Usually, the main reason that people want to become more motivated is because they are faced with a situation that is not good. Life is made up of situations, in which it is easy for us to feel like we are in over our heads. If you have surrounded yourself with a task that you enjoy doing, you will feel excitement. For most of us, if the overwhelming tasks that are surrounding your head are ones that come from living life, you likely feel more stress than excitement. About four years ago, I found myself in my own bad times and I thought I would never make it out. Finally, after being so fed up with a life that was turning into a mundane routine of events, I set out to change it.
Being in a bad place, whatever that looks like for you, always has a walkway out of it, it is just finding that path that becomes the toughest part. Are you someone that has a bad morning, maybe a near fender bender on the highway and then take all of those emotions with you, the entire day? While I can’t advise not letting a bad event go, I know from experience that it can put a damper on your whole day. Something that I learned from a very wise man is to find the good, even in the worst of days. The next time that you start your morning off with spilled coffee clothes and a presentation that you are nervous about, take a moment and focus on what makes you happy.
It seems like a weird time to be so thankful, as your are stressed out and on your way to work but those times are when this kind of thinking is best done. It is very easy for someone to be thankful in times where nothing is really going wrong. However, when the world has got you down, this is the optimal time to remind yourself just how good you have it. I used to be stuck in a job that was going nowhere, along with being in a program for a degree that I was starting to have second thoughts about completing. You see, it wasn’t other outside factors that were making me go crazy, it was the battles I was waging within myself. I had felt that I was out of place, being around other business students and didn’t know if I had what it took to really make it.
My coursework was starting to suffer and my exam grades weren’t looking great. To make things worse, this course was one of the last that I needed to take in order to receive a degree, needless to say, it was a time of very high tension in my life. I remember that things had gotten so point that, before the exam, I could barely even close my eyes to go sleep. I had tried everything I could to feel better about the next morning’s test. After taking a moment to assess just how stressed out I was making myself, I had to look at the situation objectively. I knew that, even if I made the worst test score in the class, it wasn’t like the world was going to end. I thought that it would be best if I tried to think positively and let the nerves not get the best of me that next day. As fate would have it, I would up doing far better on the test than I thought, both allowing me to pass the course and receive that degree that I had fought so hard to obtain.