16 August

When everything in your life goes downhill and when your every movement causes failure, when things don’t go as you have planned or when you are nervous about your upcoming event, the one person that always stands by you is YOU. Self-motivation is a very important aspect of one’s life. It is one’s driving force that makes every task seem doable.


To understand self-motivation we need to understand what motivation is first


Motivation is a form of stimulation that creates a desire or aversion towards something. It is the simpler terms it is the act of wanting. It is the need or the drive to change one’s self or the environment that surrounds them. Motivation is a procedure that starts, directs, and keeps up objective arranged practices. It includes the natural, enthusiastic, social, and intellectual powers that activate conduct. It is the main driving force behind human activities. The embodiment of motivation is invigorated and determined by objective coordinated conduct. At the point when we are motivated, we move and take action. It is affected by the fulfilment of requirements that are either fundamental for continuing life or basic for prosperity and development.

There are two types of motivations:

  • Extrinsic motivation
  • Intrinsic motivation.
  • Extrinsic motivations are those that emerge from outside of the individual and regularly include rewards, for example, trophies, cash, social acknowledgement, or commendation.
  • Intrinsic motivations are those that emerge from inside the individual, for example, doing a muddled crossword puzzle only for the individual satisfaction of tackling an issue.


Now that we have understood what motivation is we now shall move on towards understanding self-motivation is.


Capacity to do what should be done, without impact from others or circumstances. Individuals with self-motivation can discover an explanation and solidarity to finish an errand, in any event, while testing, without surrendering or requiring another to energize them. Most self-motivation definitions consider how you can discover the capacity to do, what should be managed without impact from others or circumstances. It is urging yourself to keep gaining ground toward an objective in any event when it feels like testing. It’s transforming your shoulds into musts. Think about probably the best individuals you know. Is it true that they are the most intelligent individuals you’ve at any point met? The wealthiest? Odds are, they’re not, however they are the most propelled to succeed.

Self-motivation, in most cases, is driven by intrinsic motivation which is a sort of inspiration that originates from genuinely needing to accomplish and craving the inborn prizes related to it. In other cases it is compelled by extrinsic motivation whose drive to accomplish originates from needing the external prizes (like cash, power, status, or acknowledgement in the society, respect).


Why is it important?

One of the major reasons why it is a much-needed skill is because it keeps your life moving. Without wanting to do something yourself, finishing a simple task might seem like a burden. To accomplish anything in your life you need to have a desire, a need, within yourself, only then you will be able to taste success. We are the planner, the architect, of our own lives and with solid willpower, we can make a positive domain around us. Nothing occurs with no exertion, it is a law of life that we get what we ask for. To get love, we should give love. To get a passing mark in school, we should peruse and take the assignments, tests, and assessments truly. In applying this standard of accomplishment, we should be eager to make sacrifices, by leaving our usual ranges of familiarity along with our sense of comfort.

Another reason why it is important is that it reduces the need for dependence on others. When you are self-motivated, you are self-reliable and capable of doing the task yourself. You can make progress in your objectives and goals that you set based on your capacities, while it helps you to destroy your shortcoming that ruins your success. Along these lines, every single target you set up for yourself, believing that it would be of extraordinary worth and a bit of leeway, to your life, will be satisfied based on your own gained and improved abilities.

Depression sets in when you lack motivation in your life. We can get support and help from others yet the majority of the obligation in accomplishing a purposeful life exists in us. Nobody will compose our content or play our part, or run our race. It is we who will have to do it because it’s our life and our needs and demands.


“Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don’t stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you’ll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river–and you’ll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you.”
? Alysha Speer


In the wake of acting self-motivated, you will feel an unexpected flood of certainty. The second you state to yourself, ‘Yes You Can Do It, I Will Do It’, you feel that you have crossed a significant obstacle of life. The evacuation of that obstacle gives an amount of certainty and support. The best part about this sort of certainty is that no one will ever have the option to diminish it, for you have made it for yourself.

A motivated individual will consistently figure out how to carry bliss to him, yet a self-motivated individual will consistently create satisfaction through himself. Such individuals are never reliant on others to fulfil themselves, but clearly, that doesn’t imply that they are not content with others, it just implies that they will, in any case, be cheerful regardless of whether others are not with them in their undertakings. If you realize that you are correct and you are not harming any other person in your quest for satisfaction, at that point you will never want to decrease your happiness quotient and that in itself is very satisfying, wouldn’t you say so?

Presently, you see, how significant is self-motivation in our lives. We can take whatever number of opinions from specialists as possible and can peruse and tune in to numerous discourses of others who became wildly successful throughout everyday life, but the genuine motivation to improve your conditions and your life won’t come, until and except if you, yourself don’t settle on specific things. You should think appropriately and emphatically to improve your life and once you understand that you can do this for yourself, you will never need to watch out for yourself to feel motivated.


“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”

– Richelle E. Goodrich

About Pratyusha Dash

Currently pursuing English Honours at Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies. I am currently in my first year. I am also doing an online creative writing course from Internshala which is ongoing.


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