Why Motivation is Important: Motivation is a huge topic and it is something that everyone talks about when it comes to creating remarkable success regardless of whether it is in life or at work.
In my personal opinion, motivation is extremely important. You need the motivation to take action and to build habits.
While it is true that we cannot solely rely on motivation to reach our goals and to act on our dreams, motivation is still very much needed when it comes to taking initiative and achieving overall success in life.
Here are 4 reasons Why Motivation is Important:
1. Motivation increases your effort
Yes, motivation increases your effort. Without motivation, you feel lazy and in a slump mood. You don’t feel like taking action at all and you just want to waste time and do nothing.
When you have the motivation, you feel driven and you want to take massive actions. It increases your effort and at the end of the day, you will discover that you took more action during days when you are absolutely motivated than days when you are not.
So motivation helps increase the effort that we put in. If you are supposed to write a 1,000 words article a day, when you have the motivation, highly likely, you are going to complete the article and even get more done.
On the other hand, when you don’t have the motivation, you will find it difficult to write even the first paragraph.
Thus, motivation is important because it increases your effort and helps you take more action.
2. Motivation boosts productivity
The second benefit of motivation is that it boosts your productivity. Motivation not just makes you work harder, but faster as well.
And because you are in a motivated state, you then to be able to get into the “flow state” easier.
Read: Flow State: What It Is and How to Achieve It
And when you are in the flow state, you are able to perform better and complete more than when you don’t.
When I’m feeling absolutely motivated, I’m able to write over 2,000 words for an article in one go. Compare to when I’m not feeling motivated, it is difficult for me to chunk out even 1,000 words.
Hence, motivation influences our states and as a result, directly impact our productivity.
When we are motivated, we become more productive and able to get more done.
3. Motivation helps you go against all odds and see the possibilities
You need the urge through tough times. It is easy to take action, be happy, and enjoy life when everything is smooth and going according to your plan.
The real challenge comes when things are going against you. When everything you do does work out and you fail to achieve all your goals, these are the times when you need motive the most.
You have to understand that we are easily affected by our emotions. And impulse is a state that can influence our emotions.
When you are motivated, you are feeling driven and you will feel positive even when things are not working out.
You tell yourself that you will work it out and it is just a test from God that you need to learn.
On the contrary, when you are not motivated, you feel gloom and tend to think more negatively.
You tell yourself that you are unlucky and everything you touch turns into failure. And even when there is a possibility, you may still look at it from a negative view and regard the opportunity as not possible.
Just like this quote below:
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill
4. Hunger can influence others
We all know that energy is contagious. And you want to be around someone who is highly motivated and positive rather than is with someone who always complains, blame, negative and lack of hunger, isn’t it?
Hunger can influence others. Your energy can impact others who are around you.
Imagine working in a negative environment where the employees there are back-stabbing each other and where everyone’s level of hunger is low, do you want to work in those place?
I bet you know the answer. People love to be with others who are motivated and positive.
Therefore, commit to staying motivated and positive all the time. It can influence people around you, including your spouse, your children, partners, co-workers, friends, and more.