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What causes lack of motivation?

You bulging belly makes you cringe but you cannot find the motivation to hit the gym. You know you do better by starting your own business rather than being in service, but you do not know how that will happen. Motivation is a thing that we constantly seek to achieve greater things in life and become our better selves. But what causes lack of it? Here are a few answers:

Fear of failure: Perhaps the biggest hindrance in being motivated is the fear of failure. Most of us are taught from childhood to be perfectionists. Failures and mistakes make us feel flawed. In order to achieve great things, readiness to take on failures is crucial.

Low self esteem: People with low self esteem think that they do not deserve success. They make half-hearted attempts at everything and procrastination is their habit. They cannot find motivation in anything and in fact try to run away from it.

Habit of procrastination: This habit of procrastinating things and activities for future is another cause of lack of motivation. Procrastination may be because of depression, low self esteem or fear of failure.

Depression: Depression is the new age disease that is cause of several underlying problems. Lack of interest in activities is a common cause of depression and people with depression do not want to do absolutely anything. Treatment of depression is possible and it brings about sea changes in productivity and motivation.

Chronic people pleasing: If you are busy pleasing people all the time, you will have no time for yourself, your thoughts or your dreams. Motivation will vanish from your plan of things. One must be vary of individual needs and try to balance their needs with that of other people.


  1. Very true… wonderful post..

  2. Very true.. i agree.. thanks for sharing… hope to see more posts like this

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