How do you define tough times? Some of you would label it to the days when things do not work out as planned while others consider unaccomplished tasks as the tough times.

I define tough times as the days when the driving forces such as passion, enthusiasm, and zeal to undertake a task is lacking. For me, these are the days when life is consumed with negative emotions like powerlessness, hopelessness, and gloominess. They become the strongest force in one’s life and eventually halt them from manifesting their true potential.

But ever wondered why all these things happen? It is because you tend to lose motivation which otherwise pushes you to go beyond your limits and accomplish incredible achievements. Business Dictionary defines motivation as, “Ability to do what needs to be done, without drawing influence from other people or situations. People with self-motivation can find a reason and strength to complete a task, even when challenging, without giving up or needing another to encourage them.”

When you are motivated, you accomplish all the tasks at hand effortlessly but when you are not, you tend to procrastinate everything, be it work or going out with a loved one. Self-motivation has the power to change your life upside down. It allows you to achieve all your dreams without getting bogged with by the challenges or trying situations. However, the reality of many of your lives is far different from your dreams and expectations. This is because many of you haven’t yet tapped the power that lies within you.

Any of you can become a source of motivation for yourself and people around you. Nevertheless, lack of disciple and focus in your life limit you to unlock the immeasurable potential within youwhich perhapsallows you to remain motivated at all times.

If you wish to be driven by motivation all your life, you need to learn the art of disciple. Having said that, there are three attributes that you need to develop to have self-motivation as the strongest force of your life:

  • You must never lose patience. Life is certain to throw you in situations when giving up would seem like the only option. But this is the exact time when you must go on. You should etch Martin Luther Jr.’s words in your heart when he said, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
  • In the above quote, Luther urges people to keep moving no matter what. Persistence is the key to success and to accomplish one’s goals without losing on the motivation required towards that success.
  • Add purpose in everything you do and stick on to it until the end. When all your actions are driven by a common purpose, you will be able to bring them together to achieve your goals.

Many of you often get carried away by the question – how to get motivated. It all lies within you and how you let your brighter side shine amidst all odds. You can share your journey to self-motivation in the comment below and how it has changed your life!