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The Magic of Motivational Thinking

The magic of motivational thinking can completely transform your life, bring in new opportunities, and new ways of thinking. The magic lies in how your thoughts can turn dreams into reality, but it takes more than a little day dreaming to make them come true. Motivational thinking is made up of equal parts willpower, discipline, and courage to go after your dreams.

Motivational thinking does not happen overnight, but it can be learned with enough determination and hunger. The problem for most people is that they don’t do what it takes to accomplish their goals. To achieve meaningful accomplishments in life, you have to think big. You have to put in the effort and be consistent.

Getting what you want out of life usually involves doing things you are not going to want to do. To get into the mindset of thinking motivationally, you have to stretch your mind to overcome uncomfortable situations and challenging goals.


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The magic of motivational thinking requires that do things you aren’t going to want to do, and probably many of them. You’re going to be highly uncomfortable circumstances. The point is that you have to grow and learn, stretching your mind and/or body into what you want it to be. While the concept is simple (though unpleasant) to understand, it isn’t easy to do. However, once you are mentally conditioned to think in with a highly motivational mindset, the possibilities for your life are limitless.

The magic of motivational thinking is what helps you do it. Here are a few things to keep in mind to strengthen your capacity for motivational thinking.


How Does Motivational Thinking Work?

Motivation is a kind of energy that helps you focus on getting what you want out of life. It’s likely to be a long road, but when you get what you want, you’ll be more satisfied and happier than you imagined possible.

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The point is that you have to go for it, regardless of what ‘it’ is. You’re going down a path unknown to you, which brings up scary questions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay positive, focus on the results you want, and strive for success every day.

 

Your Thoughts Create Reality

Take note of how your mind speaks to itself. Harnessing the magic of motivational thinking involves paying close attention with how your mind speaks to itself. Most people tend to fall into negative communication loops of self-doubt and negative thinking which can inhibit productivity and prevent goals from being achieved.


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vince-lombardi-quoteBreak through this cycle of negative self-talk and harness the magic of motivational thinking by identifying and observing specific triggers that launch you into negative communication with yourself. Substitute negative communication with positive reminders that will motivate you. The smallest shifts in thinking can transform your life when practiced every day.

 

Keep Track of Your Goals

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It’s hard to stay motivated when we don’t hold ourselves accountable for completing our dreams and aspirations. It can be difficult to build a positive momentum of success when we lose sight of our goals. To strengthen our capacity to stay motivated and engaged, we must learn to stay on top of our accomplishments, work tirelessly to complete them, and celebrate our successes.

 

The magic of motivational thinking conditions us to push forward in order to overcome obstacles in our lives. It is an inevitable fact that we are bound to face difficulties that will challenge our spirits, but the magic of motivational thinking reminds us to face each challenge with a positive mental attitude and an organized mind.

 

 

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5 Types of Motivation – What is the Best Motivator for You?

The Best Motivator is The One That Works For You

We are all motivated by a unique force that drives us to achieve and become more than what we already are. Have you ever wondered what the best motivator in the world is? Many people do, and the problem is that there isn’t a perfect answer. Motivation is not one-size-fits-all.

 

As we grow and gain new experiences in life, we find that our motivations change too. The factors that used to fuel us in the past become outdated and we are motivated by different things as new challenges arise in life. Whether it’s money, the desire to make a difference in the world, or personal satisfaction in doing your very best every day, the best motivator is always the one that works for you.

 

What motivates you may be different than what motivates a friend, family member, or stranger. What motivates one person simply might not work well for another. What motivates you for work-related tasks may be different than what motivates you for personal-life tasks. It is important to identify and understand the different types of motivators so that you can recognize how they work and which types of motivators to adopt for your motivational strategy. Read on to learn about the 5 types of motivation and how they work:

 

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Work Motivators

work-motivators-hustleThose who work in a high-stress field (which can almost include any job now) need to stay motivated to continue doing what they do. For many, it’s the fact that they want enough money to pay bills and live comfortably. That’s a huge motivator for many people. Others may be coming out of a traumatic event, such as a spouse passing away or divorce. You may be worried about your financial future, so you focus on doing the best job you can and enjoying as much of your job as possible.

Other motivational options for work-related tasks include getting recognition, earning bonuses, getting respect from others, or moving up the corporate ladder. Depending on your personality, drive, and needs, any or all of these can motivate you to do your job well.


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Personal Life Motivators

Personal life is much different than work and what motivates you in that aspect is different. You don’t earn money for being in a relationship, but you can factor in that your job provides stability and flexibility to do what you love.

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Motivation can come from many sources here, but most people rely on others for motivation. They know that their parents and family members are always there for them to cheer them on, they have spouses who rely on them for security, both emotionally, financially, and much more.

