I’m often confused when I hear people talk about motivation. It’s typically prefaced with the word ‘feel’… as if motivation is an emotion.
I feel motivated!
I don’t feel motivated!
Motivation has nothing to do with how you feel today, it has to do with what you believe about the outcome of an action (or set of actions).
I believe going to the gym regularly will result in a healthier life when I’m older.
I believe working long hours now will result in working less hours later.
I believe facing my marriage challenges today will result in more relational happiness later.
Motivation gives you the power to overcome your temporary feelings because you have faith in the end result of something that’s important to you.
The next time you aren’t feeling motivated, remember that it’s not a feeling, it’s a faith.