If motivation is like a fire burning within you, then it is the strangest fire there is.
It fluctuates randomly between smoking ashes and an unstoppable hell. The hotter the burns, the more fuel it creates for itself. Open a path that destroys all obstacles and …
Wait, what am I saying? I am describing a normal fire, not strange.
The rarity of motivation lies elsewhere.
If you are like most people, you want to be upbeat, inspired, and motivated to take action. Most people, however, do not comply with that.
It’s clear why: deciding to be motivated does nothing. If someone ordered you to do this, how would you respond?
For me, I would have some questions:
Are you motivated by what, exactly?
How do I do that?
These are key questions. Perhaps you can answer them consciously. You may have such a clear vision that you cannot deny it. You know it will fill you with satisfaction and reward you well.
But if you cannot answer it consciously, you must answer it unconsciously.
Too many people wait, waiting for lightning to strike. One day they will find something and be motivated by it.
How will they be motivated then when they are not now?
If you are not motivated by anything in particular, that is your goal. Get motivated, obsessed, with answering that question.
You may find it easy to take an interest in what motivates you. You may be curious about your curiosity, passionate about finding your passion, and motivated to find your motivation.
May this be the springboard for a new way of life. Think about the things that have excited you in the past. Doesn’t your life transform once you start exploring that? That is where you are now, on the cusp of a great revolution.
That is your reward for motivating yourself. This is your reason.
As for how to do it, think of it this way. Your conscious mind doesn’t have the answer, otherwise you would already know. So you need new ways of thinking to find it. In other words, the key is self-hypnosis.
There are different types of trances. You want one that opens your mind to all possibilities. Break down your inner barriers and limitations. Transcend your normal thought patterns. Explore new mental horizons and be open to what happens.
This is the state where you can ask what motivates you. You will also receive an answer. Maybe not at first, but when your mind is ready to find something new, you will get what you need in time.