12 Ways to Awaken the Motivation Within

Ways to Awaken the Motivation Within
Inspiring; Oprah Winfrey

1. Become the person you want to be.

Surround yourself with people who inspire you and start living like the person you want to become because the biggest obstacles in our lives are self-imposed ones and our minds are our own worst enemy. Play a character and start pretending to be who you want to be, by living, breathing and believing amazing things can happen. As a result of this saying: “What we think about is what we become.”, if you want to do something, if you want to behave a certain way, then you need to act out that role now and watch, change happens.

2. Face your fears and do one thing today that scares and thrills you.

3. Look for challenges by breaking out of your comfort zone.

Your comfort zone is the imaginary line that you have placed around the border of your life and this line is made of limiting beliefs. Your comfort zone is dragging you down and stopping you from moving towards the goals you see as challenging or unattainable. Remember, the more uncomfortable you get, the closer you will get to your goal so start pushing your boundaries.

4. Sometimes let your mind wonder.

5. Find your role model.

Role models are people who have achieved the things that you want to achieve or who have qualities you aspire to. Your role model could be a friend or family member or an actor, writer, anyone who you look up to and admire. Use them to get tips and information on how to go about on achieving your goals.

6. Be a finisher, don’t procrastinate.

7. Live like there is no tomorrow.

Ask yourself: If I had only a year to live what would I do differently? Today is your day, so think one year from now, what are you going to wish you had done today? Feel whatever it is that your heart is really telling you to do and make a start. Even if it seems unrealistic, take one small step towards success. What is stopping you from being your true authentic self? Tomorrow may never come so be the person you want to be today.

8. Make use of trouble by welcoming your problems.

9. Make adjustments to your relationships.

Leave the friends who hold you back; pessimist friends and people with bad attitudes and behaviors. Remember, negative emotions are contagious and you can pick up on them easily, it’s called emotional contagion. Protect yourself from beliefs and values that don’t resonate with who you are. Don’t surround yourself with the wrong people, those who are not supportive because they are either scared that you will fail or even worse that you succeed. Create and take care of lasting relationships that empower and inspire you to better yourself.

10. Don’t take no for an answer.

11. Reward yourself for achieving.

No matter how small they are, you have to set goals and establish rewards for achieving those goals. When you allow yourself rewards, you will naturally be motivated because there are additional incentives to meet your goals. Rewards are not just about material things, they could be a simple relaxing treat or even just the feeling you ‘ll get from the accomplishment.

12. Keep your life purpose in mind. Know who you are and what you have to do.

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