Have circumstances interrupted your long-term planning? Do you feel left behind? Is everything opening up after the shutdown, everyone excited and ready to go? Except you, that is? You may be actually puzzled and ask yourself why do I have no motivation for anything. Waste not a moment on identifying the cause, the symptoms, and the elements necessary for change. Not only our brain but our inner spirit must be energized, fueled, charged – set on go as in goals.
Step back and analyze your situation. What changes do you need to make? Are you stuck in a rut of a boring job that does not demand your full potential? Is it therefore, not only without challenge, but also offering no satisfaction or reward? Which means no levels or steps of personal success – public or private. Are there no goals enticing you to move forward, no new elements to introduce into your personal life? Is this resulting in an absence of higher goals of achievement being accomplished in your occupational life?
Three Ways to Overcome Lack of Motivation
So, you have identified your need to be more motivated. But how to make this happen? Here are three ways to spur you on to Overcome Lack of Motivation.
1. Remember Your Why –
Always have a why. Is it because you want to be more successful in your job? Is it because you want to step out with a performance career and give it a shot? Do you have a desire to establish yourself in your career, community, and church as a leader? Are you motivated to want to be known as dependable, compassionate, encouraging? Do you want to volunteer for leadership roles, expand your influence? Remember your why. We only have one life to live. Live it well.
2. Give Yourself Credit, Be Kind, Be Consistent
Don’t be too hard on yourself. Give yourself some grace. Be kind to you. Give yourself credit for every success – great or small. Congratulate yourself.
How do we give ourselves grace? Are you demanding of yourself and expect perfection? Remember, God gives us grace and offers us forgiveness and a new opportunity. Do that for yourself.
Glancing in the mirror and giving an encouraging “Looking good, kid. Have a wonderful day! Or, “Great job, it’s going to work!” starts the day off well. Yes, talk to yourself. “Get some rest – you will do better tomorrow.”
Expect that self to need some encouragement, but also expect that self to perform. You are in control of you, your thoughts, and your actions. What goes in comes out. Spend a few minutes each morning asking God to let the words of your mouth and the meditations of your heart be acceptable – be in line – with his plans for you. I find it amazing how my persona, my attitude and my influence can be upgraded ten degrees when I purposefully commit my thoughts and actions to align with that of our loving Lord. No one loves you more or desires that you reach your full potential than Jesus Christ. Invite him into your life and know the joy and the strength and the wisdom that leads to successful relationships and realized aspirations.
Life is worth living! You can aspire to your dreams, to your calling. We all have so much more potential than we develop. May you soar to living a purposeful and blessed life, motivated with the energy and purpose you have consistently applied. Reap the rewards. Give thanks to the Eternal God for his empowerment and for his provision by gift of eternal life, including a fulfilled life here on earth – if you will believe and receive.
3. Reach Out For Help
Everyone can benefit with help from a friend, a family member, a pastor, or counsellor.
Do not hesitate to reach out for help. Having a confidant and someone to help keep you on task can steady the course and quicken the excellent outcomes.
If you are not on a regular exercise plan, now is the time. Exercise is not only physically essential, but exercise also lifts our spirits and energizes us. We walk off stress and lower blood pressure. It increases our self-esteem and puts a spring in our step. Having a personal trainer may help you be more consistent and teach techniques that will ultimately make you more likely to continue.
Take any online courses that will help you excel in your field. Join a faith group and be strengthened by their support and prayers. If you are blessed with an understanding spouse, make that person your confidant and celebratory partner. Celebrate each step of success. These little celebrations will ignite motivation for the next step of fulfilling your goal.
Follow the example of Jesus in drawing away on occasion for quiet time with the Heavenly Father. May we all be motivated to be the best we can be in every area of our life. Much of that is accomplished by tuning in to the Lord and being filled with his wisdom and his love and his grace.
I am in your corner, too. I will rejoice in every forward step you take. It is a lifelong pursuit. Please watch the video below to find out how to have a true relationship with God.