In order to get the answers you want you need to ask the right questions. This is as plain and as simple as it gets. Thus questions are seen just a mean of finding out the information you need. But questions are much more than that. Self-asked questions have the power to change our approach and motivation.
Asking the right question can make the difference between being motivated and excited or being afraid and disappointed, between failure and success. When facing a new project or a new task you can approach it in totally different ways by the questions you ask yourself. You can change your attitude and way of acting just by asking the right questions.
“What do I need in order to succeed” is totally different from “What do I have to do to avoid failure”. The first is creating a mindset where you focus on finding solutions and alternatives for success while the second puts fear as a main drive for actions.
The same goes for “What can I do for time to pass faster” vs “How can I make the most of the time I have”, “What’s the less I can pay for” vs “How can I get the most out of the X sum”, “What’s the latest I can wake up tomorrow” vs “How early can I get up and still get enough sleep”.
The right mindset is also defined by asking the right questions.
There are a lot of different points of view when it comes to motivation and determination. Many people don’t make a clear difference between them. But each of them represents something totally different.
Motivation is what sets things into motion. When you start something new, go on a diet, quit smoking, start a new business, decide to follow your dreams, motivation is what will get you going. It is the desire to get things started. The power to overcome the fear of failure and disappointment. The power to change the status quo. Most times you will have to find it by searching among all the reasons for which you want to start things. And it is closely related to your dreams, passions, aspirations. It is the drive that feeds on pleasure and enjoyment.
On the other hand, determination is what keeps you going through hard times. This is what will get you going when you feel like quitting. It is the voice in the back of your head telling you not to give up. It is the power to overcome the things you don’t like doing. To go over the rough stages of the dreams you want to follow. And it’s mostly based on your stubbornness not to quit.
Motivation and determination go hand in hand. The first will set you on your path and the other will get you where you want to go. Every dream has its particular beauty that will fuel your motivation. But it also has the hard, difficult, unpleasant parts that your determination must overcome.
Find the motivation to start it and the determination to get it done!