Our life is full of its diversified ups and downs, joy and happiness, success and failure, optimism and pessimism, hope and despair, etc. There is an eternal transition from one side to its contradictory twin.
To cross the bridge from one’s downs to one’s ups,one needs a repertoire rich in patience, optimism, tenacity, clairvoyance, etc. Among these assets, we can mention the word « self-motivation » which seems to be common to us whenever we talk about self-development, objectives setting, and meeting a challenge.
The word seems simple and easy but it may engulf a set of deep meanings and dimensions at heart. The prefix « self » refers to something directed towards oneself, performed by one’s own effort or relating to oneself while the word « motivation » adresses that desire or willingness to achieve something. Thus the concept « self – motivation » reveals that inner enthusiasm that induces the one to try to struggle in order to achieve something.
It seems like an intrapersonal action that emanates from the one who is, at the same time, its final target.
In other words, behind every physical movement there is a moral stimulating value which awakes one’s enthusiasm and keeps it alive like a stimulus that helps an item pass from stagnation to activity.
I am a self-motivated one so I am alive, my repertoire can be activated and boosted and acquire new qualities and assets. The absence of self-motivation leads to some inner destruction of one’s on the wane repertoire. What has been acquired for years can be destroyed in short horrible moments of despair and weakness. So being self-motivated isn’t a choice but a question of survival.