To be able to achieve anything significant and valuable in life one has to learn the art of sustaining ones motivation levels. It is very easy to become distracted from the goal and wander here and there, more so in today’s day and age. Distractions are all around us. A lot of what we call daily entertainment is a also a form of distraction for the one pursuing a great goal.
Staying motivating firstly requires understanding the amount of motivation needed to accomplish your goals. Not everybody or every goal requires the same amount of motivation. Someone who is interested in a simple and routine lifestyle of work and family life can afford to enjoy a few entertainments of life. On the contrary someone who has set his goals really high cannot afford to do the same.
Understanding your individual vision and purpose of life and then arranging your lifestyle according to your specific requirements is very important. There is no one size fits all approach. Each individual is pursuing a different path of life and each path requires different levels of focus, hard work, dedication and motivation.
When you look around and observe the lifestyle of people, it is very easy to assume that you also should be doing the very same things everybody is doing. For example if someone has a habit of watching 2 hours of television every day, if you don’t watch any television at all, you might feel like you are missing out on something. You might also feel the need to watch two hours of television.
Similarly, each and every interaction with people around you will remind you of all the things that you are missing out on. But missing out is really a very subjective experience. Just because somebody thinks that you are not enjoying your life like they are, it doesn’t mean that you are living a dull life.
Enjoyment in life is a again a very personal and subjective thing. You can find enjoyment in your work and hard work, while somebody else is finding enjoyment in watching television. Understanding your unique necessities of life and arranging your life accordingly will help you to stay motivated on your path towards your goals.
This is where developing a strong sense of individuality helps. When you can look at your life and the activities in it according to your needs and requirements, you will be able to stay away from most distractions. One of the most difficult things to avoid is the crowd. There is some deep satisfaction in following and doing the very same things everybody is doing. But to achieve great things, more often than not, one has to walk a lonely path of effort and hard work.
Motivation is not just about reminding yourself about your ultimate goal, it is about arranging your life in a way that everything you do supports your goals. If you can develop a unique routine of activities that are beneficial to your progress and not worry too much about all the things people are enjoying, you will have a much better chance of succeeding. Staying motivated is all about knowing your individual lifestyle fully.