Hello, hello, hello! Happy Thursday to all of you! I’m overjoyed to say that my state is currently in phase one of reopening. I cannot wait to return to normalcy, although I’ve truly enjoyed spending needed time with my family. Also, I have successfully completed my junior year of high school… senior year, here I come!
In this week’s post, I want to talk a little bit about motivation. I can honestly say that there are times where I experience a deep lack of motivation. I believe that I’m a driven person because I truly want to succeed in all that I do. I have big goals for myself.
However, there are times when the tasks that are set before me seem entirely too large to tackle. It’s as if I’m standing at the bottom of a mountain looking up at the distance that I have to climb. I know that I have to start at the bottom to work my way to the top, but taking that first step feels unimportant compared to the end result. Don’t get me wrong, vision- the ability to see the completion of something- is a wonderful thing, but sometimes, we need to take one step at a time.
Think about it this way, let’s say your goal right now is to graduate from high school. That’s a great and necessary goal! However, let us also say that you’re so focused on completing your four years that you forget to enjoy hanging out with friends, going to dances, participating in class activities, focusing on day to day assignments, etc. How boring would that make those years seem?! High school would be completely tedious that way.
It is the same with responsibilities that lie before us today. If we are too fixated on the outcome, we may lose motivation to continue with the small, minute tasks that will eventually lead us to the finish line. Again, it is one step at a time.
Splitting up your tasks into small fragments can greatly help with motivation. If you look at something as a whole, it can be intimidating. So, assigning a small, specific task may help you. That way, when you complete that small assignment, you feel accomplished and eager to do more later on.
I read in an article that our mental self-talk is not always motivating. Often times, our head voice speaks harshly like a drill sergeant to a soldier. When that’s all we hear in our mind, we begin to resent the job at hand. Change up your thoughts. Instead of thinking, “I have to get this done or else I’m gonna fail,” tell yourself, “I’m gonna feel a lot better if I accomplish this.” Our thoughts are important.
I hope that this helps anyone who is struggling to find motivation. No matter how big or small, you can get the job done! In the end, you’ll feel accomplished. Remember to be kind to yourself too!