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Motivation to Better Life!

How do I get motivation to better life?

If you open any social media app you will find tons and tons of inspiring and motivational quotes about achieving your dreams and reaching your goals and about hustling and grinding day and night. I would be willing to bet that you have even clicked, liked, re-tweeted and followed some of these accounts to ensure you get your daily dose of inspiration and motivation in your feed. But let’s be honest: Have those hundreds and hundreds of motivational quotes pushed you to achieve your goals and dreams or have they simply become words you read that don’t cause any action? So, what other motivation to better life is there?

And there lies the frustration of many youth. They want a better life but few find the strength or determination to sacrifice daily to create a better life. How come so few achieve their dreams or are on the path to a better life? Proverbs provides a very clear explanation.

Proverbs 6:6-8

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer,  gathering food for the winter.

The problem with external motivation is it’s an emotion. It comes and goes. One minute you’re excited to do something and the next you’re thinking about what you’re going to have for lunch. It’s not a sustainable source of energy.  At first you feel like anything is possible then you’re back to your reality and nothing changes. The bible teaches us to look at the ants. They are not forced to work and gather for the winter but they do it because they know if they don’t then they won’t survive. They don’t get distracted with anything that can stand in the way of them gathering what they need to live. Their motivation comes from within.

Dependency Vs. Self

As long as you depend on emotion or external motivation to get you excited to work for your dreams then they will never become a reality. As long as you wait for someone to push you to go back to school, finish your degree, get a better job, move out of your parents’ house or start a business then the truth is you will never do it. But when you become your own motivator then you become unstoppable. You won’t depend on the support of your friends or family. You won’t need anyone’s approval or pat on the back. You will be willing to sacrifice the new Netflix series, put away the Snapchat and Instagram so you can invest that time into working towards achieving your goals and dreams. And that is when your life will change and your hopes and dreams will finally become your reality.

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