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Motivation involves the biological, emotional, social and cognitive forces that activate behavior. In everyday usage, the term motivation is frequently used to describe why a person does something.
(Definition taken from About.com)
Hi dear reader!
It’s March already, so I thought I’d check how things are going with you all regarding your goals, dreams and endeavours as purpose-driven believers and/or dream-achievers. So how are you getting on?
If you are anything like me, you have perhaps faltered along the way. If so, don’t be disheartened, don’t feel condemned and most importantly, don’t give up! If you haven’t yet started you’ve still got 10 months, or you can begin your year from March 2016 to February 2017, or for 12 months from whatever month you decide to begin! The choice is yours – just get started.
I’ve recently been thinking about motivation, particularly self-motivation and here’s what I discovered:
There are 3 elements to self-motivation (activation, persistence, focus)
- ACTIVATION – Have you got a dream or a goal? Have you planned, or have you begun to plan how you will accomplish that goal or realise that dream? Have you started on whatever task you need to do, which will take you from A to B and so on until you reach Z?
- PERSISTENCE – Have you made up your mind to continue on your dream pathway despite any difficulties you may encounter, or discouragement you may face?
- FOCUS – Are you concentrating your energies and focusing your attention upon your intended goal?
Perhaps you find yourself lacking in motivation. If you can’t put your finger on why that is, check out this post for possible answers: (6 reasons why we lack motivation).
Finally, remember as Christians we face an ongoing onslaught from our Enemy designed to undermine our faith, break our focus and bring discouragement. It’s too easy when faced by obstacles or opposition, to throw in the towel. Listen to what this writer has to say on the subject:
The best antidote to discouragement is motivation. A person who is both personally and permanently motivated doesn’t give up easily!
(Barry Chant – author and founder of Tabor College, Australia)
So, purpose-driven believers and dream-achievers, be encouraged. Go forth and motivate thyself!
Do you lack motivation, or are you unsure how to motivate yourself? If so, the following suggestions may help (25 ways to motivate self).
Did you find something useful? Then why not share below which idea you intend to adopt?
However, if you are someone who is highly, or consistently motivated, please share your strategies for self-motivation in the comment box below.
I look forward to hearing from you.
2 thoughts on “Go Forth And Motivate Thyself!”
My motivation for a very specific goal I had set to finish at the end of February became victim to me loosing sight. Don’t know what happened specifically but today I was beating myself up a bit for not completing what I set out to do. Well I can dust myself off and begin again since I am so very close to conclusion. I think a little diversion is expecting but not being stuck too long in lack of production is so key. I needed this read today so thank you!
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You are so welcome Chanel and I am so chuffed to know that this post has been timely for you. Thanks for responding and letting me know.
I have also been remiss. I finished a manuscript in July last year and should have a published product in my hand by now. To borrow a concept from the Bible, we just have to put our failings behind us and press on towards the prize of fulfilment regarding our projects and dreams.
Have a blessed and productive week! 😃
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