Thursday, May 12, 2011

Making Changes Will Motivate You

People tend to be creatures of habit. We do not look forward to changes and usually changes in our lives or daily routines can upset our balance. Children are especially upset with changes in daily routine. Ever seen a two year old without an afternoon nap? Adults are no different. Changes are however, a part of life. Changes can be good, though. Changes are often the reason why many people are motivated.

Many people are motivated by changes in their lives. The changes they experience might be small, such as adding a new pet to the family or getting a new hair cut or style. Or, there could be more life-changing experiences such as moving, getting married or having a baby. Some changes can cause serious stress in emotions and people can become resistance to change. There are ways to channel the emotions surrounding a change and become more motivated.

Change can get you motivated to something or change something in your life. By definition, motivation means the mental force that causes change or the reason why a person works towards a goal or accomplishment. It is usually agreed that unsatisfied needs or situations causes people to become motivated. A change that can cause a person to become more motivated to do something that is beneficial is desirable. For example, if you just had your first baby, you may find that this life-changing event is the perfect time to motivate yourself to change careers or to save money so that you can stay at home. Maybe you get laid off from your job and suddenly find yourself unemployed. This change in your life, while it can be quite stressful and upsetting, can motivate you to change careers or go back to school to further your education. Many people will tell you that they are motivated to do something because there has been some kind of change in their life.

After you have realized that you have the perfect opportunity to change or to get yourself motivated to change, you have seized the moment. If you do not take the time and motivate yourself right away, you might find that your motivation will slip away. It is very important use the opportunity from this change in your life and makes a difference in your life and those around you. Even if you are dealing with small changes in your life, these can still be used to motivate you to make even more changes that will benefit.

Another reason why change can motivate people is because change often causes stress. Stress is very real and some people have a difficult time dealing with the stress. When a person experiences a change in their life, they can be very resistant. Usually, change is coupled with a fear of the unknown or the unexpected. Every person is different when they deal with change. Those who are easily motivated by change are able to perceive change and channel that energy in a positive way. Those who have difficulty with change are usually not well equipped to deal well with that change in their lives. As a result they may not be motivated at all.

Some people are better equipped to deal with change when they know what to expect out of a situation. For these people, their motivation may come out of learning what changes they will face. One example might be moving. If a person lives in one city all of their life, they may not want to move and resist moving to another area. They might be motivated to research the area where they are moving to so that they can deal better with the change of a new place or city. Because motivation comes in many different forms, change is one way many people will be motivated.

99 comments:

  1. Agreed with this. Change is good every once in a while, shake things up.

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  2. Great article. With me, the busier I am, the more motivated and energetic I am

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  3. Great post as always, change always motivates people in both a good and bad way. Although, at the end, the success feels so good.

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  4. I really wish that I would remember all this. But I will most likely forget everything in the morning. Which is a shame. Cus I really need help with my lack of motivation. =/

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  5. I like change, it really does motivated...I get bored of stuff pretty quickly. I do have to say though that blogging is rapidly becoming an addiction.

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  6. Change is like you said a good way to motivate you there is no better way to feel you need to do something than to change an aspect of your life, either by rearranging your bedroom or changing your way of life more profoundly

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  7. change is good. it makes you stronger. and it also keeps your mind active. if you go through thte same routines every day you get bored. even my tomatoe plants are better off with change (in this case wind) it makes the plants grow thicker stems and are able to reach higher into the air to grab more sun. and produce better harvest. haha. change is good.

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  8. that is true, change can motivate you but it can also demotivate you

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  9. This is all true. Last summer I just went insane, moved out of my birthcity and started over. It has done wonders for me. It's almost like being energixed and on vocation everyday here. Except for work... :D

    Good psot.

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  10. A change that you want will defintley improve your life. I was fat, socially "isolated" and had several other problems.
    I decided to change my habbits and voila: 200% better feeling now :)

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  11. I agree, when I changed jobs I was really motivated at first but slowly lost that motivation over time, maybe its time for a new job haha!

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  12. Many people are scared of changes. What's known is often considered safe.

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  13. Very true, and very interesting post.

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  14. You're definitely right about that!

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  15. I'm just the guy who hates changes and is afraid of the unknown. But still changes happen and I just have to learn to live with them.

