When you find yourself in a motivational slump, just remember that motivation needs to be encouraged and nourished on a continual basis. This is not to say that you will not face times when you just feel unmotivated. It is less about those times, and more about what you do to get past them that matters. In order to create a well-spring of motivation you need to follow 5 steps to continuous self-motivation with techniques for sustaining long-term motivation.
- Possess a Positive Attitude
Having the right attitude is very powerful where motivation is concerned. No one can choose or pick their personal circumstances, but you can decide how you are going to react to them and what type of attitude you are going to possess. Possessing a positive attitude requires you to develop mental steps that are utilized on a regular basis for self-motivation purposes. Once you have used these steps on a continuous basis, you will have naturally created a positive attitude that will increase your ability to get and stay motivated. A great way to keep yourself positive and motivated is to share with others who are experiencing negativity and trouble in their life.
- Start Simple
When in the process of adopting a good positive attitude for self-motivation, start simple. Provide yourself with motivating items that you can place around your living and work areas. These items are different for every person, and will give you a spark of motivation to start and keep going. You can choose to replace an item with an activity such as jogging or working out to help you stay motivated throughout your day.
- Choose Your Company Wisely
Motivated and positive people are great company. Watch who you are around, that may influence your mind set. Keep people close that are encouraging and keep negative people out of your life. This can include speaking with people on social media, as well. It is always good to share your ideas with like minded others that can in turn motivate and encourage you to keep working toward your goals.
- Never Stop Learning
Part of becoming and remaining motivated is the thirst for knowledge. You should never stop learning. If you have an opportunity to read, do it. When you have a large base of knowledge it makes you feel more confident and helps you begin and finish projects.
- Remain Positive
In order to remain positive, try find good aspects within the bad. Obstacles are always going to occur, what is important is being able to find a way around/through them. When you remain positive and self-motivating you will find that even the most daunting tasks can be tackled.
Doug Dvorak can teach you additional techniques and steps to continuous self motivation for sustaining long-term motivation. Contact him to find out more about how you and/or your company can improve your self-motivation today.