Struggling with self-motivation is everyone’s problem.
Often denied by big-ego types, but they are only kidding themselves – because this is a ubiquitous issue.
Better said, everybody’s personal issue, and by this, I mean self-motivation, is highly individual.
My self-motivation for me is a problem/issue for me, just as yours is for you.
Many might say otherwise, but that’s just bravado to hide what they are feeling beneath the surface – and I suspect this is a widespread problem. I don’t think it only impacts older, retired, or otherwise sidelined folks. I believe this affects everyone who can’t get their ambition out of bed in the morning through the spectrum to the most dynamic people around us.
That it is, why it is, and what can we do about it?
One person’s solution has little relevance for another – but we all know what it feels like when there is suddenly a shot of adrenaline triggered by something that happened.
For some, that’s a phone ringing, someone on the other end wanting what we sell, or the service we provide. For others – it might be making the team, getting into a school, getting a paper published, or making a short-list of some kind.
The issues vary widely, but the shot of adrenaline is unmistakable.
The next great opportunity or the next small piece of work will come from something or someone we least expect.
We never know, and it often flows from something we never planned or were working toward – it just showed up. Some people are waiting with open arms for such opportunities, while too many have their blinkers on, and they miss it entirely.