Alexander Vasquez's Inspiration And Motivation
Motivation is the great intangible. What motivates you may not motivate me, but we are all driven by some purpose. Finding a reason within yourself is simple: Why are you making the effort to change? Finding a reason outside of yourself takes more thought.
I needed a change in my life when I started feeling the days blur together in a haze of complacency. Nothing had the same meaning or value as it used to. That all changed when I found out I was going to be a father and there would be someone completely dependent on me. I refused to allow myself to fall deeper into this depression; it simply wasn't an option. My child deserved better. She is my exterior motivation to make every day a small victory.
So I took on the 12 week Transformation Challenge, and I wrote down the goal of creating my best possible self in the time allotted. I never set a goal of winning the contest or placing in the top 12 simply because there are too many factors outside of my control for that. I wrote that goal down and slipped the scratch paper in my wallet to carry with me every day. I internalized it, not really speaking to anyone about it because it was MY goal, and I felt letting it out would make it less mine.
Alexander's Top 5 Motivation Tips
- Find a reason within yourself.
- Find a reason outside yourself.
- Determine a goal and write it down.
- Create something that keeps you accountable.
- Never forget why you started this and where you came from.