Hard to motivate oneself

I have not written in a while, and while I wish I did, every time I thought of something to put down, something stopped me. Not physically but more mentally, thinking to myself self would people like what I put down? What if what I say doesn’t make sense. However, in my guts, I just wasn’t motivated to write.

I read somewhere recently that it’s easier to motivate others than yourself. Why is that? Some ideas come to mind: it’s more comfortable to encourage others when you are not facing the challenges; when you don’t have a stake in it, it’s easy to tell someone you can do it.

However, when I try to self motivate, at the time, my brain plays out scenarios which I don’t like, so I don’t do the act. Usually, the ideas are highly unlikely to happen. Or with motivation comes change, and I and probably others enjoy the status quo.

Of course, nothing stays the same forever; we are continually growing and improving. Yet how do I get myself to motivate to initiate a change? Some ideas I hope to use and will need to remind myself always too.

 “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily

Zig Ziglar

These are in no particular order; remind me that change will happen; I can be better or the same once it’s done. I have friends and family to support me. The thing I am afraid of happening is highly unlikely.

I hope this will help me share my thoughts more with the world and to keep creating new things for me to share with others.

Published by Dan Ferber

Hi, I am in my early '40s with a wife and a young daughter. I am doing this so I can share my ideas, thoughts, and creativity with the world. I also wanted to find new ways to express myself. I hope you enjoy it.

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