Inspiration is what we desire most times to drive us to our goals and fulfill our ambitions. Given the doldrums that could surround us it is difficult at times to even have the willingness to get out of bed. It is during these times that we ask our selves the question of what all our effort and time is in aid of. Below are five important sources for inspirational energy that drive us to achieve.
So remember. You won’t always be motivated to do the things that are important to you. Don’t wait for motivation to come along. Make a decision to do it anyway and start creating momentum. Soon you will find that the momentum will continue all on its own and it might even pull you along with it.
Of course make your primary goal, BUT, make smaller goals and stick to those. The smaller goals will add up and eventually you’ll end up reaching your primary goal as a result! For example, set a goal to exercise for at least 30 minutes for 4 days within the next 7 days.
These are two really great sources of get inspired especially in the reader’s galleries where people submit their images for review and criticism. By reading the sections on technique and doing the tutorials you cannot avoid being inspired.
Fact: Believe it or not you are always motivated. Is a teenager lazy for not wanting to tidy up his or her room? NO! Their motivation just lies elsewhere. They might be motivated to go out with their friends, play video games or sleep. They value these things much more than tidying up their room. There is always motivation, although sometimes the motivation ‘movement’ might not necessarily go in a direction that is constructive or useful. So next time you think you are ‘lazy’ replace that thought with, I am not motivated. Labelling yourself or others as ‘lazy’ is very unhelpful. Labelling someone or something means that it is a fait accompli (an irreversible fact). There is nothing much that you can do about it. Exploring what does and what does not motivate you is the key to addressing motivation.
When you want to achieve something that is important to you, just start the ball rolling. Start pushing that motivation ball until it creates its own momentum…and it will, and then it might even be hard to stop. As the famous Nike motto says ‘Just Do It!’ Or as the famous quote attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe says: ‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it’.
If you do the things listed here you will build your self up. You will have a strong positive attitude. And that will keep you doing the work that it takes to hit your goals. You will be able to keep going despite conditions or circumstances.