When I hear talk about self-motivation I tune in with 100 percent of my attention. It intrigues me to think of the amount of people out there that are not taking advantage of life’s possibilities. I associate myself with a lot of individuals that I consider to be very talented and determined. However, some of them have reached multiple roadblocks in their journey to success. Often the reason they haven’t did what they say they were going to do a week ago today is because they did not have the time, the money, or something came up. If it’s not one thing it’s another. I am here to let all of my close friends and followers in on a little secret. Most of the time your only roadblock to reaching your goals is YOURSELF. Nobody believes in you more than you do and in order to complete a task one must be SELF-MO-tivated.
You can relate self-motivation to an old child hood memory. Who was the first person to tell you ‘I shouldn’t have to beat you for you to clean your room’? Or ‘It shouldn’t take for your mom to threaten you with a belt before you take out the trash!’ Your mom, dad or that person in your life that help take care of you and make you the well-polished person you are today. They were the first people in your life to try and teach you all about self-motivation. They were right! It shouldn’t take a beaten for you to clean your OWN room just like it shouldn’t take a friend to tell you to tighten up on your OWN goals in your OWN life In order for you to reach YOUR own success. When you see your friends start to care more about your success than you then Houston we have a major problem.
Allow me let you in on yet another secret; I am breaking the word self-mo-tivation down on purpose. When you use the prefix SELF in front of any word it almost always refers to the man in the mirror. You know the reflection you see when you look at yourself in the mirror? Yep! That guy! Words like Self-esteem, self-efficacy, self-aware, self-confidant, and for all you simple readers the word selfie (which is not even a real word) all pertains to one’s self. With that being said please stop looking for other people to motivate YOUUUUU (In my Katt Williams voice). The first 2 letters of the word motivation form the slang word ‘mo’ which refers to the word MORE. I can only relate that to wanting MORE out of life. When setting a goal in your personal life you have to set realistic goals. Goals in which require more effort than your last goal. You need to set goals that will also reap MORE of a benefit for you than your last goal. Life is all about seeking the greater good. If we never seek to be greater than what we are then what are we doing exactly?
When looking to be self-motivating you can’t look to other factors that motivate you. You can’t look to your children, or money or any other thing. You have to consult with your inner self and say to yourself say, “Self, you are freaking amazing and no matter what you put your mind to you can achieve it with steady faith and hard work. You don’t need validation from your friends or family. You are awesome no matter what!” Also when motivating ones self you need to make sure your goal is more than your last. Remember life is about growth and progress. If you’re not progressing you are definitely digressing. Today and every day I want your full focus on SELF-MO-TIVATING! Be Great!
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