Lost Motivation

You’re just living your life, you wake up early, work out, read, listen to motivational podcasts, and even though sometimes things don’t go your way, you still have motivation.

What happens when you lose motivation? You start to realize that your life isn’t going the way you thought it should be by the time you were in your late 20’s. You’re not as successful as you thought you would be. You don’t have your dream job.

Well, don’t those things just make you want to stay in bed all day? Don’t they make you want to cry? Or just not show up to work sometimes. It makes you not want to try anymore.

I dont know if this has happened to any of you, but it surely has happened to me. I start to find a good routine to fit my life, I start to enjoy life a little more and all of a sudden, out of nowhere, my motivation is gone. I start to feel defeated and start to think of everything I could have done different.

I begin to judge myself and think that maybe I needed more education, or maybe I needed to decide what to do with my life sooner. Maybe I should have never broken up with that one boy and now I would be married. Maybe I should have never said those things and I would still have that friend. All those things start to creep into my head.

But the truth is, those things needed to happen. I needed to take all those classes in college that I never needed in order to decide what I wanted to do. I needed to get licensed in something I thought I wanted to do the rest of my life just to realize I didn’t. And even though I might feel like I wasted all that time, it was  an experience. Those things were intended to happen in order for me to realize that I can’t do it on my own. For every season of your life, you need to hold on to God.

Everything that we go through, is a process we have to push through to get to where God wants us to be. There is a reason for every action and every decision that you make every single day.

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Its okay to see your friends with boyfriends and really wishing you had that. But you have to understand that its not your time yet. Its okay if your friends seem to have it all figured out and you don’t. Trust me, Im sure sometimes they even wonder whether they have it all figured out. It’s okay to feel this way, but you need to learn to keep going. Even though you feel left behind, you are actually right where you need to be.

And its okay to lose motivation, but lose it for 10 seconds. After that, get up, make your bed, go to the gym, read that book, drink that coffee, eat that doughnut, and then do it all over again. Every second you take thinking of “what could have been” is wasted time. You can’t change that, but you can create a better future.

You’re only as motivated as you want to be, and when you start to lose that motivation, remember that we all go through it.

We all have those moments that just shake us a little bit, but the finish line is still waiting for you. We all have our own individual finish line, and we all get there at different times. Don’t try to be where your friend is at, or try to have what that girl/boy has. Be you, and always be proud of where you are!

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