How do you get it? Why are some people more motivated to do things than others? I so wish I had the answer for that question. Not just for myself but for my clients as well. I recently (within the past few months) began thinking about my goals for the future and what I want to do. I chatted with my other half about becoming a motivational speaker of some sort. I love the energy I get out of doing groups and I have been told by others (I like to think many others) that I inspire them to do better. But I am still unsure how to do the speaking part. I guess right now my voice is right here through this blog!
Tonight when I was coming home from my last client of the day I was thinking how different each one of my clients are and how each one of them has different things that motivate them (some having no motivation at all but that is life). I wondered if there are some things that all of us are motivated by. Here is the small list I came up with that motivates most people:
- Money (I know a shocker!)
- Family (not only wanting a better life for our family but sometimes our family literally tries to kick us in the pants to motivate us!)
- Having a better life (I guess you get that by having more money but that is not always the answer. Sometimes having a better life means making better choices for yourself like eating better, exercising more and even ending a relationship that is toxic.)
The next question is once we are motivated, how do we stay there? For me I try to surround myself with positive thoughts (see all of my motivational Monday quotes, as well as my facebook page has constant daily quotes). I also know that in order to stay motivated I have to be gentle with myself and realize that not every day is going to be a motivated kind of day. Some days are just gonna be the ones you never want to repeat but even those, I have been spending time trying to learn something from.
So how do you stay motivated? Do you have ideas for things that keep you motivated? I would love to hear them all.