Why Do You Need Motivation In Life?

by : Praveen Sherman

Human behavior is always a surprise. We know that wemust have to achieve Success in life and we tend to not take action. Wehave many reasons for not achieving what we want. Many times though weknow that logically we are right we tend to move away from it, thereason being Emotions. Emotions is what drives us everyday, everymoment. Imagine that you are on your bed and your mind knows that it isgood to do exercise, you talk to yourself, “Do you want to do it today?Or shall I start tomorrow?" and you know this emotion that creeps indecides your fate. This small difference could create a huge impact inthe quality of your Life.

Firstly for success you need to setyour GOALS. If you do not set your Goals, it is very difficult toachieve your outcomes. And you may have defined your goals, worked outa strategy too, but if you do not have MOTIVATION?? You will not eventake the first step. Its like owning the worlds best car with all theparts working perfectly, the car has the capabilities to go fast withthe greatest fuel efficiency. But if there I no driver and or if thedriver does not ignite the car and start it, the car does not evenmove. Motivation is like that spark for the engine. This is what makesthe human engine move. You may have the best talents or acquired thebest skills but it you do not have motivation you will not reach far.Motivation is the driver which drives you to do what you are doing.

“How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’" – Martin Luther King

Motivationis the desire to achieve a Goal. Motivation with enthusiasm and energyreally move us forward in life. Motivation comes to you in two ways

a.Motivation from the External Factors: When you see something happeningyou are motivated and you move by it. You succeed in some act of yoursand as you see these results you are excited and more motivated toachieve. Yes this must happen always for you, however when you arewanting to achieve big, there is a possibility that you might fail andthat’s when you want the highest level of motivation so as to come overthe failure and achieve more in life. Though this works you can’treally enjoy this every time and you can’t depend on this formotivation.

b. Motivation from Inside: This is the most powerfulform of motivation. At any moment we have all needed resources and weneed to tap in the right kind of resources. What creates the Motivationis the Passion or the Interest. The moment you Live with Passion youdon’t need anything else you drive you. You are just driven hard toachieve the best in life. Motivation is basically because of certaininternal pictures that we run in our mind. Right now if I ask you toclose you eyes and recall a time when you felt motivation and feel thesame way as you did during that time and intensify the feeling, I amquite sure that you too would have felt the motivation inside you. As Isaid it is about giving your 100% in these exercises. When you set yourGoals they must automatically motivate you. It must give a sense ofDrive so that you could go about achieving more in life.

As Isaid before Motivation acts exactly like the fuel to a car. If the fuelreduces you must be cautious and still ensure that the efficiency ofthe car if maintained. Else the car might just get damaged and totallyhalt. Or even if the fuel is totally dry, the car comes to a halt.Either ways it is not good. Same way if you do not stay motivated, youwill not be able to sustain the power to continue what you are doing.Say if you set a target for yourself to reduce you weight by 20 Poundsin 1 year then you must just loose your focus and may only target thismuch later. It does not motivate you to achieve. However if you wish toreduce 2 pounds in 3 weeks it gets you motivated. It is still the samefor the simple reason that you not have got into smaller chunks. Smallsize tasks are easy to achieve and gives you more drive to achievethem. And often Success in one field provides Motivation to Succeed inanother endeavor.

How to stay motivated?

1.Visualization: This is a very powerful and easy way to keep yourselfmotivation. Many coaches across the globe use this visualizationtechnique to keep the players motivated all the time. All you need todo it just see yourself achieving the Goals that you have set and thatwill definitely keep you motivated. Make a picture of you achieving thegoals the kind of benefits that you reap out of this. This will reallydrive you to achieve more and will never make you procrastinate.

2.Associate Pain not Achieving goals: Apart from giving pleasure to youachieving Goals, associate some pain and see what does not happen whenyou do not achieve your goals. It could make you feel so embarrassedand make you feel lousy and guilty. This too will drive you to achieveyour Goals always.

A boy who was failing in studiesFeature Articles, not doing sowell suddenly started getting very high grades in school and alsostarted showing lot of interest in studying. The reason was found thatthe boys father suddenly passed away. And he was the bread winner forthe family. His fathers death acted a powerful motivator for that boy.However it is not a must that painful events must happen in our livesbut before it happens if we take control of ourselves then we becomebetter.

Any person is successful only because they take ACTION.And Action is possible only when you stay motivated. Only when you havethe right amount to motivation do you really achieve in life. This isthe long lasting success of any person who have achieved more. Soalways started motivated and achieve the best in life.