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What are some effective tips on how to find motivation?

I have no motivation to do anything lately. Every time I think of achieving a goal or doing something out of my comfort zone, I think to myself, what’s the point? I would like to learn how to find motivation so that I can be more productive and achieve my personal goals. Finding what motivates me has been very difficult especially because the tips I have received involve me figuring out the root cause of why I am no longer motivated which I am unsure of. Are there any tips I can use that do not require soul-searching?

Curtis Rhodes

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Bethany Evans on January 22, 2018

I totally relate to what you are saying. There was a time I had no motivation to do anything as well. My response to everything that involved commitment was always, “what is the point?” I had given up on trying to achieve my goals because I had failed so many times. However, I did not realize that slacking would cost me even more. My business started failing and as time passed by, I lost a good number of customers. This is when I decided that things had to change. I had to take charge of my life and strive to achieve my goals even when things did not go my way. What motivated me was the thought that things could get worse. Here are some of the tips I used to stay motivated:

  •  Remembering Your ‘Why’
    We all have a reason why we do the things we do. Some people work hard to give their families a better life, others work hard to enjoy better things in life and others simply do it because they are passionate. Remembering your ‘why’ will motivate you to work harder because you will remember what you might lose if you do not.
  • Forgive Yourself
    One of the reasons most people lose motivation is because they are too hard on themselves. They do not forgive themselves for their failures and shortcomings. If you are constantly beating yourself up for your mistakes, you will not get the motivation to do what you are supposed to do. Mistakes are part of life and everyone makes mistakes. Forgive yourself fast so that you can avoid wasting time wallowing in self-pity.
  • Schedule Motivation
    Another way to motivate yourself is to schedule some inspiration. Set aside some time every day to read motivational content, listen to motivational speeches or watch motivational movies. When you are constantly motivated, you are less likely to lose interest in the things
    you are doing.
  • Rest
    Overworking or overdoing something can also cause you to lose interest in an activity. If you have been doing the same thing over and over again without taking a break, take some time to rest before doing it again. This space will enable you to have more interest in the task when you begin doing it again.

If you have been looking for tips on how to get motivation, try these tips, they are easy to do and very practical.

Noel Byrda year ago

Lack of motivation normally stems from doing the same thing repeatedly without getting desired results. Most people lose interest when they feel like the efforts they are putting into an activity are in vain. If this is how you are feeling, you do not need to learn how to find motivation you need to do things differently. For instance, if you have lost the motivation to work out, you can try different things like finding a workout buddy, doing a different exercise or enrolling for an exercise program. The different activity will motivate you more because it is different and new. However, make sure the changes you make improve your activity and make it more enjoyable. Otherwise, it will not work. Another way to get motivation is to review your achievements. When you think about everything you have achieved, you will be motivated to do even more things that will lead to greater achievements.

Tad Fraziera year ago

On the subject of how to find motivation, you have to be driven to overcome life’s challenges. You just can’t make your problems smaller, you have to make yourself into a better person through motivation. The driving force that helps us to accomplish our daily activities is motivation, however staying driven isn’t always as easy as it sounds. I know most of us have had the problem and have, more than once asked themselves, what’s the point? This answer provides some very useful tips on how to motivate yourself and stay focused on your goals. I also found your suggestions on what to do to motivate yourself very useful.


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