“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”Zig Ziglar
You know the feeling when you get that initial burst of motivation, the feeling that you can conquer the world and accomplish a thousand tasks. That initial burst may last for a few days or maybe even a couple of weeks if you are lucky, but it’ll eventually dissipate.
Then the dreaded brick wall of slowing down and possibly not wanting to do what you originally set out to do. That initial motivation has long worn off and you are searching for new inspiration to keep that fire alive inside. That fire to reach that goal and to continue the journey to the end result of achieving that dream you have fixated in your mind.
That is where the application of self-motivators is essential to keep that desire inside burning white hot. A self-motivator is something that you can call upon when things seem to be going wrong or you are struggling to keep yourself moving forward. It is your “why” behind the purpose of what you are trying to achieve. It is a battle cry that will keep you going through the toughest of days.
A self-motivator can be a variety of things. A picture of a loved one, a quote, a verse, an excerpt from a piece of literature, the only factor of it is that it must have a tremendous impact upon you. Something that resonates into the deepest chambers of your soul. Take some time to find your self-motivator. It is a simple task that can reward you immensely.
Here are a few examples:
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”Confucius
“I can, therefore I am.”Simone Well
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”Thomas Edison
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”Walt Disney
“A will finds a way.”Orison Swett Marden
Not satisfied by what you see here or what you have found so far in your search? The best thing to do then is to create your own self-motivator. Something personalized and tailored to what you want to do for your life.
When you find that self-motivator hang it where you can see it every day and look at it whenever you need a boost of motivation to get you through the day. Before you know it, that self-motivator will pop into your mind whenever you are lacking in desire to do something.
Find that self-motivator that will be your battle cry for you to achieve whatever you want in your life! Don’t stop till you find it!
Do you have any self-motivators already in place? What are they and what do they mean to you?