Motivation Comes From Motives

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The greatest example of motivation that I have seen is when a beautiful bride has to get into that wedding dress for the wedding day.
Nothing will stop her.
She works out, she eats very little, and she is fiercely determined.
The problem is, the day after the wedding, (sometimes right after the wedding) things go back to normal.
What happened? Why can't we get motivated and stay motivated? Here are some tips: Identify what is driving you? From the time you wake up in the morning until the time you go to bed, something is driving you.
It would be a great idea to sit down one day and ask yourself some honest questions.
"Why do I want money?" "Why do I want that hot body?" and "Why do I want this relationship to last?" You cannot understand motivation until you understand your motives.
Eliminate wrong motives The motivation of the college guy might be to look his best during spring break.
The motivation of the millionaire might be to obtain power.
Motivation to date a beautiful person might be to make yourself look better.
Healthy motives might include: oearning more money to provide for your family and give to others olooking your best for better self-esteem, and to live a healthy lifestyle oto have healthy companionship, someone to share your life with, or someone you can trust Motives higher than yourself? I have seen people that will volunteer for hours in the rain if the cause is right.
I have seen men wear pink shirts to support cancer victims.
I have also seen people cut off all of their hair to empathize with a friend or loved one that lost their hair to chemo-therapy.
Pastors for example will sacrifice time, energy, and freedom, to serve God's people.
Find a cause higher than yourself to maintain your motivation.
Remember, glorifying God is the ultimate motivation.
Change your motives and you will find your motivation.
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