Losing Motivation

Lately, the goals I’ve set for myself have become harder and harder to reach. That could push some into working harder and hungrier to complete their list, but for me it’s just a disappointment.

I know numbers and milestones don’t mean everything in life, but they are a good motivator to always strive to be your best self. When those things don’t budge, it becomes easier to focus on all the things that are wrong rather than the many things that are right.

I’ve always been a big supporter of making goals to keep life interesting, even if it’s just very tiny attainable goals that will boost your ego a bit. And I’ve been making what I thought were attainable goals, but I still can’t seem to hit them. The thought of lowering the standards is depressing on top of the bummer it is that I can’t hit any of my goals in the  first place.

I’m losing motivation and I just need to suck it up and accept the fact that I need to go back to the basics, like I have to do with many things in my life right now. Because once I get into this funk there’s no way I can get out of it just by continuing down the same path. Sometimes we just have to admit defeat and start over, sometimes these experiences can be humbling, but they mostly just suck.

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Give It 100% Or Don’t Give It Anything At All

I am passionate about a couple of things. I am dedicated to a couple of friends. I am confident in my immediate family. I give them all 100%.

I don’t give everything 100%. But the things I care about – I really care about. I give it my all, I don’t back down, I go full force.

The things I kind of care about might as well be nothing at all. They are easily disposable. In most instances, they are things that in no way add positively to my life and are just kind of dead weight. Like relationships that are going nowhere, friends that cause drama, hobbies that just don’t teach me anything.

You really need to look carefully at the things you care about. Make a list of the things that are important to you. Your job should be one of them. I know it’s hard to find a job you really love, but I’m urging you to find it. Because if you’re working somewhere lukewarm and only giving it half your effort – why are you doing it at all?

Your friends, family, and relationships should be important to you, too. Only to those people who motivate you, teach you, encourage you, pick you up and keep you there. The people who are trying their best to give you 100%. If you have relationships where you’re giving your all and getting nothing in return – why are you doing it at all?

I’m not saying that you need to go at everything in your life at full force. Of course there are things that are mediocre and don’t require all of your efforts. Like your knitting club or maybe even your no-dessert diet. But anything you consider important and as something you care about, you need to give it your all.

Be the person who can be described as passionate. Be the person who moves forward. Be the person you want to be and be the person you’d want to be there for you. Give it your all, do it 100%.

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