Motivation is the Spark to Ignite your Fire.

There is a notion out there that says if you were to convert exercise into a drug, it would be the most prescribed drug in the world. I beg to differ. I think that Motivation would surpass exercise as a drug. The issue is not performing exercise, but rather finding the motivation to go through with it. Motivation is an elusive concept. Yet, if we all had an endless supply of it, I believe we would all be accomplishing more than just a simple workout.

Motivation is intrinsic, comes from within. It is up to us to find it but sometimes that is easier said than done. Life happens and more often than not it knocks us on our asses and we find ourselves grasping for any shred of motivation. If it were only as easy as popping a motivation pill or drinking that magical drink that gives you real wings. No one can force motivation down our throat. We need to find that beacon of light that resonates with us and never lose sight of it.

We all want to go crush that workout. We all want to be great at our jobs. Or finish that project. Or spend more time with our friends. But there is a difference between wanting/hoping and doing. The bridge between both is motivation

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”

The fire that burns brightest is the fire from within. An external push is only going to get us so far. In the blink of an eye, external motivation could disappear. It is at these moments when we are alone that we can decide to rise and shine or fade into complacency.

Every morning that you wake up should be with purpose and excitement. There should be a clear goal in your mind that you want to achieve. Sure that workout might tough. Yes compiling that report at work might be a pain. Studying for that test is the last thing you want to do. But if they all serve a purpose in achieving your master plan, then that is all the motivation you need.

If that fire is not there for you every morning, then it is up to you to find that constant source of motivation. Go out and try new things. Pick up a new hobby. Join a networking event. Plan a trip. You never know where, what or who can awaken that fire within.

Never lose sight of your motivation. It can be the difference between a smile on your face everyday rather than an ugly frown. Because lets face it, wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone was smiling.