Being motivated is important for anything you do, whether it is studying or making friends, learning a foreign language or bodybuilding, starting a new career or improving your financial condition. It is also important for success with self improvement and success in meditation. It is a driving force that is required for anything you do, small or big.
Motivation is the driving force that keeps you energized and focused on your goal. It gives you the inner strength to go on and do whatever is required to achieve goals.
From what I see and hear from people, many lack motivation, and this leads to laziness, lack of ambition and to dissatisfaction. In order to achieve anything, one has to strengthen the motivation.
How can you strengthen your motivation?
Imagination and thoughts are strong factors in this respect. Visualizing what you would like to do or achieve, or repeating affirmations increase motivation, but you have to be careful not to think contradictory thoughts. It is no use visualizing or affirming for a few minutes, and then thinking negatively the rest of the day.