If you’re not interested in anything and don’t have any motivation, then this article can help you.
Before you read on, let me be clear: This article is not about curing, treating, or diagnosing the symptom of depression. In fact, this article isn’t even about depression. Depression is the result of a combination of unique events, genetic, psychological, and environmental tendencies. If you lose hope for the future when you’re depressed, you’re always hopeless. It’s inexplicably sad, not interested in anything (depression), or if you think you might have the disease, you need to seek psychiatric treatment or mental health professional as soon as possible.
Today, we’re talking about something similar to depression but completely different: lack of interest or motivation.
The purpose of this article is to help you find practical ways to regain your passion for life and motivate yourself to discover and do what interests you.
First, let’s see why you are not interested in anything.
1. You’re stuck
You get up, you work, you eat, you sleep… Get up, work, eat, sleep… Get up, work, eat, sleep.
If you do these activities a few more times and don’t consciously browse the web and swipe social media, congratulations – you’ve got yourself in real boredom.
Being trapped in a convention is like being trapped in a remote place (nothing but salt, biscuits or water). It seems that you have no choice but to eat the same boring and tasteless food every day. You do it because you have to, not because you want to.
Of course, you can try several solutions to get yourself out of this routine and rekindle your interest.
Solution for: You’re stuck
Get out of your comfort zone and inject new and challenging activities into your life.
Do more of what you’re afraid of.
2. You didn’t play your strengths
One reason you may not be interested in anything right now is that your daily activities are not tailored to your strengths. In other words, you’re not doing what you’re good at.
To find your strengths, try my GPS formula and ask yourself:
- G (GREAT) – What am I good at?
- P (PASSIONATE) – What am I passionate about?
- S (SERVICE) – How do I combine the two to create value for others?
Bringing together the answers to all three is the key to discovering your strengths.
Solution for: You didn’t play your strengths
Do the GPS formula exercise above.
Try new ideas and potential hobbies.
Consider starting a side business, such as an online business based on what you’re good at.
3. Your subconscious beliefs stand in your way
Sometimes, for fear of failure, we flinch and prevent ourselves from accepting exciting changes. Maybe you want to try a new skill or sport, but you’ll make up some reasons why you’re not interested in learning. You tell yourself you’re not interested, but is it true?
Are you unsting or courageous?
Often, the absence of the latter prevents us from exploring the former more.
Solution for: Your subconscious beliefs stand in your way
Challenge yourself and try more activities to see if they can stimulate your interest, even if you think you might fail.
Think of them as trial runs or tests if you want, which can help you determine if they’re worth it.
4. Your goal is not high enough
No matter what we seek to achieve in life, the key to achieving our goals in the end is how eager we are to achieve them. Unfortunately, too many people try to limit their desires and tell themselves and others that they don’t need incredible success.
However, this idea is dangerous. When we limit the scope of our desires, we set a limit on what we are willing to do to achieve our goals and succeed. In this case, we limit our motivation and interest in any particular activity, as well as a general sense of accomplishment.
Lacking exciting and ideal goals can easily reduce your motivation and make you feel like you’re loss of interest in anything.
The solution to this problem is to use the so-called “10X rule”, which is that you have to set 10 times as many goals as you think you want, and then do what you think you need to accomplish.
Some people will tell you that setting impossible goals stifles motivation, preferably “less commitment, more completion”, which seems foolish to me. A 10X goal (often referred to as a stretch goal) will only motivate you to work harder than ever to do more and try more. Also, even if we can’t achieve our 10X goals and ambitions, but with just. Achieving a small goal is still a good thing compared to achieving a big goal. If your goals are high enough, you will demand more from yourself and become better at pursuing a huge goal.
Still, setting a high goal is only the first step. The next step is to take ten times as many actions as you think are necessary to achieve your goals.
Solution for: Your goal is not high enough
When we have small, uninspiring goals, we tend to feel insulated and have no incentive to achieve them. On the other hand, when we have great goals, we feel full of strength and energy to take action to achieve them. So: set ambitious goals and take ambitious actions.
Push yourself to the limit. The more actions you take, the more motivated and interested you are to move forward toward your goals.
I believe the above solutions can ignite your passion. Try the method described above and you will rekindle your interests and motivation to make your life more fulfilling.