! So what can you do? How do you stay the course?
- Break down your plan into small easily achievable steps.
- Re-visit your “why”.
- Expect that some days are going to suck.
- Don’t quit.
Motivation is great while it lasts, but you can’t expect to be able to sustain a high level of energy long term. Setting attainable goals, having a solid “why”, creating a mindset that will allow room for bad days, and staying the course will help to keep you going after your motivation has left the building!
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