Have you ever stopped to consider what motivates you?
Do you know why you do the things that you do?
Motivation can be either internal or external, meaning it can either come from inside or outside of a person.
Internal motivators are behaviours that are driven by internal rewards. This means that the motivation behind the the way you are choosing to act comes from an internal source.
- An example of an internal motivator could be a personal feeling of accomplishment, or simply the satisfaction of doing something you enjoy.
- An example of an external motivator could be the drive to gain money, fame or status. This motivator comes from outside of you.
So what makes internal motivation important and why do we need to be aware of it?
When you are driven by internal motivators you become naturally more self-sufficient, and even more self-confident because you aren’t seeking external validation for what you’re doing.
While they certainly have their place, external motivators are far less empowering and do not last for long term goals.
So how can we consciously use internal motivators in our own lives?
3 Powerful Internal Motivators You Can Use To Upgrade Your Life
Focus On Desire
In order to do anything, we need to know what we want. In order to create long-lasting motivation, you need to be able to clearly see what it is you are working towards. If you are unsure of what your desires are, using creative visualisation is a powerful way to help you tune into those internal motivators.
Clarify Your Purpose
We all need to have a purpose in life. With purpose, we are inspired to create something that is bigger than ourselves. Focusing on our purpose and using it as a powerful internal motivator will help you set bis goals. Following our purpose will make us feel as though we are making a difference in the world.
Acknowledge Your Growth
Getting better at things is satisfying and serves to inspire us to continue working towards our goals. When we feel a sense of accomplishment we are inspired to continue moving forward and perhaps even strive for the seemingly impossible. In the end, there’s no competition when you’re focusing on yourself and being the best version of YOU that you can be.