Motivation: The Key to Standing Strong in Turbulent Times

 By Reginald L. Joseph


In these turbulent times, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and lost. With so much negativity and cruelty happening around us every day, it’s natural to question our purpose and position in life. But now more than ever, it’s important to stay motivated and focused on the things that matter most.


Here’s the truth: you are stronger than you think. Even when everything around you feels like it’s falling apart, you have the power within you to keep moving forward. But it’s going to take discipline and a strong sense of purpose to stay motivated and achieve your goals.


So how do you find that motivation? Here are a few key steps to help you stay focused and strong during these challenging times:

Step 1: Keep Your Head Up & Breathe

First and foremost, it’s crucial to take good care of yourself. When everything feels overwhelming, take a deep breath and remind yourself that you are capable of handling whatever comes your way. You can make it, even if it's not easy. You might, for instance, meditate or practice some deep breathing exercises to help calm your mind and reduce stress. 


In addition, it's important to make time for self-care activities that bring you joy and help you recharge. This might include spending time in nature, practicing a hobby, or spending time with loved ones. Remember that self-care isn't selfish; it's essential for maintaining your mental and emotional health during challenging times.

Step 2: Belief In The Magic Of Positive Thinking

When times are difficult, it’s easy to get bogged down in negative thoughts and feelings, but it’s important to remember that all things work together for good. Even when things seem bleak, there is always a silver lining. So, try to focus on the positive aspects of your life and believe that good things are coming your way.


For example, you might start each day by listing a few things you're grateful for or focusing on positive affirmations that help you stay motivated and focused on your goals. By doing so, even in the face of setbacks or difficulties, you can focus on the lessons you're learning and the progress you're making.

Step 3: Embrace Opposition As An Opportunity For Growth

When you face opposition, it can be tempting to give up and throw in the towel. But instead of giving up, try to see these obstacles as opportunities for growth and learning. As every challenge you face is a chance to learn and become stronger. So, accept those challenges and keep pushing forward.


For example, if you're struggling to find a job in your field, you might use this time to build new skills or explore new career paths that you might not have considered before. Similarly, if you're dealing with personal challenges like a difficult breakup or health issue, try to focus on the lessons you're learning and how you're growing stronger and more resilient every passing day.

Step 4: Stay Focused On Your Goals

When times are tough, it can be easy to lose sight of your goals and dreams. But now more than ever, it’s important to stay focused and keep pushing toward your vision of success. Whether it’s through small daily actions or big leaps of faith, keep taking steps toward your goals and never give up.


Let's say, if your goal is to start your own business, you might focus on researching your target market or building a prototype of your product. By focusing on these smaller steps, you can stay motivated and energized even when the big picture seems overwhelming.

Final Thoughts 

Motivation is not just about having the drive to prevail; it's about embracing the challenges and setbacks that come with pursuing your goals. It's about believing in yourself and your mastery to overcome even the toughest obstacles.


So, when times get tough, remember to take a deep breath, stay positive, and keep your eyes fixed firmly on your goals. Because with discipline, determination, and a little bit of faith, there's nothing you can't achieve!



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