Having learned of its definition everywhere, you must be thinking of the stages you have to go through to attain it in the most optimum manner. There are universally defined four basic stages of motivation. When motivating yourself or others you generally have to go through these four to attain motivation and to stay in that phase.
The first type of motivation is based on an emotional feeling. The emotion that we are referring to could be of a positive or negative nature. It is something which kick-starts our desire. When you read someone’s success story or something that you are passionate about it fuels your mind. Also there are times when people get suddenly motivated on hearing some bad news. Both the positive and negative types are very temporary. The initial burst of energy vanishes and is not sustained by the inspiration or wake up call.
This is another type of motivation, something that already exists within you. You can be motivated to watch some show or do something randomly. When we are motivated to produce negative actions, there is always a reason behind it. Proper communication is always better in such cases. Be mindful of where you point your motivation. It’s very powerful. You must start creating awareness of what motivates you to make wrongful decisions for your health and well being. Consciously recognizing your ‘triggers’ will help you to focus your motivation towards healthier goals.
Stage three goes into effect when you dig deep and try to find the true meaning behind the initial flame of your desire. Make a list of your resources that you have like the journals, books, recipes or whatever that you have then apply your emotional resourcefulness to get to the core. Combine the emotion with the resource for a powerfully fuelled motivation.
What replenishes motivation is what comes in stage four. You have to lead an example of yourself to others. When you live your truth, you become a sought-after volunteer with knowledge, and skills to be shared. Motivating others will continue to ignite your drive and instigate a renewal of goals and achievements of your own.
There is very important link between all four stages and it must not be ignored. Your knowledge and emotional drive must be gelled together all the time so as to clutch both and drive out the motivation factor.