You can list down as many dreams as you can! You may be dreaming of fulfilling your greatest desire, getting the best education that can be obtained by money, or buying the car of your dreams.
However, all will be futile if you cannot push yourself to strive hard to succeed in your goals. Motivation is an integral element in becoming successful in any undertaking.
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Here are helpful tips in improving self-motivation:
1. Be health conscious.
Self-motivation will be at its all time high if you see to it that you get sufficient sleep, take the required vitamins, and have regular exercise. It is easier to perform your tasks if you are feeling vibrant and healthy.
2. Make your plan of action.
Spend some time writing down things that you like to do. Set your course of action. Identify which is most important.
3. Practice the 15-minute time rule.
Give yourself a fifteen-minute time limit with a timer. You can have the option to stop when the timer sets off. Slowly, you will realize that you are beginning to develop an interest in the task when the time is consumed.
4. Discover your “peak hours.”
Ask yourself: Am I a morning or afternoon person? Find out the time of the day where is you are most energetic. Do you have more energy during the morning? Then it would be advisable for you to take jobs that require more energy during the morning. Late afternoon hours should be reserved for jobs that require less thinking. If you have more energy during the evening, you can seek profitable work that will match your enthusiasm.
5. Stop being a perfectionist.
Aim for work accomplishment and not perfection. Striving for perfection may lead to procrastination. There is a tendency for you not to do the job because you have the feeling that you will not do a perfect job. Accept the fact that no person is perfect and this will motivate you.
6. Break down the task into smaller components.
You can be motivated if you do your task one step at a time.
7. At all times, see to it that you always pump yourself up. Give yourself enough time to motivate yourself. Cheer yourself up and be confident that you can accomplish your goal. It is always important to think positively about yourself.
So if you simply don’t have too much resolve to pump yourself and get motivated, follow these seven simple steps and get yourself going!