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Is Your Motivational Glass Half Empty or Half Full? How Your Mindset Affects Your Reality

Adopting a Positive Mindset

You’ve probably heard of this common expression before. While the half-empty, half-full comparison is usually focused on your mindset, the way your mind thinks about it can be highly motivational, as well. A big part of what we get done in our lives has a lot to do with how we frame our attitudes.

For example, if you tend to be a pessimist, you probably think of all the negative things that can happen instead of what could go right. You may procrastinate on your tasks because you think it won’t amount to much. This kind of thinking is detrimental to productivity because it can prevent you from starting new projects before they even get off the ground.

On the flip side, if you always think of the glass as being half-full, you’re an optimist. Optimists start off on the right foot because the simple act of believing in yourself to make positive changes is a great positive mindset to adopt, even if you aren’t quite sure where to start. Changing your mindset can have a profound impact on whether your motivational glass is half empty or half full. Keep the following 4 concepts in mind when thinking about your mindset and how it can affect your reality:

 

Power and Confidence

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Most people lack the confidence to try new things, and all the motivation in the world (such as from peers or family members) may not be enough to initially to take that jump. Whether you’re focused on a new career, starting a family, or being the top salesperson, you have to be confident in your own abilities to succeed. Believing in yourself goes a long way in all aspects of life. Building a sense of confidence in your capabilities, trying new things, and accomplishing tasks will help you feel powerful.

 

Related Article: 5 Steps for Setting Smart Goals

 

Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Believe that what you say has merit, what you think is right,fine-piece-of-china and what you want is possible. Of course, you’re not always going to be right and should also show humility when necessary, but don’t let self-doubt stop and the fear of failure stop you from standing up for what you believe is right.


Motivation as a Success Factor

self-esteem-thomas-carlyle-quoteHowever, once you do build up your sense of self-confidence and believe that you can achieve your goals, motivation is an essential success factor. It takes time to create a plan that will work for you. Having a clear plan will not only motivate you to get things done, but it can also help you to get the ball rolling smoothly on your goals.


Fake it Until You Make It

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While you shouldn’t take on responsibilities or roles you’re not qualified to do, but the right mindset can help you to take care of challenging tasks. Pushing through discomfort or as the old saying goes, “faking it, until you make it,” can help you get through the discord until you notice minute changes that will, over time, build into accomplishments.

 

 

 

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The 5 Fundamentals of Motivation

Motivation is a psychological factor that is undeniable in any feat or performance. The winners in life would never have been there if they hadn’t taken inspiration from something and been motivated enough to achieve. Life is hard in society and achievements are even harder to succeed with. If you cannot control your actions and direct them in the right channels, you’ll never get things done successfully. There are some experts who can help motivate you better. Here are the 5 fundamentals of motivation that will help you control your future and success better –

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# 1 – The Power of ‘You’

Remember that ‘You’ are the most important aspect of your success. Without your own power of self motivation, you cannot achieve anything. You are your biggest inspiration and your determination is your biggest asset. Whenever you feel alone and incapable, look into ‘You’ for assistance before looking towards friends, colleagues, or family – only then will success find you.

# 2 – Believe in your Goals

Goals are set by ourselves, for ourselves. Your company or employer may set your objectives, but the scope of ‘goals’ is much wider than merely ‘objectives’. These goals are markers you set out to achieve which will act as guiding lights in your path towards success. Follow them with diligence, and you will never stray from a path that will eventually give you success.

# 3 – Failure is Good

OK, don’t judge this one without hearing it out completely. Repeated failure is never positive, but failing itself is one of the 5 fundamentals of motivation. Without failing, you will never be able to gather enough experience to succeed. No achievement in human history was a one shot deal – everything had a slow start and a gradual or sudden success. In between, it was the trials, errors, and failures that led to victory.

# 4 – Commitment is Virtue Beyond All Else

If you don’t have the heart to completely immerse yourself into a task, don’t expect success. Motivation comes when you have worked towards a goal and find the zeal to stick to it within yourself. Commitment is a promise to yourself, so the only person you fail when you aren’t committed is yourself. Grit your teeth, dig in hard and give it everything you have – results may vary, but satisfaction is guaranteed.

# 5 – Success is Relative

This is perhaps the most important of the 5 fundamentals of motivation. Never get de-motivated if your results aren’t equal to or better than others’. Remember, all that matters is whether you are happy with your achievements. There is always a second try, but never lose faith.