Hi! Welcome back to #MotivationMonday & Happy Valentine's Day! "Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."-Franklin P. Jones
I learned a long time ago, if I wanted to be motivated-I just had to stop and ask myself a question--Why? Whether you realize it or not, motivation is a huge force in all our lives. If you find yourself thinking, "I need motivation", there are specific steps you can take. For many, the word itself gets overgeneralized. We think of being motivated or unmotivated, as a simple "yes" or "no" to a state of being. But motivation is not a switch that we flip on. Motivation is a flow. To feel motivated, you have to dive beneath the surface. Reading an inspirational quote, or inspiring story won't last for long. Building sustainable long term motivational thinking is a mindset.
Moreover, what you feel capable of doing comes down to one thing: motivation. It's the force, or lack of, that keeps driving you forward to overcome challenges and obstacles to achieve your goals. Without motivation, anyone will give up after a few failed attempts, or even on the first tough challenge that comes your way. Or you'll remain just where you are: unhappy yet not doing anything to progress ahead.
If you want to learn to find motivation, just ask yourself a question-Why? Why are you pursuing a certain goal? If the answer is vague or unclear, then your motivational energy will be the same. While motivation provides you energy to do something, that energy needs to be focused somewhere. Without meaning, there is no direction for your energy to focus. Yet, having a meaningful objective doesn't mean you have to change the world or have a huge impact on society. The secret to meaningful work is simple: it should contribute value to something or someone that matters to you.
Why not take some time today and do a quick reflection of where you're at now? Take one aspect of your life that you'd like to progress further in. For example, it may be your current job. Start with your why. Write down your reasons for why you're in the job that you're in. Write down what it is within your job that gives you meaning, and what are some things that will help you push forward in life? Once you have those points, it's time to do a comparison. Does your current job help you make progress towards that purpose that you've written?
An amazing thing happens when you get honest with yourself and start doing what you love, what makes you happy. You stop wishing for the weekend. You stop merely looking forward to special events. You begin to live in each moment and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy. You move fluidly, steadily, calm and grateful. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born-Author Unknown
Now that you have your list, and you've contemplated your why-maybe it's the perfect time for a career change. In fact, have you always thought of getting a real estate license? Curious to learn more? If so, check out your options at www.theshafferway.com. See you next Monday! Warmly, Susan