Motivation without purpose is not enough.
Motivation is great but will not get you where you want to be, it will only cause you to day dream about the things you hope for. Once you have a solid purpose to back up the things you hope for, your motivation becomes meaningful and the actions you take towards achieving your dream(s) begin to pay off for your good.
Have reasons to be motivated. Ask yourself, “what is the reason i must be/do…?” not “I must be/do… because of…,” while the first sentence in bold is deeply immersed with motivation and purpose, the second sentence sounds hypocritical. The first sentence affirms that there is an important reason as to why something is being done and therefore the reason will serve as an energy or boost to act and do). On the contrary, the second statement is not energy driven because it focuses on pleasing “external forces”- and that is motivation without a solid purpose; not the best way to accomplish a dream.
The reason why we have the “I can achieve and do anything energy/spirit” after watching a motivational video or listening to a motivational message, but in an hour or week later completely forget about our goal driven energy is that, we focus on how to get motivated (we seek encouragement,validation, solutions and answers) from these videos and messages whilst forgetting the most important thing; which is how we can change ourselves for the better by actually taking action and making tremendous use of the motivational speeches, videos, etc.
Motivational videos, quotes, songs and messages are not just there to motivate you. They serve as a call to action, to improve and change you. Do not be a victim of a temporary boost!. The next time you are watching a motivational video, pause and replay it repeatedly till the message sinks into your mind and soul, and if need be, jot down a few points that relate to your current situation and what you have learnt that can make you an effective and successful being and then start to act and move relentlessly.
Aspire to make a difference, not a living.
Before you get motivated:
- Have a plan, reason or purpose
- Incorporate discipline into achieving your plan,reason or purpose and take massive action towards them (Life goals, dreams and future)
- Attach deadlines to each and every goal until you check them off. (It can be weekly, monthly, yearly or even future goals)
- Condition your mind to be the best everyday and do not settle for less. You deserve great things.
Now bear in mind, it is normal for those deadlines to change/shift depending on situations/circumstances or what “life throws at us.” So you need to constantly make changes or adjust the deadlines where necessary and let your goals motivate you. With direction from God and this positive way of exercising the brain, mind and soul, the sky will not be your limit because there are no limits for YOU. There are only plateaus which you must go beyond and overcome.
Motivation is like food for the brain, you can not get enough at a sitting. You need continual and regular refills of purpose mixed in motivation. Motivation with purpose will lighten up anyone’s life.