A Motivated Life
Versus a lack of Motivation
Someone who can see their life in front of them as a picture of success will usually work toward that picture and find a way to make it happen as they progress with their motivated life. They may have to change their course a few times, and even change the rules; but these people will strive to reach the end because they have their mind-set for success. These people know who they are, what they want to achieve, and they have a plan to get there. They are not waiting for any instant gratification; they in it for the long-haul. Their motivation is not passing; it is constant and they aren’t afraid to spend many hours working for results. They know that it takes not only physical work, but mental work keeping their mind-set on powerful solutions to complete what they have begun.
On the other hand, most of us have seen those people who seem to be lazy, (sorry, just can’t think of a better word); without a sprig of motivation in their life. Those of us who have learned that without motivation life cannot exist wiithout certain conditions being met. We want to scream at these people mentioned and say; “get off your butt.” After getting on your feet, lift yourself out of pity, and start growing your life. Your life is like a flower garden; you must cultivate, plant or sow, enrich with the right material, give it the necessary fuel and then watch it grow. Motivation is what success is made of. There is no success in life without some motivation.
“Your life, your marriage, your children, you career, nor any other part of your life will ever be fulfilled, empowered, or anything above “make do” without motivation.” Motivation is the basic ingredient for growing, building, and keeping our life stable, enlightened, and successful.
The Meaning of Motivation
Thesaurus gives this definition of motivation: ambition, inspiration, desire, action, hunger, motive, provocation, push, stimulation, and many other words.
If we were to break down each of these meanings; we would more than likely always come back to the same meaning of motivation. If we have no ambition or inspiration; our desires are few, and we do not hunger for anything but physical food to curb our body hunger, and we are lacking motivation. If we are not inspired to achieve, do not have a provocation, we will not push and have any actions that will bring about significant results for success.
If we have ambitions, we are motivated by our ambitions to become knowledgeable and we work at finding a way; any way to make our aspirations come true. This applies to family, work/career, and spirituality. For all important things in our life we must cultivate that which we already have, and find other ways to enrich, seek to fulfill, and rise to that plateau we are searching for.
Every human’s life does not always manifest an inbred, natural characteristic of motivation, and that can be from negative, unseen and unwanted pursuits in life. Some of which they brought on themselves and some people have suffered traumatic experiences for which they had no control over. These experiences may have altered their drive or initiative to succeed, by paralyzing them with fear. There are times that these kinds of life things stifle life even when you are pushing to keep up with the performance.
Life is a Performance
Play your life as if no one were looking....
Life is a performance as someone is always watching, and that is a fact. Why would we not understand then that our motivation/drive/actions will decide the applause when the curtain comes down? No, we do not try to meet our goals and ambitions for the applause from others; we do it for ourselves; but there is nothing wrong with feeling the great pleasure of having done something worthwhile. After all; if you achieved something extraordinary; you deserve recognition because you worked at some point when you really wanted to sit on the couch and sip lemonade.
When we see someone who had their motivation and ambitions sapped right out of them by certain unpleasant circumstances; yet they have conquered the best they can; this is a deep seeded purpose for living life at its fullest, regardless. The saying that anything worth having is worth working for; is the truest truth of all.
On the other hand, when we see healthy, intelligent, and normal people wasting their life and time with excuses; there is just not any excuse that justifies this behavior. If you are anything like most people you will sometimes struggle with making sure you keep up momentum regardless of how you feel. Therefore when you see people who could care less; you want to start a campaign and carry a flag that says; “you will only have as much love, family, friends, money and success as you put forth the effort to have.” Motivation is not something that is given to anyone free of charge; we must work at it. It is like all things in life; if you make yourself motivated long enough, and keep striving, you will at some point meet your dreams. Goals are acquired by motivation from the same seed that the purpose of action originated.
"Work, live, play, dance and be motivated as if no one were looking."
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore, is not an act but a habit.” –Aristotle
“You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.” – Author Unknown
“The best way out is always through.” - Robert Frost
“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”
- William B. Sprague
“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”
- Samuel Johnson
“When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are.”
- Richard Hooker”
“He who hesitates is lost.” - Proverb
“If you want to succeed in the world, you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until someone comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence. – John B. Gough