[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.

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Have you had any similar experiences? Please let me know your thoughts by leaving your comments below..


Onder Hassan
Onder Hassan

Onder is the founder of Dawn of Change. He spends most of his time in the discovery of his own potential, building his self-confidence and using his experiences to share and teach others how to do the same.

    8 replies to "My Thoughts Towards Goals And Achievement (Part 2)"

    • Kevin Cole

      SOLID points on motivation.

      Reminds of the famous speech Gary Vaynerchuk gave where he said: “Ask yourself, what do I want to do every day for the rest of my life? I promise you can monetize that shit!”

      When you enjoy what you’re doing, things like time, money, and motivation stop becoming so important. You can just enjoy yourself and get into the flow.

      • Onder Hassan

        Exactly Kevin,

        I do sometimes question whether i’m in the right field. If it’s this hard for me right now, perhaps my focus isn’t in the right place and may need to change a few things in order to make it more inline with what I’m really passionate about. I have a lot of brainstorming to do 🙂

    • jamie flexman

      Good old motivation. It’s always been tough to get myself motivated for anything! The best way that I can put it though is to do the thing that you spend most of your days thinking about.

      Almost always THAT is your life passion so in theory it should be easy to motivate yourself to do it. The only problem then is getting past the fear of actually starting..

      But that’s a whole new can of worms!

      • Onder Hassan

        You’re right Jamie.

        The hardest part is actually starting. But it’s not until you take that first step that you start to fly and really spread your wings. Assuming it’s something you want to do. I’ve noticed the speed in which I developed looking back at the things I was interested in.

        It was no surprise to realise that It wasn’t because I had the talent for it, but simply because I naturally exerted more energy and enthusiasm into the activity, which is what caused me to get good so quickly in the first place.

        Thanks for the comment!

    • J.D. Meier

      I like the simple definition of motivation, where it’s an inner drive to behave or act in a certain manner.

      I wrote a hard-core post on motivation (101 ways to motivate yourself and others), but the big deals are these:

      1. Change your physiology — If you get stuck in limiting patterns, move. Movement creates energy, and that’s where inspiration thrives.

      2. Change Your “WHY” — If you have a strong enough WHY, it will pull you along. If you don’t, then find one. Sometimes the key is to do something for somebody else, or “the greater good”, and you’ll renew your passion.

      3. Change Your “HOW” — Connect to your values. For example, if you like to learn, then make what you do about the learning, or mastering your craft. If you’re all about excellence, then do an excellent job. If you’re all about growth, then model the best and learn how to do what they do best.

      Of course, “inspiration” is motivation’s best friend, and I think of inspiration as where we “breathe life into” things.

      • Onder Hassan

        Thanks for the comment J.D

        I completely agree, movement and energy is what creates ‘flow’ and is the biggest thing that causes people to follow through in the long term.

        I have a cousin who dropped out of college to work full-time as a property lettings advisor, worked his way up in 9 years as a senior manager and was making more money than what most graduates would earn in 10 years after graduating. And his advice was to always be energetic because it builds momentum.

        Lately, I’ve been looking at success as a series of small achievements stacked on top of each other. Every incremental achievement is one small level of confidence that allows you to progress forwards.

        It’s due to this that I often advise people to just focus on the present and not on the end goal. Especially if it’s a grand goal, because it often feels overwhelming and causes people to not even bother.

    • Anwell Steve

      I always believe that setting your priorities is the most crucial part in meeting your goals and achievement, thus, it will keep you motivated and the attraction towards it is extremely fulfilling.

      • Onder Hassan

        You’re absolutely right Anwell.
        It’s easy to drift through days without planning things, but in this day in age. It’s imperative as there are simply too many distractions.

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