What separates successful people from the rest of society? The answer is that the successful people all had goals and developed the necessary motivation to achieve them. Other than that, they are no different from anyone else on the planet.
So how do you make your motivation strong so that you can achieve your goals? In this article, we will show you how you can do that. Like anything else, you will need to give these techniques a little time to work and be persistent with them. The rewards will certainly be worth it.
Motivation is a state of mind, so you need to use techniques that will get you into a motivated state when you really don’t feel motivated. Don’t just read this article and do nothing – take action and reap the rewards.
1. Find Your Purpose
What is the main reason behind your goal? If your goal is to become financially free, why do you really want this? What will you do with the money and the free time that you have when you have achieved your goal?
If you want to create a successful business then your purpose could be something like “I want to provide value to the world”. Create a “why” statement and add your reason or reasons to it. Refer to this every day and whenever you need to give your motivation a much-needed boost.
2. Don’t Let Mental Blocks Deter You
We all have mental blocks from time to time. It is very important that we complete a particular task in the pursuit of our goal; however, sometimes our brain seems to be disengaged and we just can’t get started. Has this ever happened to you?
When you experience a mental block like this it is usually related to negative thinking. You do not ask yourself the right questions or say the right things to yourself. Instead of saying “I don’t know how to do this”, ask yourself “how can I get this done in the fastest possible time?” Reframe the negative into a positive.
3. Don’t Think Too Much
A lot of people have a tendency to overthink things. When this happens they create more pressure on themselves and this leads to stress which will have a negative impact on motivation. Doing this too often can actually shrink brain size.
So, if you overthink everything, stop right now. Look at your goals and simplify them as much as you can. Break them down into simple daily steps that you can take without thinking too much about them. Each time you achieve a small step you will add fuel to your motivation as your brain sees progress.
4. Change Your Perception to Positive
When you are about to start working on any task, notice how you feel about it. Are you feeling positive and ready to go or do you have concerns or even thoughts of dread? If you have any negative perceptions about a task then this is going to drive down your motivation and you will make everything a lot more difficult for yourself.
With a bit of effort and practice, you can change your negative perceptions towards any task. Think about how you will feel when the task is complete. Will you have a great sense of satisfaction? Or will you be really relieved? Use these positive feelings to change how you approach the task.