Doing nothing is easy and many of us find ourselves simply accepting a situation that we are not happy with; rather than actually taking positive steps to change that situation. In other words; we seem to lack the motivation to take the necessary steps to achieve our goals. This could be something as simple as a desire to give up smoking cigarettes; or, as complex as achieving an improvement in our daily working lives (be that a promotion or a new job that is better suited to our personality and potential). The desired improvement need not be financially inspired; it could be that what we really need is increased job satisfaction.
To Change Anything; We Need Motivation
You could say that motivation is the fuel that powers our progress through life. Motivation provides the inspiration for us to take action and do something that causes change or progress. Without motivation, we remain stuck in the realms of wishful thinking.
How Do We Get Motivated?
Something needs to get us into a mindset whereby we not only wish for something but actually set out along the path towards achieving it.
The types of things that help us get motivated and stay motivated are:
- Adopting a positive way of thinking; get out of the habit of being negative and adopt a “can do” attitude. Here is a great read on The Power of Positive Mental Attitude.
- Concentrate more on what you want to achieve rather than thinking and worrying about what you have not.
- Clear your mind of unnecessary thoughts and concentrate on the matter at hand.
- Concentrate on what is happening rather than what might have happened.
- Be focused; cast doubts aside and believe in yourself.
To work with these 5 tips you should also have strategies that help you maintain your continuous motivation.
If you are strong willed enough to remain self-motivated, you should not need any additional help. However, most of us are not. We are not exactly lazy; but, do need a push if we are to become fully motivated towards achieving any of our desired goals in life.
A good strategy is to seek help from others who have already improved their lives through determination and motivation. Some can find this by reading the so-called “self-help” books; while others are more likely to succeed by listening to inspirational speakers. In many a seminar; the keynote speaker’s function is to get the audience motivated towards succeeding in the given field of the following seminar. A third option is to hire a life coach or mentor to help you with your motivational goals.
If you need tips and strategies for continuous motivation you need to listen to (or read the books of) professionals like Doug Dvorak. Their wealth of experience in succeeding and remaining motivated in life CAN be passed on to you.