Good day @sammychris,
I understand your concern.
How to find motivation?
Against your expectations, I would ask you the question how do you find discipline?
I remember starting freeCodeCamp in its early days and had very little money while being a computer science student. The little money I had was enough to buy cellular connectivity and do less activities. The money wasn’t enough for a complainer but enough for someone looking further than the present moment.
What did I do with my money?
I invested in physical books and access to internet.
Well, that sounded like throwing money through the window but it wasn’t.
The books I invested in contributed to the man I am today and the access to internet helped me to get a job two months after banging my head on freeCodeCamp projects.
I left freeCodeCamp for 2 years but soon realized that there is a greater cause that I want to contribute to.
What is the greater cause?
I remember when starting on freeCodeCamp, the mission statement was to help non profit organizations.
Did I hear it right?
Yes, I did,
Coming back to complete the curriculum this year with the sole purpose to contribute to freeCodeCamp non profit projects has been my ever since motivation.
Should motivation lack, remember that the ultimate mission statement of freeCodeCamp is:
to help non-profit organizations
Above the mission statement, what have they done?
- They have created an environment to up skill ordinary people
- They have created an environment to facilitate people to exchange opportunities
- They have created an environment to help people hold themselves accountable
- They have created an environment so transparent that each struggle has a solution
- They have created an environment to make us better people
Should you desire to be part of this community and find motivation, keep asking yourself the question daily: Am I disciplined?
Remember this: Discipline will bring you far than motivation will
Imagine it this way:
When you wanna run today and find motivation to do so, you’ll need another motivation tomorrow.
As for discipline, if you discipline yourself to run today and it becomes part of your habits, you’ll keep on doing it even when there is no external motivation.