Motivation and enthusiasm show themselves as desires and interests, a driving force that pushes a person to take action and pursue goals. Lack of motivation and enthusiasm denotes absence or deficiency in desire, interest and driving force.
Lack of motivation and lack of enthusiasm are two of the main reasons for failure and of living a mediocre life. People lacking in motivation and enthusiasm usually appear passive, blame everything and everyone for their circumstances, and often come up with many excuses why they should not or cannot do this or that. On the other hand, a motivated person is energetic and positive, takes action to improve his or her life, and does not give up when there are problems.
Lack of motivation and enthusiasm can show up everywhere, at home, at work, in relationships, in pursuing goals and in everything else. This often brings indifference, unhappiness and dissatisfaction.
What are the reasons for lack of motivation and enthusiasm?
Lack of faith in one's abilities.
Fear of failure, due to failure in the past.
Lack of enough interest.
Fear of what others might say.
The habit of procrastination.
No awareness of the importance and usefulness of a subject or goal.
The feeling or belief that there are other more important things to do.
Not having the time to delve into the subject or goal.
Being too stressed or nervous.
Absence of enough stimuli or incentives.
The possible causes above stifle motivation and enthusiasm and provide excuses for not acting. However, by becoming aware, acknowledging the causes and understanding the reasons for those causes you can change so that motivation arises naturally.
Sometimes lack of motivation or enthusiasm is exhibited by the inability to sustain an interest so that one starts to do something enthusiastically but then lose interest. Often the root causes are similar to those listed above and by addressing those issues in a therapeutic setting the ability to sustain enthusiasm can be encouraged.