Motivation, inspiration and encouragement are words that have been re-echoed into our ears at various times and at various instances. This is probably due to the effect it has especially in the quest to achieve success. It will be a fallacy if I personally say motivation isn’t an essential factor in achieving life’s goals and objectives. Many people in a bid to living successful lives go any length to get motivation.
They read classical books by world acclaimed authors, follow successful personalities on social media and attend seminars where people who have achieved dole out success secrets. Sadly enough, they fail to understand that life has chartered everyone’s course differently. Hence, what works for one individual might not be for another.
Several people are unconsciously feeding their minds with lies. They have conditioned themselves to believing that unless someone gives them motivation, they cannot do well enough. Some even go to the extent of seeking for praises, acknowledgements and applause from others. This is nothing buy a fallacy which in some cases, can prevent one from seeing set goals and objectives. While I am not disputing the fact that motivation could be intrinsic and extrinsic, however, the bulk of the matter lies within.
Let’s take an automobile for example. There are several components that are necessary for an automobile to function effectively. These include the engine the battery, the oil, the control pedals (brake, accelerator and clutch), gear etc. No matter how beautiful a car might be on the outside, if all these components aren’t working maximally, there will be no effect. So also if there is no motivation from within, all other forms of motivation have little or no effect.
It doesn’t really matter if your goal is as high as mount Kilimanjaro or probably as wide as the pacific ocean, the most important is ensuring you encourage and motivate yourself towards achieving those goals. Be your own audience, give yourself the needed motivation to strive and succeed.
If you wait for others to give you a dose of motivation, you might wait endlessly as the expected motivation won’t come. What you’d encounter from others is nothing but disappointment and discouragement.
We all at one time or the other need that pat on our back or that little word of encouragement to keep us going. However, we should be smart enough to know when it is necessary and when it is clogging the wheels of our progress. We should be able to get going with or without people’s motivation or approval.
I can bet it with you that you have what it takes to be successful, you can make it, you can achieve that feat with or without people’s approval. Dont forget the fact that it always seems impossible until it is done. Nothing stays forever, you will be left alone at one time or the other. You gotta speak that word of motivation to your ears and mind.
Once you have a thought, envision it until it becomes a dream, put it into writing and let it be a work plan, and take action torwards making it a reality.
I am my own motivation. How about you?
Writer: Momoh, Emmanuel Omeiza