Are You Motivated Enough?

Your lack of motivation is not the problem.

Nobody wakes up and thinks, “Hey I’d rather be worse off or have less friends and money.”

Everyone is motivated and wants to succeed.

Fear is your problem. Thoughts of, “this might go wrong, I might fail, what will other people think”, overcome your desires.

Everyone has a desire to succeed, to be happy, to make a difference, and to occasionally get recognized.

In college, I was so focused on motivating myself, reading inspirational quotes, but nothing worked. Don’t get me wrong, being positive and having gratitude are important qualities to have, but that’s not what’s going to cause you to act in a way that really moves the needle.

I wanted to started my own business numerous times throughout college, but it took me almost 3 years after graduating to start my first business and a huge reason was because I was so afraid of what could go wrong.

You will make mistakes, things will go wrong – as they did for me. However, it opened up many doors and changed my life for the better.

If you’re not willing to put in the work, then forget everything I’ve said.

Whether you want to be the best blogger, CEO, chef, hair stylist, writer, mother or father, it’s not your lack of motivation that’s holding you back.

Once I realized no amount of failure, no number of setbacks or rejections would stop me from reaching my desires, I realized I could virtually do whatever I put my mind to. And ask anyone that has conquered their fears, there is no better feeling – you truly feel free.

As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”

What’s it going to be?