Have you ever asked yourself how do You stay motivated? Well, I think there are many with me that has had that question in your head from time to time. It is to easy to get caught up in the so called rat race, especially in today’s economical situation. And I think we also spend too much time looking over at our neighbour, thinking they seem to have it all. But is that what you really want? Do you want what your neighbour has? Or do you want to pursue your own dreams and wishes?
For starters, it is not certain that your neighbour has it all, it might just seem that way at a first glance, they might go through their own struggles but may be good at camouflage them.
It is much better to focus on your own wishes and dreams and go after what you want for you and not what everybody else has. It would be very boring if we all had the same things don’t you think?
Life has so much to offer if we just dare to explore it, and just being grateful for what it is. However sometimes circumstances can prevent us from doing what we want and my favourite expression is that Rome was not built in one day. And if we can keep us self motivated in the meantime then it is really helpful, but sometimes it may be difficult to stay motivated. Especially when you are feeling stressed out and worry about all sorts of things.
Since my dear dad died sudden in a car accident almost twenty years ago, it changed my way of viewing life. Things that were important before and stressed me became less important. I started to see things differently and I was starting to take life more as it comes. Not making so many stressful plans, but instead enjoying life for what it is. But then again I had to go through a lot of things to get to that point. But I tried to keep myself motivated and do the things I wanted to do and not what other people expected me to do. Never erase yourself for anybody else.
Follow your own goals and dreams! Well it took me some time to figure out my own goals but think I am getting there slowly but surely. The circumstances are different now from what they were twenty odd years ago. No one was really giving a rats as what I did, they were so busy playing the judgemental game and it made me resenting my own country even. But I was given an opportunity that I simply couldn’t miss and I am happy that I started to walk that path. It meant starting from scratch, literally, and believing in myself.
And I motivate myself today by telling myself that I am good enough and I can do anything that I set my mind to. You just have to believe, and life has no short cuts so a great deal of patience is needed as well.
You can do it!