The Power of Motivation11/07/2018
Motivation is what keeps us going. It is the reason people succeed and the reason some people fail. Motivation is the drive someone has to complete a task. The ingredients of motivation are combined with many factors which include simplicity, attitude, the people you hang around with, the way you think, knowing yourself, helping other people and so much more. Motivation is the spark everyone needs to make it throughout the day, to set and meet goals, and so much more. Without motivation, you will fail. When you have apathy towards anything, you are not motivated because you do not care either way. Anyone who behaves this way is not capable of achieving anything in life because they don’t care if they do or not. If you are feeling this way, this book is exactly what you need to help you overcome your attitude problem and start feeling motivated again. When you know how to remain motivated with yourself, you can also help others because your attitude will be contagious.
Keep Things Simple
When thinking about motivation, the first thing you need to do is to create a space around you at work and at home. This space needs to remain simple and positive. The things around you have a lot to do with the way you feel and act, and whether you will be motivated or not. Your office space should contain and display items that make you feel positive about life and about reaching goals. If you have goals and things you would like to do, it might be a good idea to post these things on the wall of your office or your cubicle. This way, you have a constant reminder of the things you would eventually like to do.
Only you know where you would like to be in the future. You should create your space as a constant and positive reminder that you are working to get there. Create a positive atmosphere around you no matter where you are. This also includes the car you drive. If you spend many hours in the car commuting every day, make it a positive space. Keep it clean. Don’t drive a depressing vehicle that is full of trash and paperwork. Get your car detailed and begin to take care of it. You would be surprised how good you will feel when you clean up your car.
A clean home and clean office space make a really big deal when you need motivation. If you find yourself sitting in mounds of paperwork, you might have the attitude you are never going to complete the things you need to do. A messy work space can be frustrating and depressing. It may cause you to procrastinate and even be disorganized with your thoughts as well as your work. A messy and dirty home can be depressing and disabling. Many people will sit around procrastinating for hours in a messy home. It is amazing how good a clean home can make you feel. The best thing you can do is clean up your home. You will feel great and ready to take on anything. Get rid of those clothes which have been sitting in the closet for years that you haven’t worn. Clean out the mess in the shed and the garage. The space you spend your time in includes your car, home, and the office space you work in. It has a lot to do with the way you feel and the attitude you have when you wake up in the morning. Clean up the spaces you live in and make a positive atmosphere for you to enjoy and want to have a good day. You will finally see the goals as achievable rather than sit around thinking about them.
Goal Setting and Progress Tracking
Goal setting is the most important thing. If you don’t have any goals in life, you must be pretty bored. Some people sit around every day and say they are content with going back and forth to work to the same job every single day, year after year. You see nothing happen and you can always guess where they will be because they never do anything out of their routine. You might be one of these people.
Setting goals helps you grow. It makes you feel good to set goals and work toward making them happen. Goal setting is healthy for your body and healthy for your mind. One of the things to consider when it comes to setting goals is that you do not want to sit around and talk about the goals you have. This will do you nothing but be discouraging. When you set goals, they have to be realistic and achievable, otherwise you will be discouraged. Always set goals that you really can reach and you see a way to meet them. It is important to write the steps it will take to accomplish the goal. Decide how long it will take you to accomplish each task. This might be in days, weeks or even months. Once you do this, you will need to set a date that you will begin working towards achieving the goal. Then you can set the project up on a calendar and write down where you should be with each task.
As you begin a project or a completion of a goal, you must track the progress. As you meet certain milestones, you need to treat yourself to something special because you are one step closer to doing something you feel is important. If you are running behind, you might need to pick it up a step or extend the deadline. Be sure that you are only running behind because you under-estimated and you are really working according to task. When you set goals and lay them out with time frames and milestones, you will be more motivated to complete them. As you reach certain milestones, you will be motivated more than ever to reach the end of the project. This is a very positive way to work on projects especially if you have a hard time completing them.
Food For Thought
If you find that you are having a hard time being motivated to make it through the day or certain projects on a regular basis, there are certain things you can do. Motivation includes a combination of behaviours so you can feel the spark to accomplish certain goals and other things.
If you are motivated, you will have the enthusiasm you need to make it through anything. There are many things you need to do if you are lacking motivation. Many of the things you can practise on a daily basis include the way you think. Positive thinking is one of the biggest things you need to practise. Every time you feel negative about anything, you need to pinch yourself and remember you are working on motivation. Positive thinking at all times will help you. See the good in everything.
The people you hang out with have a big impact on you even if you don’t think they do. When you surround yourself with positive and motivated people, you will feel the same way. The best thing you can do for yourself is to hang around people who are supportive and believe in your goals. People who boost your spirit and your attitude are the best people you can have in your life. They will help create the motivation you need to meet goals and achieve set objectives.
Daily motivational techniques need to be performed in order to feel great about achieving goals. As you begin working towards motivating yourself, you might find some of these methods difficult to perform. You might need to create a list of the things you need to do. These things may not come easily to you and you will have to work hard towards all of these goals. Don’t worry. After time you will find that your motivational techniques will come naturally to you and you will no longer have to even try. You will be a motivated and positive person that most people love to be with.