Tuesday, August 30, 2011
To accomplish anything in life you need a driving force......
Simple Daily Habits that Keep You Motivated
To accomplish anything in life you need a driving force. You
need something that pushes you along the path that we have
chosen. Wishing to have or accomplish something is not going
to get you moving, as wishing is a passive behavior that
lacks the strength to cause you to act. What you need is a
force that causes you to take action. That force is
Early Rush Of Enthusiasm
Often when you set goals you find yourself highly motivated
to accomplish them at the outset. In the beginning you go
about doing this or doing that with a high level of energy
and ambition. But as you get further along in your journey
sometimes you discover that your motivation begins to
You find it harder and harder to accomplish even the most
mundane tasks. What follows are some daily habits you can
utilize to you increase your motivation and maintain it.
A Worthy Goal?
First, when discovering a low level of motivation find out
if the goal you want to achieve is really what you want and
if it's worth the investment of your time and efforts.
Sometimes you think you might want something or to do
something only to find out a short time later that it's not
really what you truly want. Also, think about your goal in
realistic terms. Is your goal realistic?
Clarity Is Power
Now that you know your goal is something you truly desire
and is realistic you can take daily steps to maintain your
motivation. The first is to make the goal very clear. This
is done by writing your goal, and the steps to accomplish
it, down on a piece of paper. When doing this be as specific
as you possibly can, detailing every step and task as much
Not only are you creating a map directing you to your goal,
but you are also employing your imagination, seeing yourself
accomplish those things you are writing down. This
visualization can be a very strong motivator. Updating your
map daily will help keep you focused and your motivation
Hold In Mind Success!
As you go through your day think about your goal as often as
possible. Keeping your goal in the forefront of your mind
will have an inspiring effect and from this will come the
motivation to keep you moving forward even through the most
difficult of challenges.
Take time each day to visualize the accomplishment of your
goal. See every detail of your goal's completion and allow
yourself to experience the satisfaction and joy of its
accomplishment as if you have already accomplished it. Not
only will this feed your motivation, but it also sets your
thought processes in the direction of accomplishing the
goal. Combining this thought process with the map you wrote
will certainly put your motivation on a higher level.
Feed The Passion
Every chance you get, preferably daily, read books and
articles regarding the subject matter of your goal.
Education and knowledge about your goals not only has
practical applications, but will also influence your
motivation. Another source of knowledge is to talk to people
who have had success in the area of your goal. Not only are
these individuals a valuable source of guidance, but they
also can provide encouragement which will certainly help
sustain your motivation especially in those times that seem
Provide yourself with daily affirmations. Tell yourself that
you have the ability to accomplish your goals no matter
what. Even when you accomplish only a small step toward your
goal be sure compliment yourself and allow yourself the
opportunity to internally experience that success.
And little by little you´ll enjoy more and more success
and personal breakthroughs. Sounds good!
Why Not Start today?
Posted by HSBP Class of 72/73 Sixth Formers at 6:46 AM