Motivation Techniques that Ensure Life Long Success
To be successful at just about anything, requires a person
to be motivated and stay motivated. At some point in our lives
we tend to get discouraged and a lack of motivation more than
likely will set in.
The more motivation techniques that are available to us, the
more successful we will be in maintaining motivation in our
lives. Here are four practical motivation techniques you can
use right away...
1. Visual Goals
The importance of visual goals is high on the list of techniques.
We as humans need to be rewarded for our efforts. Whether
your goal be a vacation, a promotion, a lean body, or self
worth, a visual goal will help you to achieve it.
Find a picture of whatever reminds you of your goals and cut
it out. Put it somewhere that you will see it on a daily basis.
By your coffee pot, by your mirror in the bathroom, or by
your computer at work. The more visual that you can make your
goal, the easier it will be to stay motivated.
2. Written contracts
Studies have proven that people who literally write their
goals down on paper, are more likely to keep them than people
who just merely say their goals aloud. This contract is between
you and yourself. You simply write down what you are going
to do and how you are going to do it.
You can even give yourself a deadline or timeframe. Then you
sign and date it. Look at the contract often to remind yourself
what it is that you are trying to achieve. Sometimes our goals
get forgotten or put on the back burner. This contract will
help you remember what it is that you are trying to achieve.
It is so important to reward ourselves for a job well done.
This can be as simple as a pat on the back, or going out and
buying a new pair of jeans for losing 5 pounds. The rewards
keep us motivated. The reward must be something that you want.
If it isn't something you want, it isn't a reward.
4. Self confidence
Now this sounds easier than it is, however, with practice
it will come. Walk around with a smile on your face. Walk
with your head high, even though at first you will feel like
you are faking it, it will become a habit and it will eventually
become real! It can quickly become a self fulfilling prophecy.
Of course you need to distinguish between confidence and competence
and be careful to not confuse the two. Still, confidence will
keep you going in the face of adversity.
Motivation techniques are a very important part of keeping
us motivated. Without them, we will fail. We must keep focused
on the goals that we have set for us. We have to stay committed
to these goals and they will work.
These techniques will remind us of what is really important
to us. By going back and looking at the visual goals and the
written contract, we will see what we want. By rewarding ourselves
we will feel good about he goals we have set, and by applying
self confidence to our lives, we will become self confident.
Finally, remember that it takes 21 days to establish a new
habit. Stick at any new behavior for 21 days straight and
you will have survived the most difficult stage. After those
initial three weeks it becomes easier to maintain the positive
new habit than it is to break it.
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