More often than not, life throws at us challenges that we are not always ready to face. Challenges that are intended to test our mettle, letting us have a measure of our own abilities as to whether or not they can take the heat without melting down into one gooey gloop. Facing these challenges somewhat becomes of a challenge in itself as we are caught in our off guard stance, not knowing whether to pick up our weapon and armor or to surrender altogether. It is for these times that we need to be ready, with an armor wrapped all tightly around and a weapon ready to throw up rounds of ammunition. All figurative of course! For the real deal is how you manage to keep yourself motivated enough to fend off something that is looking to bring you down. Sometimes it comes naturally, but other times effort has to be put in to make oneself fit into a mould that can’t be broken no matter what. A mould of self induced motivation is something that will help you keep going even if some things you planned out to achieve didn’t exactly go as you would have liked. Whether the goals are for work, home, or life in general; self motivation is the key to opening the shackles and and going free handed one on one with it all. In the following lines have been mentioned some techniques that will help you build much needed motivation.
Self Motivation Techniques
Motivation isn’t going to manifest itself, if you yourself don’t know what your aim and preferences are. The only person who knows you better than anyone else is you, and you ought to have a definite sense of purpose or goal if you are to taste any bit of the motivation that you’ve been hearing about. Ask yourself what you want, why you want, and what you want to achieve from it in the end. After all, once the goal or motive is set in place, you can then start to motivate yourself towards the final outcome.
A Helping Hand!
If you have someone who has known you all your life or has known you well for whatever time he/she has known you can do wonders to your motivation level and take it to newer heights. Such a friend or companion can help you all the way by constantly reminding you why you’re doing this and keeping you on the right track by motivating you throughout. However, if you don’t have such person, don’t worry because there’re a bunch of other self help motivation techniques that will give power to your battery.
Sometimes all the effort goes into making a start; it somehow seems all the more difficult and too stressful to make the first move. And it seems stressful because of the fear of all the possible negative outcomes and immediate pain and discomfort of starting a venture. And if you keep holding on to these feelings, you’ll never be able start off and achieve what you wish to in the end. Therefore, rather than putting off the start, concentrate on the long term positive outcomes as to how they will prove to be beneficial and change you as a person.
Don’t forget to celebrate the achievements that come your way, small or big. They can be your small term goals that you achieve while going for the big one. It’s important that you do not cold heartedly dismiss these little milestones by referring to them as ordinary, but recognize them and acknowledge them as stepping stones towards the larger goal. They are evidence in support of your progress and can renew your motivation while you move further. One thing to take into consideration is this that though it is important you look out for these little milestones; it is all the more important not to make them your only milestones and that you should keep aiming for the very best.
So you have set yourself the entire blueprint about how you’re going to go places to the final destination. That’s good! But keep yourself open to changes and re-strategizing if something doesn’t go according to what you hoped for. By not doing so you can easily lose out on motivation, which, in turn, might make you doubt if the whole thing was even worth the effort or not. Don’t let that feeling creep in, but fight it by adjusting yourself to the nature of the problem rather than giving into it. This way you’ll be able to keep yourself motivated till the end.
Music is a great motivational tool; have it softly playing in the background when you’re working or play it whenever you feel you need a taste of little motivation. Prepare a CD of your favorite songs that motivate you or the speech from your favorite motivational speaker or the recorded passages from the scripture and listen to them when you are feeling low. Alternatively, you can have them in your mp3 player so that you can listen to them whenever you feel the need to be motivated.
More so anything that has been mentioned above, self motivation is a lot about habit as well. Even if it wasn’t tuned into you from a young age, you can do it now by slowly tuning yourself into the habit of becoming self motivated using these simple but effort demanding techniques.