The power of self-motivation is the desire to succeed
It’s 6 in the morning. The alarm clock is buzzing, and you’re thinking to yourself, “What’s the point in getting up this early for work?” For my Lagos folks it’s probably a 4 am or 5 am usual alarm noise.
For some of us, the motivation is simply the desire to shut off the clock that is vibrating off the nightstand, another self-motivation could be the opportunity to earn some money. But for others, it is truly self-motivation. It is an internal alarm clock that motivates a person to make the best of his or her day.
When that alarm buzz, does it come with pain? Trolling down memory lane this morning, that alarm buzz comes with a lot of discomfort. I have change my life totally, I do not use any alarm whatsoever, yet there is something that fires me off my bed. I can barely have 4 hours of sleep.
Certainly, everyone wants to succeed in the world. Everyone wants to have a purpose, to be at the top of the corporate ladder, or to be the best he or she can be in any given area. But why do some people succeed in doing these things, and others do not? The answer is: self-motivation.
There are several factors that contribute to self-motivation. They include:
-Desire to succeed
All of these factors will directly affect success in a career, in academics, in playing sports, and in marriage and parenting. Whether you desire the highest position possible at your job, or graduating with a 4.0 grade point average, you need self-motivation to do it. Self-motivation drives an athlete to score the winning soccer goal, just as it drives a parent to be a good role model for a child.
Along with the desire to succeed comes mental stability. Everyone has a bad day here and there; but what self-motivates a person to continue on with the bad day? The answer is mental stability. The mind is a great force. When you put your mind to accomplishing something, you will try your best to do it. As a result, your will power is tested. Being able to stay self-motivated and focused on what is important rather than “throwing in the towel” allows you to succeed in the end. Will power, mental stability, and the desire to succeed are all the result of self-motivation.
Another factor that drives self-motivation is the family unit. Family can self-motivate an individual to be successful. An individual – especially a working spouse – will crave the family’s pride and approval. The working spouse self-motivates himself or herself simply by worrying whether or not the family is taken care of financially. The working spouse will most likely want to earn a high pay cheque, and in the end provide for the family. Children often idolize their parents and will mimic what they see their parents doing. In the end self-motivation is passed on from one generation to the next, as it is an important role in family affairs.
Passion is one factor that cannot be over emphasized. What drives a man from within to do what he set-out to do is very key to succeeding or failing. Your level of passion for your work is a parameter whether you can be the best at your work. Passion fuels desire, empowers the will to provide necessary needed motivation to succeed. You are already disadvantaged if you compete at what you don’t have full passion for.
Lastly, self-motivation is driven by daily goals and basic daily routines such as losing weight or learning how to play a sport. The simple daily pleasure of waking up to see the sun shine, to hear the birds singing, or even listening to the rain are all pleasures which can self-motivate a person to get up in the morning.
Now here is my question: How self motivating are you?
What really motivate you?
Have a reflective moment and be sincere to tell yourself the truth.
Only then you are on your way to self motivation.