Continued from PART 1: How to Stay Self-Motivated All the Time
Remember Your Accomplishments: Be quick to remember that time you did something awesome. Remember you successes; write them down if need be. Mere reference to these accomplishments can give you that push you need.
Emulate Your Mentors: You know those people you look up to yeah? Those ones that have gone ahead of you, ask questions, listen to them, and read about them. Study how they have accomplished the things you are trying to accomplish, let them serve as a guide. Let them inspire you.
See Failure As A Path To Success: Most people fail to do what needs to be done because of fear of failure. In truth, you have failed only when you do not do what needs to be done. See failure as just another process of learning – a path to success. It is not to stop you but to motivate you to do better. Get up from your bottom and do what needs to be done. If you fail at it, try again.
Research: Carrying out a research about a particular task gives you a more in-depth understanding of the task and also allows you to me more realistic in your approach towards executing that task. Along with this understanding will be the matching enthusiasm to work?
Be Purposeful: Know why you want to do what you want to do. If you do not have a reason or a good enough reason to do something, you find it difficult to commit to the execution of that task. Ask yourself “why am I doing this?” If you can’t find a reasonable answer to that, you may want to drop it and move to a more purposeful task
Be Positive: Be more optimistic. Think more of “I can” rather than “I can’t”. Focus on the positivity around you. This doesn’t mean you have a nonchalant attitude towards what seems to be “obstacles”; no. it means you are able to think positively and cautiously towards executing you task.
Strategize (Break It Down): Sometimes our goals and tasks may seem overwhelming that we get tired before we can even get started. But like fractions, when you strategize and break down this big chunk of work into smaller bits, it becomes a lot easier to execute. The small successes will boost your motivation till you have completely dealt with the task.
Love What You Do/Do What You Love: When you do what you love or love what you do, it becomes more or less fun to you. We don’t get tired of having fun. So if you feel like you don’t have the zeal to carry on with that task, well….try enjoying it. If you don’t enjoy it, then you may one to consider doing something else.
Be Creative: Think of several creative approaches to executing your task. Think of fresh new ideas. Learn to think outside the box…go beyond the limits of possibility. There’s this energy that comes with “newness”. A new car smells good, sounds good, feels good and you feel the eagerness to just take a ride in it. Same thing happens when you get a fresh idea. Fresh ideas top up your motivation level.
Let Each Day Count: Life is too short to not do the things that matter. Let every day count; do today what you can do today.