Only You Can Help Yourself
June 12, 2020
You could be a student appearing for the final term exams or a salesperson operating in a harsh environment or a budding musician or a sportsperson looking to enhance your skills and make a mark or a leader of an organization looking to chart a growth path in uncertain times-Whatever your background or profile may be, to achieve success of any measure, you need to be inherently motivated, willing to do whatever it takes.
However, if your internal monologue is “it can’t be done,” “I can’t do it,” or “I won’t be able to do it,” there is nothing anyone or anything outside can do to help you.
In life, no one outside can ever motivate you; only you can motivate yourself.
We can take a horse to the well, but we can’t get the horse to drink the water. For that, the horse has to have the desire to drink the water.
Our self-motivation is like the desire the horse has to drink water from the well.
So, pause for a moment and ask yourself these three questions “Whatever action I am planning to take -Can I do it? Will it work? Is it worth it?
If the answer you give yourself is “yes” to each of the questions, you are likely self-motivated. You believe you can do what is required. You think that the action you are willing to take will lead to the outcome you desire. Most importantly, you believe that the benefit you will derive from the action taken will far outweigh the cost and effort.
If the answer to even one of the three questions is negative, you have to work on your motivation before doing anything.