One of the worst feelings in the world in my opinion, has to be searching for something (perhaps your phone) which was just on you a few minutes ago. I mean what can be more frustrating? You know that the item you are searching for is right in front of you, but you just can’t see it.
Searching for a physical object cannot be as annoying as searching for a feeling, a non-concrete ‘object’ like Motivation.
Motivation is that fuel that every human has to have to perform at their very best.
It is that kick that will make an athlete run that extra mile when out of breath.
It is that attitude that will keep you smiling when you are taunted.
Having motivation can prevent negative feelings or attitudes like inertia and even procrastination.
What breaks my heart the most is that this fuel- motivation is not the kind of natural resource that has a price tag on it. We are the sole producers of that feeling. It begs the question; Why can’t I have motivation all the time? Why must I search for it like I will my phone?
Every writer needs motivation, without that feeling it would be difficult to get the right inspiration to write. One way I have struggled with mine is by subscribing to daily prompts and trying to post as often as I can. Well it is quite hard to do that if you don’t have the right inspiration. On Tuesday I ran into the daily post challenge and I told myself I should accept this challenge and post something for five days.
For five days I searched for motivation and I could not find him. He evaded me. The truth is the only reason I did not ‘just do it’ was because I spent too long thinking about what to write. The only way to be good at writing is to just write as often as possible.
At the end of the fifth day, which is today I discovered that the problem with my approach of finding motivation was the amount of time I spent looking for it in the first place. The truth is, when searching for something you don’t have to be the one who will find it, someone else might discover the missing item.
My point is, motivation is not waiting out there; getting on with the task at hand might be a step closer toward that burst of energy and feeling you need to write.
How have you searched for motivation? Please share your comments with me right here one this page.