Have you ever felt so excited about something that you couldn’t do anything else?
Perhaps it happened when you were working on a new song? It felt so good you had to work on it day and night? You forgot to eat and didn’t even want to sleep? Nothing else mattered at that time except the song?
That’s true excitement.
When you’re deeply excited about something, you achieve the zone of deep focus. It’s impossible not to have motivation when you’re truly excited about something.
At that moment, everything feels easy.
Motivation is the direct consequence of being excited.
On the opposite side, what happens when we’re not excited? We feel like nothing is working, we are procrastinating, we are stressed, and we may not even want to get up in the morning.
I know it does because I have so much personal experience about this.
In our everyday lives it’s easy to get comfortable and put ourselves to autopilot. We just do the things we have to do to get by. That’s totally normal and we all have those moments.
But, we cannot operate on autopilot for long.
It can get dull quickly and at that point, we lose motivation. We stop being excited and we even stop looking for excitement because we’re comfortable where we are. We may stop challenging ourselves and learning new things.
When you realize this, you have to change it.
Being motivated and excited is not something that happens out of the blue. You have to actively look for it.
If you do everything the same way you have always done, you get what you’ve always gotten. Getting excited requires trying and learning new things, small and big. It means to challenge yourself.
Let’s say you’ve lost motivation to make music. You’re just not feeling that excitement anymore that you once felt. That’s normal when you’ve been doing something for a long time.
But, what can you do? Should you wait and see when the excitement and motivation comes back? No. Like I said, it rarely happens by waiting around.
You have to start searching for the excitement yourself. Start experimenting more with the creative process, learn new methods of creating music and collaborate with others. Do anything you can that’s new to you.
In my experience, usually it doesn’t require big changes to spark the excitement again.
Excitement always leads to motivation.