Where Does Motivation Come From
As mentioned above, motivation isn’t a physical thing. It’s easiest to compare to your emotions since they are the main benefactors of your motivation. Depending on how you feel about a certain situation makes the motivation vary from occasion and person.
In other words, motivation comes from the mind. This is one of the main reasons you can either find it really easy or really hard to motivate yourself. But for most, motivation doesn’t come easy, it’s like a habit and habits are hard to shake off.
When changing anything about yourself, you’ll find that your mentality is the blocking factor to turning into a newer person. If you believe that you deserve the best of the best, then it’ll be harder to convince or motivate you to do something lower than expectations below yours.
If you’re more adaptable, then finding motivators may be slightly easier as an open mind finds opportunity more often.
Habits like procrastination, keeping everything neat, or self-consciousness are natural habits people may have with or without realizing. It’s things like these that can affect what motivates you.
If you procrastinate, then deadlines are probably the only things standing in your way to get something done, and only at the last second. Being neat and orderly could mean that your motivation remains avoiding disaster. Self-consciousness may motivate you to try and look your best on a daily basis, work out, and appear prestigious to everyone.
But nobody is born a motivated person. As you develop and become your individual persona, you also develop your perseverance, initiative and sense of responsibility. Since all of these qualities combine to make your motivation, you also have your own motivator chanting in the back of your mind.
It may be a strong, supportive voice booming in your thoughts all the time that helps you aim for the highest goals you wish to achieve. It could also be a quiet whistle that likes to ask you feebly ‘what if’ or ‘why not?’ once in a while. It may always be there or come along once in a while. It all depends.
Essentially, motivation is a mind game, and the only way to control your motivation is to understand your personality. What makes you, you? And answer a question like what’s your view on your own life?