Entrepreneurship: 4 Signs You’re Seeking Motivation the Wrong Way

3 min read · 6 years ago


Today’s entrepreneurs often defy logic and reasoning. This is why we easily come up with solutions that blow our minds away. How do young entrepreneurs come up with such brilliant ideas that eventually turn into multi-billion dollar businesses?

Thinking. And a lot of the thinking depends on having the right dose of motivation. Do you find that you’re unmotivated to take the big steps needed as an entrepreneur? If so chances are you’re seeking motivation in the wrong way.

How do you know when an entrepreneur is looking for motivation in the wrong place?

I’ve discovered there are many ways you can be motivated to bring your dreams or ideas into reality. But I also discovered there are many wrong ways to seek motivation. Find out if you need to retrace your steps and find motivation from different angles.

Seeking Motivation in Your Comfort Zone


People rarely derive the motivation needed to take actions that bring about change when everything seems alright. Why do you want to change what is already good? Your subconscious will always find a way to feel comfortable when you see things are beautiful, either it’s in the past or the present.

For you to get motivated to take action, you need to get out of your comfort zone. You need to find a reason for a better mode of operation.

Most of the successful entrepreneurs today created their most successful businesses out of deep desire for things to get better. If they were stuck in the past or present reminiscing the beauty of the happy moment, I bet they wouldn’t find the motivation to create something.

As an entrepreneur, in order to find motivation, look beyond your comfort zone and seek the drive to create even better and more beautiful situations.

You’re not taking action

Motivation in itself will not help you get anything done. It’s simply the drive you need to get started. It’s the psychological tool that inspires you. Seeking it without applying yourself is useless.

Inaction in itself is one of the biggest killers of motivation.

Yasir Khan from Inspirational Quotes site says “not taking the step to do something is counterproductive for any entrepreneur. It’s like fueling a car and the refusing to put it on the road. It’s not achieving any purpose staying idle.”

You’re Being Negative

Negativity is one of the biggest killers of motivation.  In order to appreciate your every idea and get the drive to start taking action on it, you need to shred off every form of negativity surrounding it. Ignore that voice telling you it may fail and just get it started.

Don’t get soaked up in the negativity that is all around you. I know it’s easier said than done, but you can learn to be positive about whatever you’re doing. Keeping a positive mindset at all times alone is a strong motivation booster on its own.

When Donald Trump was to talk on motivation he said “Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.”


You know what happens when you do something grudgingly? Yes, you don’t get it right.

Gratitude gives the spirit strength to move forward to get going. It’s only that type of attitude can motivate someone to give their ideas an opportunity to survive.

When I interviewed Ayodeji Onibalusi from Effective Inbound Marketing on the role of gratitude in starting a business, he said “I’ve always struggled in my entrepreneurial career as a freelancer and business owner. But all that changed when I learned to be appreciative of the things and people around me”.

This is so true when you want to consider that the factors that make a successful business is relying on the people around you.

How are you seeking motivation as an entrepreneur? Share your views with us in the comment section.

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