What is Motivation?

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Do ever feel like you’ve been knocked down and it’s hard to get back up? Maybe it’s that special project you’ve been pouring your heart and soul into, but now it just sits on your shelf. Maybe it’s the weight goal that’s taped to the mirror that you look at sadly while eating an Oreo in disgust. – I’ve been there! If you’re down on yourself for not accomplishing that goal that has been sitting in the back of your mind for days, weeks, or possibly years now – you might need some motivation!


What is Motivation? – Define Your Motive.

Boy QuestioningTo find your motivation, you first need to define your motive. The dictionary defines motive as: Something (such as a Need or Desire) that Causes a person to Act!


What is your motive? What will cause you to act – or to take action and plan out the necessary steps to actively move forward to achieve your goal? THAT is what you need. You need to find what drives you to the point of insanity making it as if you HAVE to take these steps to achieve your goal. Make it a life or death matter!


It could be money, a goal weight, publishing a book, or even a personal decision only known by you – maybe one that’s way to personal to even share.


Whatever the goal – whatever you set out to achieve know this:



Make SMART Goals

You’re on a life long journey. Remember that where you are right now doesn’t have to define who you will be tomorrow, a week from now, next year – next decade. You are in charge of your future.

One way to achieve a goal is to make it SMART.


S – Specific.

You goals can’t be to ‘lose weight.’ It needs to be “I’m going to lose 5 pounds this month!”


M – Measurable.

You can’t say, “I’m going to do better.” You need to say, “I am going to do [this] today that will make me better!” (Maybe it’s something along the lines of “I’m going to do 10 push ups today.”)


A – Attainable.

Don’t set your goal too high (let’s take the weight-loss example). Don’t try and say, “My goal is to lose 50 pounds this month!” … not only is that unlikely, but also unhealthy!


R – Relevant.

This is the part where you need to define what motivates you. If your goal is to write a book, having the goal of making it to the gym 3 days this week doesn’t help you with that goal.


T – Time Based.

Give yourself enough time to accomplish your goal – but also set some deadlines. (remember, you can always adjust for when life gets in the way).



I always love music to motivate me. Here is a list of my favorite motivational songs. I have a playlist on YouTube and I will add songs periodically. But so far, these are my favorite!


To have access to your FREE goal sheet Click HERE!

To see how to use the goal sheet, click on How to Be a Better You by Tomorrow!


What are your goals? What motivates you? Drop me a comment below and maybe we can help keep each other accountable!


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