Motivation is one of the main engines that moves us to do things. Whether we do things of work, leisure, with the family, or friends. If there is a bit of motivation, every effort is rewarded by the enthusiasm and the desire to carry out a project or a challenge.
Nonetheless, motivations don’t always come that easily. We all live times during which we find it hard to find the desire to do things. When this happens, we should not punish ourselves or feel bad about feeling unmotivated.
Life, in all its aspects, goes through ups and downs: moments of great splendour and strength, and more delicate times in which you have to be patient to get ahead.
It is important to remember that we cannot always be energetic and assume that we can go through moments where we feel more slothful. To get through the difficult times we must be clear about two very important concepts:
Therefore, we do not need to focus on big milestones. To give some examples:
- A journalist cannot pretend to write a book, but they can start by writing small articles for a website or blog.
- A hairdresser does not need to pretend to only comb brides. For sure that cutting the hair of children, who give you a smile while handling the scissors, can also be rewarding.
- A person who wants to start a diet does not need to suddenly change their entire diet. Perhaps, by stopping to eat a croissant in the morning and adding one more piece of fruit a day, they will feel better and will be able to continue making changes day by day.
To sum up, what we are trying to convey is that motivation will be what will make us move to make a change of habits; to search for new jobs; to start or continue studies that help us grow in the workplace; for being a little more competent every day in our field, for being better companions in life, work; best friends; better fathers or mothers... in short, for wanting to get up every morning and take on a day that, many times, is heavy.
We cannot pretend that this motivation comes to us as a gift, but with a little imagination and effort, we will end up finding it, even in delicate times.