Finding the secret trigger: understanding self

Quote of the day: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and need like a bandit

This quote has never been more true, at least for me. I have not been very active with regards to blogging and that was because I was not understanding myself. But I think I have finally come to understand myself better.

I am writing this article as a motivator for you to enter into action mode rather than wait for a trigger for motivation because this is how I was.

Sorry for not being active lately but I have been very busy venturing into multiple projects. Among other things, the goal of the blog was to increase my learning and also share with you my entrepreneurial ideas and other things such as programming. But what I truly needed to understand was what it was that would drive me to be constantly motivated.

I thought that blogging is a great way to begin to understand myself better as an entrepreneur because I wanted to capture some mistakes that people often commit early on their company launches. You propably heard or read that people like Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs had to create many different applications or companies before becoming highly successful.

I think starting the blog was a great way to understand why I was only publishing an article every two or three months. The first observation was that I had to be motivated first before writing an article. Once, I realised that I reasoned that motivation is not a good way to get started rather taking actions should the way to get started and motivation being a byproduct of that. This can be liken to a snowball falling down a hill.

Have you ever seen how snow falls on a hill, it gains momentum as it continues to fall down the hill. This is one key lesson I have learnt, be motivated by actions you take rather than being motivated first before taking an action. Things that are fleeting such as motivation come and go.

Sometimes, attempting to do a lot of things all at once, might result in you doing nothing. This is so true with regards to myself. As a person I am highly creative and very logical. The creativity part of me will generate an idea, and the logical part of me will set up an application to actually attempt to fullfil it. After 2 weeks of working on it, I will have another idea too and start thinking about it. So, I switch tasks a lot and as a result I end up not finishing things.

With this knowledge, I have decided to fix my eye on just a single idea for the next 2 months which I will cover in the next article. And I have set up a goal to be writing an article every single week. And to you my readers, I recommend you get into the habit of being very practical. I am reachable here: free to ask me about anything.