The A - Z Of Motivation
Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting bad
grades make you realize that you need to study. Debts remind you
of your inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated
gives you the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for yourself
to save your face from the next embarrassment. It may be a bitter
experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an
inspiring book that will help you to get up and get just the right
amount of motivation you need in order to improve yourself.
With all the people trying to pull you down and waiting for you
to fail, how can you stay motivated and positive?
Try this A to Z of tips for motivation
A - Achieving your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places
because they will only drag you down. Eleanor Roosevelt once said,
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of
B - Believe in your self, and in what you can do. Believe in your
possibilities and your dreams. Every advancement of humankind has
taken place because someone believed in themselves.
C – Consider all of the angles and aspects of everything
you encounter, whether it is people or situations. Motivation comes
from strength of purpose. Being able to see both points of view
will give you more chance of being successful and keeping those
around you motivated too.
D – Don’t give up and don’t give in. Every successful
person from J K Rowling to Walt Disney to Sylvester Stallone to
Thomas Edison had multiple failures before being successful. Sometimes
their failures or rejections ran into the hundreds before they achieved
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this step by step guide you will be shown exactly how to
get what you want from you.
You will get led by the hand through the process of setting
you goals in all areas of your life and then shown powerful
and effective techniques for achieving your goals.
E – Enjoy. Work as if you don’t need money. Dance as
if nobody’s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as
if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people
F – Family and Friends. Use your family and friends to help
you stay motivated. The big football teams have cheerleaders and
fans to encourage them. Your family and friends can be your cheerleaders
and fans. Use them to keep you going when you feel your motivation
G – Give that little bit extra. Self improvement happens
everywhere all the time, whether you are at home, at work or at
school. Anthony Robbins tells us that the difference in effort between
excellent and outstanding is miniscule, yet the difference in rewards
is massive. Giving that little bit extra can put you into the outstanding.
H – Hang on to your dreams. There may be times when it looks
bleak, but hang on to your dreams. The night is darkest just before
the dawn. It is at this moment that you are closest to success and
95% of people will give up. Push through this moment and you’ll
achieve your dreams.
I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don’t get
involved in their dramas or toxicity – just walk away. Surround
yourself with people who will encourage and support you. Remove
those who want to pull you down and watch you fail from your life.
You’ll find it much easier to stay motivated.
J – Joy and gratitude. Perhaps two of the fundamentals for
motivation and success is to be joyful in what you do and grateful
for what you have.
K – Keep pushing forwards no matter how hard life may seem.
In the toughest moments you can choose to move forwards or to run
away. It’s your decision – one path brings you closer
to the success, the other takes you away from it. Which do you want
L – Learn to love your self. This isn’t as easy as
it sounds for most people, but by loving yourself you will be happier
and more motivated because you will believe you deserve what you
M – Make things happen. Motivation and success doesn’t
come from sitting in front of the television drinking coke and eating
pizza. Take action and you’ll achieve your dreams.
N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game. At
the end of the day, if you live a dishonest life, it will come back
to you. Living an honest, fair life allows you to be proud of what
O – Open your eyes. Everyone has a set of blinkers that they
wear and see everything through them, i.e. how they would like things
to be. Look at life with open eyes and see things how they are,
and see them how you want them to be. Then take action to make it
P – Practice makes perfect. The more you practice, the better
you become. A top sportsman doesn’t reach their status through
a single practice or game. They practice harder and longer than
anyone else, and as such, are rewarded more than anyone else.
Q – Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, which
do you want to be?
R – Ready yourself. Always be ready to take advantage of
the opportunities and situations presented to you. Prepare in advance,
and ignore the voice telling you to put it off until tomorrow. Remember,
it wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark!
S – Stop procrastinating. You can put it all off until tomorrow,
but one day there will be no more tomorrows. Start procrastinating
about procrastinating and do tomorrows jobs today.
T – Take control of your life. Discipline and self control
are synonymous with motivation. So many people believe their lives
are out of their control. Look at your life in detail and you’ll
discover you have more areas under your control than you think.
U – Understand others. If you know very well how to talk,
you should also learn how to listen. You have two ears and one mouth
for a reason. Understand others and strive to be understood.
V – Visualise it. Your sub-conscious knows no difference
between your imagination and reality, so if you rehearse your success
in your mind, then your sub-conscious will believe in it and make
W – Want it more than anything. Every successful person has
had a burning desire to achieve their goals. The Wright brothers
didn’t invent the aeroplane because there was nothing on the
television. They had a burning desire to succeed and kept going,
even in the face of setbacks.
X – X Factor is what will make you different from the others.
When you are motivated, you tend to put on “extras”
on your life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra
care for friends. This X-Factor sets you aside from the crowd and
marks you out for success.
Y – You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, thinks
or talks like you. Value your unique gifts, whatever they are and
use them for your success.
Z – Zero in on your dreams and make it happen!!!
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