Inspiration Lost? Recapture Your Fire
Practicing is a very important part of growing your dj skills. So why are you unmotivated to practice sometimes? Unfortunately, feeling unmotivated can happen quite often. Especially if you don’t know how to inspire yourself to scratch and stay on the right track.
Think back to a time when you were extremely unmotivated to practice and didn’t. Do this now. Don’t read another word until you do! Did you do it? If not you MUST, or you won’t get the full benefit of this article.
If you thought about it, I’ll bet one thing stood out more than anything else. Feeling like you were helpless. Maybe you had a lot that you wanted to achieve, but it felt like nothing in the world was going to get you to practice. Without the right source of motivation, that’s exactly what is going to happen. You won’t practice and the gap between you and your goals will get wider.
Common Sources Of Inspiration
Before we go further, you need to know there are many outside sources of inspiration to surround yourself with. These kinds of inspiration include, but are not limited to:
• Music by your favorite artists
• Excellent movies filled with subtle or obvious life lessons
• Great achievements by outstanding sports players
• World changing events like the destruction of the Berlin Wall
These sources can be highly motivating during normal moments where motivation to scratch is lacking.
The Well That Keeps On Giving
While the above examples of inspiration are helpful, they will NEVER be strong enough to keep you on constant fire. So what is a source of inspiration that keeps you determined to scratch and tough to knock off course? Believe it or not, that source is YOURSELF. Reread the last sentence. This is so important that not only do you need to reread it, but I’m going to repeat it right now. The source of inspiration that will keep you the MOST determined and tough to knock off course is YOURSELF!
Staying Motivated Is A Choice
That’s right. Despite what some want you to believe, you can make this decision. You MUST make this choice though, if you want to achieve your goals. There is no room for being on the fence in this situation. You must choose to be highly motivated and committed, or being unmotivated and having little commitment will be chosen for you. There truly is no middle ground.
Know Thy Self
Still lacking motivation you say? Still having minor ambition you say? While making the choice to stay motivated is your decision to make, no one said it was going to be an easy choice. Or is it?
First you must do some self discovery. You may have clear set goals. You may have weakly defined goals. You may have almost no goals at all. When thinking about what you want to achieve, you’re probably only looking on the surface.
I can totally relate because I was in a similar position myself for many years. While I had clear goals in mind, I didn’t consciously understand what was behind those goals. Back in 2009, I had the pleasure of experiencing what happened to be a defining moment in my life. I got this opportunity because of my membership in the Music Careers Mentoring Program. It was a test designed to determine my strongest desires in life. I invite you to take this test and see for yourself how powerful this will be for you. You can access this test for free here: Take The Test.
The Risk Of Commitment
Full commitment to your goals is risky. At least that’s what many believe. However, there’s a different way to think about this. What’s more risky? Being committed to someone else’s expectations of what your life should be? Or taking control of your own destiny?
One will lead you to a grave filled with regret, while the other will bring you the one thing that makes life worth living. That thing is happiness. I fully believe that with all my heart. The reality is, following your dreams is the least risky. Both are forms of risk though. No action is risk free. Being frozen in fear only brings pain. Don’t allow yourself to be that person.
All Obstacles Welcome
If you gain nothing else from this article, consider my points about risk. By simply accepting this fact of life, you’ve already won more than half the battle. Knowing and understanding risk in its true form will carry you far. If used when motivation is lacking, you can break through obstacles in your scratching and get moving.
Article written by Kwote