TIP ON MOTIVATION FOR SUCCESS
Motivation, they say, is fickle. Yet, no one can deny the importance of motivation in meeting set goals, managing complex situations, navigating difficult times, going through the daily grind and generally grinding through life. That is why Zig Ziglar, a famous motivational speaker said “people often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.”
Indeed, there are many reasons to require motivation. In this blog, I will share tips on how to have motivation and overcome frustration, setbacks, lack of confidence and cynicism.
You are unique
You are the motivation you need! In this world, you are neither inferior nor superior to others. You are yourself. You have unlimited possibilities and enormous power. You can achieve and attain anything, only if you so desire. Own it!
Find inspiration, on a daily basis
Find what gives inspiration to you the most. Whether it is derived from meeeting people, from volunteering, or derived from family and friends or from reading about others’ success story, find what works best for you and find it everyday. Inspiration is a great motivator, you only have to find yours.
Have powerful reasons and write them down.
Why do you need to be motivated? Know your reasons, give them some thought and write them down. Be sure about the why you neeed to be motivated – it will keep you on track and focused. While there is nothing wrong in been motivated for your self-interest, doing things for others is a very great motivator, as long as it is all for the right reasons.
Break your big goals into smaller, manageable milestones
Sometimes large or longer-term goals can be overwhelming. After a couple weeks, we may lose motivation, because we still have several months or a year or more left to accomplish the goal. It’s hard to maintain motivation for a single goal for such a long time. All you have to do is break these large goals into smaller pieces with milestones. That way, it’s easier to chart your progress.
Keep a daily journal of your goal.
If you are consistent about keeping a journal, it can be a great motivator. A journal should have not only what you did for the day, but your thoughts about how it went, how you felt, what mistakes you made, what you could do to improve. To be consistent about keeping a journal, do it right after you do your goal task each day.
Don’t burn out – be patient
Most times, when we start new thing, we are raring to go and we expend a lot of energy expecting quick result. However, it’s easier said than done and when we don’t see the result, the motivation burns out. For example, if you want to lose weight, you may see some quick initial losses, but it will take a long time to lose the rest. If you want to run a marathon, you won’t be able to do it overnight. If you don’t see the results you want soon, don’t give up, give it time. In the meantime, be happy with your progress so far, and with your ability to stick with your goals. The results will come if you give it time. When you think about your goals, think long term.
Reward yourself for every little and large milestones you pass
I already mentioned breaking large goals into smaller milestones. To keep you on track, celebrate not only the bigger successes, but the smaller ones too. And not just for longer-term goals, either. Above, I talked about breaking larger goals into smaller, mini goals. Well, each of those mini goals should have a reward attached to it. Make a list of your goals, with mini goals, and next to each, write down an appropriate reward. By appropriate, I mean 1) it’s proportionate to the size of the goal (don’t reward going on a 1-mile run with a luxury cruise in the Bahamas); and 2) it doesn’t ruin your goal — if you are trying to lose weight, don’t reward a day of healthy eating with a dessert binge. It’s self-defeating.
Be fully committed to your goal
Some say you should trick and blackmail yourself to become fully committed. You can do this by making a publc announcemenet or making a bet with a loved one.Alternatively, you can create a blog and announce to the world that you are going to achieve a certain goal by a certain date.
Always think positive.
Monitor your thoughts. If you hear negative thoughts, stop them, push them out, and replace them with positive thoughts. Positive thinking can be amazingly powerful.
Finally, keep alert with Essential Oils
There is no harm in having help which will keep you motivated, and there is not one more effective than essential oils especially doTeraa Motivate Encouraging Blend. Made with extracts from well-known stimulating plants like basil, rosemary, peppermint and other, the oil primary benefit is to promote positive feelings like confidence and counteract negative emotions like doubt. With just a drop, you get enough motivation to jump-start your day.
In conclusion, time is limited, and we don’t get what we want by wishing for it.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.