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The Demotivators of Life

Now you are probably wondering, why would I go into such a negative subject.

Well, to be honest, I think motivation gets too overrated.

You have to be motivated for this, and you have to be motivated for that. Why? Why do you have to keep finding ways to motivate either yourself or those around you?

If the reality is that you must continually find new motivation, there is obviously something that continues to reduce your motivation levels. Doing so creates a necessity to find new inspiration to get you back to where you need to be.

Of course, the day to day activities you are involved in can have an effect on you, both positive and negative. Each day brings with it a new set of challenges, and it is these challenges that could affect the level of motivation that you have.

But for the sake of this article, I want you to look beyond the things that spring up as part of a typical day. I want you to start looking at the ever-present stuff that you know are prime demotivators in your everyday existence.

They are demotivating in the sense that they bring you down from the levels you know you should be operating at. Some of these demotivators, you know, doubt overcome by any number of skills and methods.

My point is that you cannot change what you don’t recognise, and the significance of that recognition should not be understated.

If these areas of demotivation are there every day, and yes, some you overcome, others you just ignore, and others you endure. It doesn’t matter; the bottom line is that they are holding you back. These demotivators are like playing a live version of the game snakes and ladders.

Hopefully, you will eventually win in the game of life, but first, you have to endure the ups and downs of the game you are involved with. As we mentioned earlier, each day brings with it its own set of new challenges. So why would you continue to endure the demotivators of the past?

Now, it would be impossible for me to pinpoint precisely the demotivators in your life, but I would take a guess and say you are probably starting to think through a few of your own at this point in the article.

This is great because this article is about the three-step process.

  1. Read and understand the article
  2. Identify the demotivators of life
  3. Do something about getting rid of these demotivators

Ok, so now let’s just take a quick look at a few demotivators of life. Some might be relevant to you, and some might not. But at least use them to help you create your own demotivators.

  1. Lack of security
    Work
    Financial
    Relationships
  2. Aspects of fear
    Failure
    Success
    The future
  3. Control issues
    Change
    Confidence
    Decisions
  4. Personal
    Knowledge
    Purpose
    Direction
  5. Psychological
    Mindset
    Doubt
    Perceptions
  6. Occupation / Education
    Challenges
    People
    Culture

As you can see, there are several aspects of day to day life that can hold you back. But then again, if you take a good hard look at my list and the list you are putting together, the identified areas also have the opportunity to take you forward and upward.

The idea is to identify the demotivators, remove the ones you cannot use or change, and then start taking the demotivators left and evolving them into motivators.

The Journey Continues!

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