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How To Increase Your Motivation And Achieve More Goals

Aug 7, 2008
One of the problems that faces many people on a daily basis is getting motivated to achieve their goals. They very often know what it is that they want but just can't get themselves to follow through. In the following article there are great techniques that you can use to get yourself motivated and into a mode of action for achieving your goals.

An unusual but exceptionally powerful technique to use is to visualize the joy you'll lose out on if you don't take action and go after your dreams. If you link pain to the failure that arises from failing to follow through, then you'll definitely be far more likely to get motivated and do everything it takes to achieve all that you truly want and deserve.

A great motivation inducing practice is to stop perceiving the task that you've decided to accomplish as being so massive by breaking it down into smaller, more easy to negotiate steps. By breaking it down and only focussing on the little tasks you'll become more inspired since it seems far more realistic to take small steps and by taking some action you'll start to get momentum to take you to the next level.

It's essential when motivating yourself that you give yourself rewards along the way and don't deprive yourself until the goal has finally been achieved. Achieving something worthwhile is going to take committment and endurance, so it's important to make the journey towards your goal more enjoyable and therefore you should celebrate the little successes along the way since these are what take you to your destination.

Making a bet with a friend or a relative can be another great method of increasing your motivation. If you say to a friend that if you don't make your target then you'll have to forfeit and give them $100.00 then this gives you a further incentive to push through and do what's necessary to get the job done.

Announcing publicly you're going to achieve can increase your motivation in a massive way. If you desire to lose 20 pounds in weight over the next 9 months then declaring you're going to do this at the gym or at a family gathering can be a really powerful motivator.

If you don't seem to be able to get yourself excited about a certain goal then you might decide to give up this goal and go after something else. There is no shame in turning your back on a goal and every reason to do so if it frees you up to set a new goal which will get you really excited and motivated.

One of the many superb mental motivation techniques which you absolutely must use is to vividly visualize what your life will be like after you've accomplished your goals. Through seeing the possiblity of magnificent new things materialising in your life in the future it increases your motivation to take action in the present and most certainly ensures a brighter more successful future.
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