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Six ways to stay Motivated

Getting motivated is one thing, remaining motivated, is a different ball game all together.

It is true that motivation doesn’t last. We have to renew it each and every day. That is okay. It doesn’t make motivation a bad thing. We simply have to realize that if we want to stay motivated over the long term, it is something we will have to apply to ourselves each and every day.

Below are six basic principles, which if well applied, can keep you motivated for life.

Have a vision for your life.
The root word of motivation is “motive.” The definition of motive is, “A reason to act.” This is the cognitive or rational side of motivation. It is your vision. You have to have a vision that is big enough to motivate you. If you are making N400, 000 a year, it isn’t going to motivate you to set your goal at N600, 000 a year. You just won’t get motivated for that because the reward isn’t enough. Maybe N2.5 Million a year would work for you. Set out a vision and a strategy for getting there. Have a plan and work the plan.

Fuel your passion.
Much of motivation is emotional. I don’t know quite how it works but I do know that it works. Emotion is a powerful force in getting us going. Passion is an emotion, so fuel your passion. on. Set yourself on a course to have a consuming desire for your goal, whatever it is. Do whatever you can to feel the emotion and use it to your advantage!

Work hard enough to get results.
You can build on your motivation by getting results. The harder you work, the more results you will get and the more results you get, the more you will be motivated to get more. These things all build on one another. If you want to lose weight, then lose the first few Kilos. Start from the minor, before getting to the major. The most important thing is the result.

Put good materials into your mind.
I can’t say this enough – listen to tapes and read good books. When I read about the story of successful entrepreneurs, their successes motivate me to get my own successes! Books can teach you new ideas and skills. Read books that tell the stories of successful people. Buy them, read them, and get motivated! Buy great music and listen to it.

Ride the momentum when it comes.
Sometimes you will just be clicking and sometimes you won’t. That is okay. It is the cycle of life.  When you are feeling good about how your work is going, ride the momentum and get as much out of it as you can!

 See Every Failure as a stepping stone

In your quest to succeed in life, discouragement may set in, and many have been known to abandon the path of success and embrace self pity.

One of the principles of staying motivated is to see any failure that comes ones way, as a stepping stone.

Never before discourage whenever you fail, as long as you keep on trying to succeed.

I love what Booker T. Washington said: “Success is not measure by the position one has reached in life, rather by the obstacles one overcomes while trying to succeed.”

These are the top six ways to stay motivated:
Get motivated every day.

Have a vision for your life.

Fuel your passion.

Work hard enough to get results.

Put good materials into your mind.

Ride the momentum when it comes.

See Every Failure as a stepping stone

These are simple principles, that when you put them to work regularly, will change your life by keeping you motivated all the time!

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