Some days just getting out of bed is a challenge. Those days often require motivation.
Finding motivators is an enormous positive. Motivators help us to quit bad habits, start and maintain good habits, and make positive changes in our lives.
Motivation can come from any number of places, both within and without. This is one place where outside influences are often to your advance, rather than against it.
Self-motivation can be challenging. Simply setting a goal, like quitting smoking or losing weight or eating less is all well-and-good, but motivating yourself to do the necessary steps can be rough. This often requires a reward of some sort. Change the habit, you get to buy a toy like a fancy new outfit or a tablet or something that you might not otherwise acquire on your own.
Some people like negative motivators. I am not as fond of this notion. Rather than rewarding positive change, you use negative stimulus and create consequences of failure. As I am a firm believer in the notion that consciousness creates reality, focusing on consequence rather than reward might have a more unfortunate effect. Rewards along the way towards your goal I believe are more effective, and positivity in the face of motivation is important.
Outside influences for motivation can be excellent. When you have a whole group of people working together to get healthy, as several of my friends are currently doing, they each stand beside one another, motivating each other to carry on, do the thing, work at the process to get better, to be healthier. They serve as cheerleaders for one another, and put social media to GOOD use as a part of doing this.
While often times outside influences can be problematic, as I have stated before, this is one time when they are not. The support from others is hugely motivating, because you know you are not alone in the process, and you have people to turn to when your motivation wanes.
Whatever form it takes, motivation is how we move forward to make changes in our lives. Motivation is a positive force, and I cannot think of anyone that does not need more positivity in their life.
What motivates you?
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that there are any number of motivators we can employ to effect change in our lives, we can take action. When we are motivated to make positive changes in our lives, we empower ourselves. When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings. We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings. When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for. Gratitude leads to happiness. Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the one hundred forty-ninth entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.
In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.