How to Find the Motivation to Write (or whatever your passion may be) and Keep It
Finding the motivation to write (or whatever your passion may be) can be hard. Life tends to keep us busy enough, especially if you have kids, or pets, or life partners, or even all other immediate family. For the sake of everyone’s time, let’s just group them altogether, like I tend to do, and call them “the animals.” As long as everyone knows the difference between them all (hopefully we all do), why not? Anyway, I don’t want to get distracted here, in the midst of talking about the many many distractions of life.
Sometimes there is simply no time at the end of the day between work and food, and taking care of “the animals,” and everything else that needs done around the house. Sometimes our energy levels scream JUST SIT DOWN, MINDLESSLY WATCH TV, WHILE YOU GET SUCKED INTO THE WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND GAMES AND WHATEVER ELSE CAN GET YOUR ATTENTION OFF OF REALITY. Then after all that fun stuff, it’s time to get ready for bed and sleep, only to begin again the next day.
Whenever you have a moment to actually think, and look back on your accomplishments of the day, week, month, or even year, don’t you wonder where it all went? Where did all those moments go that make life . . . well . . . special? The real question is, how do I slow down time? How do I enjoy it all without feeling like I’m going to go insane or crack? How do I live without just surviving, but actually live and breathe in all the moments around me?
I believe the real answer to these questions dwells individually inside all of us. That answer is the answer to one main question, and one main question alone. What is your passion?
You see, I’m by no means an expert on anything. I’m an observer who learns a lot along the way by simply watching the lives of those around me, the world in and of itself, and my own personal experiences. I’ve been the victim of life way too long, no, let me rephrase that, I’ve allowed myself to be the victim of life way too long. I have been that person who just let’s all the moments pass by, and ask myself where did it all go? My passion has always been writing. It has always driven me and given me an outlet to be who I am, not who life forces me to be, by continuously running me down. Writing helps me gather my thoughts. It helps me mold myself by putting to words all the things I observe day in and out. It helps me to take a moment to stop and smell the roses, if you will. To do the very thing that we all can forget to do, and, that is, to just enjoy life. Live . . . Dream . . . Enjoy. That is what life is all about.
The life you live is not by chance, but by choice. Choices on top of choices on top of choices, that all lead to the mindset you made for yourself. Free your mind, by choosing to do so. We all have the power and control to take over what we think, to take back our mind and to take back our life. I heard recently that many illnesses are actually made up in the mind. If you tell yourself it is, then whatever it is, shall be. A random rant of some food for thought for you.
Take a second to yourself, I know . . . I know, when? Well, if life and the mindset are all about choices, why not choose to think of your day as, not busy (with a ton of stuff to do that most likely will never get done), but, instead, as productive (like making a “realistic” list of things to do and seeing where you can fit more things in). Sounds extremely complicated, but it actually works. Who would’ve thought?
So again I say, take a second to yourself and find out what it is that drives you. What breathes life into you and fills you with excitement and joy? What helps you feel more like yourself than anything else does? What reveals the person you never realized you were, and opens your eyes to anything you can imagine, as you are doing that specific thing? If there are more than one, which there can be (we’re all different you know), then do them all, just so that you are focusing on one at a time at any given time.
Once you’ve fueled yourself with whatever your passion may be, create a moment in each day to follow it. This blog is my way of releasing my passion, of taking a moment to enjoy the life going on around me each day, and loving it to the fullest!
Your passion is the motivation you’ve been looking for all along, if you let it be. It will drive you and open your mind to things you’ve never thought possible. Things that you would have never imagined yourself doing. It’s time to take back your life and find the passion that motivates you to dream and enjoy the everyday moments. The thing that you fight for and smile about and feel as alive as I feel right now as I’m writing this. Of course, you can’t feel what I’m feeling, but, believe me, find your passion and do it, and you will feel it. So alive, that everything else around you fades, so in tune to that thing that entrants you. That thing that captures you. That thing that takes you by the hand and becomes your own personal Neverland or Narnia. Your own personal realm of possibilities and dreams come true.
It really is that simple. Finding your passion will motivate you day in and day out and help you to keep that motivation going. Whether it be motivation to write, or act, or play a sport, or even start your own business or company. As long as you intertwine your passion with whatever motivation you need, you will find it, every time. All you have to do is fine tune what that passion is and do it. Don’t believe me, well, I dare you to let go of the fears holding you back and try. The fears will go away on their own, and you will feel a fire that shines from within you rather than just on you. So I ask you this, what are you waiting for?