Finding Motivation

Sometimes you need motivation. Sometimes, you’re lost; you feel like you’ve hit a curb or a stumbling block that just isn’t moving. What do you do? I’ve always been the type of person who finds it extremely hard to give 100% to tasks or projects I’m highly uninterested in.

I need some type of motivation to get me through those moments in life.

It’s one of the reasons I hated secondary school in particular. I was forced to write subjects I didn’t want to, I didn’t agree with the style of teaching most teachers used and I had no idea then, what I wanted to be and didn’t see how these contributed to my life in any way. I had a hard time finding the motivation to study.

As a wantrepreneur, this can be the #1 contributing factor to failure. If you want to succeed in life, you have to be willing to do even the most boring tasks. Meeting people you know you don’t wish to talk to, taking the time to learn things you don’t care about and so much more. It’s also why I’m not the best employee. Admittedly, I don’t perform well as someone’s employee, and I’m learning that more and more about myself. There are things I know hurt my growth and things that help. When I’m required to do things that stunt me from going in the direction I’m trying to, I do not do it. Simply put. I’ll probably give you a half-effort job, or take 3x as long.

Am I proud of this? No, I wish I could be the kind of person that can focus on one task and do it, and just accept things and be content. But that’s not me, I’m self-centered in a way I guess. When I feel like I’m stock or stunted, I shut down. I need some type of motivation to get me through those moments in life. Confession, it’s one of my reasons for my big chop. My locs got me through some pretty exciting times in life, my first taste of entrepreneurship, my first full-time job, my engagement, my first car… and the list goes on. But I was at a crossroad, I needed to make another move. Cutting my hair, was the beginning of making new moves and my motivation for doing so.

I cut my hair so I can go back to working out regularly, so I can look at myself in the mirror and know I can commit, and move on from things without regret. It’s safe to say I have not looked back since cutting my hair.



Now, there is a difference in throwing in the towel and knowing when it’s time to move on. Knowing when to pick yourself up, suck it up and show up, and knowing when a season is ending. There is no blue print to these unfortunately, you just have to “figure it out”? I’m no expert, but self-awareness is key to finding the motivation to anything. Learning to love yourself, and the process to achieving your goals and you’ll endure.

P.S this is a very real situation for me right now.