Thursday, 26 January 2017
The Problem With Motivation
By Nigel Ikechukwu at January 26, 2017
We all need some motivation to keep us inspired towards a particular endeavor. Great speeches and written words have played a major role in providing this motivation to a large number of people. Nevertheless, there is an underlying problem.
After you listen to that great speech or read that great book, how long does that good feeling last? I guess a few hours, some days or probably a week. But then after that, the adrenaline that once rushed through your veins as a result of the motivation soon fades away.
For many people, that's it. They go back to their comfort zone and continue living their lives the same way they lived it. Some even forget about the words and simply keep on living the same way.
It appears to be only few people who try to make some adjustments in everything they do in their daily lives. Why is it so? If motivation was designed to successfully play its role in changing lives, it should inspire more people to make immediate changes in their lives, but this is not usually the case.
This is the problem and I feel that it was caused by too much focus of motivation on abilities. People keep hearing more about their ability to become successful than how they can become successful. I think many people already know that they can do it. What they need to know are step by step guidelines regarding how they can actually do it.
This is where the focus on motivation should be targeted at. People should be motivated on what they should do and not just told what they CAN do. Practical examples should be given to these people as regards how they can achieve anything. Experienced people in any field should be incorporated into the motivation of ordinary people.
The only question most people are bothered about is "How?" Motivation should be focused on answering this question rather than simply tell people what they can do. Enough of the words, it's time for some serious action. The world needs active people to play a great role in its development.
There is little time for ordinary empty words. The only motivating words people should be listening to are the ones that will spur them into action and show them how to take the action. The adrenaline should not just end after the speech, it should continue as the people go back with extensive knowledge of what exactly that should do.
With more people motivated to do the right thing and take the right actions, I believe that our world will become much better than it currently is and we will have solved the problem with motivation.
Therefore, you should not listen to people who only tell you that you can do it, no matter how admirable they sound. You waste your time. You should listen only to people who can tell you how to do it. People who are well experienced and who can show you the way.
Till next time!