Friday, April 6, 2012

Motivate Yourself: Here are 5 Easy Steps

Motivate yourself: 5 easy steps

To achieve high level success, you need to have an action plan. Having an action plan alone is not enough. You also need to follow through your action plans with actions. There is no point having an action plan that is just lying around if you don’t plan to do anything about it. So here are 5 tips on how to motivate yourself to achieve your goals.

Firstly, set out specific goals you want to achieve. For example, set out a specific timeline for the development of your career. For instance, by the age of 30, I would like to be in this position and earn so and so salary.

The next step is you have to commit yourself to achieving that goal. It may mean putting in the extra hours or working extra hard. It may also mean signing up for new classes to pick up new skills necessary to achieve your goal.

Then, you also have to remember not to compare yourself with others. This can really affect your motivation. There will always be other people ahead of you. So you need to focus on yourself. Focus on improving yourself too. Then you could also review yourself. Compare yourself now with “the you” in the past. It will be such a great boost for yourself and a great motivation when you see how much you have improved.

You also need to get out of your comfort zone. You need to face challenges. Stop doing stuff that is routine to you. Try overcoming your fears. If you don’t step out of your comfort zone, you will never be able to achieve the success you want. If you are not stepping out because you are afraid of failure, start thinking of failure as feedback to improve yourself.

Next, positive support is always important. Remember to tell your friends and family about your goals and what you are going do to achieve them. So when you are feeling demotivated, your friends and family will be there to pick you up and motivate you again.

Lastly, remember to make every day count. Do something every single day to take a step towards achieving your goal!

Here are a couple of positive affirmations for you:
"I am calm and relaxed in every situation."
"I am getting wealthier each day."
"I am healthy, whole and complete."

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