How do you view motivation? Is it all or nothing? Either all ‘go’ or all ‘no’. It can be helpful to remember, motivation isn’t like a light switch.
We can easily talk ourselves out of things when we feel less motivated, and the more we do it, the more difficult it can be to overcome it.
If you can think back to a time where you’ve struggled to get motivated with something, can you remember how you felt about yourself? I’m guessing it was pretty negatively.
We can start to blame ourselves for things going wrong and the more we avoid situations or taking action, then we are at risk of starting to see ourselves as a failure. This type of thinking gets us believing that motivation is something we either have or don’t have. And if we don’t have it in that moment, we blame ourselves.
In reality, there are a lot of different factors that impact on our motivation, and it’s normal to feel more or less motivated at different times. Even when it’s something important or enjoyable.
So if you notice that your motivation is a little unpredictable, go easy on yourself.
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