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  16. My lack of motivation comes from stress. When there's a mountain of issues and problems in my way towards success, I just stop and stare. Maybe it's time to start climbing instead of trying to find a way around it...

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  17. You just earned an extra follower my friend x)

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  18. i find this post pretty awesome because i do most of the stuff here. and i AM AWESOME! jk :p.

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  19. i hope thjey will motivate me like u say but im not sure :( check out my blog im following you

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  20. i was promised change and hope. got the change allrite :)

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  21. I became more motivated upon entering college.

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  22. Your blog always makes me think :)

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  23. Dunno if it went through but I wanted to say that going to college motivated me.

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  24. The problem is that people don't like change...

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  25. It depends on the charackter of someone. The humanity learned that changes always end in a terrible way. Like revolutions or protests ... f.e.: Bloody Sunday ...

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  26. Nice long read, perfect to break my day up. I for one like change.

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  27. Changes are hard to do haha people love patterns and routines, easier to handle.

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  28. Good article, enjoyed the time reading it

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  29. Stress can manifest itself in many different ways, and is detrimental to control in order for homeostasis.

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  30. yeah dude i read this before...i think its a great article tho :D

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  31. Some changes are good, some are bad. No matter what it is or how big the difference, you'll always learn something about yourself.

    Great article.

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  32. im afraid of the future. chec out my blog at pro diet

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  33. I've made some big changes in my life. Feels like adventure. But right now I'm also feeling kinda mixed up, not exactly knowing where I'm at.

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  34. i quite like change, but only if it's planned! XD

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  35. changes are always welcome but sometimes can demovtivate you as well

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  36. Nice long article, interesting read..

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  37. Nice post dude I learned something!

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  38. What if I'm not motivated to make changes? lol

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  39. really true, most of us are scared of change and the unknown.

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  40. i just got shoved into change in a bad way, but i am doing my best to turn it into a good thing.

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  41. I hope this is correct, cuz I am making a few chances in my life too. And I'd really like to be motivated from this.

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  42. I have to say that this is an awesome post dude. I gonna think about changes.following.

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  43. I challenge myself everyday to make an even more delicious cup of coffee. So far I'm a complete failure.

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  44. I know I've felt the stress.

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  45. Change is always good! Great post!

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  46. Change definitely motivates me. Be it starting a new project, or changing a habit, it's always nice to try and break the monotony.

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  47. I love change, especially when it isn't planned. Not that I like surprises at every corner, but I'm happiest I think when I can alter habits, try new things, and go to new places on the spur of the moment. I feel like the more I plan and think these things out the less exciting and "changey" they feel.

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  48. You are completely right! I recently changed some things in my life, and I feel so much better already! =D I wish for you to have a great week!

    $upporting! Chocotaster

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  49. what a great article. thanks, pappi!

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  50. Innovation is the mother of all inventions, & change is the catalyst for all improvements.

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  51. Change is difficult to take on for sure!

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  52. Changes..it's easy to say but it's hard to change our lives

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  53. Great article....continues the good work

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  54. I definitely have problems with change. And also spontaneity. thanks for the motivational post!

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  55. More brilliant posts, your blog is turning into a real motivational source for me!

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  56. I definitely need some better motivation in my life :P

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  57. Sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind and make some changes. You really can't fear the unknown!

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  58. This has changed the way I think quite a lot

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  59. a lot of people try a change in their lifes, but not many stick with it, many just go back to the old themselves

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  60. Change is good and it keeps you on your toes go with the flow yo

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  61. Doing novel things also make the day seem to last longer. There's a guy who has a blog all about doing that. I've been looking for it, but I can't find it. :\

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  62. Stress can cause a want for change, so I guess in that regard it works both ways.

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  63. If I don't see a change in myself every couple years, I'm doing it wrong.

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  64. great article, Gonna start making changes in my life, little by little, the little things still count :)

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  65. Very good point of vbiew my friend, making changes is important for me.

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  66. Just discovered your blog, amazing writing :)

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  67. most people hate change, I love it, Im the exception I guess. If things ae always the same, how are you experiencing all that being alive has to offer? Yes its stressful, but most changes... well, good choice changes, can have a positive outcome in the end of the stress and be well worth the work.

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  68. Great article.. I can never stick and go through with these type of things though haha

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  69. just need to check how much stress is too much stress.

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  70. Nice post, always enjoy a good read. however I do believe many people find change somewhat scary.

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