The term itself is characterized as ‘the activation or energization of goal-oriented behavior’. Hmm. Goal-oriented.
How many of us have tried to put into place or restart an existing exercise regimen? Quit smoking? Cut your bills and do without certain things in order to save money or even survive? Clean out an entire room in your house…. Of course it can span a much broader spectrum, it may even branch out into relationship and child-rearing woes that need addressing. A continued lack of motivation results in more, and more, and more procrastination. To use an overused term, it’s a vicious circle.
Often you hear people speak of the need to get motivated. Something that sounds so easy can be one of the absolute toughest things to do in life. I struggle with it on an almost daily basis. When we get into a really deep slump, sometimes even thinking about making positive changes just seem too strenuous.
This is where having a goal comes in handy. Not an unattainable goal, either – something that is within your reach and realistic. Start small – you can’t fail if you start out with something ridiculously easy. Having a goal to push for is the key, and like many other things in my life, it’s taken me a while to come to this realization.
Try not to pay attention to the things in life aren’t going to matter tomorrow anyway. Avoid the people with negative energy who try to suck the life out of you. Accept and embrace the fact that you will sometimes fail. And live, love and laugh as much as you can. Emphasis on the laugh. 🙂