Motivation comes from the word ‘move’ and means ‘to move’. Motivation literally means; that which moves a person to a course of action. Motivation indicates a movement that is initiated by a reason or purpose. This is an important point to understand; having a reason and purpose will activate motivation. For example, it is hard to move towards something if you can’t see any reason or purpose. In other words you need a motif or good reason as to why you would put in the effort and to create some momentum and move from where you currently are. If you are keen to do something you are more likely to be motivated; you don’t have to try, you will just want do it. Remember also that you might have a reason and purpose to NOT be motivated; in that case you won’t to ‘move’.
Once you’ve done these things, you should be a more fertile field in which God can grow inspiration. (By the way: if you don’t believe in God, don’t worry. God believes in you.) And if you feel your own learn new things growing, your sense of purpose for your mission will also grow. And so will the inspiration others draw from your leadership.
Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. I love the quote and I completely agree with it. However, if I were to change anything about it I may change “job you love” with “positive motivator”, because with positive motivation everything in life becomes easier.
That’s a hard question to answer. Oh not because I don’t find inspiration. It’s because there are so very many sources. So to answer the question, in this article, I’m going to pick on just one method. And then, I’ll show you the process I use to turn perspiration into inspiration.
Ask a mother what motivates her. She will tell you she wants a better life for children. Ask a father what motivates him. He will tell he wants a better life for his family. He dedicates his life and efforts to his family. Ask the politician what drives him. He’ll probably give you a long story about what he wants to do for his people. A lover will get his motivation from the love he feels towards his beloved. The common trait in all these people is that there are all motivated to do something. They all want to achieve something. Their motivation comes from different things.
Of course make your primary goal, BUT, make smaller goals and stick to those. The smaller goals will add up and eventually you’ll end up reaching your primary goal as a result! For example, set a goal to exercise for at least 30 minutes for 4 days within the next 7 days.
You’d also want to stop worrying, whatever it takes. Worry is negative goal-setting. A worried person envisions a negative future, and then, sure enough, starts moving toward that future like a moth drawn to a flame. When an inspired leader sets goals, she uses her imagination to picture a wonderful future, and then sets in motion the right actions to move toward happier outcomes. You can stop obsessing about the things that worry you. The prescription is action. Start taking action today to move yourself toward a positive future.
I tried for several days before I could get all of the traffic lights to turn green or be green as I passed each one of them on my way to work. If I can get the law of attraction to work for me then so can you. Keep trying – you’ll get it…