Motivation manifest as desire and interest and work as a driving force that pushes us to take action and pursue goals. But it often happens that we do have the desire and interest but there is lack of motivation. A situation becomes worse when want to do a certain task but cannot get enough motivation to act. Lack of motivation has several reasons; it could be due to weak desire, shyness, and laziness, lack of self-esteem or self-confidence.
But lack of motivation is the reason of failure and living a mediocre life. Following are the reasons for lack of motivation and the solutions to learn to overcome and disregard them by becoming aware of them.
In your everyday life, it often happens that you get distracted by a daunting task and start to lose focus of the long-term benefits. To address the task all you need is focus but you only see the burden of completing the task and have no vision of the rewards afterwards. The solution of this problem is to redirect your focus on the rewards. When you will remind yourself that all your efforts are taking you towards your goal then all the daunting tasks will become less scary. You will feel more motivated to address those tasks and will even be able to tackle the unpleasant responsibilities.
One of the most important things that deplete motivation is your pessimistic outlook on your chances of success. It can lead to a vicious cycle of negativity which makes you unable to address a task effectively. But you must not forget that you need to believe in yourself in order to push your luck and increase your chances of success. You need to be willing to go an extra mile by being more determined with the task that you have been given. This will increase your efficiency. You can find role models that inspire you to give your best in whatever you do.
No goal setting:
When you have a specific goal in front of you, nothing can really stop you from pursuing it. But if you don’t have goals in life, then it will be difficult to stay motivated day after day. You need to set goals and clear visions for the future in order to sustain enthusiasm and to generate high levels of performance.
Setting complex goals:
One of the most important things that end motivation is that you set goals that are not realistic. When our goals are extremely complicated and have deadlines that are unrealistic, you lose interest in completing them. Therefore set goals that are realistic and even if you feel them tough then split your goals into smaller tasks. It will help you produce visible results and to maintain your motivation.
Being unable to get started:
It often happens that lack of motivation prohibits you from starting a specific task. You become discouraged even before beginning and this is the biggest obstacle that makes you unmotivated. Therefore whenever you are confronted with such a situation just simply start doing what you are supposed to do. It might be difficult to start but as you continue, it will become easier.