We are all motivated by something in our lives. It may be something we see or hear, it may be a thought that comes into our minds that makes us acts a certain way. These thoughts may fire us up to achieve all the dreams and desires that’s burning inside, or they may make you determine that something needs to change in your life. It can be as easy as changing something in their daily routine that others catch a glimpse of. It can be stepping out in a crowd where everyone else is standing back. The step that is taken in that moment can be a motivator for someone to step up or out in his or her own world.
Circumstances can be motivational. For example: going to a department store to shop for skinny jeans. They don't always fit the way you want them to. As discouragement sets in, your attitude won't be the same because the outfit you set out to purchase in your mind is not the outfit that you see on yourself in the mirror. What is the next step? Motivation can go a few different ways. You can be de-motivated and not do anything, or you can be motivated to do something about it.
Positive affirmation is exactly what we need, but often times neglect. Not everybody has high self esteem, but we can lift somebody's spirits by helping them to validate their worth. People want to know that someone is in their corner; someone fighting on their behalf even if they may not be right. The fact that someone is standing beside them will make them feel better.
We see this play out in numerous situations and circumstances. Take a person who just started working out at the gym. They are working out on the machines and they are reading the instructions. They know that this is not familiar to them and they are a little nervous. They are wondering, who is watching me? Am I doing this right? Why am I here, why do I care? Why do other people care? Affirming that what that person is doing in the gym will make them feel comfortable in the gym. It will answer all those questions of who is watching, why are they there, why do people care, etc. Go up to somebody. Simply saying, “You’re doing a great job” will do wonders for the confidence of that individual. It will take what they thought was a waste of time and make it become one of the highlights of their day.
This is an article by PumpUp member @inspiredone. Find out more about him on his website, darealztalk.com. Did you give somebody a positive affirmation today? Let us know what it was in the comments below!