Thursday, 11 April 2013

Motivation



‘Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.’  Gloria Steinem

I love this quote – as far as I’m concerned, it is spot on.

I have a firm belief that as individuals we will only feel ultimate satisfaction in life if we are following our true Energy. This Energy is the motivator, the drive, our raison d’etre. It springs from those activities that light us up with excitement when we think about them.

Microsoft clip art

With the recent economic downturn many people cannot afford to pursue their passions, but from my work as a therapist, I’m amazed at how many people don’t seem to know what their dreams are, or have no idea about what they really want to do with their lives. They muddle along, having ‘Groundhog Days’ – perhaps they never check inside themselves to see what is really important to them and why.
  
Motivation stems from many factors – here are just a handful of ideas:

To seek Adventure                                         To Learn
To Teach                                                        To Influence
To Advise                                                       To Invent
To be a Catalyst                                             To Lead
To Investigate and find clues                         To Resolve Conflict
To Problem-Solve                                          To make Discoveries

For people who may not have given themselves the chance to discover where their motivation lies, the key areas to look at are:

o   Which activities make you lose track of time?
o   What do you regard as your top five life achievements?
o   List ten of your positive qualities and abilities?

Microsoft clip art

This sort of reflection can often jog ideas (often childhood hobbies that you may have forgotten all about) into action.