[quote style=”boxed”]The journey is worth far more than any end goal. It is also priceless[/quote]
In my previous post, I explained what my thoughts were towards goals and achievement and was something that was recently asked by my friend over at www.SelfHelpRebel.com who emailed in with the following question:
‘What is the most powerful motivator?’
Without thinking twice about my response, I emailed with the following answer:
“I think motivation doesn’t really exist.
The reason why I say that is because we generally don’t need to feel motivated in order to do what we truly enjoy doing.
The reason why it exists is because many of us end up doing things out of pure necessity due to financial reasons, influence or peer pressure.
But it’s really not because it’s what we want to do. So we end up having to try and ‘motivate’ ourselves to do it, which I think is ridiculous.
But if I were to describe the best form of motivation, it would simply be to stand back and ask yourself whether what you’re doing is what you really want to do.
If it takes effort to do it, then it’s likely that you never really wanted it in the first place. This should give you an idea if what you then need to do to change course.”
When I thought about my response, I realised how much this linked with the idea that we must enjoy what we do if we’re to motivate ourselves to do anything and would argue that it’s the key to real goal achievement and becoming truly successful.
It intrigued me so much that I decided to record a video about it to explain how this personally affected my life.
Have you had any similar experiences? Please let me know your thoughts by leaving your comments below..