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Twelve Self Motivation Tips – Part 2

Twelve Self Motivation Tips - Part 2

These 12 motivation is a continuation from part 1. Click here to read part 1

Self Motivation Tip #7:

Get to know yourself. Question your self motivation. What are your values? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Is self motivation realized by focusing on your strengths? What motivates you? What de-motivates you? Self motivation questions your fears and limitations? How can you overcome them? What are your ineffective habits? What effective habits can replace them? Dig deep and answer these questions honestly as they relate to self motivation.

Self Motivation Tip #8:

Set aside some quiet time just for yourself everyday. Set a time to reflect on self motivation. I once took a day off work and gave myself 24 hours to write down everything I wanted to be, to do and to have. I decided nothing was impossible and there were no barriers. I imagined how my life would be affected if everything I wrote on that paper came true. Consequently, if I didn’t write in all down in 24 hours, nothing in my life would change. I would be closing the door on self motivation. Now it is 30 years later and I have accomplished most of my dreams and goals that I penned all those years ago. I exercise self motivation every day.

Self Motivation Tip #9:

Self motivation is knowing where you want to go and what you want to achieve. It is very unlikely you will enjoy success without self motivation. Success is the progressive realization of a goal and a dream. However, it is only a dream unless it is in print. Crystallization of a dream begins with writing it on paper. Write everything from the inside-out imagining nothing is impossible. Self motivation has no barriers, no limitations, and no fears. Group, categorize and prioritize all of your dreams and learn the secret to enhanced self motivation.

Self Motivation Tip #10:

Review your list of dreams often. Make it a daily habit. Dreams are the foundation to self motivation and must be written, planned, visualized and put into action. Prioritize your dreams and determine the price you are willing to pay to make your dreams a reality. The price could be effort, time, education, etc. If this form of self motivation does not appeal to you, revisit your priorities.

Self motivation Tip #11:

Part of self motivation is knowing what you want to do and creating an action plan for success. Keep each action point simple, so it can be accomplished. Large tasks usually get shelved, so minimize them. When your action plan is ready for implementation, commit to doing it by signing your name to it. Your signature should be the strongest commitment to yourself.

Self motivation Tip #12:

Take action. Self motivation is the actual doing. Thinking leads to procrastination, so stop thinking, just do it! The worst outcome is failure. You already know that you have to fail often to succeed once. Give yourself permission to have learning opportunities which usually transpire by doing and failing. You will need to employ all 12 self motivation tips if success is in your foreseeable future.

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The Secret to Self-Motivation

Just as willpower is an essential factor in achieving success, at some point in time, discouragement and lack of motivation may hinder you from reaching your objective. And it is up to you, and you alone to devise techniques that will help you keep that drive within afire.

It is helpful to have visual goals. whatsoever that is you are working towards, make it visual. It maybe something material like a car, or a vacation you have been looking forward to for the longest time.

Take or cut out a picture of it and post it at a conspicuous place at work or at home where you can see it often. So that when you feel discouraged, this will remind you of your goal and will help you keep your spotlight.

Make a contract with oneself. According to motivational researches, people who write down to-do-lists are far more triumphant in achieving their intended goals than those people who just keep mental lists instead.

Putting something in writing somehow makes it more powerful psychologically speaking. This may also be the basis why most cultures have such a high regard in honoring contracts. In the contract, you may also include a certain reward that you will give yourself once you have accomplished the task.

After all, everyone likes to be rewarded for completing a good job. Even a simple pat on the back, "good job", or "thank you" may do the trick to give the person the additional push to carry on, but unfortunately, these may not always be readily available. Considering that these are also essential in keeping oneself motivated, you must learn to find a way to get that encouragement on your own through pleasing yourself.

Abusive people lower your self-esteem and bring you down. Get these negative people out of your life. Surround yourself with positive people. Imitate their example. Smile amply and think happy thoughts.

These will give you a brighter outlook and lets you see a clearer picture of what you really want and a fresh mind to know what steps to take to get there. Rather than wait for things to happen, try to be proactive and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. Inactivity idles the brain and stagnates your potential to reach your goals.

Read inspirational books and literature. These will help you improve your attitude and heal your mind. A book of success stories also proves to be encouraging. You will not only learn from others' experiences and derive confidence boosting insights from them but the story will be instrumental in motivating you to go for your goal and move ahead with your plans. If this still seems to falter, get training or education.

Oftentimes, not knowing how or where to start is frustrating. Knowledge is power. Having a clear understanding of how and where to start is empowering and it will provide the extra drive needed to hit the mark you are aiming at and follow it through.

Having enumerated all these tips and tricks to attain self-motivation, but still you seem to feel lacking that much needed drive, there is one last thing that you must try.

Whatever it is that you have been meaning to do, or wanting to achieve, JUST DO IT! Keep on aiming high and go for it! Actually getting your hands dirty best solves the problem of motivation. By "forcing" yourself to just do it, your momentum will pick up gradually as you go along and before you know it you have finished the task or have finally achieved your goal. Divide and conquer is the key.

Break down the apparently unattainable activity to small doable steps. Not only does it become less overwhelming, but seeing the "in the meantime" results will further your confidence that it can indeed be done.

Lack of motivation happens to us all, but if you do not encourage yourself to accept opportunities and be challenged, no one else will. It is most important to keep your eye on the goal, find ways to keep going, and in no time, you shall reap its benefits.

And if at the beginning you were just doing it for the material reward, you will also learn to realize that the fulfillment, satisfaction and self-achievement you derive from reaching your goal is a much enjoyable high that will keep the drive within constantly burning.

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