Discover the key aspect of being motivated by learning how to look at life, with all its challenges, as one big adventure with you as the main character.
By: Ava Kesler
With all of life's ups and downs, you are still the main character of your story. Learn how to see the world in this way, and you will find yourself conquering all of the hurdles that come your way.
"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,"
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Reality Check: You Will Struggle
There is no reason to try to convince you that by looking at everything under a positive light, you can suddenly become super productive and happy.
It's just not true.
You will face hardships, and you will fall, but there is also no reason in acknowledging this with a sad face.
By acknowledging and accepting a failure here and there, you help yourself grow from it, and then the failure technically becomes a win.
You Are the Main Character
Main characters in books and movies are huge inspiration, and their struggles and victories are all held close to our hearts. While they may seem like otherworldly creatures, you are actually one of them. You are the main character.
After all, what is a main character anyway?
A main character is someone whose journey you follow along the entire story, someone whose success you root for along the way, and someone whom you can relate to.
If that doesn't describe your relationship with yourself, I don't know what does.
How to See Yourself That Way
While every bump in the road might make you inclined to focus only on life's happy moments, the hard days are still just as important. You have to learn to look at the whole picture.
Why would you struggle through the "dullness" of math homework, all the while looking forward to going to your friends house on the weekend? Why would you keep scrambling for those little scattered spices, when you can just make everything one big spice?
Let me explain, does Harry Potter just sit around moping about the terrible death of his mother?
In the unlikely case that you aren't familiar with Harry Potter, no he doesn't.
He would never be The Boy Who Lived if not for that death. So he lives every day of his life as the main character. Every struggle and every victory is looked at as an important moment in his life that shapes him into who he is.
And that's what you can do for yourself too.
To get started:
Analyze your characteristics.
Determine what life events led you to become that way, pleasant or not.
Understand how each and every one of them is extremely important in shaping you.
With this mindset, you will never be disappointed when life gets hard, because you will know deep inside that those hard days are critical in shaping you as a person.
Forming Your Plot
Now that we are looking at everything under that light, it's time to take the first step in grabbing the pen, and writing your story.
Instead of doing your math homework with unhappiness, be glad that it taught you to love reading. And instead of sulking that you even have to take math since you dislike it so much, be happy that you are getting fuel to grow your love for reading even more.
Take every step with pleasure because you know that it is making you who you are. There is no reason to worry about what other people are doing, because they are just another supporting character along the way. By looking at the world under this perspective, you will learn to truly live your life instead of just letting life pass you by.
The Endless Conclusion
When you learn to really embrace this way of thinking, it will carry you on in everything you do. You will master the art of self-love, a priceless asset that will completely change your perception for the better.
As a result, you become your biggest fan, and the support you will give yourself will be more than enough to keep going, keep pushing, and simply be motivated.
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