Embrace the Power of Inner Motivation:
Unlocking Your True Potential
Motivation, ahhh motivation if you read yesterday’s post, this is something I get to work on constantly. It is said that motivation is supposedly the driving force that propels us toward our goals and aspirations. It is the fire within our bellies that fuels determination and pushes us to go the extra mile (allegedly). If you are a regular reader (thank you for being there for me) but also you already know I have done a lot of self-reflection over the years, I always seem to be on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. To be fair, I love learning new things and every day I read or learn something new that I say “hu, I never knew that” and add it to my brain’s trivia files for future reference or that never going to happen quiz night.
Anyway, lately I have become very interested in ideas that promote harnessing the power of inner motivation because the key to unlocking my true potential seems to be lacking in me sometimes. I wonder if that’s just not my ADHD truthfully, because I do tend to jump down rabbit holes faster than a rat terrier. So is it finally time to embrace this inherent internal power, focus my attention on one thing and embark on a transformative journey? Is that even a thing? A bigger question is, is that something I personally am able to achieve, and do I possess this magical motivation? Everyone who lives with ADHD will probably relate to that on some level. I jump into things like a rabid raccoon, learn all the things, buy all the stuff, then see a new shiny thing to run toward leaving the old thing to gather dust and attic space, and the thing is done for me forever.
So, I went looking to find ways to discover a new pathway for myself, I want to feel alive again, to feel value and worth, and to put quiet motivation into the noisy, chaotic cluttered joy in my life. So here goes, 4 things we can do to curate motivation in ourselves.
4 Ideas for a New You
- Discover Your Passion: To cultivate inner motivation, start by discovering your passion. Identify the activities that make you come alive and ignite a fire in your soul. Whether it’s painting, writing, volunteering, or entrepreneurship, find what sets your heart on fire and pursue it wholeheartedly. When you align your goals with your passions, motivation becomes an organic force that propels you forward.
- Set Meaningful Goals: Once you have identified your passion, set meaningful and achievable goals. Make them specific, measurable, and time-bound. Break them down into smaller milestones, creating a roadmap to success. When you have clear objectives in sight, motivation becomes a natural byproduct. Remember to celebrate each milestone achieved, as it will further fuel your motivation to continue striving for more.
- Cultivate a Positive Mindset: A positive mindset is crucial for maintaining inner motivation. Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth rather than obstacles. Surround yourself with positive influences, inspiring books, and supportive individuals who believe in your potential. Practice gratitude daily, as it reminds you of the progress you have made and the abundance in your life. With a positive mindset, you will become better equipped to overcome setbacks and stay motivated through adversity.
It’s not you (or me) or actually, it’s all of us. Fuelled by Coffee and Chaos (my favorite URL ever btw) shares some motivation to get us started: “walk after lunch, don’t spend the evening in front of the TV…anything different basically, the choices are endless.Why? Because our brains are forced to “rewire” and create new creative connections, giving our brains some increased focus. Routine fatigue is a thing! (Sidenote: Don’t add things that can potentially be a bad habit, make them things that are physically, mentally and socially better for you)”. Read more helpful words of wisdom: 5 Proven Tips To Boost Your Motivation and Feel Re-inspired
I am committed to embracing the idea that the power of inner motivation will begin a transformative journey that allows me to unlock my true potential, or at least find that peaceful-quiet-internal joy I seek so badly. I will start by aligning my goals with my passions, actually setting meaningful objectives, cultivating a positive mindset, focusing on what I want, and also how to get there. I hope to ignite an unstoppable drive within myself to calm down, which sounds counterintuitive but unless I make it a goal, unless I focus my efforts. Unless I treat this as a focused project, I am fairly sure it will never happen.
Consider joining me on this journey. Embrace this force, and embrace joy as we achieve greatness beyond our wildest dreams. Repeat the mantra and try to remember, “The power to change the life we are living lies within ourselves.”
“Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.”