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Terrific Self Motivating Tips

Aug 18, 2007
Motivation must come from within. It is impossible for someone else to motivate you to do something. Yes, others can offer incentives that can help you to motivate yourself. Self-motivation becomes all the more important where conditions negate the presence of someone to urge you to complete or improve upon your tasks. You must therefore strategize ways through which you can stay motivated.

Here are a few tips on how to keep yourself motivated.

. The first step in a self-motivation program would be to identify your goals. You must know and believe in what you want to achieve. Goals need to be categorized with a short, medium and long-term perspective. Be realistic in setting your goals. If you set very high goals that are nearly out of reach, you are doomed to fail. This would not be very motivating.

. Once decided, you must write down your goals and place them at a place where you can often view them. You must have a confidant to share your visions. When you verbalize and visualize your goals they acquire a realistic character and help spur you on towards tapping your enormous but dormant potential.

. Prepare yourself to leave your comfort zone. This is one of the biggest barriers that can prevent you from utilizing your full potential. You can make great things happen when you are able to make friends within the zone where you are not comfortable.

. Mistakes are great teachers. Never hesitate to act for fear of making mistakes. You avoid making mistakes just by the wisdom gained through making many mistakes. So shed your fears and stomp right ahead.

. Indulge in expansive and empowering thoughts. Avoid self-limiting thoughts that pull you down.

. Be cheerful and happy. Happiness provides fertile ground for motivation. So maintain a positive attitude and try to see goodness in everything.

. Concentrate on self-development. Carve out an hour from your daily routine and devote it toward reading good books, listening to or viewing inspiring audio/video tapes. Listening to inspiring talks for self-improvement is a great way of effectively utilizing driving time to and from your workplace.

. Shun the habit to procrastinate. It is possible to overcome procrastination if you structure and adhere to a proper daily schedule. To make scheduling easy, prioritize your tasks according to the importance they actually deserve. The highest priority should be accorded to things with little time left for completion.

. Cultivate a habit of finishing the job at hand. When you are not able to do this you become scattered while trying to accomplish a task. Train yourself to complete one task before taking up another.

. Your self-motivation will receive a tremendous boost when you reward yourself for a job well done. It would be a great feeling when you give yourself a pat on the back. It bolsters your confidence level and makes you aspire for attaining greater heights. So take a night off. Go watch a movie. Relax. Paint the town red!

. Think big. When you dream of and aspire for great things, it gives you direction in which you need to strive and you start making efforts to push yourself.
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