The stars know what drives you.
Even though we meet various goals every day like getting out of bed or going to work, we aren’t always motivated to tackle larger and more important goals. It can be difficult to find the energy to accomplish the tasks at hand, let alone go for something big and daunting.
Why is it that you will say you’re going to start an exercise program for an entire year and then one day, you’re moved to sign up at a gym? What was the change that needed to take place for you to do something instead of just talking about it?
Whatever makes you enthusiastic about putting yourself out there and taking a step in a new direction is a good thing. While the drive to accomplish our goals must come from inside ourselves, it can help a lot when you have people in your life that inspire, encourage, and support you.
Motivated people are easy to identify because of their positive body language, enthusiasm for life, high-energy level, determination, focus, persistence, optimism, self-confidence, and knowing what is needed. The things that motivate us are different for everybody and different for us at various points in our lives.
What entices us enough to get out of our comfort zone and start sending out resumes or audition for that play?
Some of the factors that can motivate us to act are things like ambition, money, independence, security, status, self-esteem, wanting to improve, recognition and respect, making a difference, having a competitive nature, and wanting to prove a point. Obviously, some motivations are nobler than others. Revenge as a motivator isn’t especially positive, though it has been known to be an excellent catalyst.
One of the first steps to take when you want to get motivated is to know what it is that sparks your motivation. Here’s what motivates you to take action, according to your zodiac sign.
If you can turn something into a competition, it will make you take action, Aries. If you want to stop smoking, make it a competition with an imaginary rival or if it's cleaning the bathroom, pretend you're on a reality competition show.
Taurus enjoys the finer things in life, so reward yourself with gifts every time you accomplish something you've been putting off. For example, you finally take your car in for its smog check; afterward, give yourself permission to go shopping for a new outfit.
It's not so much that you're a procrastinator, Gemini, it's that you're an incompletist: you'll be in the middle of a project, something else will grab your attention, and you'll just never finish the first project. When all your unfinished projects start to stack up, you get motivated by trying to see them with fresh eyes and by not wanting other people to think that you can't finish things.
You're perfectly happy binge-watching Netflix and relaxing, but you do that all day, every day. In order to motivate yourself, Cancer, you consider the people that you care about. Would they enjoy coming to your house and telling you their secrets if you hadn't cleaned it in weeks? No. You want to make sure that your home is always warm and welcoming, even if it means getting off the couch.
While Leos have a strong sense of self-worth, they do have a need to impress people. This need to be impressive motivates them to do whatever they must do because they know in the long run that having the reputation as someone who gets things done is helpful for a future leader.
Virgos need others to trust them, so they work very hard to be focused, dependable, and responsible. The thought that someone might consider them lazy or irresponsible makes them take action.
A good way to avoid conflicts with others is to keep your promises. If a Libra says they're going to do something, they do it. They don't want to disappoint anyone, not even themselves.
Capricorns believe in getting their work done before they can have fun. They feel guilty if they're supposed to do something and they blow it off. Capricorns are exceedingly dependable and that motivates almost everything they do.
Aquarius love solving problems, so all they have to do to motivate themselves is to look at everything as if it's a mystery or dilemma to be solved.
Pisces are known to be selfless and it's their biggest motivator. They don't want to let anyone down so doing for others is a prime motivator. Besides, the sooner they act, the sooner they can retreat to their imagination.