Building A Dream To Celebrating Your Accomplishments
Motivation is an intriguing subject matter. Sometimes, you need big things, as an example, a life event that has the power to turn you around or sometimes, you need only those tiny motivators, like a cute saying or quote on a poster to make you feel like you have the power to call your own shots. No matter how big or small, you need that nudge; that inspiration to get you to move and do something, to accomplish something, right?
Build a dream and fuel it
Big or small, it really doesn’t matter when you think about it. So long as you have a dream, a goal, an objective, something you can hold on to, something to work for, something that’s good enough to get you started. Once you have identified that something you want to achieve, get pinpoint laser focused and hook yourself onto it. Believe in it. Fuel it with passion and keep the fire inside you burning for it. Give all you can and more for that dream to be achieved. Oftentimes, it is easy to bargain that dream away for something far less. For instance, falling short of your expectations or desires for the sensation of immediate but fleeting gratification as a win. Don’t fall easily into that trap. If possible, don’t buy it at all.
Ready, set… Just get on with it
Don’t feel like getting out of bed? Don’t think this is the best time to start a new project? Don’t feel ready yet? Shut these negative ideas out. Feel like you are truly ready for something? Then realize that right now, today and every day is just as good a day, as any other day to start something new. Always make yourself feel ready for everything, even when it is tempting to have a few minutes more to slack off and avoid doing anything.
The most critical part is always the beginning. It is where hesitation, self-doubt and all those nasty ideas that hold you back comes in. But, refuse to listen to that negative noise. Instead, gain the momentum and get on with it. Start out with doing the simple things by taking the baby steps first. It is easier to be continuously motivated when you know that you are achieving something every time you try. Afterward, you will find it is much easier to push yourself to finish the task or goal you listed to achieve. Only then can more complex projects be considered.
Keep on believing
Life knows how to deal with us. It can sense whether we are hot or cold towards our dreams. When we are on fire, it throws at us experiences that will shake our beliefs in ourselves, in the dreams we are trying to pursue. When we are damp, it tries to mellow down to lessen the doubts we are feeling. It is when you are already near the achievement of your goal that you should be careful. Because it is during times like this that you will have to prove that you truly are serious about pursuing your dreams. In this critical moment, don’t back down, no matter how strong the urge to forget about everything you have worked for. Keep a positive outlook and a positive attitude.
Motivation can be rewarded in many ways, on many occasions. Throughout your journey, you will have little successes. And at the end, you have that one huge success. Realize with each victory won there may come another battle to be fought. Whenever you overcome each of these successes, reward yourself. It is easy to keep on moving when you know that you are getting one step closer to realizing your ultimate dream.
Having Problems Staying Motivated?
Most of us have a love-hate relationship with motivation. We need to be motivated all the time but we find it hard to get out of our comfort zones and get ourselves working. We like to feel motivated but we hate the process of prodding ourselves into doing what we are supposed to be doing or finishing what we have already started.
What few people realize though is that while it may be hard to stay on track at times, there are plenty of things one can do to muster enough motivation to get yourself going to get back on track.
Quit the debate
The battle always starts in the head. It begins ten to five minutes before you start doing the thing you have to do – whether it’s a task, a business plan, or a goal.
In the normal course of hesitating to do your task, one part of your head tries to talk you into doing it. It is immediately followed by a voice that talks you out of it. This process goes on until you decide to follow either of the two voices – abandon the task and live with the uneasy, guilty feeling or finish it and feel satisfied. The right choice is obvious, but the immediate convenience of the ‘easy way out’ present make it very enticing.
Try not to prolong the debate. The longer it goes on, the more difficult it will be for you to begin and finish your task, the less motivated you will feel. This mental chatter is an absolute motivation killer.
Find your inspiration
Inspiration almost always comes out of nowhere. It is funny how one can feel inspired by simply listening to the rhythm of the falling rain or by simply watching little children play. It is amazing how a witty line from a poem can enlighten your mind and your mood.
It is never fully clear why these things happen, but it is evident that they happen all the time. When lacking the inspiration to get off your butt and do your work, try to look at the most unassuming places and see if something inside you will react. Don’t push it, though. Inspiration is a sudden occurrence, it can never be manufactured. It comes when the time is ripe.
Take a break
Exhaustion can kill your mood, not to mention lower your motivation level. There is enough time in the world to do and finish everything you have to do so don’t race against time. Always take the time to reward yourself with some sunshine and a warm bath. Or with some relaxing minutes under the trees or in your bed. However you do it, just try to have the faith that once you get back to the drawing board, your mind is already geared to be productive. Don’t be afraid to take some time off and reward yourself with rest.
Always enjoy the process
What are life and work if they are not enjoyed? Try to always find the purpose and happiness in everything you do, no matter how uninterested you are. Often times you will find happiness far exceeds whatever task that lie ahead.
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