By definition, motivation is the state or condition of being motivated or having a strong reason to act or accomplish something. Motivation can come from all types of places. You can get motivation from videos, books, music, speeches, or motivational speakers. On those days where I need a little more motivation, I have a whole playlist on Spotify for motivation. That list consists of artists who I feel have that sound of hunger in their songs. For example, I have the original Rocky theme song in my playlist. If you're a fan of the Rocky movies, you know just how pivotal that theme song is. You know that as soon as you hear that song, that inner motivation to get things done no matter how dire the situation is, coming out of you. In my playlist, it's heavily packed with the first albums of the artists I like. Mainly because from those albums, you hear the hunger, the motivation in which they release their passion in the albums. Some of those artists are able to keep that same hunger throughout their careers and then there's some who loses that hunger. That's motivation.
There's a passion and a hunger that is tied to motivation. To see it live and in person, or virtually, look at all of the underdogs that somehow scratched and clawed their way into the wins column. That is why the famed Hail Mary play in football is exciting. Motivation can be intrinsic or extrinsic. You're either going to find your motivation from inside of you or from your outside surroundings. How else can you explain the underdogs that finds a way to win? Everyone loves an underdog story like Rudy, but without that intrinsic or extrinsic motivation, what are your true reasons for what you are doing? Once you figure out your "Why", you'll find your motivation.
So, what is your "Why"?
Guest professor Xavier "Mr. Hope" is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Mentor, Life Coach, Serial Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Born and raised on the west side Detroit, Mr. Hope matriculated through one of the most prestigious high schools in Detroit, Renaissance high school and then went on to complete his Bachelors of Science in Biology. Now Community activists and mindset transformer, Mr. Hope, through his books, podcasts, and social acts enable individuals to experience physical, mental and financial wellness in overflow and abundance.
I can personally say that from time to time, I question whether or not my thinking is on the right path...Ok, in all honesty, I just want to make sure is it me that's crazy? Or is it the other people that's crazy? I say that because, sometimes I think to myself, "I can't be the only thinking this here!!!" From this conversation I had with the guest professor, I realized that maybe it's just everyone else that's crazy. For him to be so young and just understands this stuff, proves that he's beyond his years in wisdom. So if you're in need of a little motivation to get you across that finish line, guest professor Xavier "Mr. Hope Motivates" can be that guy to pull it out of you.