Finding and Sustaining Motivation Through Self-reflection

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Most of us look forward to maintaining motivation when we're doing certain activities or tasks or trying to achieve our goals. Sometimes it's quite unnerving to work hard to stay motivated, and we tend to procrastinate or give up easily.

I'm going to introduce you to three pillars of motivation. You can apply these three pillars every time you want to be motivated, and you'll never have to discourage yourself from finding motivation again.

The Three Pillars: Purpose, Passion and Progress (The 3 Ps)

Purpose (Why Am I Doing This?)
Before you begin any task, ask yourself what your purpose is. If your reasons are concrete, you'll be driven to work on the task. I asked myself, why do I want to write? My purpose in writing is to share my knowledge and experiences with words, to inspire and make a difference in the lives of my readers. When I help others grow and succeed, I feel very satisfied.

Passion (How Does My Action Relate To My Passion?)
The second question is whether you've got a passion for the task. You need to be clear about your passion because it complements your consistency and discipline. If you've got a passion for fitness, you'd set your alarm at 5 a.m. to go to the gym or go for a run before work. You'd do everything you could to stick to a healthy diet. It's obvious that you get bored with a task when it interests you the least. Studying psychology and then working as a computer engineer every day might exhaust your passion. You may not be able to enjoy doing a task in a field that doesn't interest you.

Progress (What Are You Planning to Achieve? What Are The Positive Outcomes That Wait For You?)
When you know what you can accomplish if you do the tasks, it motivates you to put in your efforts. For example, I took a degree and took many informal courses to advance my career and increase my salary. I completed a project in my company to get incentives and promotions. So when you know what you want to achieve and have positive results in mind, it's easier for you to focus on your tasks.

If you pay attention to these three pillars, you'll keep a clear vision and stay motivated to perform and achieve.

Thank you for reading my insights.

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