Are You Struggling With Self-Motivation?

  • Do you have a hard time sticking to your schedule?
  • Is it easy for you to come up with all kinds of excuses?

If you said yes to the above questions you are struggling with self-motivation.

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There is nothing more enervating than going from failure to failure. When you can add in a success, it is easier to keep the momentum going as you realize that you have done it once and can do it again. That does not mean it is not easy, but it will get easier with each success.

Like anything in life, success come about one step at a time. Do you celebrate your successes, even the tiny ones or do you focus on your failures that make your days dark and dreary? Focusing on your failures leads to discouragement and that happens when you forget that you draw to you what you focus on.

Sometimes you have to play tricks with your mind to get out of a rut.

How Do You Know You Are Motivated?

  • You look forward to the next day
  • You wake up before your alarm goes off
  • You know that you have to balance work and personal time and that includes living healthy: exercising, meditating and healthy food
  • You know WHY you do what you do and it keeps you on track

Know Your WHY

Your WHY is your motivator and motivation comes from having goals. Why you want to be successful, living a balanced and healthy life?

Ask yourself WHY you want to have what you want? The answer is usually not the first thing you come up with. You have to drill deeper and it is not always easy.

Here is an example for when you want to be successful. By the way, this is way to broad a goal, you’ll have to narrow it down.

  • Is it because you want to make money or need money? This is not the primary reason. You have to be more specific.
  • Do you want to stop having to worry if you can make ends meet?
  • Do you want to share your knowledge with others and help them?
  • Do you want to be able to travel or pursue your hobby?

You have to find your specific motivator and it is different for each person.

Find Your Top Goals Exercise

  • Write down your top three goals next to each other.
  • Below each goal write, why you want the goal and what the goal gives you.
    You are looking for the motivator for the goal.
  • Now drill down deeper and look at the WHY you just wrote down
    Why do you want what that goal gives you and what will that give you?
  • Now drill down deeper and look at the WHY you just wrote down
    Why do you want what that goal gives you and what will that give you?
  • Now drill down deeper and look at the WHY you just wrote down
    Why do you want what that goal gives you and what will that give you?
  • Now ask yourself: What will this goal help you feel?
    You have just found your motivator

Now that you have found the motivator for each of the three goals, have a look and see if the goals go together or if they conflict. If they in different directions, have closer look and see how you can tweak each goal to that they complement each other and make it easier to achieve each one.


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