Addicted To Motivation

Motivated young man standing on boulder near body of water

A Desire To Succeed

Motivation is a reason one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. It’s the fuel that keeps you driving forward, towards a destination which you don’t know if you’ll ever reach. But nonetheless, motivation is a blessing to have and must not be lost; once it goes away, you either fall hard or remain in the same place.

Falling hard or remaining in the same place are not situations which you want to experience. The dynamics of life are constantly changing; if you don’t keep pushing forward and testing the limits, you will be left behind. Or you can shoot for a simple life and kick motivation to the side; some people are happy like this.

But if you desire to succeed and take your life to the next level, you need to have motivation working for you on a daily basis. Life can throw you many curveballs: your wife divorces you, you son drops out of college, your uncle falls ill with pancreatic cancer, the economy crashes harder than in 2008, etc.

You always need to be prepared to place yourself in a better situation than you were in a year or two ago. This may mean improving your financial situation, becoming more resilient as a person, working on your character, improving your physical health, etc. There is always something which you can improve on!

But without motivation, not much can get accomplished. You see, motivation is not given; it is earned! If you don’t practice staying motivated, the fuel will deplete, leaving you empty-handed. Once left without fuel, it becomes harder to get things moving. But guess what? The rest of the world still has much fuel left and this is why society becomes more competitive year after year.

To succeed is to become addicted to motivation; your reward center starts to release dopamine just because you are motivated. If you can reach this state of mind, nothing can stop you. Remaining humble, dedicated and patient are the three traits that will deliver you closer to success.

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