How to Challenge and Motivate Yourself?

Challenge and Motivate Yourself

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
T.E. Lawrence

The initiative of having a goal oriented behavior is also known as Motivation. The actual purpose of motivation is to decrease the mental or physical stress and to rise the factor of happiness in a person.

Motivation is generally of two types: Intrinsic and Extrinsic.

The intrinsic motivation is that which is exhibited by the delight or concern in the given activity and is rather intrinsic i.e. within the individual itself.

On the contrary, extrinsic motivation is that which is exhibited or enhanced by external factors such as money, rewards, gifts or intimidation.

If a person is strongly motivated to achieve or gain something huge, then that person is being involved in aiming high for the future. This is the reason why motivation is inter linked with challenges.

Moreover, our body – physically and mentally is designed in such a way that it is always ready to accept and face different challenges.

Motivation can be explained further by one of the scenarios given below:

If, for instance, one comes to know that they are in danger, then their immediate response would be to take all the necessary measures in order to prevent themselves from the danger and ensure safety.

The scenario mentioned above challenges ones security and lifestyle. That is why, it manages to rises ones motivation towards the act of protecting themselves. In this manner, we need to engage ourselves in various challenges so that our morale and motivation remain boosted. 

Facing and overcoming challenges tends to impart a positive feeling that increases one’s motivation. It also makes you test your patience and to what extent, you can stretch yourself.

The best way to deal and involve challenges in your lifestyle is to take the daily routine as a challenge and use it to alter your identity and thinking. You can set daily goals and try to accomplish them successfully. A person’s general character and personality are formed via learning and practicing the norms and values of the societal culture.

However, all the values do not have a positive influence on us. That is why, one has to have a correct frame of mind and motivation so that they can create their own values and live by them.

Therefore, continuous re-conditioning of your inner self would let you see everything as a challenge and undergo the change of values that are needed. Too much relaxing of the brain would make you feel like a laggard so its better to keep the brain in action.

It might be tiring to keep yourself up to the challenges all the time but when you become used to it, you would master the skill of being motivated and successful.

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