Like our computers we have many things going on in our lives that can overwhelm us and cause us to crash or freeze things up to where we are in a rut or feel unmotivated. Like our computers, there are certain buttons you can push to get you out of that situation and by pushing the right buttons you can move towards innovating yourself and changing your unmotivated state. You must be wondering why I have the control-alt-delete keys as an example for this post. Well, just like a computer, we can get stuck and overloaded with processes that tend to freeze us up. Sometimes no matter how long we wait for something to happen, things just seem to go too slow. In life, you also have the option for Control – Alt and Delete for a better outcome. Take a look at what I mean below:
- CTRL: CONTROL– In life, things come our way that we cannot control, but the one thing we can control is our attitude. We can choose to learn from our setbacks and not let it overcome us and take it as lessons learned or as they say, “if it doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger”. If you are feeling unmotivated, control the situation by adjusting your attitude towards why you feel unmotivated. Look for innovative ways to recreate yourself or what you are doing. When we operate like a robot on cruise control, things can get quite boring, but we have the power to push our own “control” button on how we break out of our comfort zone and open ourselves to different challenges and actions that will give us the sense of motivation back in our lives. You have full control of what you do on a daily basis, you can choose to do just what is necessary, or you can look for new opportunities, volunteer for different projects, mentor someone, improve upon what you are currently doing… you have the control, just push that button.
- ALT: Alternative– Ok, the ALT key is actually alternate, but in this case lets just say it stands for alternatives. If you are unmotivated, look for alternatives to get you re-energized and motivated. If you continue doing what you are doing, and yet it makes you unmotivated, you will stay that way. You will feel stuck because you didn’t look for the different routes to take instead you continue doing what makes you feel unmotivated. Adjust your attitude, with positve thoughts as an alternative or be bold and seek out your passions but if you don’t push the alternative button, you will continue to get what now have.
- DELETE: Delete– We are busier people more than ever, and like a computer with multiple processess running in the background of our thoughts, it could freeze up and create a state of unmotivation. You have the option to press your own “delete” key and delete the things that are negative in your life. Analyze what makes you feel miserable or unmotivated and delete them. Replace them with things that do motivate you and with positive thoughts. Streamline your processess and cut out the B.S. that only freezes you up, and free yourself from having the unnecessary thoughts and activities in your life.
Remember, you have the “CONTROL” of your own attitude towards things. You always have “Alternatives” and you can always cut the fat, wasted actions and thoughts by pressing your “delete” button. If you press all 3 like you would your computer, you will be practicing personal innovation and finding creative ways to live a motivated and productive life by rebooting yourself and improving your current frozen self.