While many sports and team activities and other pursuits are often done in co-operation of others, life is more or less an individual sport.
Motivation comes from within.
You know, people use that phrase self-motivation. To me, that’s expendable.
All motivation is self-motivation. It doesn’t come from anything else.
The motivation is already there, but it’s only there for things you truly want or need to do. If you have to find motivation externally then you don’t truly want to do it, whatever “it” is.
The foundation of motivation is built upon push and pull factors so the intensity of your motivation is determined by how badly you want something or how badly you want to perform well.
I can’t find the motivation to live the wage-slave existence for the rest of my life. I can’t find the motivation to waste my life on social media. I can’t find the motivation to sit at home in the dark playing with myself.
Because I can’t “find the motivation” I don’t do any of those things and I don’t go looking for motivation to do them. Looking for motivation for something you don’t want to do is a waste of time.
You will either want to do it or not want to do it. When you ask for help “finding motivation” you are just a sham.
If you can’t find the motivation to the gym, that’s because you are a lazy sluggard and you don’t want to go the gym.
If you can’t find the motivation to wake up early, that’s because you don’t have a purpose in life to wake up for so why wake up?
Motivation is motive in action. – Denis Waitley
I don’t need to find the motivation to accomplish these things, I’m driven to do them.
One of the signs that you really know what you want is that you don’t let anything get in your way.
There is no need to “find motivation”. The motivation is already there.
Your motivation just may be different to someone else’s motivation.
I see a lot of people who are motivated to stay in jobs they hate, numbing their sentences with fast food, internet porn, and reality TV, liking millions of Facebook photos over the course of our lives.
Fine for them. Is it fine for you?