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7 Amazing Ways to Motivate Yourself

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Written by Jonathan Curran

Whatever your goals or dreams are, motivation assists you to achieve them in a better way. It helps you to keep a balance in your life, career and success.

“˜Time is never the same’, no matter how much you have achieved or how much have you owned, things get turned with a blink of eye. In such leaps and bounds of life, motivation seems to be the key to your success.

keep_going_road_motivationTo describe “˜motivation’, we can say it is a natural force that drives you to struggle from time to time for accomplishing your goals and meeting your success. Read on the seven amazing ways to motivate yourself:

1 Start with Yourself:
So, when everything just gets too much off the life, start working upon yourself. When you start with working out why, keep a pen in hand and note down all the factors that are contributing to your current state of mind. It may be a lack of targets or too much expenses or simply an overwhelming workload. This will surely help you identify all the barriers to your success. Now you can treat yourself to create a plan for dealing with such motivation roadblocks.

2 Nobody is Perfect
You need to learn that there is nothing like perfect; so forget perfection. It will be better for you to focus on trying to progress, indulging the best of you in the time you have.   The major problem a perfectionist faces is that he is never satisfied and if things don’t turn out just his way, he completely gets de-motivated.

3 Plan Ahead
This is one of the easiest ways to improve motivation. As when you get sure of what to do next, there is little space left for de-motivation and worries. Make it a habit, at the end of each day draft a ‘to- do’ list of the tasks you need to crack on the very next day. It would be better to note on a piece of paper. Doing so, the next morning becomes pleasant and easy for you. There is an alternate way too! If you love to rise early morning, make this habit a part of your morning tea.   This surely helps you in building momentum, and now you’ll feel prepared for the entire day.

4 Move with Baby Steps
Whether you are working at your office, in your college or at home, always try and divide huge projects into a series of small ones. The logic is simple, when you look at a problem as a whole it seems insurmountable to you, and you feel panicked. But, if you bite-size your work as per your timetable you will find things that can be done easily. It’s always good to be determined but never be too ambitious, else you’ll fall behind. These small baby steps bring your success closer!

5 Find Inspiration
Being inspired, make you pursue your desired goals in an ideal way. Find out your inspiration and especially, the reason why that person, song or anything else inspires you. Get an amazing quote or a video or an image that gets you fired up, and then place it in your working space and home. If you find your inspiration in a person, make sure you are affected both by his success and his path/story. You can also take the help of expert inspirational speakers who can give you reasons to inspire.

6 A Time Pressure is must
Make well use of time pressure in enhancing your productivity. Schedule your appointments with yourself and others to ensure that you have a defined end to your working steps. Make sure you tear all your excuses beforehand. Say no to delays and mark a time limit to your every task. Also, assure that you abide your time rules regularly.

7 Create Routines
This rule is not only significant in motivating you, but also prevents from de-motivation. Routines and habits effectively automate your mind’s behavior and once you are in a habit to strive hard for your goals, nothing can stop you!
So, when you face any inevitable obstacles in your life, remember these seven golden rules to motivate yourself and get on the track!

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Jonathan Curran

My name is Jonathan Curran and I founded and lead Promotivate Speakers Agency who provide motivational speakers that can give businesses and individuals the edge over their competitors by instilling fresh ideas and creating the inspiration that is often required to "˜make it happen'. I am considered an industry expert on inspirational speakers. Visit our website to browse some of the professional motivators. Get more updates by following us on Google+