Everyone has their own dreams to chase, their own path to go through, and their own ladder to climb. Some people want to be the richest man in the world, some want to be the strongest man, and some just want to have an easy and comfortable life.
While working for that dream, there must be a time when you feel so lazy and unmotivated at some point in your life. You just want to give up all the things and live in hiding. In fact, you just don’t have any strength left to face the challenge that comes to you.
There’s nothing that you can hold up to keep fighting for it. You might feel that you are just not destined to be successful; even more so, anything you are trying, everything goes into the drain and ends up in failure. And you might be wondering, is it normal to feel unmotivated?
Please believe in me; you are not alone. There are so many people out there who have felt that and become unmotivated at some point in their lives. But, whether you want to beat it and become a successful person or get beaten by it and give up chasing your dreams, it is only you can decide that.
Thus, the first thing you should know is to defeat your enemies, you must learn about them first. You must know why it is happening and what was the reason for it.
The same goes for your mind. You must ask yourself, Why do I feel unmotivated to do anything? What was the reason for that? So that you can learn a way on how to fight and beat them.
Reasons why people become unmotivated
1. Pessimistic mind
A lot of people who feel unmotivated usually have pessimistic minds. They tend to see something from the worst aspect or believe that the worst outcome will happen to them.
They always overthink no matter what they do and eventually give up their dreams. People with a pessimistic mindset have difficulty motivating themself to hold onto their dreams whenever the challenge comes.
Remember, thinking is one of the reasons to be successful but overthink can drag you down.
“When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative, an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective.”
– Harvey Mackay
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill
2. They don’t know the purpose of their life
People incline to be unmotivated because they don’t know what the purpose of their life is. Even worse, they don’t even bother to find one.
Actually, everything that exists in this world has its own purpose. Whether it is a tree that stays still all the time or the cat that always plays around has its very own purpose of existence.
Moreover, as humans, we were given a mind and intelligence to think about what our life’s purpose is. You must try a lot of things, to find one. Thus, the purpose will become your motivation and inspiration to make you move forward and keep fighting for it.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”
– Robert F. Kennedy
3. They don’t have any dreams
People usually become unmotivated because they don’t have dreams, and they don’t know where to go. They just go wherever the wind blows. And in the end, they stop at the place with a barrier from being blown by the wind.
That’s the reason why people become so lazy and unmotivated because they don’t have something to hold and things to fight for. They don’t know what they really want or what their dreams are. Thus, for them, they just keep walking without direction.
Dreams are something crucial to keep you going and keep you motivated. So, no matter how silly they are, as long as they are realistic dreams, surely they can motivate you.
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
– Ashley Smith
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
– C.S. Lewis
4. Set Themselves Unrealistic Goals
As I said before, dreams are essential in our lives. It’s just like a car to bring us close to our destination. But, if you set yourself unrealistic goals, surely it cannot bring you anywhere. You only have a car, but you plan to reach the moon with it.
Do you think you can ever reach that?
That’s why you need to set yourself with realistic goals that you believe are something you can achieve so that you don’t stop in the middle of the road and lose all the motivation to chase for it. Even worse, it could break you down and make you give up.
“The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break.”
– Rick Hansen
“What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals.”
– Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
5. They are too lazy to work harder
Laziness is the most common thing that lets people become unmotivated. Even more so, with the existence of social media and online games, people always spend their time until they become lazy to do anything.
Certainly, nothing good will come to you by being a lazy person. In fact, no matter what you do, your work is going to be messy because you’re too lazy.
In your mind, whatever is going to happen, just let it happen because you are too lazy and unmotivated to work for the change.
“Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs; they do not come to alleviate your burdens. Hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.”
– Michael Bassey Johnson
“I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.”
– Kobe Bryant
It is common to feel so lazy and unmotivated at some point in your life, but don’t make it your habit. I’m pretty sure; if you work hard to search for it, you will find something that can motivate and make your spirit return.