Why do so few people seem to ever possess motivation?
Motivation and enthusiasm manifest as desire and interest, and as a driving force that pushes you to take action and pursue goals. A lack of motivation is the main reason for failure and it is the core reason behind why 98% of people are “okay” with living a mediocre life.
The underlying causes behind a lack of motivation almost always fall into one of the following categories:
Lack of faith in one’s abilities
(fear of failure)
Being too stressed or nervous
(fear of failure) (fear of disapproval)
Over-valuing the approval of others
(fear of disapproval) (fear of isolation) (fear of conflict)
Habits of procrastination or laziness
(fear of hard work) (fear of discomfort)
Relying on safe, predictable outcomes
(fear of new ideas) (fear of change) (fear of the unknown)
Relying on others to take action instead
(fear of responsibility)
In summary, the root issue behind WHY people lack motivation stems entirely from a fear-driven life. It is only when you learn to live free from the controlling power of fear that you will discover what it truly means to be alive. Otherwise, to be controlled by fear is to forfeit the beauty and essence of the human experience.