Why You Suffer from a Lack of Motivation
Motivation is the driving force that allows people to achieve their goals. It helps a person understand their “why”. The reason that allows people to be focused enough to complete their goals has a lot to do with how they see themselves within the goal, and the reason why they want to complete it.
- Some people need help but are afraid to ask.
There are times where a person needs help to complete a goal, but pride gets in the way. They will lose motivation to compete tasks because they feel as if they can’t do it on their own. In a prideful way, some people will exhibit this lack of motivation because they would like to say that they were the ones who completed the goal “all by themselves”. But we know better than that, right?
- Selfishness is involved
There are many people who experience selfishness. This is also related to “pride”. There are those who only want to complete a task just for themselves. While this is NOT entirely a bad thing, the way that it will be discussed in this section will make you think twice. When a person wants to accomplish a goal without anyone else in mind, then there is NO “service”. Although many may disagree, we are designed for service! Actually, true success only comes when you have been able to provide enough for people to get or have what they want. It is only then, (when you provide the service) that you get what you want. A “why” is always better than a “me” goal.
- You don’t know what others will say about the accomplishment
Some people have jealous friends and don’t realize it until they or someone else in their circle becomes successful. What usually happens is the successful person may become the butt of an offensive or rude set of jokes. A person who is sensitive to this may become alarmed and think that it would not be a great idea to be successful, due to the concern of losing friends or being talked about. They will second-guess themselves as well as the relationship with their friends.
- You may be hiding something about yourself.
Some people have a lack of motivation due to their own insecurities. There are those who take a good hard look at themselves and instead of improving on their faults, they use the faults as a crutch to stay where they are.
For example: if there is a person who has a speech impediment (although they are a prolific writer), they may be afraid of writing what could possibly be the next New York Times bestseller because if they are interviewed, people will see that they have a speech concern.
- Fear gets in the way
Many people have a tendency to persevere over things that really do not matter to others, but cause major fears and doubts for themselves. Often times, people have a lot of “what ifs”, that prevent them from getting to their next level.
- It has become a habit to not complete tasks
Habits can be hard to break. But a habit such as this one can be detrimental to a person’s success. When a person has a habit of NOT completing tasks, they won’t be motivated to complete their goals. This only results in stagnation and being in the same place where a person has always been. When you create a habit of not going forward in your life, your mind begins to be “okay” with the status quo. Most successful people understand that success is a ladder that continually goes higher and higher. You can’t get to the next level if you are okay with where you are, and have no desire to move up.
- You can’t tell yourself or others the truth
When a person is motivated to go to their next level, they have created a set of core values and standards. With this in mind, one must be honest and upfront on a frequent basis.For those of you who have a lack of motivation, this is a serious issue. Being honest will not only set you apart from many people who want to be perceived in a certain way, it also causes others to want to judge you or see you as “different”. Some people cannot take being criticized or judged for standing by their beliefs and standards.
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