Finding Motivation: Change Your life

First, let’s find out what the importance of motivation exactly is. Simply put, motivation is the reason or reasons a person has for acting or behaving in a particular way. This basically means there is some driving force that pushes you to achieve your goals and go after what you want in life. As long as you have motivation, you can achieve almost anything that you want from life. However, for a lot of people finding motivation is easier said than done. One of the most common traps people fall into is looking for short-cuts to achieve their goals. According to popular opinion to be an expert in any aspect of life have the most time invested in their craft. This same concept of motivation applies to making changes in your life. The reality is that change is difficult because, in all probability, you have been in your current situation for a while and your habits are deeply ingrained in you. So how can you develop motivation in life? If you wish to accomplish a goal be it short-term or long-term in nature.  If you want to change your life for the better here are a few things that you should keep in mind:


  1. Focus on one goal at a time:

This should be partnered with the fact that you should make sure that your short-term goals all help in achieving your long-term goals.

  1. Block out any negative influences:

Make sure that you are completely blocking out any negative influences in your life. If you feel that you are being distracted from your goal by a problem which does not seem to go away, ask yourself what you can do to eliminate such a challenge and distraction in your life.

  1. Conquering Your Fears:

We all have hidden fears or anxieties that can keep you from changing are lives. Once you isolate the unknowns and make yourself confident you can start on the path to changing your life.

  1. Get excited:

This sounds easy, but most people don’t think about it if you want to break out of a slump, get yourself excited about a goal.

  1. Think about it daily:

If you think about your goal every day, it is much more likely to become true. A quote I believe to be true is “Thoughts Become Reality”. This simply means that if you keep believing in something and speaking it into existence.

  1. Overcoming problems:

The worst killer of motivation is facing a seemingly small problem that creates endless frustration. Reframe little problems that must be fixed as bigger ones, or they will kill any drive you have.

  1. Develop a successful mindset:

This is a very key component to find motivation once you have a successful mindset you can easily find motivation. I explain this in more detail  in my post Mindset For Success.


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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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95 Responses to Finding Motivation: Change Your life

  1. Sayanti aka Shine says:

    Hello Jay, It’s a nice write up on self-motivation. Each and every points are very much targeted to the people, who are going through this phase. Great post.

    Liked by 6 people

  2. Fabi Blogger says:

    I think the hardest part about motivation is overcoming problems. Some are easy, but others can really test your spirit. Your tip about reframing them is very good.

    Liked by 6 people

  3. Shirley Chambers says:

    I am inspired by your thoughts. I feel energized at this moment. Thank you Grandson. Love, Grandma-ma

    Liked by 7 people

  4. Great tips. I completely agree. Journey to success become easier if you are motivated!!

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Arohii says:

    Hello jay,
    thank you for visiting my blog 🙂 your blog is awesome and i will be back again soon.
    Keep writing and best wishes 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  6. These are such important ideas and really helpful not just for finding motivation but also avoiding the overwhelming feeling of anxiety even if you are motivated. That’s something I struggle with, trying to stay focused on the goal at hand, without getting stressed out about all the to-do’s to get there.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  7. vincentcarlos says:

    according to science, humans have a mixture of internal and external motivations, but the motivation that gets us off the couch initially is external motivation. Then after a while, internal motivation comes in. I think this is important because everyone seems to wait for internal motivation to come first, but you have to kinda force yourself to find it. I agree with all the 7 things you said in order to do that, nice post;)

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    • Shubham Paul says:

      Internal motivation lasts longer than external motivation. The thing is, you must transform the external motivation into internal motivation. But people can only provide the external motivation. It is you, who is responsible to sustain your flame. Stay fit. Peace.

      Liked by 3 people

  8. Deepika says:

    Great motivational post!! Thanks for the tips, it’s really helpful!!

    Liked by 4 people

  9. bhuvi7531 says:

    tnx man

    Liked by 4 people

  10. kbeezyisviral says:

    Motivation comes from within. Blessings are something that we work for, and without having the motivation to work towards our destiny–we become stagnate. Discipline is about doing what’s needed even when you don’t feel like doing it.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. Great motivational and information that you do so well every time in all your posts, Jay. Thanks for the tips, it’s really helpful in our day to day work and life.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. vw37785 says:

    Thanks Jay for this post. Funny I read this particular one as I just had my first every internet radio program launched this past Friday. A person is never too old to learn. Great!

