Have you recently started a business or you’re currently running one?
There comes a time in our lives when we come to a stage where we feel that our motivation levels are degrading. It is a common experience through which each and every one of us has to pass.
It’s not like we want to feel demotivated, it’s just that our minds reach an intense level of exhaustion that we ourselves come to a conclusion making a false belief, that we are tired & can’t push on.
When that happens, then it’s a clear indication that we are simply trying to find excuses.
By doing so, we are letting demotivation set in which eventually transforms into a motivation block.
Are you experiencing something similar these days? If you’re then here are 4 questions to ask.
Question # 1: What Kind of Response Do You Have for Challenges Coming Your Way?
Basically, there are two kinds of people.
There are those whom we call, the “why bother?” people who usually don’t bother when they are facing a challenge in their lives. And then we have the “why not?” people who are always prepared to take up the challenge. If you’re running a business or you’re working as an employee for one, always remember that, problems will come your way. It’s the attitude with which you approach the problem that makes all the difference.
A “why bother?” person will always shy away from the situation by confidently finding excuses & reasons to avoid the problem. Whereas, a person with the “why not?” attitude will never give up on the task and would rather try to find ways to get things done. People who fall in the category of a “why bother” person usually are the less reliable people and others don’t look up to them. As a result, they don’t get as many opportunities as their other counterparts.
This “why bother?” perception can be a great hindrance to a person’s motivation.
If you’re finding yourself in a similar trap then it’s time you break the habit and adopt a better attitude.
Question # 2: Where is Your Focus? Is it on Reasoning More or is it on Results?
As the famous motivational speaker Marie Forleo says,
“You either have reasons, or you have results.”
Whether it’s your home or your office, people always fall into two categories when it comes to making dreams come true. There are those who find all the unnecessary reasons why they are unable to achieve their dreams, and then there are those who simply focus on the result despite all the reasons.
It all comes down to what kind of person you want to be if you want to make your dreams true.
When it’s time to reach new heights, then you have to take steps that you’ve never taken before. Look beyond your own personal values and focus on achieving the bigger goals & objectives. Are you a result-driven personality? In case, you’re then your dreams can come true faster than you imagine.
Often people are unable to achieve them because they fall into the demotivation trap unintentionally.
To lead a happy, content, healthier & wealthier life, one must focus on results rather than the reasons.
Question # 3: Are You Worrying About “What Ifs” or Are You Going to Achieve Them?
Many a times, when we are faced with a challenge, the first response that we come up with is,
“It can’t be done”
When our minds are set upon the notion that something is unable to achieve, they eventually set in a belief that their respective goals or objectives are actually unable to achieve. In this way, they let demotivation find its way in them and they are unable to reach the desired results which they sought.
What if I tell you that you can give up on that feeling by simply changing your perception?
From, “It can’t be done,” why don’t you try changing your perspective too, “let’s try getting it done.”
That simple change of mindset has enabled many researchers to break new grounds and achieve big. Many great minds have innovated unimaginable results with just a simple change of thought.
So if they can, then why can’t you? You have the same brain constituents as they do.
All you have to do is figure out what is the best way to utilize those constituents and get the results.
Question # 4: Are You One of those Who Stick by The Rule, Or Do You Break Them to Achieve More?
Would Martin Luther King made a difference in the black lives back in the days if he never took the chance of breaking the rules? Could Steve Job of Apple be able to create the best smartphone in the world if he was not ready to break the rules? Could Jack Ma of Ali Baba or Richard Branson of Virgin Companies or just about any other entrepreneur who turned into a success story would have achieved what they believed in if they weren’t ready to break the rules?
If you want to achieve greatness, then you’ve to break the norms and the rules that everyone follows.
Similarly, if you’re feeling a motivation block, then it’s time for you to get out of your routine cycle & break the rules so you can do what your mind tells you or what you believe is the right thing to do. It’s the only way you’re going to get out of your own temper trap, and do something worthwhile.
Break the rules if they help you carve the way forward to achieve your goals!
There’s no harm in it.
So there you go, here are the important questions that I urge you to ask yourself every time you find yourself stuck in a demotivation loop. Doing things repetitively and not seeing changes take place the way we want them can really get on our nerves. But, if we are motivated, then we can make them work in our favor. So how about you give up on your demotivation and pick yourself up to do great things?
Who knows, maybe now is the best time.