Without motivation, you feel a little hopeless, lost and stuck. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut. If you’re not a hundred percent passionate about your work, then it’s impossible to wake up every day feeling demotivated when you wake up. This is a frustrating situation, since you want to do a certain thing, but you cannot get enough inner strength and motivation to act. Evolvement of inspiration is a creative process and can never be rushed, here are few ways for how to get inspired.
CONNECT THE DOTS
Sometimes when you’re trying to reach a goal, it’s impossible to connect the dots where you currently are. Somehow you just have to trust in yourself, and have faith that you will reach your dreams, despite not having the slightest clue or perfectly laid out road to where you are going. Nobody can connect the dots looking backward; you only can connect them when you’re looking forward. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in the future; you have to trust in something, whether it’s karma or destiny, but trusting yourself is the first step towards feeling inspired and having the motivation to move forward.
“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” –Steve Jobs.
DON’T GIVE UP
This is the worst thing you can do. When you go through these burn out moments, doubt creeps in and you think it’s time for you to quit. Your mind is not shy in telling you that your ideas are ridiculous and it’s never going to work. This is just your exhaustion and fear talking and you can’t see the forests for the trees. Ignore it. I know that everyone goes through these emotions. To make sure you never give up, always make sure you do something each day for yourself, no matter how bad you’re feeling. The tasks you choose should be really very simple, non-thinking tasks you love to do. Your inner strength can be boosted by doing certain unimportant or small things, by this way your inner strength is grown and you’re forced to do greater things though you aren’t motivated.
“The only way you will fail is if you quit.”- Debukola Bakare
Allow Your Environment to Predetermine Your Mood
Look around your room right now or your workspace. Does it inspire you? Does it give you motivation? Is it noisy or quiet? Sometimes the hardest thing we do to ourselves is try to force ourselves to work in an area that is subconsciously telling us, “I can’t work here.” Try to build your ideal workplace, perhaps add a piece of artwork on your table or a quote of your favorite person nearby you on the wall, you can add a beautiful plant in the corner to give you inspiration.
“There is a direct correlation between an increased sphere of comfort and
getting what you want.” –Timothy Ferriss
Don’t Work Too Hard
Jack Canfield says there are 2 types of action – outer and inner. Outer action is actually going out to do the action – whether it’s networking with people, going door- to-door to make a sale, or just writing at home. Inner action is other things like visualization, meditation, and affirmations. What to do today? And when they get the answer, they feel miserable, as if their work suddenly weighs them down. Canfield says that if you spend time to focus on your goals, you’ll receive good feelings – feelings that help you feel inspired and motivated to take real action.
“One hour of inner action is worth seven hours of out-in- the-world action” – Jack Canfield