The Secret to Motivation Is to Start Something
Motivation is tough to get and hard to maintain. It’s easy to want something, but much harder to take action toward getting it.
Why is this? The problem has many causes, but a common complaint is that people don’t know where to begin. But you really can break free with a single step.
When you start going after your goal, you will connect you with motivation. Designers of popular video games know this principle well. Games begin with the player needing to complete a task before advancing. And it’s a physiological fact that achieving that first game goal turns on the reward centers in the brain. This is the fundamental reason people feel motivated to play games for hours. They want to keep meeting new goals.
The motivational quotes here will help you embrace the possibilities. Let the wisdom of those who have struggled and triumphed support you on your journey.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
Leave your comfort zone! You'll make wonderful things happen when you get to know your discomfort zone.
True happiness comes to those who dare to live out their passion, no matter what anyone else tells them
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the one's you did... Explore, Dream, Discover. - Mark Twain
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. - Winston Churchhill
I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.
Believe in what you want so much that it has no choice but to materialize.
Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent. - Marilyn vos Savant
Flops are a part of lifes menu and i've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses. - Rosalind Russell
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas, I'm frightened by old ones. - John Cage
The world is more malleable than you think and its waiting for you hammer it into shape. - Bono
Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. - Ancient Indian proverb
The best way out is always through. - Robert Frost
I would rather die of passion than of boredom. - Vincent Van Gogh
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. - John F. Kennedy
You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Most obstacles melt away when we make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
You won't find this year's birds in last year's nests.
If you live in fear of the future because of what happened in your past, you'll end up losing what you have in the present.
Remind yourself of why you are working towards your dreams.
Live your passion!
I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. - Robert H. Schuller
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why i succeed. - Michael Jordan
Post your goal somewhere you will see it every day.
Sooner or later those who win are those who think they can. - Richard Bach
It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot
Dare to dream big.
Take every chance you get in life because some things only happen once.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Set your goals high and don't stop till you get there. - Bo Jackson
Dare to dream.
Focus on the benefits, not the difficulties, of attaining your goal.
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. - Farrah Gray
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Whatever your goal you need to decide on what that very first task will be. A big overarching goal like writing a novel can feel overwhelming. But if you break it down into small tasks you’ll feel able to start.
For example, decide to write the first 500 words. When you do that you’ll feel good about yourself and want to do it again. You’ll feel more capable and ready to write the next part. The farther you get into a project, the more invested you are. This increases motivation too.
Staying connected with your motivation requires consistent effort. It’s a matter of overcoming inertia. That’s the concept that objects at rest stay at rest and objects in motion stay in motion. So if a failure starts to drag you down, don’t let it stop you. Try again.