Are You Motivated?
Motivation is what drives us forward and enables us to keep working at something until we achieve success, irrespective of what that particular objective is. It makes us persistent and that’s more often than not, the main difference between success and failure.
It is, however, no easy task to remain motivated in everything that you do, especially after failing a few times. Nevertheless, some of the most successful people in the world managed to stay motivated in what they did and in turn, inspired the same motivation and insistence in others around them.
To know how some of us manage to do that almost every day of the year, go through the following three points.
Control What You Do
“Everything that you do” doesn’t necessarily have to include everything that you can do, but should consist primarily of things that you want to do. If you are passionate about most of the things in your life, you will always be more motivated by default.
Choose a field of work that appeals to you and your chances of being successful in that job will inevitably go up. Wait until you find a partner who genuinely interests you or has qualities that ignites passion in you and you will always make that extra bit of effort to make the relationship work, even when things get a bit sour.
The bottom line is that in order to stay motivated, don’t just do things for the sake of doing them. Instead, channel your limited time and energy into things or people that you are genuinely interested in or care about.
Change Your Approach
On going through some of the most inspirational quotes about self-improvement by famous and successful people, you will notice that most of them hint towards introducing changes in your life and that’s the key to staying motivated as well.
Sometimes, when life shoves you down a road that was never yours to take and you cannot do anything about it at that moment, what you need to do is change your perception and approach towards it.
For example, if you are doing a job at this time that you don’t like, but quitting isn’t an option either due to financial burdens, you should be looking at your present job as a stepping stone towards the job that you want to do.
Stay at that place as long as you need to, save money and then when you are financially and mentally ready for the shift to something better, take that plunge.
Even if you are already doing what you always wanted to do, it can get monotonous or may come to a standstill at times and that’s precisely when you should introduce a change. Join a new job at a different company, change your business ideas up a bit and experiment or start exploring new avenues in your field of work.
As stated by the famous author and filmmaker T.D. Jakes, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.”
Smaller Achievements and the Big Picture
Visualizing your end goals and how you will feel once you get there is a great way to start and stay motivated, but sometimes, the long-term goals begin to seem just too far away, especially during the most trying of times.
This is where you need to break your path to the final goal down into multiple smaller objectives and keep yourself motivated with the immediate goals.
You can even make it a ritual to do something rewarding each time you manage to successfully complete one of those many smaller objectives because it will provide you with the additional incentive to chase after the next immediate goal.
Nothing motivates and brings in success better than confidence and those little wins will each contribute towards turning you into a more confident person every time.
While the exact details may differ from situation to situation, these three tips to stay motivated hold true in almost all circumstances of life.
Control, change and confidence are perhaps the three most important aspects of what we just discussed and now that you know what to do, take the all-important first step and start applying that knowledge.