Do you ask yourself this question every morning when you wake up? Whether you’re a student, an employee, an employer, a self-employed, a big boss, a government official, or simply unemployed, what compels you to get out of bed and do your daily thing?
Our everyday experiences have a tremendous impact on us. Positive moments inspire us while negative ones cause us to be anxious. Focusing on positive things enables us to strive for excellence, work towards our goals, and live a full life.
Discussed below are the 3 main sources of motivation:
Many of us set goals for ourselves. In turn, these goals motivate us to work hard to achieve success. Goals such as getting a Master’s degree, having a high-paying job, getting married, purchasing a home drive a person to succeed. Taking small steps to achieve that goal helps keep up a positive attitude. The desire to accomplish a goal is what keeps people going, even on bad days.
A positive attitude is a source of daily motivation. Believing that one of your goals is too hard to reach will eventually stop you from achieving it. Having a negative attitude will cause you both internal and external stress and put you on the road to failure. Tell yourself that every goal can be attained with hard work. If you think you can do it, chances are that you will. Never underestimate the power of the mind. It’s all about attitude and outlook.
Desire to Live
Motivation also comes in the simple desire to live. Whether it be for children, for work, or for money, each of us is motivated by something in life.
Even things as simple as nature can motivate someone to maintain a positive attitude about life even when times get hard. A person can take pleasure in nature’s beauty by taking time to smell the roses or listen to the birds chirp.