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The Desire to Succeed and Self-Motivation

It's 6 in the morning. The alarm clock is buzzing, and you're thinking to yourself, "What's the point in getting up this early for work?" For some of us, the motivation is simply the desire to shut off the clock that is vibrating off the nightstand. But for others, it is truly self-motivation. It is an internal alarm clock that motivates a person to make the best of his or her day.

Certainly, everyone wants to succeed in the world. Everyone wants to have a purpose, to be at the top of the corporate ladder, or to be the best he or she can be in any given area. But why do some people succeed in doing these things, and others do not? The answer is: self-motivation.

There are several factors that contribute to self-motivation. They include:

-Self-esteem
-Desire to succeed
-Will power
-Mental stability
-Family
-Life goals
-Daily activities
-Daily pleasures

All of these factors will directly affect success in a career, in academics, in playing sports, and in marriage and parenting. Whether you desire the highest position possible at your job, or graduating with a 4.0 grade point average, you need self-motivation to do it. Self-motivation drives an athlete to score the winning soccer goal, just as it drives a parent to be a good role model for a child.

Along with the desire to succeed comes mental stability. Everyone has a bad day here and there; but what self-motivates a person to continue on with the bad day? The answer is mental stability. The mind is a great force. When you put your mind to accomplishing something, you will try your best to do it. As a result, your will power is tested. Being able to stay self-motivated and focused on what is important rather than "throwing in the towel" allows you to succeed in the end. Will power, mental stability, and the desire to succeed are all the result of self-motivation.

Another factor that drives self-motivation is the family unit. Family can self-motivate an individual to be successful. An individual - especially a working spouse - will crave the family's pride and approval. The working spouse self-motivates himself or herself simply by worrying whether or not the family is taken care of financially. The working spouse will most likely want to earn a high paycheck, and in the end provide for the family. Children often idolize their parents and will mimic what they see their parents doing. In the end self-motivation is passed on from one generation to the next, as it is an important role in family affairs.

Lastly, self-motivation is driven by daily goals and basic daily routines such as losing weight or learning how to play a sport. The simple daily pleasure of waking up to see the sun shine, to hear the birds singing, or even listening to the rain are all pleasures which can self-motivate a person to get up in the morning.

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Fear, Desire, and Self-Motivation

When it comes to motivating yourself one thing that is apparent no matter what your goals are is that anyone who has ever been given the title of "high achiever" is also a very self motivated person. You never hear about olympic athletes being forced to practice or multi-millionaires who just don't feel like doing their work. When it comes down to it they have mastered the art of self motivation and it's payed off in a big way. So what do these people know that you don't?

What high achievers have managed to do is shift their motivation from fear (what most people use), to desire. Although this seems very simple very few people ever make that shift and it costs them big time.

Fear and desire are the only two motivators in life. If you dig deep enough you'll realize that everything, from motivational speeches to commercials and even movies all work on one of those two levels. Motivational speeches or pep talks make you desire something better for or from yourself. Commercials either make you do something by fearing an outcome (if you don't wear your seatbelt you're more likely to die in a car crash) or by desiring it (if you wear this deodorant women will be all over you). And movies, especially horror movies, give you an adrenaline rush by showing you things you fear might happen.

The trick to being successful and self motivated is to move from fearing what you don't want, to desiring what you do want. Most people think that there isn't a difference, they'll say "what does it matter if I don't want to be fat or I want to be skinny, isn't it the same thing" and the answer is no it's not. Your brain works with images. If I tell you not to think of a corvette you have to first think of one to not think of it. In the previous example if you're thinking about not being fat what are you seeing in your minds eye? You have to see yourself as fat before you can think of not being that way. On the flip side if you are thinking of being skinny you'll see yourself as skinny, begin believing it in your mind, and begin acting from that belief.

