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Lacking Motivation? Here’s How To Find It

What Causes a Lack of Motivation?

No matter how much we ignore it, motivation plays an essential role in our lives. If you don’t have any goals, you will find it hard to do anything, affecting the quality of your life.

Motivation keeps us moving forward, do things that we love, achieve our goals, and much more. You will stay where you are if you don’t have any motivation to do something.

Do you feel like you don’t want to take any action and don’t understand the reason?

Well, there are plenty of causes that can lead to a lack of motivation. Let’s get to them so that you can know the reasons and do something about it.

#1 You don’t have any goals

Motivation comes from within you when you are passionate enough to achieve something. You will find difficulties maintaining motivation when you are unsure of what direction you wish to take your life.

Sometimes we have an idea of what we would like to do with our lives, but it is such a vague and unclear idea that it seldom turns into a goal. If you want to do something with your life, plan things, organize the steps, and figure out how you would achieve anything.

#2 You are a people pleaser

Yes, you are motivated to keep other people happy, to do what they want you to do, but how far will this motivation take you? Do you know what you want to do with your life?

Doing everything to keep people pleased is not a goal, and it will lead you to a lack of motivation for your own life. You have to get out of this need to please people and think about your own goals.

#3 Fixed Mindset

There are two types of mindsets; fixed and growing. If you have a fixed mindset, you believe that you can’t do more than you are already doing, and your potential is fixed and limited.

This is another cause of lack of motivation because you are not ready to take even a small step towards something that you think you can achieve. You have to overcome this fixed mindset and think out of the box.

#4 You are afraid to ask for help

There are things in life that you cannot do without some assistance or help. But if your pride doesn’t let you ask for help, it can lead you to a lack of motivation, making you believe that you cannot complete any tasks. Only, if you could ask for help and see how that little barrier was stopping you from a great success ahead.

#5 You are overwhelmed

Sometimes we are so stressed out and under pressure that we leave the task saying that I can’t do it. Though the pressure is real, if you are leaving everything behind due to it, you will not complete any task or do anything progressive. You can seek help in this issue and overcome this stress to move forward.


A lack of motivation can leave us crippled and not knowing where our life is headed. It is best to overcome the causes leading to it and get yourself motivated to do something with your life.

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