Updated: Jun 19, 2021

“Lack of emotion causes lack of progress and lack of motivation.”

–Tony Robbins

Lack of motivation can impair you from taking action evidently. If you see yourself being tired of suffering from a lack of motivation, you must definitely find out why you are so low on the motivational energy drive and then move on to how you can successfully accomplish your goals.

Lack of motivation usually stems from subconscious mental strategies, many of which are ideally directed to motivate you. However, these act as ineffective strategies that have been learned long ago.

For example, your parents tried to “motivate” you by perpetually criticizing you. Now, you do the same thing time and again in your mind! It probably did not work out then and still does not seem to work for you at all. So you definitely need a new self-motivation method and have to get rid of the old one.

There can possibly be two problems with your current strategy that are resulting in a lack of motivation:

Problem 1: You are obviously not aware of what is going on in your mind as an attempt to motivate yourself.

Problem 2: It is indeed a bad motivation strategy. So it always backfires, leaving you less motivated than ever.

Here are 7 great ways on how to overcome a loss of motivation:

1. Why You Want to Do It In the First Place

Please understand that the reason for you to do something turns out to be the driving force behind everything you do. It is only when the reason is quite strong and even far more emotional enough, that you will go ahead and do whatever it takes to accomplish the said task.

Do you exactly know why you even want to achieve your set goals? Make sure your reasons are super solid, highly strong, and emotional. The key is when you tend to have no motivation; you have to think about the very purpose as to why you want to do it.

2. Envision the Success and Joy Once You Actually Do It

Visualization has always been a very powerful and robust tool that is available to us and it is certainly free of charge. You have the very power within you to think and imagine whatever, wherever, and whenever you wish to!

For example: Try to imagine that you walk into your kitchen, open up your fridge’s door, find a big yellow lemon and take it out from the fridge. After that, you go ahead by taking a knife and cut that very lemon into half.

Very high chances are, if you visualize it vividly and clearly, you will tend to produce more saliva in your mouth. This will actually happen because your mind cannot differentiate between what is real and what is clearly not.

So when you keep on imagining and visualizing things in your mind perpetually, you will feel very motivated to do it! For instance: when you dream about the car you want, again and again, you will create the motivation from within automatically to buy the same too.

3. Creating a Supportive Environment is a huge plus

You will coherently become the people you are around with! If you are naturally surrounded by successful people who do talk about their growth and learning, you will not only learn from them but also join in the conversation. This is how in turn you become motivated and then you use your current environment to boost your energy level too!

On the other hand, if you are always surrounded by negative people who only gossip and talk about other people, you will in turn feel quite negative and have no motivation to work as well. So, do ensure as much as you can that you have a good, stimulating, and supportive environment. If need be do change your environment instead of letting it manage you.

4. Change Your Current Physiology and Stay in Action

Motion does create emotion for sure. Whenever you feel very down and have no motivation to do your work, go ahead and change your very physiology!

Do try out this exercise: When you are in a sad, distressed, and disturbed state of mind, your physiology will be directed in a certain way. Alternatively, if you are feeling good, virtuous, and energetic, your physiology will be molded in a certain way as well. So to put things in perspective: for most people, when they feel great, high in spirit and motivated, their breathing tends to get faster, their hand gestures are quite active, they do tend to talk faster and their very eyes look in a certain way as well.

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