What motivates a person to do something?
It’s something that I often think about when I get advice about what to do. Sometimes advice is necessary and asked for from a friend or family member, and sometimes another person’s advice is the last thing you want to hear at the time.
Advice can come in all shapes and forms, when you most or least expect it. It can be beautifully said or put into not so eloquent terms. Here’s some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten, read, or heard that really made me think about my actions and my choices.
1. Do what sets your should on fire
Some of you may have heard this one before but this advice really speaks to me because to have fire is to have passion and being passionate about what you do is so important. Not only that but it’s important to consider doing that challenges not only your brain but ignites your entire soul. I think about this a lot when I think about my future and pursuing a career that will genuinely bring me passion.
2. The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit
This piece of advice is perfect for anyone like me who is always so eager and impatient in starting something new. I often find myself getting impatient when I really want something or want to be somewhere along in a process that I’m just not at yet. I think about this advice in terms of getting in shape, relationships, and career goals. This piece of advice reminds me often that patience and hard work are important in achieving my goals and that the day you start something is not necessarily the same day you will get what you want out of it.
3. Don’t waste your time on people who don’t want to be with you
This one is simple yet complicated all in one sentence. It’s easy to make excuses for people because you like them and want to think the best of them, but often it’s best for your own good to admit that if this person really liked you, they would make more of an effort to talk to you and spend time with you. It’s definitely worth a reminder that if someone wants to be with you, they will 100% make the effort and if they don’t make and effort to be with you don’t make excuses for them and don’t feel bad cutting them off.
4. You are the creator of your own happy life
It is way too easy to blame circumstances and other people for your own unhappiness, but there are a lot of ways you may not realize you are contributing to your own unhappiness. I have definitely struggled with this before and have often blamed external factors before taking blame for things not going my way in life. I think the important takeaway from this advice is to take control of your life in small ways. Make the choice to be positive and encouraging to others everyday. Find things that make you happy, avoid negative people, take the time to make a self-care routine, and choose to take on a positive outlook on life.
Hope you guys enjoyed these little tidbits of advice! Comment below some of your favorite advice you’ve received.