 

There are other personal life motivators like being a good friend, being an excellent spouse, significant other, or finding time to enjoy a relaxing moment for yourself.


Achievement Motivators

success-achievement-motivatorsMany people are driven to achieve specific goals in their lives. This type of motivator works best for people who are sustained by process of achieving tasks and marking things off their to-do lists instead of the actual reward. For example, marathon runners might run for the joy of training every day for a marathon instead of actually finishing the race. People who are motivated by achievement are self-motivated. They live for accomplishment and overcoming challenging tasks.


Social Motivators

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As social creatures we need to feel a sense of belonging and community. People who are driven by social motivators seek deep connections and the presence of groups to motivate themselves.

 

 

This type of motivator works well for those of us who are nourished by interactions with family, friends, or a specific club where we can be with others who share the same interests. Finding genuine people who accept us for the things we love makes us feel less lonely and supported in our endeavors.


Learning Motivators

motivated-by-learningMastering new subjects and learning skills that make us into better people is one of the most enriching aspects of life. People who are motivated to learn are similar to achievement motivators except that they are motivated to absorbing new information and improving their skill-sets. Learning motivators are one of the best types of motivation because people who love learning understand that knowledge brings power.

 

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How To Be a Better Motivational Leader

What Do You Need To Be a Better Motivational Leader?


You don’t have to speak to thousands of people to be a better motivational leader. Great leaders are everywhere; from our friends, teachers, managers or supervisors, motivational leaders inspire us to be the best version of ourselves. Everyone, regardless of their background has what it takes to inspire, influence, and empower those around them.

 

An individual does not have to go through extreme experiences such as war, tragedy, or poverty to be an inspirational motivational leader. There is no universal model for what makes a better motivational leader, but there are specific characteristics, attributes and qualities that matter if you want to be a better motivational leader. Motivational leaders come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties. To be a better motivational leader means upholding a certain standard for yourself and for those around you. Read on to learn about what attributes and characteristics make up better motivational leaders.

 

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Motivational Leaders Teach Others

 

motivational-leaders-teachYou may not have a lot of background in your career field or have gone through trying times, but understand that each one of us knows something the other person doesn’t. To be a better motivational leader to others, you must learn your own personal perspective on the way you see the world. Understanding yourself means learning your strengths and your weaknesses. Learn how to distinguish your strengths so that you can teach others to find and capitalize on their own unique qualities.

 

 

Motivational Leaders Give Their Time to Help Others

 

motivational-leaders-give-timeWhether you devote more time to showing employees how to behave, what to do or prefer to volunteer your time and money, you can always help others. If you regularly do community service work for the good of the city, you might consider talking to others to communicate the benefits of giving time to helping those in need.

 

Motivational Leaders Are Passionate About What They Do

 

motivational-leaders-passionComplaining about the difficulties of projects, frustrations over management, or agitating clients is not going to inspire others to perform at their best and will most likely detract them from you. It certainly won’t inspire others to be more passionate about they do. People want to see their leaders take on challenges and obstacles with confidence and poise. To be a better motivational leader means showing others that you are passionate about whatever it is you do. Whatever you are, be a good one.

 

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Motivational Leaders are Conscientious

 

conscientious-motivational-leadersIt’s increasingly easy to let non-essential or not as essential things take priority in your life, especially when you’re climbing the ladder of success at work. However, managers often neglect team-member meetings to meet with CEOs and other important big-wigs. The problem is that the team member you’re neglecting may need your help to improve their work ethic or skills. Letting them slide could mean that you let the entire company down. Make time for employees that you manage because it shows that you value them. Don’t neglect other duties; fit them into the equation. Keep scheduled appointments and commitments to your team and make their success your priority.

 

Motivational Leaders Don’t Ignore Problems

 

motivational-leaders-solve-problemsThe best motivational leaders hold themselves to a higher standard and expect no less from others. There will always be managers and supervisors who will often let unmotivated employees or low-quality work slide. This is extremely detrimental to the performance and culture of the team. To be a better motivational leader, you must find the confidence to address issues with your team and make an effort to explain solutions or work with people to find a solution to the problems they face.

 

 

Becoming a better motivational leader can seem like a daunting task, but for some it may be as simple as committing to becoming the best version of yourself. Leaders inspire us because there are committed to the success of the team and others. They work tirelessly to guide, coach, inspire, and empower others to meet goals and objectives.

 

 

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5 Skills That Promote a Positive Mental Attitude

Promote a Positive Mental Attitude to Reframe Your Life 

A positive attitude is an important asset in both your personal and your professional life. The ability to reframe your situation and discover different ways of thinking in order to feel good about a situation or circumstance is an important skill that not only promotes a positive mental attitude but allows you to you create new opportunities.

