We all have internal and external factors that motivate us. Our external factors usually involve material wants. More money, a bigger house, a new car, etc. While all these things are fine to use as motivation, remember that they are material and that they will fade over time. I want to talk about your internal drive. These are the things that cannot be taken from you. They are your hopes, dreams, and desires. When looking to utilize either type of motivator, think about what is more important. Is it more important to have something that you will just want to trade in in a couple of years or something that cannot be bought and sold?
Why does this even matter in the first place? It matters because we are all destined for our own greatness. No one was placed on this earth to just exist. We are amazing beings with greatness in every single one of us. Now not all of us will be billionaires, but that is okay. You may not even want that much money. Not all of us will be business owners. Some of us enjoy just having a job. These, however, should not limit your own personal desires to do great things in your life. Therefore, you must find your internal drive.
Your internal drive, or fire some call it, will propel you to this personal greatness. The first thing you must do is find it. What exactly is it that keeps you going? Why do you get out of bed in the morning? For every single person, it is different. The only thing that matters is that you find it. When you feel like you can’t keep going or that you are too tired to do anything else, you can harness this extra energy and continue to push forward. Finding my fire has helped me to set my goals higher than I ever dreamed possible. It has motivated me to begin the process of starting my own business. I’m going back to school. I read more, and all of this after I work a 10-hour shift. I’m not saying this to brag. I’m saying this to demonstrate that once you find that fire, your body and mind can do amazing things.
Take the next few days and think about what you want out of life. After you have set a couple of goals, start thinking about why these are your goals. Once you have those two questions answered find that fire and fuel it. Use it to drive you to greatness and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.