10 Ways To Motivate Yourself
Everyone wants to archive a lot, but motivation often disappears as quickly as we think of the task ahead of us. Here are 10 ways to motivate yourself every day.
1. Stop waiting for the perfect moment
You should not wait for the perfect moment, the ideal moment is an excuse to not do anything today. You do not need a new day, a new week, a new month, a new year (or the end of quarantine).
START TODAY. Do not sit “dreaming about it,” and do not make long plans. This is a perfect way to motivate yourself.
2. Start small
The most important thing is to take the first step. Do not wait for a magical moment if you are not ready to get up and act.
All you need at the very beginning is to take one step. This is the most difficult, but I promise the second step will be easier.
Where do many people not act at the right time? In the first step. They already lose without even starting. They lose in their minds.
The first step paralyzes them. They are afraid, and so end up doing nothing. Anything is better than nothing, but sometimes it happens that life just overwhelms you from all sides.
When there are so many things to do and you don’t know what to do, you aren’t doing anything. Do not make this mistake – and just START DOING ANYTHING.
3. Strive for excellence
There is nothing better in life than realizing that you have done something well.
You did 200 push-ups , and before you could only 100.
You can always be better than you were yesterday. KEEP PUSHING !
4. Get serious
When will you become serious? Time flies and nothing changes in your life. Until you begin to take all of this with complete seriousness. Stop joking and get serious.
There is time to laugh and there is time to work. When you work, you work and do not get distracted.
Turn off the phone – your girlfriend and memes will survive an hour or two without you.
You need to invest time and focus, Work hard, be focused, and serious.
5. Celebrate small victories
Celebrating small victories helps create positive habits. And it’s not necessary to buy a cake or a bottle of champagne every time. Just note that something good happened.
For example, Vishen Lakhiani, CEO of Mindvalley, set up a special “excellent bell” for this, which he rings every time something good happens. It motivates you to do more. This a good way to motivate yourself.
There is one funny success story. Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and his father were asked what is the most important component of success. And all three unanimously answered: “Concentration.” Moreover, the answer was spontaneous, like the question itself, but they did not prepare in advance.
We are periodically distracted by checking emails, and notifications from social networks that do not allow us to concentrate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
So at least sometimes put your smartphone aside, put it into silent mode, and completely immerse yourself in work.
7. Be kind to yourself
Stop comparing your achievements with the victories of your friends and colleagues. There are many people that might be richer, better, and smarter than you. The moment you understand this, you should feel better.
You have the freedom to explore, the freedom to ignore what other people do, and how they do it, just focus and motivate yourself.
8. Be honest with yourself and others.
We live in a culture where social networks are important. We are used to presenting our life as perfect, creating a perfect image of ourselves, and this appearance of success can be dangerous.
By showing not only success but also failure, you get the additional motivation that helps you survive the defeat. Experience negative emotions, and then move on, this way you motivate yourself to keep pushing.
9. Be okay with making mistakes.
Part of the reason why we obsess over our work is that, we want it to be mistake-free. However, trying to achieve 100% perfection is highly ineffective.
If we’re busy perfecting these things, we can’t get to other important things. Realize that making mistakes is normality we have to embrace.
The more we open ourselves to making mistakes, the faster we can get down to learning from them, and the quicker we can grow.
10. Take breaks.
If your productivity is waning, take a break, resting, and coming back to the same thing, later on, gives us a renewed perspective and fresh focus.
Sometimes I run out of mental juice when writing my articles, and I don’t get anywhere by pressing on. I know it’s pointless to continue, so I take a break from work. Not surprisingly when I return later, I’m able to make progress again.
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