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3 Keys to a Winning Motivational Attitude

A Winning Motivational Attitude Leads to Success

Before you can begin contemplating your goals, you need to have a winning motivational attitude that will help you make plans and set a path for success. Of course, circumstances are always subject to change throughout the journey, and you may decide that some parts of it aren’t going to work or that you don’t want them anymore. However, maintain a winning motivational attitude is the reason why people accomplish their goals. Whether you want to be a better salesperson, or you want to make a significant life change, you need to be motivated first.

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The opposite also applies; when you lack motivation, you can’t start new projects or may hop from project to project because you’re not set on one in particular. A lack of a winning motivational attitude usually results in poor performance. A winning motivational attitude is all about perspective. Keep these 3 keys to a winning motivational attitude in mind when you find yourself in a slump:

 

 

Related: The Devolution of Motivation and How To Counteract Self-Sabotage


The Need to Achieve

Once you’re motivated to try something new, make a change, or take on a new project, you require a need to achieve something. This need should be focused primarily on goals and improving your performance. You may also draw up the tasks you should be completing and have a way to measure your results.

 

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For this to work, you need self-discipline and a sense of responsibility. You may also need to keep schedules and stick to them. In most cases, you work as a group (such as a sales team), and everyone has to be on the same page. Check up on your goals from time-to-time and make sure they are updated with any new developments. A winning motivational attitude starts with creating momentum and the mindset to get things done.

 

Related: 5 Steps for Setting SMART Goals

 

 

The Need to Affiliate

The worst thing that someone can do is not tell anyone about their plans. Whether you want to lose weight, find a new career, or be the top seller at your firm, you need to tell someone else. Confide in a close friend, mentor, or colleague and tell them about your goals and objectives. Creating a mindset of affiliation with people you trust will help you to build a support system that will keep you motivated and inspired to accomplish your goals. The need to affiliate with a support system and a strong network of people will also allow you to gain perspective on the overall reasons for completing your tasks. Understanding the reasons for doing what you are doing is an essential aspect of developing a winning motivational attitude.

 

The Need for Power

While it may not seem like a good idea, the need for power can be a significant motivator. As long as you realize that you’re not the only one who is working on the same goal and don’t go overboard being a power-seeker, you can use your power and that of others to motivate yourself to new heights.

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As the old adage goes, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Make sure you make great use of your newly acquired responsibilities to inspire those around you. Individuals with power are usually in highly demanding leadership roles which can have a profound effect on others. Ensure that your desire for power also benefits those around you. Not only will you gain their respect and admiration, but you will also have a supportive team that will have your back.

 

 

 

 

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4 Ways to Cultivate Mindfulness and Improve Focus

 

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In today’s fast-paced environment, we are constantly bombarded with distractions. These distractions often hinder your ability to complete tasks and daily objectives. Cultivating a sense of mindfulness is crucial to your ability to perform well without being distracted.

Here are 4 ways you can cultivate mindfulness for improved focus and motivational levels today.

 

Take a Breather

Learn to take deep inhalations and exhalations when you start to feel stressed and anxious. Conscious breathing will take you away from your wandering mind and allow you to gain much-needed clarity regarding the important tasks you are doing.

Go for A Quick Walk

If you find yourself overwhelmed with the day, get up, go outside, and take a brief stroll. You don’t need to have a clear destination in mind. The point of the walk is to recalibrate your awareness of the present moment. Be mindful of each step and your surroundings.

Focus on One Task at a Time

One of the easiest ways to cultivate mindfulness is to avoid multi-tasking. Practice working on one task or project at a time and focus your mental awareness on getting that one thing done before moving on.” Overloading yourself with too many tasks at once will take a toll on your overall focus and performance.

Get Ideas from Other Resources

If you find yourself distracted, develop the habit of getting distracted by something that is related to your task. Asking someone for their advice can help you develop new ideas while giving yourself time to decompress.

Stepping away from your task allows you to open up new channels of inspiration that could improve your ability to perform and maintain focus. If there is nobody available to speak with, consider watching a video or read a blog article that is related to your task. These outside resources provide a gateway to decompress and develop new ideas all while remaining focused.”

 

Related Reading: INFOGRAPHIC – 9 Areas of Focus To Improve Motivation

 

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8 Powerful Habits To Help You Develop A Positive Mental Attitude

“The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master.”

-Chinese Proverb

 

Every single day we are bombarded by a constant stream of seemingly uncontrollable thoughts. In fact, the average person has about 45,000 negative thoughts a day! That’s 80% of all your thoughts taking up most of your mental real estate. When our minds become cluttered with negative thinking, we lose focus on the task at hand and forget about priorities. Thankfully, we can train our minds to resist the toxic pull of negative thinking and develop a positive mental attitude instead. The first step is learning how negative thoughts arise and to learn how to stay aware of how we respond to them.

