6 Simple Rules of Motivation
Whenever you are faced with a conflict of choices, bring with you these tiny nuggets of wisdom on motivation.
You can drag yourself up the same way you can drag yourself down.
It is a choice you have to make every, single day!
1. Never mind that you’re not this or that
It all begins with little excuses like ‘I don’t feel good’, ‘I am not that smart’, ‘I don’t have enough faith in myself’.
Then you start believing in these things like they are written in stone, then these negative beliefs become a part of your system, a part of who you are. Don’t give a second’s worth of recognition on these negative self-talk. Whenever you hear that part of your brain tells you things that can pull you down, shut it out and listen to that less powerful, but oftentimes ignored the voice that says ‘YOU CAN’
2. Try to have a little faith – in yourself, in what you can do, and the things you believe in
It doesn’t matter if you fail, everyone goes through that hurtful process. Failure is part of the learning process. What matters is that every time you experience failure or disappointment, you bounce back, rebuild yourself, and give the world a better YOU. Stronger, focused and ready to succeed! Stay curious about things.
Keep learning. Take the time to work on yourself. Feed your spiritual life.
3. Try to win the debate with yourself, every time
You can either talk yourself into doing the task or not, which means you can either be a part of the success, that one part of your head that says ‘you can’ or you can take part in the downfall, the other side of your head that says, ‘give up’.
Be careful when choosing your side. Always take that side of your brain that believes in you, that cares about your well-being, and pushes you to be the person you are trying to be. Remember that sometimes, the act of doing something is not really difficult. It’s the few minutes of mental chatter leading up to doing the act.
4. Hold on to that something that matters to you
There is nothing more meaningful in life than that something that we dearly hold on to. Some people call it their passion, others call it their cause.
What do you call yours? Cause, passion, or whatever it is that propels your inner drive to accomplish something.
This is a very powerful source of motivation. It never runs dry.
It flows so long as you hold on to that thing you care about. Sometimes, it is what makes people do the impossible in the face of difficulties. And it is that thing that gives them the courage to face and get through the biggest difficulties life throws at them.
5. Dream big
Big dreams inspire. It makes people work harder, with even more passion.
What would happen to people if they have nothing to shoot for? Nothing. If there are no Olympic medals and several hundred Olympians to compete against, the champions will never exist. If Mount Everest is not the highest mountain, there will be no mountaineers and hikers who struggle every day to reach the peak.
If you don’t dream big, you would stay forever in that nook of the world where everything is mediocre, where the sense of achievement is an abstract concept, and where success is all but nonexistent.
6. Compete with yourself
Competing with others is good, but often times it is a sure-fire way to demotivate yourself because you will start to compare yourself to others each and every time. Run your own, personal race.
Never mind what others did or will do. Thrive to be better than you were yesterday! Compete only with your own self to become a better YOU.
How about you?
What do you do to stay motivated?
Let me know in the comments, I would love to hear from you!