Negative attitudes are detrimental to productivity. A negative attitude will send your circling down a downward spiral of negative thinking that forces you to dwell on what has not happened, how things went wrong, and how you never really the things you need in life.

The ability to think positively rather than negatively is a skill that must be trained. It is easy to get caught up in negative thinking. The ability to promote a positive mental attitude during tough times is a skill that requires training and practice. Master these 5 skills and learn how to promote a positive mental attitude.

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Look for the good in situations

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A skill that promotes a positive mental attitude is to train your mind to think about the good in situations and circumstances. Take the time to start a gratitude journal and write down at least three things that you are grateful for every day. Train your mind to think about the positive elements in your life.

 

 

Know your purpose

More often than not, people will begin to feel frustrated when they are unsure about what they are doing and why they are doing the things they do. Understanding your purpose is an important skill that promotes a positive mental attitude. Take the time to understand your purpose and what you want for your life. Whether it’s daily, weekly or a monthly practice, it is easier to see accomplishments, create progress, and build off momentum when you take the time to get understand yourself.

 

Find positive people

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As the old saying goes, “show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are.” If you have a negative attitude, your friends and the people you surround yourself with probably have the same kind of negativize thinking. Surrounding yourself with positive people by seeking out new associations puts you in a more positive social and career circle.

 

 

Take time for yourself 

Relaxing, unwinding, and letting go of your daily responsibilities allows your mental and emotional batteries to recharge. Taking time for yourself is a critical skill that promotes a positive mental attitude but can be hard for busy professionals. Learning how to create healthy space to recharge is a skill that prevents burnout, which is a significant source of negativity. Take a holiday, visit friends, take a class or find a hobby you enjoy and block off time regularly just to enjoy life.

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Recognize your own accomplishments

Your boss may not acknowledge when you have done something great, but it’s important to remember that you know better than anyone if you did. Find ways to reward yourself and acknowledge the positive impact you created.

 

The more you get to know yourself to determine where you feel strong in your positive thinking and attitude, the more you can look for ways to build these strengths into your everyday life.

 

Allow Doug the opportunity to give your group or team a motivational and inspirational boost. Doug Dvorak is one of the world’s most sought-after keynote motivational speakers who has trained and impacted over one million people in each of the fifty states and in over 107 countries. Visit Doug’s website for more information.

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6 Motivational Tips to Help Millennials Succeed In Their Professional Career

Motivational Tips To Help Millennials Succeed in Their Professionals Career

 

Millennials are fast becoming the largest generation in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Millennials will officially overtake the number of Baby Boomers in the USA in 2019. They define Millennials as those people between the ages of 20 to 35 in 2016, with numbers in excess of 73 million. There is a lot of information out there about the lack of apparent motivation this group exhibit in their professional careers. In fact, it may not be that millennials lack motivation, but rather a case of trying to use incorrect forms of motivation. The following tools, strategies, and motivational tips will help millennials succeed in their professional career:

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  • Know the goals

    An effective motivator for Millennials is to have a clear picture of what they want to achieve in a particular job, then create that opportunity. Coaching and mentoring can be outstanding tools to achieve this motivation.

  • Ask for Opinions and Ideas

    millennial-inputIn many corporate structures, changes come from the top down. Asking Millennials for input, ideas, and opinions while involving them in the decision-making process is important.

 

 

 

  • Create a challenge

    Learning, trying new ideas, and thinking outside of the box are all seen as critical motivational tips that will help millennials succeed in their careers. As a group, they are unmotivated in careers by predictable, boring and repetitive jobs.

 

  • Personal Connections 

    Building-ConnectionsMillennials are motivated by a personal connection with their company and not just a paycheck or an opportunity for promotion. Building in time to connect on a personal and not just a corporate level is essential to stay motivated and interested.

 

 

 

  • Build in professional development

    continually-improving-process Implementing a process for millennials to learn on the job, continually improve, and develop their skills is a critical motivational tip that will help millennials succeed in their careers. Companies that recognize this can provide the training and growth opportunities their Millennial employees are looking for.

 

 

  • Look for workplace flexibility

    Building in remote work opportunities and not having rigid structures around office hours, when possible, is an effective motivator for Millennials.

Of course, as with all people, the feeling of accomplishing something in their career is another important factor. Goal setting opportunities, support in achieving those goals and having work that is relevant and meaningful is always important for the Millennial employee.

 

Allow Doug the opportunity to give your group or team a motivational and inspirational boost. Doug Dvorak is one of the world’s most sought-after keynote motivational speakers who has trained and impacted over one million people in each of the fifty states and in over 107 countries. Visit Doug’s website for more information.