You start the day with great enthusiasm. Today, you’re going to get things done and you won’t stay behind at work.
Hitting rock bottom is terribly frightening but as numerous stories indicate, hitting rock-bottom can also be the point where personal success begins.
They say that motivation comes from within, but you have to find it first. Whether it’s a painting, a book or a movie, there’s inspiration around every corner. All you have to do is look in the right places.
Fear is immobilizing. It can consume you and be paralyzing. Just when you think you’re one step closer to achieving your dreams, it can hold you back and hamper success.
Your buddy from college continues to badger you about when you’re going to finally settle down.
Your colleague is rude and borderline disrespectful.
Fear helps us survive. It tells us to be afraid of the vicious dog across the street. Or to look both way as you cross the street. It protects us from danger.
You were vetted through a process; cleared after a test; passed your interview. In short, you were hired through the right channel. Yet, you’ve been failing to perform at work. Your rankings haven’t improved; your boss doesn’t really see you as a star employee. Either you don’t like your job, or you’ve been feeling a terrible lack of motivation.
That materialism equals misery is no secret. The Guardian recently cited studies about the correlation between unhappiness and material pursuit. The Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science published a study about the levels of post-traumatic stress disorders in materialistic individuals.