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How Can You Pick Your Own Brain to Become Self Motivated?

Everyone has the ability to become self motivated. Increasing your motivation can be accomplished simply by thinking about it. After all, motivation is not just a psychological state, it is also biochemical. There are a few scientific tricks that can be used to increase your motivation. Simply pick your own brain on how to motivate yourself to become self motivated.


Self-Belief Causes Surges of Dopamine


The brain chemical dopamine is associated with reward and motivation. When you believe in yourself, it causes a dopamine surge. This in turn causes people to see themselves in a positive light. When people look at themselves in a positive light and believe in themselves, it can be a very powerful motivator. People that experience dopamine surges often relish new challenges and see themselves as being people that succeed. You can create a surge of dopamine in your brain by envisioning yourself in a positive and successful manner.


Remember Good Past Experiences


Even if you remember a task that made you feel unmotivated, you can turn the moment around by recalling a memory when the task was a positive experience. Remember when you enjoyed doing that same task so you can spark a positive emotion and increase your level of motivation. When you recall a good memory it increases your motivation to perform the activity again. A positive memory can help you achieve more when you keep it in mind.


Get Started to Keep Continuing


When you do not necessarily feel like completing a task it helps if you can get yourself started. Once you start something that you feel unmotivated to do, your brain will start producing dopamine simply because you are working at getting things done. If a task seems to be daunting, then start on a project or task that is tiny. Every time you achieve a task, dopamine is produced, no matter how small the task may be. The initial achievement gives you a boost and can help you achieve more progress until you finish. It is a way for your brain to receive positive feedback so you are motivated to keep achieving your goals.


View or Perform Tasks Differently


It has been proven that the more a person enjoys a task, the more likely they are to finish it. In order to finish activities that you may not enjoy, change how you view or perform them. You can figure out more ways to perform activities that are more fun and find that you are able to finish them with little hesitation.



Doug Dvorak engages his clients with motivational speeches about how to become self motivated. Attending his seminars and enjoying his motivational speaking programs will enrich your life!

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Dissecting 5 Motivational Quotes About Change and Opportunity (New Years Resolution Food for Thought)

With the new year coming up, many of us will be making vows to change a bad habit or behavior for our new years resolution. The world’s greatest achievers throughout history all share one thing in common: they do not fear change. Change to the worrier is nothing more than an unwelcome end. Change to a dreamer is a new door opening.

Resistance is Futile - Change

Here are some great motivational quotes about change and why I find them significant to success:

  1. Esmeralda Santiago: “How can you know what you’re capable of if you don’t embrace the unknown?” We often make the mistake of believing we have nothing to learn. Without curiosity about new things you will never know what you are missing. Looking forward to learning is a great motivator for those with inherent curiosity.


  1. Alan Watts: “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” When people are faced with change and feel nothing but fear and resentment they cut themselves off from possibility. Change is scary, but it is also often opportunity. Being open to change and diving in without fear is the only way to discover if something is right for you or not.


  1. Jodi Picoult: “Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do, but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it.” The ability to think on your feet and to trouble shoot when things don’t go your way is an important aspect of life. Motivation is not possible without believing you are ready, no matter what.


  1. Tony Robbins: “If you’re gonna make a change, you’re gonna have to operate from a new belief that says life happens not to me but for me.” Believing the universe is on your side is one of the most basic ways of believing you are meant to succeed. The view that things are out of your control and that you cannot change your own path is the best way to accept failure and do nothing to change it.


  1. Barbara Pletcher: “The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.” Staying motivated is easier when you believe you can do better, or make the most out of a bad situation. It will prepare you to face everyday with the belief that you will succeed.


They might not be the most well known quotes, but each one makes it clear that the ability to change, take control of situations and constantly strive to improve are at the heart of success and motivation.

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