What Is Your Inspiration?

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Inspiration can come from so many different sources, but can you muster the kind of inspiration from within to propel you towards achieving your goals while facing discouragement? Can a person inspire him or herself?

Self motivation is something that originates from within and helps you to overcome barriers while you pursue your goals and aspirations. The quickest killer of pursuit is discouragement and the quickest killer of discouragement is pursuit. In other words, the end result will be either pursuit or discouragement; depending on which one a person will capitulate to. To be inspired from within increases your greatest potential to succeed.

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What motivates you?

What does it take to get you moving and energized concerning the fulfillment of your goals and aspirations? The answer to these questions can vary from person to person. However, there is one thing that is constant for every person; something is needed to spark their enthusiasm or starting will be a chore.

Some people allow fear to hinder them from starting while others move beyond the fear in order to start their project. Now, completing it may be another story, but one thing is certain, you cannot finish what you never start. There is an Art to the Start. I realize how this may sound like a cliché, but it is an art to it.

Motivation is needed and operating with some form of excitement is a plus. Motivation is simply taken from the word “move” and “cause or reason”. Thus, motivation is a reason or cause to move. What is the cause or reason that will push you more than anything else? What is the driving force beyond your motivation or the lack thereof?

For some people it is the potential of making a lot of money, some are thrilled to be able to help others, or others are pumped about having the opportunity to create or discover something. Just as hunters who answered the question of “Why do they love killing animals?” Most hunters answered the question with, “It is the thrill of the hunt!”

Despite how lofty your ambitions are or even how humble they might be, there must be a reason or cause for your motivation. When an aging boxer during the depression was losing in a comeback fight which was arranged knowing he was wash up as a fighter, thoughts of his children not having enough food to eat became more important than life itself. This thought became the drive for his motivation to fight with such vigor that it would take a freight train to knock him out.

There are some things you will not fight for as vehemently, even if your own life was on the line. However, if you loved your family that much more, your aggression will become energized by the thought of your children not having a father or mother around. Find your cause or reason and your motivation will be there to start and perhaps victoriously finish.