Why is motivation important in life?
Do you lack enthusiasm and a zest for life? Are you somebody who believes that ‘I will do that’ but never actually does it. If you never do what you intend to do, you may well have a problem with motivation. When you have motivation, you are driven and more determined to create the life that you want to live. You don’t suddenly believe that everything in life is easy but you know that you are prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve your goal, regardless of what challenge that poses. Many people suffer from a lack of motivation but just because it is common, it does not mean that you should accept that way of living. You were not put on Earth to live the same life as everybody else. You have your own , your own goals and you will also have your motivations.
Maybe you are unhappy with the life you are living or, maybe you are just unhappy with one or two aspects of that life. Either way, change is required. As Einstein argued, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result. Well, if you are unhappy with something, doing the same thing over and over again is not going to change something. The desire to change is one of the most important factors in goal setting but it is not enough to have that desire just once. Desire for change must be maintained throughout the process and that is what motivation really is. When you set a goal, you are looking to change something. It is useful to ask yourself the following questions:
- How will you benefit from accomplishing your goal?
- How high (0-10) would you rate your motivation to accomplish your aspirations and goals?
- Are you ambitious enough to stand out in whatever you do?
- Do you truly believe that you’re capable of accomplishing the aspirations you hoped for?
If you answer these questions honestly, you will have a better sense of your motivation levels.
The importance of motivation
Motivation is one of the most important factors in determining the level of success that you will achieve. Motivation is required throughout the entire goal process. The following are some key reasons why motivation is so important:
1. Identifying a goal
Goals come from a desire to change something in your life. You may be motivated by positive or negative factors. Maybe you are unhappy with some aspect of your life. If this is the case, you would identify what you want instead and set a goal to achieve it. Alternatively, there may be something which you enjoy in life but you would like to experience more of it or, there may be something which you would like to add to your life.
Whether it is a desire for change, a desire to add more or, a desire to add something new, it is motivation for improved circumstances which inspires the goal.