These 12 motivation is a continuation from part 1. Click here to read part 1
Self Motivation Tip #7:
Get to know yourself. Question your self motivation. What are your values? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Is self motivation realized by focusing on your strengths? What motivates you? What de-motivates you? Self motivation questions your fears and limitations? How can you overcome them? What are your ineffective habits? What effective habits can replace them? Dig deep and answer these questions honestly as they relate to self motivation.
Self Motivation Tip #8:
Set aside some quiet time just for yourself everyday. Set a time to reflect on self motivation. I once took a day off work and gave myself 24 hours to write down everything I wanted to be, to do and to have. I decided nothing was impossible and there were no barriers. I imagined how my life would be affected if everything I wrote on that paper came true. Consequently, if I didn’t write in all down in 24 hours, nothing in my life would change. I would be closing the door on self motivation. Now it is 30 years later and I have accomplished most of my dreams and goals that I penned all those years ago. I exercise self motivation every day.
Self Motivation Tip #9:
Self motivation is knowing where you want to go and what you want to achieve. It is very unlikely you will enjoy success without self motivation. Success is the progressive realization of a goal and a dream. However, it is only a dream unless it is in print. Crystallization of a dream begins with writing it on paper. Write everything from the inside-out imagining nothing is impossible. Self motivation has no barriers, no limitations, and no fears. Group, categorize and prioritize all of your dreams and learn the secret to enhanced self motivation.
Self Motivation Tip #10:
Review your list of dreams often. Make it a daily habit. Dreams are the foundation to self motivation and must be written, planned, visualized and put into action. Prioritize your dreams and determine the price you are willing to pay to make your dreams a reality. The price could be effort, time, education, etc. If this form of self motivation does not appeal to you, revisit your priorities.
Self motivation Tip #11:
Part of self motivation is knowing what you want to do and creating an action plan for success. Keep each action point simple, so it can be accomplished. Large tasks usually get shelved, so minimize them. When your action plan is ready for implementation, commit to doing it by signing your name to it. Your signature should be the strongest commitment to yourself.
Self motivation Tip #12:
Take action. Self motivation is the actual doing. Thinking leads to procrastination, so stop thinking, just do it! The worst outcome is failure. You already know that you have to fail often to succeed once. Give yourself permission to have learning opportunities which usually transpire by doing and failing. You will need to employ all 12 self motivation tips if success is in your foreseeable future.