Personal motivation is key to maintaining almost all aspect of life. If we’re not motivated, we’re more likely to squander our time and neglect our personal and professional goals. Even most determined people can lose steam sometimes.
When you lose your motivation, you lose the ability to achieve your goals. Staying motivated is partly the secret to success. It’s not the whole formula, but a large part of it rests on the shoulder of motivation. Here are a few times tips for staying motivated:
- Get serious
Make a decision to go all the way to the top. Up to now, you’ve thought about it. Up to now, it’s passed your mind. But now make up your mind to goo all the way to the top, and your life will take off. It’s the most extraordinary thing.
- Know your limiting step
What’s your limiting step? What’s the one skill area that’s holding you back? What’s the quality? What’s the action? Ask other people. Find out what you need to become good at. Find out what’s keeping you stuck. What is the critical limiting step that’s determining your success today?
- Get around the right people
Who are the right people? Winners. Get around positive people. Get around people with goals and plans, people who are going somewhere with their lives and have high aspirations. Get around eagles. As Zig Ziglar says, “You can’t scratch with the turkeys if you want to fly with the eagles.”
- Take care of yourself
Take excellent care of your health. That means good diet, good exercise. Everybody knows they should eat better foods, work out regularly and get lots of rest. If you’re going to work hard five days a week, go to bed early five days a week.
- See yourself as the best
Visualize yourself as the very best in whatever you do-continually. Remember, all improvements in your life begins with an improvement in your mental pictures.
- Talk nicely to yourself
Control your inner dialogue and practice positive self-talk. How? Say, “I’m the best.” “I like myself,” “I can do it,” “I love my work.” If you say those things to yourself and you don’t believe them, isn’t that lying to yourself? No, that’s not lying to yourself – it’s telling the truth in advance. Because it doesn’t matter where you’re coming from – all that matters is where you’re going.
- Get going
Move fast. Sense of urgency is the one thing you can develop that will separate you from everyone else. Develop a bias for action. When you get a good idea, do it now.
And the faster you move, the better you get. An the better you get, the more you like yourself. And the more you like yourself, the higher your self-esteem is. And the higher your self-esteem is, the greater your self-discipline is. And the more you persist, then you ultimately become unstoppable.