The last several years I have felt my personal motivation slide downhill. I don’t know exactly when it happened or why but if someone else isn’t pushing me to do something I just have no motivation to do anything. My drive to do anything on my own is just gone. I have so many projects that I want to do but I just never do them. I initially started this blog as a way to kick myself in the butt to complete more projects. If I wanted content for the blog I had to do something first! It hasn’t really worked out that way! I think I have completed one project since starting this – and I didn’t even blog about it! It didn’t turn out how I pictured it and now I have a new idea for it.
I have been searching for ways to motivate myself in hopes to get out of the hole I feel like I’m in. I have a huge list of projects that I want to do, I want to get back into shape, I want to have an organized house. I just always end up feeling like I need someone to want to do those things with me – they don’t get done if I’m left to do them alone. I don’t want to feel that way. I found a website that was pretty interesting and had some words of wisdom that I hope will help me.
“Stop hitting the snooze button and be a purposeful person”
“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” Too often, we let circumstances and emotions dictate our willingness to act, when we should be focused on articulating the why behind our existence. Frankl also said, “Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” We are often so fixated on finding an external guide—be it a how-to, an inspiring blog, or a three-step process—in the midst of failure, that we rarely return to our internal why.”
I hope this helps!