When Creative Inspiration Is Lost
If you’d like to learn why motivation alone doesn’t work then you’ll want to read this article. In it we’ll discuss why all motivation is self-motivation, the difference between positive motivation and negative motivation, and why the only thing that really works is action and how it relates to the law of attraction. After reading this article you’ll know your own motivation style and finally be able to put action behind anything you want to accomplish.
When a devastating circumstance comes unexpectedly in your life, it can make you question and wonder. What is missing though – your passion? You can look for follow magazines in the world and find it everywhere, but will it ever be enough to get back what you lost?
Fact: A real indication of lack of motivation is when we use the word ‘try’. ‘I will try’ means I am not really committed but I feel I ‘should’ be. Rather than choosing to do something because we really want to, we give it a try. Have you ever met someone that has been trying to give up smoking? Answer one question: Do they or don’t they smoke? The answer is they are still smoking. If they weren’t they would not be trying to give it up, they would have done it. How well do you think it works when you feel you ‘should’ give up smoking, ‘should’ lose weight, ‘should’ drink less or ‘should’ exercise more, when you don’t really want to?
Ambivalence refers to the uncertainties that are inevitable in one’s life. No matter how hard you try, these uncertainties will always be there, coexisting with you as you reach for your goals. Rather than choosing to escape ambivalence, learn to live with it. Inspiration stems from within you in the midst of difficult situations. It is like a lamp that casts light in the midst of darkness. Find out what good remains in things you are uncertain of, no matter how little.
It’s also important to visualize your goals as if they are already accomplished. Think about how you will feel. See the rewards. Feel happy and satisfied with life. Don’t let the hard work get you down. Thrive on it, and the best way to do this is keep your energy up with good health habits. This will help fuel your motivation. Finally, don’t let mistakes slow you down, and don’t let them depress you, Learn from them and move on.
Now take the opposite – there are many stories of couples who, when one of the spouses dies after a long time together, the other dies shortly thereafter. Why is that? It is said that the person “died of a broken heart” but the truth is that they have just lost the will to live, they no longer had the motivation to go on living without their spouse.
What if the artists simply saw that beauty that could be accomplished, and shrugged their shoulders and moved on? The world would be a sadder place without those beautiful works of art.
Once you get to that point you’ll be able to hold onto so much motivation that it’ll be sloshing over the top as you race forward – and you’ll have become a motivational resource for those around you as well. Just think of all you’ll accomplish when you no longer run out of motivation!