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I can think of many reasons to just give up and quit. Just stop everything and so can you. You’re tired, away from your family, or to close to your family, frustrated, angry, turn on the news and everything sucks, the economy, the government is divided, wars, you name it. You almost have to separate yourself from mainstream media to stay positive. The same is almost for social networks, Twitter, Facebook and now Google Plus. Who’s talking about using these platforms for changing the world, improving the quality of life vs trying to look like the next guru for the new shiny tool that “pushes the needle”. It’s not the social network problem but the users. Regardless, negativity surrounds us, things can get hard, you’re not going to agree with everything or everyone around you. You’re going to get tested, you’re going to want to change, you’re going to get frustrated and pushed into a mental corner of life.
From that corner is where you will find out what you’re made of. You’ll find out if you’re in round 1 or round 12, you’ll find out if you have the guts to go another round or throw in the towel. You’ll think about all the things you could do or should have done differently. You’ll think what’s happening right now and what you’re going to do next. Hopefully, you’ll decide to continue and from there you’ll think about everything that has led to that moment in time and what’s going to motivate you to finish if you decide to finish.
Motivation is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals. via wikipedia
Motivation can come from a lot of things, places, feelings, thoughts and people. Motivation can be the drive to leave a legacy behind. Motivation can be trying to live up to the expectations of others. Motivation can come from just wanting to be successful. Motivation can be trying to help others be successful. Motivation can be wanting a better life for you and your family. Motivation can be not letting others down. Motivation can be you just want to be happy. Motivation can be you wanted to go after your dreams. Motivation can be you don’t want to end up like “that guy” or “that woman”. Motivation can be you wanted to make history. Motivation can be, you just want to say, I tried and at the end of the day you did the best you could. Motivation can come from and be a lot of things.
Regardless if the situation sometimes you have to pause and think how somewhere in the world someone is going through something that’s ten times worse than you and that someone would love to be in your shoes know matter what’s happening in your life at the moment. The question is what are you going to do right now, this very second and when things gets tough what is going to motivate you to keep on going?