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Negative thoughts arise when we dwell on the past or get anxious about future events. The past becomes difficult to bear when we begin to relive the weight of shameful events, disappointments, and mull over the missed opportunities in our lives. The future can cause negative thoughts because of the sheer vastness of the unknown that lies before us. We often worry about paying bills, our careers, and other events that haven’t happened yet. We become entrenched in scenarios that we imagine for ourselves and forget about the reality of the moment. Controlling our emotions will help us to cultivate a healthy mental environment of self-awareness, discipline, and happiness. Here are 8 ways to develop a positive mental attitude:

 

  1. Cultivate A Sense of Awareness Over Your Thoughtsyour-thoughts-create-your-life

Self-awareness will always be an important skill to practice. Controlling your thoughts is an important way to keep your emotions at ease. Create reminders to help you label negative feelings as they arise. Try putting a rubber band on your wrist to remind yourself to relax when you get anxious. Take time to slow down and figure out why you feel a certain way instead of becoming overwhelmed by the feeling itself. Learn to distinguish between harmful and positive emotions. You don’t have to believe everything your brain drops onto your lap. Train your mind to break free from instantly identifying with negative emotions.

 

  1. Break The Spell and Take Action

Train yourself to break the trance of negative thinking and learn to develop physical patterns to help interrupt negative thoughts from snowballing out of control and ruining your day. Keep the rubber band on and give it a light pop when you feel yourself getting overwhelmed. Get up and stretch. Declutter your mind by going out for a short walk. Allowing yourself short distractions as a way to gather and collect yourself is a great way to disassociate from the mental looping of negative thoughts.

 

  1. Practice Positive Self-Talkpositive-self-talk-quote

What we say to other people is not nearly as important as what we say to ourselves. The voice that resides in our minds can help direct us in living the kind of life we want to live and what we ultimately feel and do in the world. Creating a positive dialogue with yourself on a daily basis will help strengthen your internal perception of your capabilities. Believe in yourself and have faith in your abilities.

 

Related Article: Why Saying Is Believing – The Science of Self Talk – NPR

 

  1. Control Your Knee-Jerk Reactions

We are responsible for our own emotional reactions. People are vulnerable to mistakes when they act on their triggers. Train your brain to be mindful of these reactions and be patient with how you choose to respond. Mindfulness meditation is a great tool for calming your brain and avoiding knee-jerk reactions to the pressures of life. It can help you measure circumstances and make better, more informed decisions rather than simply reacting. Mindfulness meditation and developing self-awareness can help us ask better questions about ourselves and the world around us. Taking 10 deep breaths can help your mind to relax and focus when you start to feel anxious, upset, or sad. Inhale through your nose and exhale out your mouth. Try focusing on your breath for at least ten minutes of your day in a quiet spot. Learning to relax will help you to become more patient and focused on the reality of the moment.

 

Related Article: Get Motivated Through Mindfulness Meditation! Here’s How!

 

  1. Develop and Practice Gratitudepractice-gratitude-text

One of the most important qualities in developing a positive mental attitude in life is to practice gratitude. You can practice gratitude to your friends, family, and co-workers by writing thank-you letters that express the impact they have had on your life. Practice writing a few things you’re grateful for a few times a week. You can also practice gratitude by lending a hand to those who need it. Help your neighbor with their groceries. Donate your time to helping your friend with homework. Gratitude can help strengthen connections with the people around you. It can help you develop a positive outlook on how to treat others and yourself.

  

  1. Surround Yourself With Positive People

It’s important to keep people around that will inspire and challenge you to be a better person. We tend to vibe off the attitudes of people we respect and admire. Often times our mental life can be directly indicative of the company we keep. Be wary of toxic individuals. Run a mental audit of the people you surround yourself with. Ask yourself if those people make you feel good about achieving your goals. Do they support you in your endeavors? Are you happy and energized by their presence? Are you comfortable being yourself around them? Learn to find people who keep you laughing and smiling.

 

  1. Get Out And Enjoy Yourself

The demands of modern life can be incredibly taxing and draining of our mental life that we sometimes forget to slow down and reward ourselves with a little fun. It’s important to learn when and how to unwind. Make time for yourself. Find healthy ways to keep your spirits up. Dedicate yourself to one of your passions and lose yourself in it. Make time for your hobbies and spend your free time with quality people. Explore different parts of your town. Sometimes it’s all about appreciating the little things that make us who we are and keep us sane.

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  1. Strive To Keep Your Life Simple

The more challenges we choose to accept in our lives, the busier and more complicated everything will turn out to be. This can make it harder to maintain a positive mental attitude. Life is about balance and simplicity. Practice maintaining a minimalist lifestyle and focus on de-cluttering your mind. Try to cut down on your to-do lists and learn to get rid of things you no longer need. You will feel lighter both spiritually and mentally.

 

 

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