Below are some action points you can start applying to see a difference right away, but as with any self-improvement it takes some work. Trust me when I say it will be very worth it though, because in a short time you'll see yourself becoming a more positive and happy person. You'll stop being afraid of what you don't want and start looking forward to the things you keep thinking and fantasizing about. From that point on as long as you remember to be consistent regarding these action points you'll become one of those self motivated people. And remember, it's not that people are self motivated because they are successful, they are successful because they are self motivated!

A few action points:

-Think about and visualize what you want as if it's already happen every day, this will spark your desire and make sure that your fire and passion for your dream never goes out.

-Start to pay attention to your thoughts and turn each fearful "what if" into a positive to keep you out of the fear motivation that will move you right towards what you fear. i.e. if you're driving down a dark side road at night instead of thinking "man what if my tire blew out right now" kill that thought and replace it with "what if when I get home my wife is waiting for me with a big smile on her face and I get to have an awesome dinner with the whole family!?". One is obviously the better thought.

-Begin taking responsibility for your day and life as a whole, remember that you created your current situation just like you're going to create your dream life. Write down a To Do of Critical Tasks list the night before and take responsibility for getting those done starting with the task that will further your most important goal.

-Sometimes fear is inevitable, right before a big change it's normal to feel a little bit of fear, the key is to acknowledge that fear as normal and good, and then push through that boundary. Feeling fear or discomfort (those butterflies in your stomach we all love so much) is a very good thing in cases like this because it's letting you know you're on the edge of a breakthrough, it's your old belief system's last ditch effort to keep you from moving forward.

-Last but not least, enjoy it! You'll realize that thinking about what you want, basically fantasizing about your dream life, is a lot more fun that dreading something that hasn't happen yet. So enjoy constantly thinking about what you want knowing with absolute certainty that everything you dwell on you bring about.

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Self-Motivation: The Desire to Succeed

It's 6 in the morning. The alarm clock is buzzing, and you're thinking to yourself, "What's the point in getting up this early for work?" For some of us, the motivation is simply the desire to shut off the clock that is vibrating off the nightstand. But for others, it is truly self-motivation. It is an internal alarm clock that motivates a person to make the best of his or her day.

Certainly, everyone wants to succeed in the world. Everyone wants to have a purpose, to be at the top of the corporate ladder, or to be the best he or she can be in any given area. But why do some people succeed in doing these things, and others do not? The answer is: self-motivation.

There are several factors that contribute to self-motivation. They include:

-Self-esteem
-Desire to succeed
-Will power
-Mental stability
-Family
-Life goals
-Daily activities
-Daily pleasures

All of these factors will directly affect success in a career, in academics, in playing sports, and in marriage and parenting. Whether you desire the highest position possible at your job, or graduating with a 4.0 grade point average, you need self-motivation to do it. Self-motivation drives an athlete to score the winning soccer goal, just as it drives a parent to be a good role model for a child.

Along with the desire to succeed comes mental stability. Everyone has a bad day here and there; but what self-motivates a person to continue on with the bad day? The answer is mental stability. The mind is a great force. When you put your mind to accomplishing something, you will try your best to do it. As a result, your will power is tested. Being able to stay self-motivated and focused on what is important rather than "throwing in the towel" allows you to succeed in the end. Will power, mental stability, and the desire to succeed are all the result of self-motivation.

Another factor that drives self-motivation is the family unit. Family can self-motivate an individual to be successful. An individual – especially a working spouse – will crave the family's pride and approval. The working spouse self-motivates himself or herself simply by worrying whether or not the family is taken care of financially. The working spouse will most likely want to earn a high paycheck, and in the end provide for the family. Children often idolize their parents and will mimic what they see their parents doing. In the end self-motivation is passed on from one generation to the next, as it is an important role in family affairs.

Lastly, self-motivation is driven by daily goals and basic daily routines such as losing weight or learning how to play a sport. The simple daily pleasure of waking up to see the sun shine, to hear the birds singing, or even listening to the rain are all pleasures which can self-motivate a person to get up in the morning.

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