Motivation is literally the desire we have to do things. It is the difference
between waking up before dawn to get started on a particular project and
lazing around the house all day watching TV. It's the crucial element in
setting and attaining goals. Research shows you can influence your own
levels of motivation, but far too often, we fail to do so. Staying motivated
can be a real struggle. When trying to maintain motivation, our drive is
constantly assaulted by negative thoughts and anxieties about the future.
Everyone faces doubt and depression at one time or another. What
separates the highly successful from those who fail is the ability to stay
motivated and keep moving forward. There are three major reasons people
fail to maintain motivation.