The Benefits of Motivation
In accomplishing any task or goal, usually one of the first steps is to get motivated or become inspired. You always need to draw strength from something or someone to ensure that the task at hand is accomplished on time, no matter how hard or how easy it is.
For me, being motivated has greatly influenced almost all aspects of my decisions in life. For example, in school, whenever I have a project, a report, a research paper or term paper due soon, I always try to find a reason to do them first. And I believe the only reason why I should do my schoolwork efficiently and on time is to get good grades, pass the class, and move on to the next level. Those reasons are more than enough to motivate me to accomplish my tasks at school. Moreover, another possible source of motivation for me is the fear of failing the subject. So motivation can actually work in a lot of ways and come from a lot of sources. It can either come from the rewards of accomplishing the goal, which can keep you persevering, or it can come from fear of the consequences if you fail, which can also motivate you to ensure that your fear doesn’t come true.
Motivation can even work wonders in the simplest of things like in buying new sets of clothes or shoes. When I see something I like to buy but do not have the money to do so, I get motivated to save extra money or take part-time jobs, so that one day I can purchase that certain object I desire.
However, there are times that my goal appears so hard to attain and I simply lose the reasons or the motivation to keep on going. When this happens, I basically have one motto, “Keep your eyes on the prize,” or simply put, stay focused your goal and always think of the rewards and the satisfaction you will receive once you succeed. This has always been effective in keeping me alive, focused, and strong when I face difficult challenges.
Furthermore, one major source of motivation for me in accomplishing any goal is to basically fear failure. I always think about the consequences should I fail to achieve my goal.