It's hard to be motivated by the idea that we live in a world that is crumbling. The press and the news we provide daily news starving children, war fueled by hatred among people, evictions, arrest, threats of terrorist attacks, corrupt politicians ...
And to this reality, exists and is there, we feel dejected, frustrated, demotivated. There are many reasons we have to justify feel well: the fear that all this reaches us and make us suffer, the put ourselves in the already suffering and, to a more unconscious level, feel we can do nothing to change that so great situation.
And it really is that, in most cases we can not, directly, contribute to be cleared; in our hands is only one thing to do and is consciously decide what we want our attitude: I want to let me abate and that this motivation paralyze me and condition my decisions and my actions? or do I want out of here, emotional state that, shake and freely choose to focus on where I can act, where I do have power to influence?
Personal history Viktor Frankl is a clear example of this choice. In this Jewish psychiatrist, like many other Jews, he lived the Holocaust and be imprisoned in several concentration camps. This man saw how they killed his parents and his wife, as day after day he mistreated him. But right there, in his tiny cell, decided that no matter how heinous jailer was his comportameinto, snatch get all he had: their freedom to choose how they wanted to feel.
When after writing the book that made him famous: ” Man's Search for Meaning”, They interviewed him and asked about what is the difference between people who are able to stand up and overcome problems in life and people who do not. He always answered: “The main factor is the decision, freedom of choice”. “Say I want to feel a certain way, want to become this or that despite external conditions, that often appear to indicate that it is not possible”.
And this confirms that one of the most fundamental concepts in the issue of motivation of being human is that : "The motivation of self". We can not give the power to motivate or to take away our motivation that comes from outside. Nothing and nobody can become discouraged if we can not allow it, unless we give you control of our lives, power over us. And this is fantastic news, that brings us to another important message: "The power is within us".
If all born motivated, then why do we go discouraging? I am convinced that it is by these small decisions, many unconscious, that we take in every day and lead us to put the focus on what we miss our control, want to end hunger in the world, there is no crises, my boss or my partner to behave in a certain way…., and as we do not get walked into an emotional state of discouragement and frustration. One instead, We decided to focus all our energy on those actions that are within our control itself, in how I behave with others, how to manage my time better, how assertively convey how I feel,… and get more results this will make us feel more empowered, more optimistic and more powerful.
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