We will be going over 10 tips on how to be more motivated in life. Apply what you read, and feel free to add some of your own advice that you feel is beneficial as well. This is what has worked well for me but plus many other things that I have not written on this post.
There are times when pessimism and negativity swirls, overwhelms, and threatens to drown you. Then you find no reason for holding onto hope for things that will turn outright.
You have few, if any, motivation to continue with some of your commitments. When this happens, many become saturated with feelings of despair and accept defeat.
But, while you cannot control what will happen to you, you can control how you respond to it. You can choose to create a positive, empowering environment for yourself, and consequently, you will become more motivated to pursue and achieve your dreams and goals. Below are ten simple, proven ways to be more motivated, even when things are dire.
10 Ways On How To Be More Motivated:
1). Expect Good Things:
The law of attraction tells us that the universe will give you what you ask for – what you attract into your life. When you expect something good to happen to you every day, it will indeed happen.
Conversely, if you desire something terrible to happen to you each day, it will occur according to your expectations and feeling state.
When you wake up in the morning, you can say to yourself, aloud, that “Something good is going to happen to me today.” As simple as that sounds, it is enough to keep you on top of your game throughout the day, knowing something good is awaiting you along the day.
2). Understand What You Can Control:
Take stock of what you can control and stop being upset about things that are beyond your control. While you can adjust somethings in your life, there are other things that you can never change.
Leave alone the things you can’t change and concentrate on changing those things you have the power to change. Trying to change something that can’t be changed is setting yourself up for frustrations that will drain and kill your resolve.
3). Be Positive And Happy:
Put your mind on a strict diet of positive information, inspirational, and motivational stuff. When you feed your mind with purely emotional material, you will always be motivated.
Head to the bookstore or the community library and get at least a book full of inspiration, read it, and let it give you a boost. You can also create an inspirational playlist on your gadget.
As you listen to the passionate melodies pouring out of your music device, you will get more and more motivated. As a human being, it is natural to need constant reminders reassuring you that you can achieve incredible things in your life.
4). Avoid Negative People And Things:
Avoid negative, pessimistic people while keeping a close circle of positive friends. Nothing saps your resolve as a friend who keeps reminding you why a particular thing is impossible.
Negative people and their negative conversations will distract you and take off your focus from the goals you have set for yourself.
In case you can’t avoid being around a negative person, try not to engage in conversations that will permit the negative person to contaminate you with their negativity.
In case you find yourself caught up in a conversation that is headed in the wrong direction, then quickly change the subject to something more positive and productive.
5). Positive Affirmations:
Never underestimate the power of words. Words have a creative force. They can build or destroy. Regardless of what is going on around you, speak out to affirm what you would want to happen.
Write out an affirmation and stick it somewhere you are sure you can see every day – a place like on the door of your refrigerator or your bathroom mirror. The declarations can keep you psyched up.
6). Learn From Past Mistakes:
Humanity always makes mistakes. The secret is to learn from them as you keep moving to the next milestone of your life. You can conduct regular self-evaluations, see how you handled situations, take note of the pitfalls, and avoid them the next time you are in a similar case. Overcoming mistakes and weaknesses is one sure way to fire one’s self up and keep being motivated.
7). Come Up With A Plan:
Planning permits you, as the planner, to think through the whole process from the beginning to its conclusion. This improves productivity, ensures excellent outcomes, and inspires numerous ideas.
Moreover, writing down a plan motivates you to achieve it whatsoever. Without a plan, you have nothing to look forward to, and that may gradually whittle down your level of enthusiasm and motivation to accomplish a specific goal.
8). Celebrate Your Wins:
If you accomplish something, whether big or small, celebrate it. They are celebrating milestones achieved, whether small or big, is one way of rewarding yourself for a job well done.
Rewards play a crucial role in staying motivated to accomplish a specific task or goal. A celebration for those small milestones achieved doesn’t have to be something huge- it can be as simple a thing as treating yourself to a movie night or throwing a party.
Celebrating your wins feel so good. It helps you to get that momentum going and keep you motivated during the hard times. You should also write down your wins. Keep a journal of all the wins in your life.
Keep adding to it every day even the little ones that you feel are not important right them down. If you’re like me just use a digital notepad or the 21st century who the heck needs paper LOL.
9). Have A Support Team:
An adage says that if you want to go fast, go alone, but go with friends if you’re going to go far. Having the right team of friends to lift you when you falter and falling (not failing) is crucial to your ultimate success.
It is incredible what you and your support team can achieve when you are all motivated and are devotedly working towards a singular goal.
Within your support team, you can exchange ideas, partner to accomplish some goals, and motivate each other when things are not going the way you want.
Having your support team helps you to get through all your difficulties. The most successful people in the world have masterminds. They have people that hold them accountable.
You need to have a team that helps you to stay motivated and keeps pushing you in the right direction. Whether that is your spouse, a mentor, or some friends just make sure you have people who are supporting you along the way.
10). Remember Your Victories:
You can assign a token to remind you of a particular achievement. Put the token in place; you will be able to see it all the time. It will remind you that you are a winner- that alone will push you over the edge to achieve even greater things.
Just keep your trophies, special congratulatory notes, and certificates nearby for the time when you will need reassurance that you are a winner, and you can do it again.
when you’re feeling down visualize the victories that you had in the past. Go back to your digital journal that I mentioned above and read through it again.
And then realize that you keep making progress and don’t feel defeated. Stay the course, keep going, and push through any obstacles that you’re coming against.
If you’re willing to do that you’ll find a goal that you’re wanting to achieve. You’ll cross the finish line at a time that you did not expect. That’s just the way it works.
In conclusion, a positive attitude is infectious and can completely shift the paradigms of your life. A positive attitude will keep you more motivated and more productive. Motivation always comes down to mindset.
But it always comes down to understanding what your personal calling is in life. I know I didn’t mention as above but make sure that you set yourself a purpose for your life.
if you want to be more motivated in life have a reason to get up in the mornings. Don’t just go to work to go to work go to work for the bigger picture.
What do you want to be known for when you die? What Legacy do you want to leave behind for your family? Do you really just want to be average? Why are you here on this earth? What are your skills and talents? What do you love doing that you would do for free?
These are questions that you want to ask yourself when setting up your purpose in life. Every successful person on this planet is purpose-driven. You have to know why you get up in the morning.
Most of us just get up to get up because we have to. If you really want to have satisfaction in life, to be more motivated, to be more joyful, and expect life to be wonderful, you must set yourself a purpose. Always remember that and work towards it every day.