Are you one of those people who let it all go because you think all hope is lost? Norman Vincent Peale said that “it is always too early to give up.” Sometimes when it seems like everything has failed, there is always an extra ray of hope. Although you may not be able to find the motivation, there are still opportunities for you to take advantage, but you may not see them.
If you look at the stories of some of the most successful people, you will see that they were not all natural talents who could taste the sweetness of success from the first try. Steve Jobs suffered defeat and rejection. Abraham Lincoln lost several elections before becoming president. Henry Ford did not seem like more than a daydreamer when he imagined motorized vehicles on the roads. Vera Rubin was not allowed to study at Harvard because she was a woman, and she ended up becoming one of the most recognized astronomers in history.
“To be a good loser is to learn to win.”
We could mention many other examples of people who never gave up. Even when they lacked motivation, they found the strength in themselves to keep moving forward. So now we want to offer you a few tricks that can be useful in your personal and professional life.
Tricks to find the motivation
You have probably come across people who want to motivate you. Those who love you the most want to see you happy and take the steps necessary to achieve what you want. Your boss wants you to live up to your potential and be more efficient in the workplace.
The keys to self-motivation, written by life coach and philosopher Pablo Maella, are especially helpful in this regard. What happens when everything seems to be lost? Can we find the strength to continue?
Maella gives a few tips that are worth thinking about. If you maintain a purpose and a positive perspective, you will continue in the right direction. To do this, it is important that…
Being realistic is important for finding the motivation. If you expect too much from other people, you will probably end up being disappointed. But if you are realistic, objective and adapt to the circumstances that the situation requires, you avoid losing motivation.
Sometimes we get angry at the world. We complain about everything and everyone. We feel miserably comfortable and unlucky until we end up being led away and forgetting our worth and abilities. We stop being proactive.
Logically, this is a big mistake. It does not solve anything. In fact, it just makes things worse. Instead of getting discouraged, how about you make a realistic plan of action and immediately start doing something about it yourself?
Have a positive attitude all the time
It is quite normal to feel discouraged from time to time. But no matter how much effort it takes, you should never lose your positive attitude. Nature is a great teacher in this regard because it is calm after every storm. So it’s best to keep your spirits up, even if it can be difficult and complicated. The way you act in adversity will be a good indication of the end result.
Avoid confusing positivity with naivety
With reference to the above point, it is important to clarify that you should not confuse having a positive attitude with being naive. You need to be realistic all the time and not lose your objectivity. Your goals must be achievable to be able to do this. Otherwise, your good mood will fade and you will not be able to find the motivation in the end.
Find a meaning in what you do
Do you think that what you do has no purpose? When this is the case, then it is difficult to get out of bed every morning. But if every step you take has a purpose, you will surely find meaning in what you do. Every task you perform, no matter how insignificant it may seem, has a deeper purpose, keep that in mind.
Never stop being proactive
If you become too lazy, you will be reduced to a simple spectator in your life. You need to be proactive. You will have to take control and be the main character in every single scene. Do not let others make the decisions for you.
If you want to find the motivation, be hopeful, proactive and positive, you will have to be persistent. Do not give up at the first sign of adversity. Find the tools that will help you move forward. And if one thing failed, then move on to the next. If you notice that you are losing your strength, look into yourself and find the ability to strive, be responsible and consistent. Do not let anything or anyone hold you back. Be persistent on the road to your goals.
“Happiness is preferred by the brave.”
Sometimes it can seem as if everything has failed. Your world is blown away by the wind like a house of cards. But even if your motivation starts to falter, you have many other tools within reach that can help you avoid failure. Their use is a sign of intelligence, determination and perseverance.