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Motivation – From Building A Dream To Celebrating Your Accomplishments

§ October 16th, 2012 § Filed under Motivation, Working From Home § Tagged , , § No Comments

Staying motivated is a curious thing.   Sometimes, you need big things – life events that have the power to turn you around – and sometimes, you only need those tiny motivators – a cute saying on a poster – to make you feel like you have the power to do anything.

To get motivated – the first thing that you need to do is to identify what your dream is.  Big or small, it really doesn’t matter. As long as you have a dream, a goal, an objective, something you can hold on to, something to work for…that’s good enough to get you started. Once you have identified it – believe in it. Fuel it and keep the fire inside you burning for it. Give it all you can for that dream to be achieved.

Then, you need to get on with setting on the path to achieving your dream.  Don’t feel like getting out of bed? Don’t think this is the best time to start a new project? Don’t feel ready yet? Shut these negative ideas out. Feel like you truly are ready for something. Realize that every day is just as good to start new things as any other day.

The most critical part is always the beginning. It is where hesitation, self-doubt and all those nasty ideas that hold you back come in. But, refuse to listen to these. Instead, gain the momentum and get on with it. Start with simple things. Take the baby steps. It is easier to be continuously motivated when you know that you are achieving something every time you try. Afterwards, it is much easier to push yourself to finish the task or goal you are trying to pursue.

You need to keep on believing in yourself and your dream – no matter what.  Life knows how to deal with us. It can sense whether we are hot or cold toward our dreams. When we are on fire, it throws at us experiences that will shake our beliefs in ourselves, in the dreams we are trying to pursue.  It is when you are already near the achievement of your goal that you should be careful. Because it is during times like this that you will have to prove to life that you truly are serious about pursuing your dreams. In this critical moment, don’t back down, no matter how strong the urge to forget about everything you have worked for. Keep a positive outlook.

Remember to reward yourself for the little accomplishments along the way. Acknowledge what your smaller success is – and reward yourself.  It can be something as simple as going to your favorite restaurant for lunch.  It can be that new pair of shoes that you’ve been looking at.  And, know that those little successes lead up to achieving your dream.  Keep yourself motivated always!

Staying Motivated While Working From Home

§ September 27th, 2012 § Filed under Motivation, Working From Home § Tagged , , § No Comments

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, the drive, energy, enthusiasm, interest and passion just drain out.  So what do you do in times when you just don’t feel like doing anything? Or when too much needs to be done and all you ever want is to quit?  Read on for some tips that should help.

Imagine the consequences.


Worst comes to worst, you will lose the opportunities you are trying to pursue or lose your sense of enjoyment in life. When lacking in motivation, think of the worst case scenario that may happen because of it. Then, maybe, just maybe, you’ll be in the mood to get off your butt and start moving.

Just begin.

Quit the mental chatter. Quit the debate in your head. Quit the inner dialogue that pushes and pulls you from doing whatever it is that you need to do. Realize that hesitation doesn’t do you any good, it wastes your time at best. So why do it?

Stick with the plan.

Given that you have already started going for your goal, the next problem you’ll be encountering is sticking with it. It is never easy to stick with the plan because the temptation to give up or give in if wanting to rest, relaxation or slack off is too strong. No matter what happens though, just stick with it. Never, for one second, turn your back on your goals. Keep your eyes on them and keep moving toward them!

Be passionate.

Be passionate about your work.  You need to have a love of what you are doing.  If what you are doing doesn’t excite you – or you don’t make it interesting – then motivation jumps out the nearest window.  Have a passion about what you do.

Be careful when listening to that tiny voice.

The worst battles often happen inside the head, not the act. What limits us in most cases is the self talk that convinces us of the negative sides of goal, of our self, or of our dreams. Shut this voice out and you will find it is easier to be motivated.

Many people have problems from time to time with staying motivated.  Hopefully these above tips will help you to get through those times.

 

Motivation Tips – Staying Motivated

§ February 20th, 2012 § Filed under Motivation § Tagged , § No Comments

Sometimes staying motivated in reaching your goals is hard.  It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, the drive, energy, enthusiasm, interest and passion just drain out. The problem is, most of the times we are not calling the shots. We have to move with the rhythm of our environment which always asks us to stay ready and up and moving. So what do you do in times when you just don’t feel like doing anything? Or when too much needs to be done and all you ever want is to quit? Try the following.

Imagine the consequences.

Worst comes to worst, you will lose the opportunities you are trying to pursue or lose your sense of enjoyment in life. When lacking in motivation, think of the worst case scenario that may happen because of it. Then, maybe, just maybe, you’ll be in the mood to get off your butt.

Just begin.

Quit the mental chatter. Quit the debate in your head. Quit the inner dialogues that push and pull you from doing whatever it is that you need to do. Realize that hesitation doesn’t do you any good, it wastes your time at best. So why do it?

Stick with the plan.

Given that you have already started going for your goal, the next problem you’ll be encountering is sticking with it. It is never easy to stick with the plan because the temptation to give up or give in to the lures of rest, relaxation or slacking is too strong. No matter what happens though, just stick with it. Never, for one second, turn your back on your goals. Keep your eyes on them

Crave it.

Be passionate about what you are doing, even if it’s the most boring, tedious job in the world.

Do it for compelling reasons.

This is actually pretty much like the tip above, but it’s worth repeating. Do it for a compelling cause. Do it because you are burning with passion for it. Do it because it really excites you. If it doesn’t, then make it interesting. Motivation jumps out the nearest window if you don’t have an iota of interest in what you are doing.

Be careful when listening to that tiny voice.

The worst battles often happen inside the head, not during the act. What limits us in most cases is the self talk that convinces us of the negative sides of goal, of our self, or of our dreams. Shut this voice out and you will find it is easier to be motivated.

Tips To Finding Your Passion

§ January 31st, 2012 § Filed under Motivation § Tagged , , § No Comments

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

One of the keys to being truly happy is to find your passion in your work. A recent survey showed that 75% of people do not even know what their true passion is. I find that disturbing, because it is a wonderful feeling to be able to make a living doing something that you love. And, it’s sad that so many people live out their lives doing things that they hate to do.

Here are some questions to ask yourself to possibly help you in finding your passion:

1. What excites you? What makes you smile?

2. What are you good at? What do people ask your opinion about?

3. What do you read about? What magazines do you buy?

4. What comes easy to you?

5. What do you like to talk about?

6. What do you regret never attempting?

7. What would you do for free?

Take some time and truly think about each of these questions. Take a piece of paper and write down your answers to each question. Is there anything that pops up on more than one list? Is there anything that shows up on all of the lists?

This exercise may take you some time – and some major soul-searching to complete. But, it will be time well spent. Isn’t worth finding what will make you jump out of bed each day excited about life?

Remember, we only go through this life once – be happy and enjoy!