We’ve entered an era with motivation pops up everywhere in our lives. Do more of this! Try these 3 steps! Be positive! That’ not really how motivation works.
Ironically, I am considered or called a motivational speaker. I've never liked that label. As a speaker and trainer, I only INSPIRE action or change. CNN legal and social commentator and "motivational" speaker, Mel Robbins, gives a great talk on this topic.
mo·ti·va·tion ˌmōdəˈvāSH(ə)n/noun: the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
What is motivation?
Motivation is not an external force. It is an internal desire, hunger or need to change something. It’s built on your sense of purpose (your WHY). Finding your purpose is not an overnight solution. It’s something that is cultivated over time. Yes, some know without a doubt what their purpose and passion is at a very young age. Most aren’t that fortunate. Be patient in finding your purpose. Nuture it consistently until it becomes evident and fuels your drive. Don’t really on others to motivate you… that’s only short-term fuel that won’t get you there.
The only "motivation" somebody can gift you with is to help you feel empowered by building your confidence and belief, or providing hope that they can - the can only inspire you. Add enthusiasm or optimism to that inspiration and you are cleared for take off.
Don’t be fooled by short-term promises disguised as motivation. Dig deeper and find true motivation (purpose) within YOU. Understand what you really want by digging deeper than the superficial desire.
Something probably happened during your childhood (positive and/or negative) that established your sense of purpose. Take time to connect with that most authentic WHY. You will be surprised!
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