The magic called motivation!
Agreed motivation is the key to progress and we all develop our passions in order to evolve in life. When you want to grow or improve yourself, you have to try new things. Without doing so, you won’t achieve things such as self-recognition and respect, which are vital aspects of a healthy life. Everyone has to motivate themselves in many small ways. On a more generic level, we go to work because there is the motivation of getting paid at the end of the month. We work hard to earn appreciation and some acknowledgements among peers, so one may argue that the ability to do something that you love motivates you to get up every morning and go to work. If you have a great boss at work, someone who takes time out to know their employees or appreciates a job well done, maybe that’s what motivates you to go to work and give it your best. Workplace issues aside, as a new parent you have to motivate in everyday situations. If you’re a giver or philanthropists, you may be motivated to donate your time or money to a just cause. If you’re driven by a desire for achievement, you may spend hours studying just to get into a prestigious university. Likewise, if self-expression drives you, you may be motivated to become a writer or if you’re an athlete then perhaps you’re driven by the thrill of a sport, the challenge of winning the game is driven by playing at your personal best.
Therefore motivation can affect decisions, Some things require a big step to take action, while others just need a little shove to get you going. Either way, motivation is typically a positive feeling of accomplishment and commitment that can help turn an idea into actions. So where you see yourself is also vital to your motivational strength. Do you feel confident in your own skills as a new parent or you think you aren’t up to par with others? Do the opinions of others really matter to you or are you fine turning some heads? Are you fine with what the world has to offer or are you ready to hunt down what you feel you deserve? If you answer these questions, you’ll come to realize the only thing standing in your way, is yourself. Nobody can stop you entirely from being where you need to be or even want to be. The only person you have to conquer is yourself. Hmm. Myself? how can it ever be possible that I am sabotaging my quest for success? Feeling insecure about yourself is the main reason you don’t listen: I hear you say. You may be right. We all feel insecure when doing something new. Self-doubt keeps us from committing ourselves to brighter and unfamiliar endeavours. If you don’t feel good about yourself, how are you going to feel good about anything else?
Hey, the magic of motivation is: to risk trying new ideas and experiencing unusual things. It is all progress in self-development and can only reap fruitful benefits. As a parent putting in the time and the practice helps you to feel a sense of fulfilment. And there are days when motivation is low. You will wake up and want to take the day off, remove the mum or dad title and bin of all that parental responsibilities. Remember, this is a stage and this too will pass! Parenthood is wonderful. You may have started your journey believing you are the teacher, but with time you’ll realize how you’re a student too, a student with many lessons to learn because just when you think you have the child figured out – they’ll do something to surprise you! The charm is to always look at the positive side with an open mind. If you can conquer your own emotions, then there’s nothing standing in your way! You have so much to look forward to.