Getting motivated is one of the hardest things for anyone who has no inner-drive. Living with Cerebral Palsy meant that emotionally I would always live with less motivation and inner-drive.
Cerebral Palsy wasn’t fully responsible for my lack of drive, but physically and neurologically meant it was very much a contributing factor, but there was another factor too. No emotional support meant I would always struggle to get off the starting block.
With any physical disability that affects us emotionally, we will always struggle to motivate ourselves and lose interest very quickly. In my own case I would start things that never got finished and through my inability to function normally, I very quickly became trapped and misunderstood over the tasks others thought I should have finished. I was constantly being judged.
Although I had the ability to emotionally work through things, I failed to gain momentum because everything became so difficult, but not because I was completely incapable. Given my physical and psychological difficulties, even if I had have wanted to improve my life, I would have struggled. I was trapped in a world no one would choose to understand or care about and instead retreated into my own little world.
There was nothing I could improve on, so nothing ever did improve. I had no goals, ambition or objectives. I existed. The environment I grew up in was also another reason for my lack of motivation and drive, Cerebral Palsy was the other. Other causes for a lack of motivation are chronic illness, trauma, depression, being stressed or anxious, insomnia and low self-esteem.
Anything we struggle with that causes us to cope less with our life is when we lose our motivation and inner-drive.