WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF MOTIVATION?

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU LOSE YOUR MOTIVATION WITH YOUR ART?

There are many situations why we can feel unmotivated.  some of them are: Our personal lives, your community doesn’t support you, there are no sales, diseases, no time,  etc. Identifying what makes us feel unmotivated will help us to move forward. Every time we feel bad for not achieving our goals, we can though for some minutes which type of motivation we had at that moment. We can not control 100 % the result of the extrinsic goals; however, an intrinsic goal will help us to move us by our desires and not for external rewards.

AFTER IDENTIFY THE MOTIVATION TYPES, WHAT'S NEXT?

Once you have identified the motivation you had (instinctive or extrinsic), it´s time to make some objectives changes to establish new or reorganized the motivational goals. If you think about having external rewards with your creations such as selling, having a community, many followers, being recognized, etc. If you have felt bad for not being able to achieve some of them, only change your motivation approach, some examples: I want to improve my skills, I will add more details to my creations, I long to do my ambitious ideas come true.

MY EXPERIENCE: I wanted to delete my Instagram account because I could not achieve my extrinsic goal, then I changed my motivational focus and now I feel more motivated to create a fantasy bunnycorn world.

 

TIPS TO STAY MOTIVATED

  • If you are a busy person, and you don’t have time to sit down and work on something. You can craft when you have time. If you are an organized person you will look for a way to do your duties and do what you like (crafting).

  • Always keep in mind what motivated you to start creating things with your hands. Even if today you don’t have the results you have expected, why do you continue creating things? or why did you want to stop? Think in that intrinsic motivation that is moving you, just give it more force, and make it stronger.

  • I have heard that when we become our hobby in business we can feel unmotivated if we don’t have the result we expected, now you know about motivation,  so try to balance both and set up your goals not to decrease the satisfaction feeling of making art. 

These tips can sound simple but the key is to put them into practice and do them a habit.

Tell us in the comments your tips to stay motivated to help us each other.