Keys to staying motivated always

Posted: September 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Staying motivated is a combination of internal and
external factors that stimulate a desire to be
continually interested and committed to attain a goal.
No matter what your situation is, staying motivated and
hungry for success is perhaps one of the biggest
challenges ever . To me motivation is considered as a
form of behaviour and the impulse to react towards
challenging situations.
The winners are the ones who have relentless power
so great, that they make sure they don’t miss a day of
motivation. In the end you’ll realise that motivation is a
sense of freedom created by making key decisions for
a better tomorrow.
Below are the 6 keys to staying motivated:
1. What’s your why?
The purpose, cause, or belief that inspires you to do
what you do! Knowing your why is an important first
step in creating a life you enjoy living . Quite often it is a
discovery in finding out who you really are by gaining a
much deeper insight into your talents, skills, passion
and values .
Questions to help you discover your why:
1. What makes you come alive? What is your passion? A
passion so powerful that makes you touch and inspire
others bringing you satisfaction and fulfilment.
2. What are your strengths? This should be a reflex
response; an innate ability that helps you adapt in any
challenging situation. Skills are developed by hours and
hours of beating on your craft.
3. How do you measure life? All the success you have
gained. Is it just accumulation? How do you bring value
to life? do you use your success to help others or help
change the world?
What then is the ultimate why? Is it to be the best
human being? How do you want to be remembered to
the future generation?
2. A vision
A vision helps us create what does not exist and
seeing beyond the present reality. When we’re looking
to define a vision, we conjure a bold statement that
inspires us and drives us to want to get up every day
to achieve it. Many successful organizations have been
built on a vision or idea enabling them to incorporate
strategies to achieve their goals.
Therefore having a vision is like a compass providing
you with initiative in which direction to go. Your vision
will therefore open doors of opportunities to a brighter
future. If you really want a life that is better, happier
you will intuitively make changes that are necessary for
you to reach that life. Without clarity you will find
yourself drifting aimlessly from task to task without an
understanding of what bonds the individuals actions
together and or the value created by the individual
actions.
When you go through tough times your vision will help
you overcome obstacles in life and will help you explain
why you began in the first place. Therefore a vision is a
powerful driving force giving you momentum to push
away at resisting factors. Ask yourself where you see
yourself in 5 years. How confidently would you be able
to answer that question or how true to your statement
will you be? Why then does it become difficult to
answer this question?
The reason is because the lack of a well-defined vision
and setting limits on ourselves. Anything is possible
within a vision. When you construct your vision, why
not vision big? Be creative and inventive in your vision.
The sooner you take action the quicker you’ll be living
your vision. Your vision maybe blurred at first but in
time it becomes clearer as you work to make it come
together.
3. Be positive
Our perceptions of reality, how we think about
ourselves and the world around us, what we look for
and what we take to be true are determined by our
beliefs . What you think is what you become. Throughout
life we have all faced setbacks and challenges having
received advice from that close friend who often says
“ stay positive.” There are times where I’ve been upset
that things aren’t working the way I want them to and
it became hard to bear.
Therefore the first thing I ever did was to constantly
work on self-development step by step enabling me to
be more confident in acquiring my goals even during
the rough times. Everything happens for a reason and
this is one of the simplest ways to acknowledge a
negative situation and to move forward from it. Of
course it takes time to process thoughts before you
can move on. Believe in yourself and be brave enough
to ask yourself what is the one good thing about this
situation and what opportunity does this situation
provide.
This will enable you to face failures and to look for
solutions thus stimulating change from within. Choose
positive affirmations such as “ I am going to handle
whatever comes my way ”, “ I’m getting better every day ”,
and “ I am going to get there no matter what”. Whilst
everybody is wishing, hoping, waiting, you’re fighting for
what you want. Remind yourself of the countless
blessings because there are so many beautiful reasons
to be happy; your family, friends, your faith, your work.
This cycle of reminding yourself in times of hardship
will help you see the world in a different way and keep
you going.
4. The right people
Why do we need them or what do we search for when
surrounding ourselves with the “right people?”
Ultimately we look for guidance and help in achieving
our goals . As humans we constantly give and receive
energy so it is important to be free of negative energy.
Spending time with family, friends and successful, like-
minded people, revitalises you and recharges your
batteries.
Every time you spend time with the right people,
explore their mind-set by engaging in stimulating
conversations; extract valuable information that you
can take away. As I progressed in life I took on positive
traits of my role models making me the strong person I
am today. I admired my role models for their
professionalism and work ethic gathering words of
advice. Visualizing them as a template for my success,
translating their words into action. So begin with asking
the right questions making you feel more confident and
motivated in going further than you could of have
imagined.
Staying committed to the ones who support and
encourage us to reach our goals is a special
relationship key to your motivation that often breaks
when we feel that we have not spent time with people
who matter to us most. Now the nightmarish people:
filter out the negative energy from people who cannot
seem to accept your ambition. I simply stay away as
far as I can from negative people because I am allergic
to them. I don’t despise negative and miserable people;
I see them as people who I do not want to be; in fact
they push me to be a better person.
5. The plan
In reality we cannot foresee everything and sometimes
we strain ourselves by trying to achieve perfection in
planning for a desired result. You can’t plan for every
possible turn of events , but you can be well prepared to
handle the majority of them. Therefore one must
remain flexible and work to adapt to unexpected
situations. Eliminate the doubts in your mind because
manifesting your vision is based on plan that takes
time and patience.
Challenge yourself in applying a consistent and
controlled approach to your goals even on a daily
routine. This trains your mind in figuring out ways to
make adjustments that will eventually pay off. If the
plan does not work, don’t change the goal because it
doesn’t mean that you are not worthy of it so alter the
plan. A plan is useless without action, so develop the
impetus to push yourself mentally and use all tools at
hand to develop a strategy to break down both short
term and long term goals into manageable tasks.
6. The promise
No one can do it but you, this is the reality now.
Looking at yourself in the mirror and making it your
personal responsibility to live to the best of your
potential . You must have the urge to constantly believe
that there is something out there better for you and
you must work towards that dream. Don’t be too hard
on yourself just because you have made bad decisions
thus it is important to teach yourself to learn from
mistakes and make the effort to grow.

posted by Hari Krish

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