Howzz the Josh?…Nada Sir!
This is me, every day for the whole week. I am pretty sure if there was a race with sloth to reach my cubicle on Monday morning, I would never stand a chance. It’s like I am running a marathon of a week with a snail’s enthusiasm.
Motivation? Ha! It’s like a mythical creature that I’ve only heard whispers of, but never actually encountered.
I hate that buzzer (my morning alarm), my only arch-nemesis. Every day I wake up engaged in an epic battle of willpower I have never won. And let’s not forget the fulfilling joy of the daily grind-the never-ending emails, the mind-numbing spreadsheets, and the eternal quest to find meaning in the depths of corporate jargon.
I have a colleague named Sid. It will sound weird but, when he is around crazy things happen. I feel my blood rushing to my brain, suddenly things start happening. All files on my desk disappear. From nowhere, I start thinking of working my way up to that promotion. I hurry up to the restroom, freshen up! I watched myself, I hadn’t even combed before coming to the office!! But this only lasts for a while, you see Sid and I work in different departments, and only when there is a project which needs us both, do I see him.
Sid’s my friend now, I think making friends with him was the best decision of my life. I not only got a good friend but also a great mentor.
We were just shooting a breeze after work.
“ We all face some blue days once in a while, but you need to always keep in mind, it’s just a phase and not your life,” Sid said, tauntingly.
I did not get that at first, but then I realized where he was pointing. I was completely numb and didn’t know what to say.
Sid continued… “ You are a great guy but, what you lack is motivation, you see motivation is like a powerful engine that drives you toward success. It’s that inner push that keeps you going, even when things get tough. It fuels your passion, boosts your determination, and helps you overcome obstacles. With motivation by your side, you’ll find the strength and inspiration to reach new heights and achieve your dreams.” We’ve been working together for a while now, and I’ve seen how passivity has encroached on you completely.
And it’s not only about work, life in itself is a very interesting game. Without motivation, you can’t achieve anything. There are no goalposts to aim for and no purpose to strive towards. You live in a world where motivation has solved problems and produced products and services you never knew you needed. Motivation can also help you personally to be the best you can be. This can have a positive effect on your confidence, relationships, and the community you live in.
Sid opened new gates of my consciousness.
I’ve been the same since I started working, I am willing to adapt to new ways but how? I asked painstakingly.
“ Okay let’s walk in baby steps,” Sid explained
Let the fire rise within you, feel that burning desire to change. Make your mind so clear that you can perfectly visualize what you are working towards.
Lack of motivation is not a singular thing, it will also take a toll on your personal happiness, you will start feeling more stressed and your anxiety will blow through the roof.
Bro, nothing is more important than leading a happy life and motivation is the key to that.
Life is full of obstacles, and success only comes to those who have fallen a lot, but with motivation, you will not only be always ready but it will also build your self-confidence and perseverance. You will be able to conquer your fears and achieve that much-desired goal.
“ Wow Sid!, I had never seen my life this way before” I exclaimed.
That’s not all bro, you get to be a hero may it be your workplace or life. People start admiring you, they love being around you. It’s like creating an irresistible aura around you, people tend to get attracted.
And, never forget to keep yourself always running. Be a lifelong learner, and keep yourself updated. Create a group of people having a growth mindset.
Also, there are many other ways to keep yourself ahead of time. Keep exploring that.
Sid stopped, it was getting late for us and we went our ways. Time passed, I kept working on myself, and I started seeing results very soon. All the things Sid said came true. I was productive like never before, my work was never pending. My boss’s face of disappointment turned into a smile. I was getting that filmy attention. My arch-nemesis “The alarm” started waking up later than me.
Now I was able to balance my work-life efficiently so I started working on my health, it had become the worst aspect of my life. I started following a proper diet, and regular exercise and also I have started upskilling myself.
One fine day, I met Sid again. We just smiled at each other, but that smile said it all.
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