Get Motivated By Asking These 3 Useful Questions

“The wise man doesn’t give the right answers, he poses the right questions.” – Claude Levi-Strauss

How long does your motivation last? Are you motivated to get up every morning and work towards your goals?

And If not, how long have you felt de-motivated up until this point? Does motivation come easy to you or only in bursts?

If you’ve yet to find the answers to your questions I can understand your frustrations.

It’s as if some mysterious force just comes along and steals it from you when you’re not looking (motivation that is). And worst of all, your energy levels and the excitement of working towards your goals suddenly drops.

But as with most problems, there’s always a solution.

 

Get motivated by asking these 3 necessary questions:

 

1. What matters to me?

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

You can go through your day to day life putting as much effort in as you like. And you can push yourself over the edge as much as you want to stay motivated. Because the truth is none of that will matter. None of that will have lasting effects.

If you haven’t asked yourself – “what’s my purpose” or “What matters to me”, however you wanna word it, then that’s the reason you’re lacking the motivation to keep going every day.

You need to know what drives you and then focus on that If you expect to be constantly driven, determined and dedicated to make it happen.

You need to know and keep on top of mind what you’re living for, what goal you’re trying to achieve, and you need to be clear about it. Don’t just ask the question – “What drives me”, get a pen and paper and start writing down the answers.

And make an effort to read that purpose every day. Keep it on the top of your mind so you can continue to stay motivated.

For me what matters is simple: I want to do the things I want to do, whenever I want to do them, and without restraint most importantly.

That’s creatively, financially, and every other realm that’s related.

What about you?

 

2. Why am I doing this?

“There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay

The second most important question you can ask yourself is why am I doing this? Most of us wake up every morning to go to work 9 – 5, part time or whatever, and we don’t even know what it is we’re working for.

If you were to knock on 100 houses and ask each person why they work, they’d give you a vague answer at best. Something similar to – “to pay my bills”, etc.

The WHY we’re doing whatever it is we’re doing and striving for is so important.

Jim Rohn, who’s known as the godfather of personal development once said – “reasons can change your life” and he’s right.

Reasons can be the reason (no pun intended) why someone finally says “fuck this shit I’ve had enough” and makes wild changes that everyone sees as absolutely insane or too drastic. But that’s what you need sometimes.

What are your reasons? Why are you doing what you’re doing?

Why are you striving for success? Why do you want to achieve your goals so badly? For me, that looks like freedom, and everything else is connected to that including family, causes, and so on.

It all starts with freedom and money.

Start writing down your answers and remind yourself every day to stay motivated! Make it a habit so it runs around the clock.

 

3. Who am I doing this for?

Asking “Who am I doing this for” is the third powerful statement you can use to get back on track.

In general, human beings are selfish and we only think of ourselves for the most part. And by the way, being selfish isn’t a bad thing. Depending on what it is.

But If you expect to have the motivation to push forward and persevere, thinking only of yourself won’t help you.

Let’s say your goal is to become successful in the fashion industry, who are you doing it for? Yourself? Of course, but who else?

Are you doing it for your family, so they can reap the benefits of your success? Are you doing it for your kids so they’ll never have to live a life of poverty?

Are you doing it for your wife or husband? Are you doing it for society so you can inspire and motivate them when you’re successful? Or to simply challenge yourself? (which isn’t a bad idea).

Knowing who you’re doing something for can make all the difference.

Personally, I work towards my goals for the future, which does count for “who you’re doing it for”. Setting up the best future means I can set up a good future for those I care about as well.

It also means I can do things I may not be able to do today with money, finances, influence, and all things in between.

That’s who I’m doing it for, but the question is – who are you doing it for?

Once you find that out you’ll be wondering why you ever lacked self-motivation in the first place!

Sometimes it changes as the years go by, but the core of what you care about or I should say the core of WHO you care about will remain the same. And those feelings should grow stronger, making your motivation stronger.

That will then feed into your hustle, your efforts, your drive, and how respectful you become of your time on a day to day basis.

It’s a motivation loop and that’s what you want.

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