Being motivated has different benefits and will depend on each person. Here we list the most common:
Be more positive and therefore happier
Better health. When we are sad or have no motivation to do things, we can suffer from anxiety and/or depression, and this can undoubtedly have negative consequences for our health.
Greater adaptation to the environment
Recognition by others
How can we encourage motivation?
There are different ways to motivate yourself:
Make a list of things you like to do. If you know what you like to do you can use it as reinforcement. That is, imagine that you have to go to a family reunion and you don't feel like anything. Make a commitment to yourself and state that if you go to the family reunion later you will be able to enjoy some of the pleasurable activities on the list.
Make a list of the benefits of being motivated. The benefits of being motivated can make you more motivated.
Think about what good things will bring you doing a certain thing. In the previous example, in the event that we have to go to a family reunion and we don't feel like it, we would have to think about what good things going will bring us. It may simply be that we will not look bad with the family or that we will make our relatives happy.
Recognize that you are a valid person and study your motivation history. All of us have been motivated at some time, think of those cases in which you had great motivation to be able to replicate the conditions.
Surround yourself with motivated people. Being surrounded by highly motivated people will undoubtedly be beneficial to us.
Believe in yourself. Think that you are a valid person and that you can do everything you set your mind to.
Mistakes are human. If we ever fail, we have to keep in mind that it is normal. Humans make mistakes and we should not get stuck in them. We must recover and try not to commit them next time.
Remember that as Walt Disney said:
All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.
By this he meant that we have to be motivated to pursue our dreams if we want to achieve them. In short, motivation is essential to be able to achieve the things we want, whatever their nature.