I’ve heard it a lot of times, I’m not motivated, I can’t, I won’t, I don’t know how to do it. Of course at first I see a lot of people are lazy, but what does that even mean? I think everyone has that days when they don’t feel motivated and inspired to do anything. I also know that everyone who is working on their dreams everyday will eventually make it. They will eventually succeed. But how can you be motivated every single day? Actually the answer if really simple. Let me explain why motivation is not going to give you success.
Things that we don’t like to do are the things that we just don’t want to do, let’s face it, if you like to play football, you like it even when you don’t feel like it. Read that sentence again and think about it. We as humans, we evolve by doing something that we are passionate about, if we don’t like something, we will not do it, and that’s it. We can’t do the things we don’t like, we just don’t want to afford that.
Why Motivation Is Not Going to Give You Success
When I started my brand DriveTowardSuccess, I didn’t know a lot of things, I didn’t know how to market products, I didn’t know how to grow a following, I didn’t know how to create a website and I didn’t know how to actually start doing something you love. But what I did know was I wanted to make this brand bigger than anything I did in life, I want to prove to myself that I can do it and that I can build something amazing. Do you see where my motivation comes from? it comes from drive and comes from passion towards something I love. This is called passion, not motivation.
I titled this article: “Motivation is not going to give you a success”, you know why is that? Because it won’t. If you are doing something you don’t like, you will not become successful even if you feel motivated for a couple of months and even if you do it for the money, you will not be successful because you are not chasing a passion. It’s cliche, but it’s how we work as humans. Let me give you an example, Mark is chasing money and he is working 24/7 every day and making more and more money. John is working on his blog and he enjoys every second of it while making a decent income. Who is happier here? Would you like to work for money or for passion? I would choose passion every damn time.
Motivation has a lot of factors that are controlling when you are motivated and when you are not motivated, if those factors are compiled in that one factor you will be successful. Let me show you how to actually visualize this.
Chasing Goals Matters
Motivation happens when you are chasing goals, challenges, opportunity, rewards, and all that with friendly environment, supportive peers and determination. It’s hard to have all of these together, almost no one has all of these combined. Some people don’t have supporting parents or friends, some of them don’t have goals, aspirations or ambition. Some of them don’t have encouragement. It’s sad, but its the truth.
We as humans, we will work something that we love even if we don’t get paid for it. When you find that something that drives you and you want it more and more, you will be successful. Success may mean money or fame to you. At the end of the day you will be motivated when you chase emotions, people and passion. Not the money and materialistic stuff. Try this once, try to find your passion. Whatever it is and try to do it every day. You will do it no matter what someone says about your passion.
One great example are all the entrepreneurs that made it because of passion. One of them is Jack Ma. Jack Ma made one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in China and right now worldwide it’s called AliBaba. His story is just incredible. He got rejects several times for job and got rejects 9 times for the job at KFC and he knew that he can be much more than just an employee working 9 to 5 and barely living life to the fullest. He decided to create a largest e-commerce website in the world. If he only quit one time on his journey that wouldn’t happen.
Passion will lead you where motivation can’t. It’s so mindblowing that when you do something you love and put your whole heart into it, you will get what you truly want from life, you will be happy, you will do something that you love, motivation is not needed here. Motivation is only needed in order to push someone to do something, passion is when you do it no matter the odds.