Motivation is an important ingredient of success. It is the power that kindles the fire to do things and to act, and has much to do with ambition and desire. In fact, without ambition and desire there is no motivation.
When motivation is strong, there is ambition, and when there is strong ambition there is motivation.
Often, people are motivated to act, learn a new things or accomplish a goal, but this motivation is too often short lived, and fades away after a little while.
How do you feel after reading a book or an article that inspires you, or after watching a movie about the life of someone who achieved great success?
You feel the desire to experience or accomplish what you have read or seen. You feel a sense of euphoria and happiness, but too often, these feelings go away on the same day or on the next one.
Why does this happen?
- Because you don’t really want to achieve what you have read or seen.
- You are too busy and forget about it.
- It requires too much effort.
- You first need to you make certain changes in your life.
- It takes time to accomplish goals.
If you think about it, you will come up with many more reasons why you lose your desire and motivation.
Keeping Motivation and Ambition High
To keep the fire of motivation and ambition, you need to strengthen your desire, have faith in yourself, and be willing to work toward accomplishing your goals.
You need to keep giving fuel to the fire of desire and ambition in order to keep your motivation alive.
- You might believe that you will fail, and therefore, don’t even want to try.
- You might feel you lack enough ambition and don’t make any effort.
- You might find it difficult to awaken motivation, and therefore, easily give up.
You cannot know if you succeed, unless you try.
Don’t be afraid of effort or failure. The road is often bumpy and you might fall or fail, but keep getting up with a smile on your face, and with the faith and belief that you can achieve your goal.
Never say ‘I can’t’, always say ‘I can’.
Always remember that motivation and ambition are the ingredients of success.
Keep going on despite obstacles and difficulties. Don’t wait for the right time. Every day is the right time, otherwise it is just procrastination.
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