What gets you up in the morning? What makes you flare up with the drive to go through your day? What flame burns within you that throttles your existence into full blast? What’s your motivation? Is it that freshly brewed pot of coffee? What about that magnificent breakfast that’s on the table? That new person that came into your life seemingly out of the blue or is it your beautiful children? Be it any of the above or something else we all have sources of motivation to be thankful for, and those of us who can’t seem to find any reason to move forward can still actively seek out motivation and role models.

The importance of being motivated is a topic that we should all look at. What is motivation? It’s when we are filled with desire to do things. Motivation is what keeps us moving forward. We’ve all seen motivational quotes via various sources. The newspapers, internet, magazines and what have you. They tend to be wise quotes that are meant to inspire and motivate us in to accomplishing our goals. The thing is though, we don’t need to solely think that our motivation can come from such sources. We can even find motivation within ourselves. Just the fact that I am healthy motivates me to get through my day and those who are worse set; their motivation can come from seeking better health. Everyone lacks motivation at some point, and that’s perfectly normal. As human beings it’s normal for us to have highs and lows and we can’t forget that. Sometimes we’re just so down that we can’t seem to find reason to accomplish anything. In most cases a lack of motivation causes this. That’s why this tool that we have, motivation, can drive us to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. We need to actively seek motivation. Those who are motivated accomplish their goals and break barriers that have been holding them back.

So when we’re at a point where we’re lacking motivation and can’t seemingly find any reason to go out and do anything what should we do? How can we fix this? We can start by acknowledging our current mental state. How? As I always say, meditation. Listen to yourself. Go somewhere quiet and listen. Are you feeling like you have no energy to do anything and just want to loaf around all day? Sit down, close your eyes, and observe your thoughts. If you come to the conclusion that you’re lacking motivation then that should be motivation enough to go out and seek new forms of motivation.

Role models are a great form of motivation. Someone that you look up too. It doesn’t have to be someone famous. A role model can be your father, mother, friend, partner or just the man who performed a selfless act of kindness in front of you today.

Being tired of anything can give you drive to find motivation so you can make changes for the better. Realising that you have the power to change will motivate you. I had enough of being unhealthy and malnourished two years ago. When I finally realised that I had the power to change that I got motivated to do something about that. Today, I’m fit as a fiddle and due to those lifestyle changes I’ve created an endless source of motivation for self-betterment. You could say, getting healthy and moving fixed my lack of motivation for good.

We are all capable of finding and using motivation to be better than we were yesterday. I encourage you to seek motivation. You can accomplish your goals. You can find reason to start that project that you’ve been thinking about for the longest. The fact that you’re here experiencing life is the best starting point.

I believe in you all. Go out and keep doing beautiful things.

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