How to Kick Yourself in Gear

Procrastination is a trait for the feeble and weak. It is a slow mutating disease that eats away at our potentiality in life. It feeds on itself like a cancerous tumor, encroaching on everything around it and stymieing the growth of our living being. To begin to live life, you must resist the urge to block yourself from moving forward. Find the courage to set aside your fear and apprehension to take the necessary step forward.

It is far too easy to find excuses and then to use them as a force to stop ourselves from acting on a desire. Our minds act very much like gas in a bottle. We have the means to ignite passion, but rarely do we use it. It’s important to seek out a spark to ignite the passion. The feeling it gives us will provide endless fuel to reach our passion and beyond. It’s just that we have to ignite the passion first. And we can’t ignite this passion without motivation.

Motivation is in itself a complex phenomenon as it’s unique to each and every one of us. What motivates me may not motivate you and vice versa. There are many motivation theories that try to explain this key human behavioral aspect. We have two key levels of needs, our personal or primary needs, and our psychological or secondary needs. Our primary needs are those biological behaviors that we can’t do without; food, water, safety, and so on. Our secondary needs, however, are largely determined by our experience. We have needs or desires for achievement, power, relationships, and so forth.

There’s a guy name Abraham Maslow who defined need as a physiological or psychological shortfall that needs to be satisfied in some way. Tension created by this deficiency influences our attitude and behavior.

Maslow ranked our needs in five categories and in order of precedence. A need at any given level can only be satisfied after the lower level need is satisfied. We must first satisfy our physiological needs before we can satisfy the higher order needs. In the work context we become more focused with satisfying our higher order needs as our careers progress. This is why motivating ourselves to reach our goals is so essential to our well-being.

Find the energy to kick yourself into gear, get motivated, and reach for your dreams.

Are you ready to take the step?
Feel free to share your answer in the comments.

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Ken Lange presents Ben Franklin: 5 Tips for an Effective Day posted at Kenneth Lange.

Diane Mottl, MSW presents Living an authentic life posted at Being Truly Present.

Bryan Chau presents Tips For Succeeding In Life – SuccessPenPal posted at Success Pen Pal – Bryan Chau.


Jana presents How To Master Our Finances By Mastering Ourselves posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “How much money one earns and keeps is a direct reflection of their inner state of being on this topic. Read here to discover more deeply how mastering ourselves can support us in mastering our finances.”

John Schmoll presents How to Invest in the Stock Market With Little Money posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “Many believe that you need to have a lot of money before you can begin investing in the stock market. That, however, is a myth. By starting out with a little, you can begin to develop your investing discipline, but you also begin your path to growing wealth sooner.”

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Jessica Clark presents 7 Strategies for Forgetful Folks posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “From remembering where you put your keys to keeping a mental note of your grocery list without leaving an item out, it’s not always easy to remember the details of everyday life in such a hectic, fast-paced world. Some people tend to be more forgetful than others, though, potentially causing stress and anxiety when important tasks and items fall to the wayside.”

ebele presents John Maxwell broke my heart :( posted at Street-side convos, saying, “Sharing about my meeting with leadership genius John Maxwell and on rejection as an opportunity for self improvement rather than an excuse to give up.”

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