When you engage in real self improvement, you will be motivated in moving forward faster. Self improvement is a process that gets right to the heart of who you are, to discover your best self, and the life that will make you glow from the inside, out.
However, have you ever tried to figure out what changes you want to make, but experienced confusion or felt defeated while you were still trying to figure it out? I know you have good intentions, but thinking and talking about what you need to do is not going to make you successful. It’s all in your actions.
Self Improvement is an art that’s as varied as the people who engage in it. What you choose to work on, will be unique to you.
By saying that, here are the three keys to self improvement and motivation, you may find them helpful.
Inspiration is critical for staying motivated and improving oneself. If you are not interested in your business, your motivation level will never be high and you will not be able to sustain interest for very long.
Take an honest look at your inspiration level, ask yourself – are you excited about going to work every morning or is it an obligation? You would be surprised at the number of people who choose a business that looks good on paper, but in reality does not interest them at all.
These individuals will grow weary and lost the interest in what they do quickly, because when the difficult time come, they will have no inspiration or passion to sustain their need.
If you do not like your work, then think how you can re-focus on what you do, find the one that better match with your need. Or consider making a change entirely. Without inspiration, you will not get motivated, even you try self improvement.
2. Setting Goals
Short and long-term goal setting is vital for any individual. If you do not set goals, you would have no definite purpose on which path of self improvement to take.
How could you possibly be motivated if you were unsure about the direction of your future?
Take the time to put your goals in writing. If you run your own business, a business plan may sound daunting, but it is really nothing more than goals, strategies, implementation and a budget. Write your own business plan and update it annually.
Also includes “mini-goals”, which can be accomplished in a matter of hours, days or weeks as well as the more ambitious “grand-goals” in which may take years to complete. Refer to this plan throughout the year.
But can a business plan really help motivate you? Of course. Written goals will make you feel more professional and certainly more connected to your business. It will also free you from having to reinvent your business goals every single day.
Another key factor in getting and staying motivated is networking with other similar minded people, either they are your business associate or small business owners. You will gain many benefits from meeting more and know more new people since there no single person knows all the things and have all the knowledge.
However, let’s face the fact – when a number of people begin working together, the challenges will be there waiting to be conquered.
What I mean is if you are an entrepreneur who just started the new adventure, the isolation of working alone is the most difficult part you have to face, you can never be on your way to self improvement without the help of others because mutual support is motivating.
So make it easier on yourself, connecting with others, either in your community or online. Even when businesses are not related, you will often find common ground and ways to work together.
Many successful entrepreneurs report that finding the right networking group was a turning point in the growth of their business. Working together, a networking group can help its members generate more qualified leads, solve problems faster and more efficiently.
Sharing ideas, expertise and experience is also an invaluable aspect of motivation and self improvement.
With your networking team to rely on, you can accomplish more in less time and probably have more fun in the process. When you know you are not alone, you will feel more motivated to accomplish whatever the goals you set up.
Remember, when you’re actively improving yourself, you’re focusing on putting something positive in place. When you focus on putting something positive in place, eliminating negative things will follow more naturally.