Motivation is one of the most important requirements to be successful. It is the desire to do things or the factors that stimulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested and committed to something.

From the Oxford dictionary,

Motivation: 1. A reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way.

2. Desire or willingness to do something; enthusiasm.

So we could say motivation is simply your desire and reason for waking up every morning.

The aspects that build and sustain motivation.

1.Ambition.                                                                                                                                 .

 This is basically the desire to do, be, have or achieve more. This is very essential for the building of your motivation because it gives a clear view of  your goals and an insight of the requirements. Ambition is the spark that creates motivation.

2. Believe your ambition is possible.                                                                                 

Having a dream in which you believe in will boost you drive in pursuing this ambition. A lack of believe in the possibility of your ambitions will lead to  self doubt which shall end up decreasing your motivation.

3. Attention and focus. 

We all used to have crazy dreams from our childhood but at this moment, most of us have lost interest or forgotten all of these dreams.This is mainly because we got carried away by life and lost focus on all of these dreams. So you should not loss focus on your dreams or you will wake up one day questioning yourself what you have been doing for the past years. Pay attention to your ambitions, think about it, dream about it and let it become a  part of your daily routine.

4. Effort.

Most of the people who end up being unsuccessful are people who did not take the bold and significant decision to put their effort in to try. Just as our parents used to tell us to ‘do something’ when we tell them we are bored. It is the same with effort and motivation. Little bits of effort adds up and increases your drive to succeed. So motivation keeps growing as you continue to act and it will definitely die down when you stop putting in the effort.

5. Environment and the people around you. 

Having a friendly environment contributes a lot to your motivation and drive. You should surround yourself with people on the same journey as you. Build a genuine environment with a social circle of people who think, talk and act in a common direction. They will tend to inspire and drive both physically and mentally.

6. Attitude.     

Attitude tends to amplify motivation. looking optimistically at every situation that presents itself will lead to a better appreciation of the benefits from the situation. it makes us see the light at the end of the tunnel. Most people who soak themselves in negativity will see no advantages of a situation and will not be motivated to try. So having a  winner’s mentality will only motivate you to be a winner.

In all, knowing what you want, having a reason for your goal and developing your desire to achieve this goal will definitely motivate you and also take you to the next level.

Ngwa Sherwood N

May 28, 2016

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