A reader asked a very important question today : “How do you stay passionate and motivated? This is my vision for myself but I don’t find it comes naturally for me. It is a constant subject in my brain – I fight with myself about motivation…Maybe you won’t have time right now, but I would like to know “the secret”, if there is one!!!”
Motivation is totally personal in a mental sense. Some people are motivated by financial reward & the dream of it. Some love. Sex. Popularity. Fame. Some people are driven bya higher purpose.
In a physical world sense, however, a few things help to motivate us environmentally.
Here are a few motivation tips to start:
1. SIMPLE: Drop your room temperature a bit. Heat slows you down. Cold wakes you up. Its a simple trick, but it absolutely works.
(a great vision board I found at Alexis Daria!)
2. Make a vision board, or, as I like to say, a “feeling” board. I like to collage a bunch of images that make me FEEL the way I aspire to feel when I hit a milestone or achieve a goal in life. These “feeling” collages are often super beautiful and very motivating. Keep it in a place where you can see it!
(while the giant Warhol gun may be a bit much, this stunning art collection = motivation!)
3. Use art to keep the motion going! In an office or a dynamic room designed for self-expression, art can be a major source of motion and action to keep the good juju flowing. Art- especially dynamic abstract art- is YANG (loud, active) and will motivate a space!
4. And you must love what you do… or find an aspect of it that you love as you evolve!
I hope that helps get you going! Let me know how you do! xoxoxo Dana