For those of you who, like me, have just become disheartened during the past year and the pandemic … and feel as though you have lost your way and cannot find your way back to the optimism and drive you once had – you are not alone. This article is for you.
From time to time, all of us struggle with maintaining a sense of optimism and motivation, and with effectively pursuing our goals or living with enthusiasm.
Unfortunately, it’s natural to become disheartened when confronted by difficulties and setbacks. But in these moments, it’s often helpful to have a few motivational facts or “mantras” to reflect on.
Here are a few motivational facts to keep in mind that can help to enhance and enrich your experience of everyday life.
There are now likely more paths to your ideal destination than ever before.
First things first, thanks to modern technologies like the Internet, and the huge amount of information at our fingertips wherever we may be, there are now almost certainly more paths to your ideal destination than ever before – almost regardless of what your ideal destination is.
If you are based in the UK and want to easily do business with American companies or customers, for example, you can now quickly and easily set up a USD current account.
If you want to be a musician, there are all sorts of online platforms for you to showcase your music to a global audience, in addition to a wide range of tools that can let you begin creating your own tunes on a shoestring budget.
Although it may not necessarily seem like it – especially if you are currently disheartened because of a particular setback – it can be very helpful to remember that there are likely to be many different paths to your destination. Keep that in mind if a particular path hasn’t yet worked out for you.
In order to follow your dreams you don’t need to have everything perfectly worked out, you just have to listen to your intuition.
Maybe you’ve got a specific dream that you really want to achieve – something that you catch yourself thinking about all the time, and wistfully imagining.
If you do, there is a good chance that you might fall into the trap of thinking that you have to have everything perfectly worked out in logistical terms, before you can begin trying to pursue that dream.
Maybe you’re waiting for the “perfect moment,” or maybe you’re even waiting for retirement or some predetermined distant point in the future when you can really begin pursuing your passion.
The reality is that in order to follow your dreams, you don’t need to have everything perfectly worked out at all. You just need to listen to your intuition and begin taking the first steps forward along the path.
If you look at the stories of great artists, entrepreneurs, or people with more “ordinary” jobs and callings in life who are nonetheless following their dreams, you will frequently notice, time and time again, that at some point they just made a decision to get started, rather than having the “perfect circumstances” lined up before taking action.
There’s always a lot more out there to explore and try out than immediately meets the eye.
If you ever find yourself lacking a sense of direction in life, or feeling as though you have explored every option available to you and just have no idea where to turn next, it’s vitally important to realize that our perceptions are always limited – and that there is always a lot more out there to explore and to try out than meets the eye.
Among other things, there are famous psychological experiments such as the “Invisible Gorilla” experiment, that suggest that we are all liable to miss out on many cues from our environment if we are focused intently on a particular thing.
If you feel like there’s no more opportunity to be had anywhere, you can be sure that there are many more opportunities out there. It’s just a matter of broadening your awareness.
It’s a very big world after all.
A huge amount of the joy and power to be found in life is found in the everyday moments.
If you are constantly trying to make progress towards different goals and feel as though satisfaction and happiness are always just beyond the next horizon, it can be very powerful to realize that a huge amount of the joy and wonder to be found in life, is found in the everyday moments and not just in the peak accomplishments.
If you are constantly rushing to and fro, there’s a very good chance that you are missing out on a lot of the powerful moments that are waiting to be experienced right in front of you. Things like the way the sun streams through the morning mist, or the everyday conversations with someone close to you.
Slow down from time to time, and the world is likely to become a good deal more magical.