When we talk about motivation, we mean something we hope to attain in the future, that is influencing our behaviors and our actions right now. So, the first thing we need to ask ourselves is: “Where do I want to go? Where do I want to be in 5 years? Who do I want to be in 10 years?” Those questions are simple, but the respective answers sometimes are quite hard to find.
When answering those questions the most important thing is listening to our emotions and enthusiasm towards something. Let’s say for example that we don’t know where we want to buy our first house. Well, the first thing we should do, is visualizing us in that house. Where do we want this house to be? In Berlin? In London? In Rome? In Los Angeles? As a result, one of the options we think about will make us feel more excited and enthusiastic.
This way, we would find our motivation to go towards our goal. For example, in this case our “fuel” would be the idea of buying our dream house in our favorite city, and we would have to work hard in order to afford it. And if that house is what we really want, working hard would take us both to our expected results and to other “side effects,” such as developing a higher self-esteem, getting promoted at work, learning new stuff, or growing up professionally. And when we focus on our end result goal the work required becomes almost effortless. It begins to take on a seemingly paradoxical effect – we would be working harder, but it feels almost like less effort because we know our end result and our why.
It is evident that, when we look for what triggers our emotions and makes us excited and passionate about our future, we find the right motivation, and we have the most sophisticated and fine fuel to drive towards success. This means being unstoppable and having the power and energy to achieve big things that others usually can’t.