How to get motivation…
…for what you know you need to do is a problem you, like many others may have.
Is there a project or a goal in your life that you are failing to achieve? What is the main reason for this? Is it a lack of motivation?
If so, then we are about to go over 3 ways that will first get you motivated, then keep you on track once you’ve started and finally we’ll enhance your motivation to make sure you succeed in the future.
Of course, the first thing we need to do is get started…
It’s nearly impossible to become motivated about anything unless you know WHY it is you’re doing what you’re doing. You would never get out of bed if you didn’t have a reason.
Think about it. If you cook breakfast in the morning, you know why you’re doing that. It might be because you’re hungry, or you want to fuel yourself for the day ahead, whatever it is. You know why you’re cooking breakfast. You have a reason. That is what gives you the motivation to make the breakfast. I know this seems like a simplistic metaphor, but it makes sense doesn’t it?
And if you want to get motivated to do absolutely anything, you must know why you are doing it.
If you need motivation to exercise, why are you exercising? Is it for health reasons? Is it to look good? The answer is of course always yours and yours alone, but you must know the answer. You must know your why. That is the first step to getting motivated. So once you’ve managed to get motivated, then what? Well you must tackle the age old problem of…
One of the biggest mistakes that people make once they’ve actually got something up and running is that they don’t take the time to recognize what they’ve already achieved.
You MUST take the time to celebrate your success.
If you don’t, then you’re unlikely to get the motivation to continue because your brain automatically wants you to take part in enjoyable activities. And if you don’t attach good feelings to what you’re doing, your brain will automatically try to get you to do something else.
However, I have good news. You can actually train your brain to help you to stay motivated. All you need to do is take the time to notice what you’ve already achieved, and feel good about it. Every day make sure you find at least one thing that you did the previous day that you can feel good about and celebrate.
Again, it sounds simplistic, but this is a really, really powerful technique.
So now we know how to get motivated, and we know the main technique for staying motivated, is there anything else we can do? I’m glad you asked. We can start to use some other…
Self Motivation Techniques
There are many, many self motivation techniques out there. And to be honest, it all depends on the person or individual as to how well they work. Just because one person says that doing this thing will work, doesn’t mean that it will work for you.
You need to understand what triggers your own motivation. What is it that makes you do what you do? I know it’s an old saying, but it’s a true one, when you’re born, you don’t come with a user’s manual. So it’s up to you to find out how you work.
Think about a time when you’ve been motivated in the past. What was it that got you motivated in the first place? What was it that kept you going when in other situations, you may have given up? Answering these questions will give you a better understanding of how you actually work. Not what other people say you should do. Only you know how it should be done.
So you’ve learnt a technique for getting motivated when you’re starting something new, you’ve also find out the best way to keep that motivation going once you’re up and running and you should now always be on the lookout for things to help you get and stay motivated and you should always be asking yourself how to get motivation?
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