The Motivation Is There, Just Look for It

“You take Adderall or drink lots of Red Bull? You’re always wired!”

Somebody asked Gary Vaynerchuk that on twitter the other day.

Gary’s response?

“Nope: it’s called gratitude self-awareness and perspective .. the ultimate concoction.”

If you’ve ever watched a Gary Vaynerchuk video, listened to a podcast or seen any of his content you know how much of a motivated individual he is. He lives off of motivation and he doesn’t hold back. He never hesitates to tell people how it is.

Maybe you find motivation through Gary Vee or maybe you find motivation from taking a walk outside and spending some time to yourself. We all have ways of becoming motivated but sometimes we just lose it.

Here is how to find that hidden motivation when you just can’t seem to find it:

Quit living life through other people

If you’re finding motivation from scrolling through social media and trying to become “better” than coworkers or friends, then it’s time to find a new source of motivation.

Quit living life through other people.

Stop putting down other people (even if they don’t know you are) to make yourself feel better. Instead, find some confidence. Find things that make you feel good, pick up a hobby, or stay a couple extra hours after work.

Embrace your character and what you can bring to the table.

Motivation will hit you like a brick wall once you become confident in the things that you’re doing and who you are.

Wake up & hustle

Every day is a new opportunity for you to become better at what you do.

It’s time to wake up and realize that that success isn’t handed to people. Companies and people don’t become successful from doing the same exact thing every single day. They become successful by looking for ways to improve themselves and business every day.

If you’re looking for motivation then wake up early and do things that will make you feel good for the rest of the day.

Maybe that means going to the gym or taking a long walk before work. Do something that will get you ready for the rest of the day instead of lying in bed until the last minute.

Things aren’t just going to fall into place one day. Make things work and hustle to get things accomplished. Find motivation in yourself.

The future is yours

Some things we have control over, like what we’re going to eat for lunch. Other things we do not have control over, like how people around us decide to treat us.

When you’re looking for motivation, remember that you are the one person who has control over your future. Make decisions that are going to positively impact your life and stay positive.

When things are not going your way, instead of trying to change the situation, change your attitude.

Nobody else decides your future besides yourself. You can do anything that you set your mind to.

Nobody stands out from following the crowd

Remember when you were little and you did something that your parents didn’t approve of and they would ask you why and sometimes your response would be, “(Insert friends’ name) told me to!!”

Then they would usually respond with something along the lines of, “Well if (insert friends’ name) told you to jump off a bridge, would you?”

To find hidden motivation you need to realize that you won’t get to where you want to be by following what everybody else in your industry is doing.

So you’re making videos and writing blog posts, along with creating white pages, while consistently posting on social media, but what company isn’t?

You can do all of those things but you need to find out what will make people recognize you over competitors. Maybe you have the ability to develop raw content that consumers aren’t used to seeing.

Stop doing things just because you see other people doing it.

Use social media accounts because it’s something that you sincerely believe will help your business succeed. Write blog posts because you have the ability to develop interesting content for people in your niche.

Don’t just hop on a marketing trend because an article you read said to.

Don’t hide your scars

When I was in high school, I tried to run hurdles for the track team. The day before the race, my coach asked me to do a trial run. I did it, doubted myself, and fell flat on my face after about 150 meters.

What came out of this?

I learned I should never doubt myself

A nice scar on my elbow

Each time I went to jump over a hurdle, I doubted myself. I told myself that I couldn’t do it.

Anytime somebody points out the scar, I proudly tell that story.

That story and scar are my motivation.

Scars are reminders that we can get back up again after falling down.

When you’re looking for that hidden motivation, find your scars. Those scars are the reason you are where you are today. Stop hiding your mistakes and quit apologizing for the times you messed up.

Your journey is a marathon, not a sprint. Show your scars and be proud of them.

#AnsweringTheCall is not easy task, yet we see people doing it every single day. Gary Vaynerchuk answers the call every day by motivating others to be great by putting in the work and hustling.

QCSS witnessed Alyssa Naeher from the Chicago Red Stars, #AnsweringTheCall this past Sunday in their game against the Boston Breakers. Not only did QCSS witness her hard work but so did the rest of the Chicago Red Stars fans. They proved it on Twitter after the game when they voted her as the “Player of the Match.”

It takes motivation to answer the call. These two people have proved that they the motivation to succeed, do you?

How do you find hidden motivation?

Let us know!

QCSS chose the #AnsweringTheCall theme because we understand that it has many different meanings. There will never be one definition to express what stepping up and answering the call represents to QCSS and the organizations that we’ve partnered with.

Answering the call means to us, what it means to you. Every organization and every person will answer the call in their own way.

At QCSS, “Where the only call that matters is yours” every time the phone rings, we answer seamlessly as your company promptly to give the customer the attention they demand and deserve.

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