Have you been wondering why is motivation important anymore? Motivation is still such a game-changer when it comes to your goals and here’s why!
Some days you’re hyper-motivated and other days you can’t seem to find the motivation anywhere, right? I’ve had that motivation yo-yo and while some people believe that motivation doesn’t count anymore compared to having discipline, I’ve got answers for why motivation is still important.
You’ll be reading my favorite ways to find motivation, how to stay motivated, and you will understand why motivation is important for success.
You’re going to be a master, so let’s toss the yo-yo effect, and find a great kicking-off point for your goals.
This post is all about why is motivation important.
The Importance Of Motivation
What is motivation?
Some say that since motivation is usually temporary, that’s why it isn’t the most important aspect of goals.
However, motivation is usually want makes us want to pursue our goals from the get-go.
An airplane needs an insane amount of energy for take-off and the same generally goes for people with their goals too.
The hardest part is the beginning, the “getting up off the couch to work out” or the “waking up at 5am to put some hours into a passion”.
It’s the moment where you go from inaction, from the comfort of what you’re used to, and you plunge into action and move outside your immediate comfort zone.
Motivation is that little spark that inspires you to get started.
It’s the possibilities that your mind is fixated on, like having a boss mode bank account or bangin’ summer bod.
And it’s especially when you feel that rush of “I’m going to jump in right now and make it happen”.
How to find motivation.
You can find motivation anywhere, whether through scrolling your social media feed or watching a documentary, or reading the news.
However, don’t allow someone’s success to daunt you into thinking that only they could achieve it.
There are plenty of inspiring people, you just have to choose to let them inspire motivation instead of inspiring jealousy.
Let their success show you it’s possible for you too if you are willing to put in the work.
Consider the place you want to live, the financial freedom you wish to have, or the lifestyle you’d love to rock.
Maybe it’s success in a physical pursuit, having a holistically healthy lifestyle, or not procrastinating as much.
Whatever your desire may be, big or small, allow that to drive you to action.
For success, for school, for business, etc.
My argument is that you need to be motivated BEFORE you find the discipline to make it happen.
An example is school –
If you are motivated to get good grades then you’ll be inspired to make a plan so it happens.
While motivation might not last every night that you work on homework or every time you turn down social plans to study, the initial motivation is what generated the accountability.
So many people think that they will stay motivated the entire time they work towards a goal.
Which screws them over in the long run since we know it won’t last.
Motivation isn’t accountability or discipline, consider motivation like the spark but not the lasting burn of fire.
The same goes for business, if you’re trying to get a new job then you’re likely motivated to send resumes.
If you only submit resumes when you’re motivated though, you’ll quit soon and won’t make any progress.
However, the motivation and idealization of a new job are what got you started in the first place.
Are you picking up what I’m putting down?
The 5 Insanely Good Reasons (as promised)
- Motivation is what inspires you to take action in a meaningful way. If you can get yourself amped up and excited about what you’re working on and towards, the action you take might be more enjoyable.
- Getting motivated is easier than you think. There are so many ways now to get motivated and get into your groove. Watch a motivational video on Youtube, listen to a motivational podcast or playlist, read a book…
- You’ll make it a point to excel and try your hardest. Sometimes when we are pushed into situations or doing things we wouldn’t have imagined for ourselves. You might notice that when you’re motivated to work out, you’ll lift heavier or challenge yourself more. If you’re motivated to meet new people, you might go out of your comfort zone to find them.
- It’s infectious. When you’re around someone who’s motivated, you feel more motivated and vice versa. It’s hard to stop that flow when it surrounds you!
- It’s the spark that will remind you why you’re doing this. Accountability and discipline ARE HARD. You won’t always want to grind through it but finding motivation is like reminding yourself why you’re doing it and that it doesn’t have to be entirely painful – it can be exciting to work towards your goals.
This post was all about why is motivation important.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and how you stay motivated with your goals! Do you value it the same as accountability and discipline when it comes to finding success? Reply in the comments!
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