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How Do We Stay Motivated After Disappointments?

By: Tikesha Welcome

We become enthuse with the expectations of our life and the model we desire for it to shadow. The enthusiasm forces us to seek ways to foster its growth- through gaining experience, taking risks and even losing ourselves just to see it flourish.

But, there comes a point in our life when disappointments become tradition, enthusiasm becomes disinterest and dullness. Life knocks us down and the happiness and success you dream of seems out of reach. However, in those moments, it is okay to acknowledge the feelings of weariness and of frustration. The importance is to move through them. Reset your mind. Each difficult situation teaches us something and often enough if we think about it differently, we will find the value of the lesson. In understanding that, it is important that we engage in self- talk and the power it holds when we speak positively into our own lives. After, we have regained our sense of power then we must evaluate what steps we need to change in order to bring about a different outcome- the goal is to be as objective as possible. Once identified, you should make a new plan of action and use what hasn’t worked as a building block for future successes.

In taking all the necessary steps to regain our motivation to fulfill our purpose, there is one thing we all desire- to be accepted and supported by the people we hold closest to us. This may be one person or a group of people who believe in you, are honest and will invest their time into you. Once we find those kinds of people, it is imperative we reciprocate that same support back to them. Let’s become a community!

In all we do remember, “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” (Zig Ziglar)

We will take some losses but it’s what we do with those learnt lessons determine where we will end up in life. Be resilient.