Mental Health

5 Main Reasons Why Motivation Never Really Works For You (With Actionable Solutions)

  • Today Self-help industry thrives! 
  • You find motivation in every nook and corner. Everybody has their mouth open about this.
  • But has it really worked? Remains a question!


Motivation eventually fades away with time

  • Motivation is just like a delicious piece of cake. 
  • You have it and you’re done after a while. 
  • Eventually, motivation tends to fade away with time.

Yes, Motivation is temporary. You cannot sustain something that is coming from outside.


Our Habits rules us after all

  • What you do regularly adds up in your default setting. 
  • After some point in time you do it anyway (acting choicelessly, devoid of a control).

Habits play a huge role in our life. More than 90% of the things you do are on a Repeat-Mode.


We try achieving everything at one go

  • After motivation chips in, we fly high. 
  • Realistic planning goes out for a toss.

We try to achieve everything in one go. Eventually, achieving none.


Motivation in itself becomes a Trap

  • After a high, do you stop there?
  • As a result, you fall back to the pray of repeated kicks after kicks…
  • Eventually, motivation in itself becomes a trap.

You go back to the same loop of gratifying and feeling good. 


It Dulls away the scope for Questioning

  • Questioning is a Painful Process.
  • Motivation is always from outside. 
  • But questioning involves you to doubt and go within yourselves.

Questioning demands you to doubt your actions, existing ideas and beliefs that you carry along.


The Takeaway

  • Figure out your own source of inspiration. 
  • Always start with “Why” and show up on what really matters. 
  • Brush aside all the feelings and emotions. They are temporary anyway.

Focus on the Process. Rest everything will follow by itself! 

prateem

Prateem is a Researcher and a Student of Psychology. He is an avid reader. He writes about life. He has devoted his life to understanding the nature of life and the working of the human mind. He shares his work and findings as blogs and articles in YoursHealthMate.

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3 Comments

  1. Good enough logically to think of. Farther analysis from more different angles will enhance the blog.

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