What is motivation? does that question ring a bell? well i know a lot have been said about motivation in the past and present, even so much more would be said in the coming future. I woke up today pondering what to write about today. The life of a writer is not easy. There are days when you have the drive to write and you feel empty of words (speechless like Micheal Jackson of blessed memory would say). I picked up a book of Frances Coombes on self-motivation and here i am supercharged.enough bluffing from me.now to the much awaited question what is motivation?
In my own simple terms motivation is a state of the mind, an attitude (behaviour) , a way of thinking and living and a life pattern that can yield tremendous benefit far beyond your widest imagination.defining motivation goes far beyond words. It is a conscious thought transformed into an action step. Still don’t get it? well see it this way, do you remeber the time you took your first steps as a child? naaa i bet you were to early to remember. this video should remind you what it looks like.
Did you watch the video? now that is what i call motivation. A child first steps. did you know the number of falls? did she give up? as innocent as a lamb we all were once in that state and we both took our first walking steps, not without numerous falls and bruises but we all did it and learnt to work. now that is motivation in action.You were highly motivated as a toddler when with little encouragement (even when you could bare understand a language) you thought yourself to walk, eat, talk and discover the people around you.It was your curiosity that propelled you to push forward and not give up. breaking and exploiting new grounds was all written all over your face,you did not give up but rather battled through false starts, falling, tears and kept trying till you finally did it. That to me is the best explanation of motivation. The question now that you are grown up, is life any much different? the answer is a resounding NO. if you did it as a child you can do it too now as an adult. you are only confined in limitation to the level of thoughts that you have. like Reggie Leach once said “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.You must set yourself on fire”