10 Reasons People Lose their Motivation

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10 Reasons People Lose their Motivation

Whether you're an up-and-coming entrepreneur or an aspiring artist, motivation is necessary if you want to pursue your dreams. Motivation is the drive that makes great men and women. But what happens if you lose your motivation? Some people just give up, others keep on trying. Understanding why people lose their motivation is important for anyone who wants to succeed in any endeavor. Here are 10 reasons for loss of motivation. Avoiding these behaviors can help reinforce your belief in yourself and in whatever dream or goal you are trying to pursue.

Working too hard
It's important to take a break once in a while. There's nothing wrong with working on your project for eight hours straight, but only do so if you can handle the stress. People who work too hard on their projects can burn themselves out and eventually give up.

Refusing to be flexible
Flexibility is important for entrepreneurs and artists alike, regardless of what industry you're a part of or what niche you're trying to cater to. Change is everywhere; trends can come and go in the blink of an eye. Not learning how to adjust to current trends can cause someone to lose heart and give up, subsequently leading to failure.

Expecting immediate results
Pursuing a goal or dream can take months or years, sometimes even decades. Many aspiring entrepreneurs or artists expect their hard work to pay off immediately. When it doesn't, they feel an overwhelming sense of disappointment, and abandon their dreams.

Failing to use resources
Failing to take advantage of the many resources at your disposal can lead to failure and disappointment. Aside from material resources, make use of your connections with relevant people, advice from mentors, and support from friends and family. Failing to take advantage of these resources can make you less informed, less connected, and less motivated. One resource is our anonymous life insurance quote tool. No matter what stage of the process you are in; you should preserve your family's future. 

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Focusing on mistakes

If you're trying to pursue a goal, you're probably going to make mistakes along the way. Small mistakes can easily be overcome, while others can cost you a lot, maybe even putting your project or dream in jeopardy. Avoid dwelling too much on these mistakes, and instead focus on either fixing them or working around them.

Being risk- averse
Some people are willing to risk everything to make their dream a reality. But some are afraid of losing too much. Risk is to be expected when pursuing something big, such as quitting a stable job to start your own business. Don't be afraid of what might happen in case you fail. Instead, focus on the things you might gain by taking the risk.

Thinking too far ahead
There's nothing wrong with imagining yourself as a successful businessman or a world-renowned artist, but do so without losing sight of your current goals. Imagining a more successful version of yourself is a great way to psych yourself up. But some people spend too much time looking forward and not enough energy working on the present. When things go awry and mistakes are made, these people can suddenly lose heart and give up. Remember to take things one step at a time.

Focusing on weaknesses
Focusing too much on your weaknesses can lower your confidence, which you need to keep yourself motivated. People who dwell on their shortcomings tend to be more vulnerable and easier to stress out than people who prefer to focus on their strengths.

Feeling entitled
People who feel entitled to success are easy to discourage. They believe the world owes them something. They are convinced that they are destined to be successful, and that their hard work will immediately and inevitably lead to success. A person who follows this mentality is easily de-motivated.

Fearing failure
Some people are afraid to fail. Pursuing a goal and trying to make a name for yourself comes with a variety of risks and challenges. Playing safe and avoiding risks yields mediocrity . Getting nothing but mediocre results can make someone feel like he or she is getting nowhere, and this can eventually lead to him or her giving up.

Loss of motivation causes many people to give upon both long- and short-term goals. Learn from, and avoid, the ten aforementioned counterproductive behaviors. Remaining focused, fearless, and highly motivated in pursuit of your dreams will help you make them come true.

About the author:
Seth Gowdy is the Sales Manager for Pivot Insurance and holds multiple insurance and securities' licenses. He has been part of the financial services industry for nearly 20 years. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors fishing, hiking, and geocaching with his wife and two children. Seth most enjoys helping clients with Pivot’s customized process and needs' calculators. You can reach Seth at 1-800-651-1953 or sgowdy@pivot.com.

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