I gave birth to this post whilst taking a shower…
Many a time we find ourselves holding back something which is important just because we don’t feel motivated. Many a time we give ourselves excuses for not doing something, although it hurts us to see ourselves not doing what we are supposed to be doing.
We have passions but we hide them. We have dreams but we don’t pursue them. We don’t put in work. And we end up feeling bad for our lack of action. We feel sorry for ourselves for failing to be extremely passionate about our passions.
“If you want to be somebody in this world, stop giving yourself excuses, motivate yourself and get things going”
Seconds turn into minutes. Minutes into hours. Hours into days. Days into weeks. Weeks into months. Months into years. And we just…waste our lives. We waste our talents and time whilst doing things that don’t actually matter like browsing through our Instagram feed (or whatever keeps you from doing important things) when we could have been writing that song, novel, poem, play or whatever our different passions.
But why is this so? Taking it from me, and other people I’ve ever had this discussion with, I have come to realise that in most cases, we just lack motivation, something to push us into action. We want to feel inspired to do what we love. We know that we are capable and able, but we just…lack motivation! This is natural but then we tend to wait for others to motivate us. The question I have is; who are we waiting for to motivate us and why?
Through this post, I seek to tell you that you have yourself baby, and that’s 100% enough for you to get into action! Isn’t it ridiculous that we admit that we lack motivation and then go about seeking for it somewhere? Doesn’t the very fact that we realise that we lack motivation stand as a motivator for us to start doing something about our passions?
“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne W. Dyer
Isn’t it enough to say “I know I have a purpose to fulfil in this life” and then do something about it? Because you and I both know that the purpose we are meant for is not to scroll down through Twitter, Instagram or Facebook timelines – for no reason. I don’t mean to say that doing so is problematic all the time though. It becomes a problem when it prevents and stops you from doing things that really matter.
So having gone through 440 plus words by now, I think you’ve seen that you definitely don’t need no motivation from someone else. You can and have to motivate yourself. Whatever pushes you back, tell that annoying thing that you have a contribution to make to the world. Tell that nasty thing that you live for a purpose. You only have yourself to do that for you so start motivating yourself and working on that dream today. And oh, don’t we only have today since tomorrow is never promised? So start today, don’t give yourself excuses and don’t wait for tomorrow.
“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell
As for me, when I sing along to John Forte’s ‘Nervous’ I substitute that ‘John’ name for ‘Victor’ in the lines:
“As with all things one day I’ll be gone from here / But not before I tell the world that John was here”
So brethren, what dost thou choose? To lock that passion up and live a purposeless and regrettable life all in the name of ‘lacking motivation’ OR to motivate yourself, put in work, get things done and pour your passion to the thirsty masses out there? The choice is yours, but if you want to be somebody in this world, stop giving yourself excuses, motivate yourself and get things going!
And…only people who love themselves motivate themselves!
That’s it, really.
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