Some of us find it hard to motivate ourselves. We drag our bodies out of bed in the morning. We go to work just to do activities, often without a real purpose. We go home and stuff ourselves until we hurt while sitting on the couch watching something we don’t even care to see. We hope others will motivate us. We hope a miracle will happen and we will be whisked away into the land of our dreams. We forget that we have to create our own dreams. We forget others cannot do it for us.
What is necessary to live the life of our dreams? Motivation is nice, but seldom necessary. Ask professional athletes if they were always motivated to put in the hours and hours of practice. Ask millionaires if they were always motivated to spend the extra hours at the office. Ask a mother if she is always motivated to be a great role model. The answer will be a resounding, “NO!”
What is it the answer? What makes these people effective and others ineffective? There are many different answers for each person. Some will say they want fame, some want power, some want recognition, some want money. What really matters is the willingness to do what’s necessary. It doesn’t matter what you are shooting towards, as long as you are willing to do what it takes to get there. The legends didn’t wait for somebody to come around and motivate them; they develop a willingness to work. The greats in the history books didn’t sit around hoping their dreams would come true; they took action.
Millions of people complain because they aren’t motivated. They say they aren’t successful because they aren’t motivated. If only they were motivated. If only somebody could come into their lives and show them the path. If only… If only… If only.
We need to be willing to take responsibility for ourselves and our own futures. We need to be willing to put in the work, whether we are motivated to work or not. We need to be willing to eat healthy and exercise. We need to be willing to listen to others in order to improve our relationships. We need to be willing to put aside a part of our earnings each month so we can become financially independent. There are many things we need to be willing to do…NONE of which require motivation.
I hope you develop a willing spirit. I hope you strive for personal growth. Some of us have been motivated in the past, but we cannot depend on others motivating us in the future. We need to develop a willingness to work. Then we need to take action. Act towards worthy goals. Act to create the life of your dreams. Commit fully to what you want to achieve. These are all important, but we first need to be willing to do them. Don’t wait for somebody to motivate you. Be willing to act. Be willing to dream. Be willing to set and achieve big goals. Be willing to commit to living an extraordinary life, and soon enough, you will be living the life of your dreams.