sPARK OF MOTIVATION





Truc Huynh - April 19 - 2 min read





What is the purpose of your life? What is it that you are coming behind? What is that spark of motivation that keeps you getting out of bed every morning? I always find that motivation is the big key in life despite all the distractions, judgement, and criticisms that we often get from society. However, it's easier to say than take action because life is there purposely trying to knock you down. And whenever you dare to stand up and keep walking, that's the spirit. So the big question is: "How do you keep your fuel full and never run out?" It's normal to feel the loss of motivation once in a while. Along with the loss of motivation comes the feeling of losing yourself. Imagine you lose your direction, and you don't know where you are heading, then it's understandable that you might feel overwhelmed and have no idea who you are anymore.

I think people often say you tend to feel less motivated as you get older, and when I was 15, that saying didn't convince me. Not until I am 22 and about to graduate from university, that I start to feel like I am getting lost. I feel lost because all of sudden, it feels as if school is over and maybe I am afraid to step into a new environment called the workplace. Or maybe stepping out of my comfort zone makes me forget what my ultimate goal is. Either way, losing direction happens to all of us at one point.

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Why are there so many dots? It's for you to fill in, and it's for me to fill in too. I might lose my spark. You might lose your spark. BUT. No matter how difficult it would be, we will always find it back again. Today, I want to share this angle of my life with everyone. That angle of feeling loss we've gone through at some point in life. Though we can be hard on ourselves during those times, what's important is to find your way out. So if you feel like you are losing your motivation, find your spark. I know it's somewhere there, and YOU know that too. That you might have lost your spark for a moment, but you will always find it back.

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More dots!!!!! Yes, because you will need time to think about it! And when I say you need time, I mean A LOT! It won't be easy, but I believe in you, and so do you. There's one saying from a movie I recently watched that I like, and I want to share with you all. " Life is beautiful and messy and never goes according to plan. And the truth is I have no idea what it has in store for me." - From Lara Jean in To All the Boys: Always and Forever.

Now, if you feel like you lose your spark, then let life lead you on. Sometimes, you just have to sit back and relax for a moment. When the sun rises the next day, you will all of sudden realize that you have the answer in you the whole time. Your spark of motivation likes to play hide and seek most of the time, so don't be discouraged and keep on fighting!