I Need Motivation

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Motivation may require making changes in our personal lifestyle, dress, schedule, outlook on life, and level of energy required: laziness and slothfulness must be thrown out the door. When we feel better about ourselves, we are able to be motivated and to become more productive. A positive attitude, an open mind, a congenial spirit – all work together to motivate us. You can build your self-worth on the powerful certainty that you have sustaining value that cannot be earned nor lost. Here are some thing that help me when I need motivation.

I Feel Stuck and I Can’t Get Going

 If there is something in your lifestyle that drags you down and makes you feel like a loser, identify that something and make every effort to turn it around into a forward challenging and motivating force. You will find not only motivation, but you will become the person you enjoy living with and encouraging. Wherever we go, there we are. You can’t leave you behind. Open your heart and life to the presence of the Living God who created you, find strength in that relationship, and live the full and joyful life he promises. 

John 10:10 “I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.” And isn’t that what we all desire? There is so much more life and promise and joy available when we invite Jesus to be our motivator, our helper, our constant friend, and encourager.  Don’t leave this element out of the equation for motivation – motivation to be all we were meant to be.

How Can I Get Motivated? 

I may say that I want to make the required changes needed to become motivated. But I must also act on that. I must look for a workable answer to my question of How Can I Get Motivated? I feel stuck and can’t get going. Change can make demands on us. 

If I really desire to become more motivated, to enrich my life, to find my purpose, to find true joy in living, I must be willing to be honest and be willing to invoke change into my life. 

Setting Goals Helps Motivation

Setting goals is of paramount importance. Choosing goals that enrich the whole person that you are, that do not require a lowering of your ethical standards, and that offer a balance of personal and professional time commitment should be considered. 

If you are feeling cast to the side, spend time affirming your self-worth. It is essential that we identify our gifts, our talents, and our calling. It is not pride to recognize our abilities. It is a waste not to find a self-fulfilling way to use those abilities for our own life enrichment as well as for the common good. We all win. 

How to Motivate Yourself

Make a list of your greatest personality assets, your accomplishments, your abilities. Then honestly evaluate yourself as to why you are even at this point in your life. Are you a team player? Can you encourage your partner, your team?  Are you giving it your best shot?

Are you afraid you will fail? Is it easier to languish in a cloud of self-doubt without attempting to reach your goal?  It has been said that in order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Every successful person has failed at times, has had to recharge, to be renewed, and has tried again.

Keep Trying

 Learning to be resilient, to bounce back from failures and losses, is a requirement. Do not be afraid to try – whether it is a new job, a sport, a volunteer opportunity, or a friendship.  There is so much “out there” waiting for you to develop, to master, to enervate, to share with someone or the world. Don’t miss out on a full and rewarding life because of fear. 

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10.

“Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.”  Phil 4:6