Do you have big dreams and goals you want to accomplish? If you are reading this, then the answer is most likely yes. You may have been highly motivated when you started to work toward what you wanted, but now your motivation has waned or even disappeared completely. Perhaps you have not even been able to find the motivation to begin yet.
Whether it is the former or the latter, the root problem is that you have not found your massive motivator. You have not yet found the thing that creates the burning desire in you that will keep you moving forward no matter what happens, no matter who or what gets in your way. In this article I will go over some of the massive motivators that other people have used to become successful in their lives, so that you can find which one will work for you.
Selfless Massive Motivators
People who are driven by selfless massive motivators are inspired to act for the benefit of other people. One example would be new parents who become more mature and responsible so that they can provide a good life for their child.
Another example would be athletes that become totally dedicated to turning pro after seeing the massive sacrifices their parents make for the survival of the family. The athlete’s burning desire is to make enough money so that his parents can live in a nice house and never have to work again.
A third example is a person who is deeply moved by the plight of a group of people that are suffering from some cruel injustice. This person’s driving force is to help those who are unable to help themselves.
Selfish Massive Motivators
People who are driven by selfish massive motivators often do so because they were rejected or felt like they had been wronged. These types of situations happen to us all and can be sources of tremendous anger. While these events may seem bad at the time, they can actually turn out to be excellent opportunities for personal growth. The common reaction is to let your anger be destructive and make the situation worse. If you instead channel your anger into constructive and positive action, then your chances of future success will improve.
A famous example of a person driven by this type of massive motivator would be the NBA legend, Michael Jordan. He was cut from his high school varsity basketball team as a sophomore and could have given up on his dream. Instead, it became his burning desire to succeed in basketball and he went on to become the greatest basketball player of all time.
Multiple Paths Lead To The Same Destination
Finding your own massive motivator is the best way to create the burning desire to succeed. A selfless massive motivator might seem to be the most attractive and feel-good option, but they just do not work for some people. This is because they do not create the necessary amount of motivation for these people.
You might feel inclined to not want to use a selfish massive motivator because of the negative connotations of selfishness and anger. It would be a mistake to dismiss this path if it is what will motivate you the most to keep pushing through all of the inevitable roadblocks to success.
The important thing is to find what works best for you personally. You can always choose to be selfless and giving after you have become successful. In fact, many people that have used the selfish path to become successful have done lots of good in the world through their charity work.
Whether you choose the selfless path or the selfish path you will end up at the same destination: a confident, successful individual in a position to make the world a better place.