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We are Our Own Motivators

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

We human beings keep complaining ,self pitying and drowning in pessimism when we talk about our life . We derive strange pleasure in bragging about how difficult our life is. We carry a long list of our difficulties, scarcities, work load, bad experiences, painful relations, deceits, struggles, failures and..., and…, and…, there is no end to the list of things we keep crying about.


We forget that life has happy side too. If everything can’t be happy then everything can’t be unhappy as well.


Life is two folded- positive and negative, sweet and bitter, good and bad all these flavors are our natural neighbors. Our forefathers said that joy follows sorrow. We can value the pleasant only after experiencing the unpleasant.


Instinctively we are blessed with uncountable motivational sources which help us fight our negativities and tough times. The driving motivation comes naturally from our own self, beloved ones, natural bounties ( vegetations and creatures ), hobbies, yoga and other physical exercises, counseling and so many others. Last few months have seen us all thrown into a dark pit of apprehensions and unpredictability . The humanity was shaken to roots due to the onslaught of the pandemic. For sometime we all were confused, will this situation ever end ? Will we have to continue to live like this all our life ?

Motivation did come to rescue us in it’s own way . We all noticed that the lockdown turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Forced confinement brought us closer to our families. We spent more time together or we can say we found more reasons and time to share, care, feel, understand and laugh with our people. What could motivate us better than this bliss?


Most of us were self motivated ( though under pressure ) to protect ourselves from the scary virus, maintain hygiene and sanitization and still continue to do so. The online studies became possible as the parents, children and the teachers derived self inspiration to switch over from familiar to unfamiliar methods of education. The three corners derived motivation from each other and we find our schools managing academic situations better now.


The adverse situations also unearthed our dormant skills and most of us got motivated to cook, draw, paint, sculpt, write, grow plants and do all house hold chores on our own .It goes without saying that if for some it was monotonous and difficult but for many it was fun and a break from the humdrum of office work.


The best and most inspiring examples of self motivation were exhibited by our health heroes, police, sanitation workers, grocers, bankers, media and manufacturers of essential commodities. They kept their spirits to ‘work, come what