Self Motivation- The Powerful Dose for Success
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Accomplishing success is your biggest goal in life. You often envision yourself becoming successful and fulfilling all your dreams, but when it comes to taking the right actions for the accomplishment of success, you get weighed down by negative forces like laziness and procrastination. As a result, you cannot direct your efforts in the right direction and your success in life remains distant.
Under such circumstances, you generally start looking for motivation to beat the demons of laziness and procrastination from different sources such as motivational videos, podcasts and books. But, all your efforts to derive motivation from these external sources reap fruits only for a short period of time. This is because motivation derived from external sources is fleeting and transient in nature and doesn’t serve the desired purpose for long.
Thus, you again find it hard to direct your focus on working for your dreams and wonder if there is any permanent solution available for your problem. This blog here presents the much desired permanent solution to your problem, which you have been looking for long and it is – Self-Motivation.
What is Self-Motivation?
Self- Motivation in simple terms is the force which comes from within and empowers you to free yourself from the strong grip of all negative forces which hinder your path to success. It fuels your determination for success to such an extent that you even do not buckle under the pressure of failures and start using them as stepping stones for success. In simple terms, it can be said that self-motivation empowers you to do everything it takes to accomplish success in life.
Further, self-motivation is not transient in nature. It is everlasting, eternal and is ever-present within you. Once you learn the art of unleashing the infinite power of self-motivation, your success in life no longer remains distant. Instead, you keep paving closer to the accomplishment of your SMART Goals by putting in the required efforts. Thus, it can be said that self-motivation is a powerful dose of success.
How to ignite the power of self-motivation?
Now that you are aware of self-motivation, being the permanent solution of your problem, it’s time for you to get introduced with some effective ways through which you can ignite the power of self-motivation.
- Find out the ‘Why’ to work:
Finding out the reason ‘why’ behind working acts as the biggest stimulant for self-motivation. So, it is time for you to introspect and find out the deeper reasons for becoming successful in life. Is it about living a luxurious life? Is it about giving your loved ones all the comforts in life and fulfilling all their wishes? Is it about fulfilling your inner calling? Or Is it something else? Whatever be the reason, you can use it to ignite the power of self-motivation. Below mentioned are some ways to do so:
a. Reiterate the reason ‘why’ every now and then: Reiterating your reason ‘why’ means to keep reminding yourself of why you should work on your dreams. This simple act of reiteration will keep your self-motivation levels soaring high and no negative forces such as procrastination, laziness and distractions can hinder your path to success.
b. Create a poster of the reason ‘why’: This is a very simple and effective technique to stay self-motivated by utilizing your reason ‘why’. It involves creating a poster of your reason ‘why’ and pasting it at a place from where it is always visible to you. The repeated sight of the poster will keep fueling your self-motivation to work.
c. Make your distractions into your reminders for the reason ‘why’: What are your biggest distractions? Is it your smartphone? Is it your laptop? Or is it something else? Whatever they be, you can use them as reminders for the reason ‘why’ and convert them into fuels for your inner motivation. By doing so, you can not only give a boost to self-motivation but also make your distractions powerless. For instance, if your mobile phone is one of your biggest distractions, then you can simply set your reason ‘why’ as your home screen wallpaper and use it as a fuel for self-motivation, every time you unlock your phone after being distracted.
2. Give yourself a taste of defeat:
Giving yourself a taste of defeat is a powerful way to fuel self-motivation. It involves creating a list of the consequences of your failure to accomplish your goals. Reading this list, whenever you find yourself getting distracted by disruptive forces like procrastination and laziness, will help you fuel your self-motivation right away.
- Create your own motivational workspace:
Imagine yourself entering inside a room which is full of things like different posters of your reason ‘why’, the consequences of your failure to accomplish your goals and pictures of your role model. How do you feel? The obvious answer to this question is- highly motivated to work. Thus, by decorating your workspace with all such things you can convert it into an extremely motivational workspace for you, which can bring a splurge in your self-motivation levels, the moment you enter inside.
- Divide your targets into little chunks:
Creating big work targets can be extremely deteriorating to self-motivation. This is because the mere thought of having to accomplish big work targets distracts your mind and obstructs your way to success. In order to prevent this from happening it is better to divide your targets into little chunks of tasks. When you have small tasks to accomplish at a time, your mind doesn’t engage in its distracting tendency. Instead, it assumes the little tasks to be easy for doing and thus, empowers your self-motivation. So, it is extremely important for you to divide your targets into little chunks of tasks.
- Pat your own back:
Praise is a great fuel for self-motivation. When you earn appreciation for your efforts, you bask in the glory and eventually feel the desire to be appreciated even more. It is in your wish to get this desire fulfilled that you begin putting increased efforts into doing the good work. This way, appreciation fuels self-motivation. So, always remember to pat your own back, whenever you complete your work targets perfectly and in an extremely dedicated manner. This act of self-appreciation has the potential to make you feel joyous and ignite in you a will to put more efforts into accomplishing your work targets.
- Make friends with motivated people:
Your company lays a significant impact on the way you think, behave and act. This is because we are all centres of energy and a continuous phenomenon of energy interchange keeps taking place between us. For instance, if you are surrounded by happy folks, you automatically begin to feel enhanced waves of happiness within. Similarly, surrounding yourself with motivated people can help you keep your self-motivation levels soaring high. So, it is vital for you to make friends with motivated people.
- Practice Self-Talk:
Self-Talk is a powerful way to ignite the power of self-motivation. In order to conduct your self-talk sessions with maximum efficacy, you should try practising them in front of a mirror. Your self- talk should be such that it reminds you of your reason ‘why’, the consequences of your not working on your goals and other similar things which act as fuels for self-motivation. All these motivating constituents will convert your self-talk into a highly self motivating session. Further, making self-talk into your daily habit is a must for deriving the best results.
To conclude, success begins with self-motivation. It is only in the light of self-motivation that the darkness of negative forces like procrastination and laziness begins to fade away. Along with this, self-motivation is ever-present within and you can ignite its power whenever needed, by practising the ways mentioned above