    Liked by 5 people

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  14. Daal says:

    good solid steps

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Akanshyya says:

    Everything you post is so inspiring 😊

    Liked by 3 people

  16. But, I don’t know what my goal is 😞

    Liked by 5 people

  17. Thank you, I will try

    Liked by 3 people

  18. IYOUWE says:

    very good list jay ❤

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Thank you for sharing. Well constructed, short and informative. I hope we all stay positive, peaceful, happy and motivated 🙂 have a great day

    Liked by 5 people

  20. purplebutterfly964 says:

    I love it, no shortcuts!

    Liked by 5 people

  21. This is an amazing post! Motivation can be so challenging when you’re faced with a lot of distractions. This is a testament to me! I definitely am trying to follow your step of eliminating the distractions and negative influences now, because I’ve reached a point where I’m choosing my success over family members that don’t care for me to be successful. It’s a tough place to be in especially when you’re overcome by guilt but I must admit that it’s getting easier day by day! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Monica Marie says:

    Reblogged this on LFTD.

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  23. Monica Marie says:

    I love your blog I can always find something helpful! Keep up the great post!

    Liked by 5 people

  24. Thanks for sharing! This post is very inspiring and helpful to me on my journey to success.

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  25. Great insight!!! Really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 3 people

  26. Greta Lamfel says:

    I enjoyed the steps and good use for a listicle. The opening was a bonus and drew me in. Thanks!

    Kind regards

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  27. Woah, this post is powerful! I think the difficulty in making changes is in waiting for longterm results. We want to see change, NOW! We want instant gratification! But anything worth doing in life takes lots of time to accomplish. So we have to find ways to feel rewarded and keep up our motivation along the way! Thank you for such an inspiring message! I’ll be a new follower for sure!

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  28. Love this stuff Jay!

    Liked by 3 people

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  30. LOVE THIS! Gets me really thinking

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  31. This is a great post. Interesting

    Liked by 4 people

  32. tiffanysinsight says:

    Reblogged this on Tiffany's Insight and commented:
    I found this post truly inspirational…… Take a moment to read it.

    Liked by 4 people

  33. Nikki says:

    Great read!

    Liked by 4 people

  34. Saira19 says:

    Interesting to read! Very right tips, thank you!

    Liked by 6 people

  35. Ben Aqiba says:

    Hi Jay,

    great post.I vote for number 4.This is very important, because our emotions can everything. When we are excited about our dreams we attract our goal in our life.Also we are on the same frequency as our goal.

    Thank you

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  37. evanyambu says:

    I love your dose of inspiration

    Liked by 3 people

  38. Katelyn Hawkes says:

    Great post! I think the last one is most vital. You have to be in the right mindset if you want anything to change. A positive mindset will always bring a positive outcome!

    Liked by 3 people

  39. klhwriting says:

    I really respect people that motivate others. Good job man, thank you!

    Liked by 3 people

  40. Rico Reed says:

    Great article! I really took a lot from this!

    Liked by 3 people

  41. rothpoetry says:

    A person without purpose in life has no motivation. Purpose can be as simple as accomplishing a goal for a given day or a long term purpose that extends for some time. Look for the little bits of inspiration in life to give you motivation and ongoing purpose! Great article!

    Liked by 4 people

  42. Explore Life says:

    Needed to read this today.

    Liked by 4 people

  43. Hi Jay, loved this post. It’s all about becoming excited. If we aren’t excited by our own goals and aspirations, it’s going to be very difficult to accomplish them. Keep up the good work.

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  44. bliss.pinkco says:

    It was such a great read. Really enjoyed reading this post/

    Liked by 3 people

  45. I am Aranab says:

    #1 is where I am struggling at. I cannot seem to be able to focus at all!

    Liked by 3 people

  46. Great Read Jay. Some good tips in there too. Project Prosper is a concept I’m currently working on that will launch in 2018. Its based on a twelve month program that guides to success. It contains similar tips found in your blog, if you have a minute check my content!

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