Great! You believe that the positive thinking approach is definitely the way to go. You are meeting and greeting the world with a whole new positive attitude and your life is starting to show the signs, people are influenced by your new attitude and they respond you in kind. You find that being positive really works!
Then something happens, you receive some not so pleasant news that pull you back to where you started!
What happened to your determination? How could this happen? What can be done on a regular basis to stay and keep yourself motivated?
First thing first, you need to have a personal motivation plan in place. And motivation is, as the word itself suggests, a motive for action.
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going” – Jim Rohn
To help you get it started, here are a few suggestions and tips”
1. Apply Motivation Everyday
Is it possible to be positive and optimistic all the time? The answer is “No”!
It is true that motivation doesn’t last but if you work at it, keeping yourself on track, you will have many more up days than down. If you want to stay motivated continuously, you will have to apply motivational “food” to yourselves everyday. As you need daily food for physical energy, you need daily motivational “food” for mental energy as well.
2. Build a Motivational Base
Read or listen to motivational material daily. Go to the nearest library or bookstore and find yourself some inspirational material. A well-written book that offers sound advice is more motivating than reading about the latest most horrific stories or market declines. Alternatively, forget reading if you have no time. Use audio. Audio is really great to listen to because you can also be doing something else while you are listening to it, spend half hour everyday listening to motivational CD or MP4 in your car or while working out at the gym.
3. Have A Healthy Lifestyle
Exercise regularly. This helps your body to work more effectively and efficiently. By doing it, you will enjoy life more. When the body moves, the mind moves even more. An active body promotes an even more active mind, by that, the mind gets well organized in a way that without you notice. So, set aside a little time every week for exercise. You will be more productive when you return to your work.
4. Do Enjoyable Activities
Find some activities that give you real pleasure, things that excite you and allow your talents to shine. This makes you feel good about yourself and promotes positive emotions. When you enjoy what you do, you tend to excel and succeed easily. And with each success, your self-esteem grow that can motivate you to achieve greater heights, and then you will enjoy even more of that particular activity, which will lead the success comes naturally.
5. Remind Yourself Of Your Goals
You should have clearly stated goals and action plans with deadlines written on paper. Take the necessary steps to achieve your goals, remind yourself constantly about it and develop a strong desire to attain those goals.
Your subconscious mind will steer your daily activities and action towards attaining these goals. If you know what you want and want it strongly, then you will get it. Strangely what you do today has everything to do with where you will be in 6 months.
To get ahead, stay motivate is a must thing to do. All the motivation in this world will not do anything for you unless you ACT NOW. So apply these tips and practice it daily. The results will surprise you.
Along the way, count your blessings at every opportunity and be Grateful.