We all need motivation, but its time to stop searching for it

We all feel the need for motivation sooner or later. Whether in the form of mentors, mental stimulation, or some extrinsic factor. How many people have you met that have great potential, but always seem to be looking for motivation? Sooner or later most of us will find ourselves stuck in the trap of looking for motivation.

Its time to break that trap and create our own motivation. Fake it until you make it, one small step at a time, whatever you want to call it there are always possibilities for moving forward without the elusive motivation. The worst thing we can do is to constantly be relying on others to motivate us. If you’re aiming to live the life that YOU want, the only one responsible for motivating you, is you.

Our networks can, and should, be filled with people who inspire us and in turn motivate us to succeed. For some of us, depending where we are in our journey, there may be a lack of inspiration within our network. One remedy for this of course is the world of books, blogs, and the internet at large. Though, nothing truly replaces the face to face contact of an inspiring person in our lives.

Take a moment and ponder how many people in your network could use inspiration in their lives? Imagine if you were able to muster up the courage to motivate yourself to succeed. How would you look in the eyes of those who know you? Would your example create inspiration among your network? What if you could be the motivation that others needed, and in turn foster positive growth in a near viral capacity?

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world” may have been directed more toward socioeconomic or political purposes when Gandhi said it, but it rings true in the case of motivation. If you feel the need for motivation, then you must BE motivational. Inspire those around you to follow their dreams and to be the best they can be. The inspiration will reciprocate and ripple throughout your own universe and sooner than later reflect back to you.

Stop searching for motivation, and start living it.

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