One of the hardest things to do in life is change. It is not impossible, however. You are the number one change agent that can motivate yourself to make changes in your life. Motivation needs to be renewed so it does not become a struggle to continue to stay on a positive path. This does not mean that you will never face depression or doubt. You can handle the negative better by using the following tips regarding confidence, focus, and direction to keep motivating yourself.
Bring Confidence Back into Your Life
Being confident is not something people are born with. The actual lack of confidence can kill motivation. This usually happens when focus is lost and put toward what a person wants instead of what a person already has. The human brain will come up with reasons why you do not have what you want, verses focusing on ways to enjoy what you already have. When this mind set is in place, negative thoughts occur easily and can break you down, and make you jealous of others while making bad choices. This is where bad impressions come from. To break free from the negativity, focus on gratitude. Take time to focus on the things in your life that are positive. List your strengths, successes, and the advantages you currently have. When you make an effort to feel grateful, it is much easier to see how successful and confident you already are.
Become More Focused
When you lack focus it literally stifles motivation. When you focus on negative ideas it can create fear. Fear can keep you from being motivated to attempting something positive that would take some guts like starting a workout regiment at the gym. Fear-based thinking needs to be refocused on a goal that is well-defined. A goal that is defined gives you a set of concrete steps that are measurable and keep you moving toward the tangible. This also puts your brain in action and allows you to create a successful plan. It changes worry into actions that assist you in forming a bright future.
Find Your Direction
Direction means you have a day-to-day plan and strategies that will help you achieve your goals. When you have no direction, you tend to lack motivation. Without these two stimuli you can easily succumb to procrastination and defeat. In order to find direction you need to identify a plan of action that leads to success. Every goal has a plan of action with activities that lead you closer to a positive outcome. To keep yourself accountable create a list and arrange activities based on individual results. Then you can make an action plan that will lead to a bigger return that keeps you motivated.
Doug Dvorak has been inspiring and teaching people ways to increase their levels of motivation for many years. When you attend his seminars you learn that you are the number one change agent that can motivate yourself and improve your life.