The A-Z Of Motivation
Jason E. Johns
Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting
bad grades make you realize that you need to study. Debts
remind you of your inability to look for a source of income.
Being humiliated gives you the 'push' to speak up and fight
for yourself to save your face from the next embarrassment.
It may be a bitter experience, a friend's tragic story, a
great movie, or an inspiring book that will help you to get
up and get just the right amount of motivation you need in
order to improve yourself.
With all the people trying to pull you down and waiting for
you to fail, how can you stay motivated and positive?
Try this A to Z of tips for motivation
A - Achieving your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and
places because they will only drag you down. Eleanor Roosevelt
once said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the
beauty of their dreams."
B - Believe in yourself, and in what you can do. Believe in
your possibilities and your dreams. Every advancement of humankind
has taken place because someone believed in themselves.
C - Consider all of the angles and aspects of everything you
encounter, whether it is people or situations. Motivation
comes from strength of purpose. Being able to see both points
of view will give you more chance of being successful and
keeping those around you motivated too.
D - Don't give up and don't give in. Every successful person
from J K Rowling to Walt Disney to Sylvester Stallone to Thomas
Edison had multiple failures before being successful. Sometimes
their failures or rejections ran into the hundreds before
they achieved success.
E - Enjoy. Work as if you don't need money. Dance as if nobody's
watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if you'll live
forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.
F - Family and Friends. Use your family and friends to help
you stay motivated. The big football teams have cheerleaders
and fans to encourage them. Your family and friends can be
your cheerleaders and fans. Use them to keep you going when
you feel your motivation drifting.
G - Give that little bit extra. Self improvement happens everywhere
all the time, whether you are at home, at work or at school.
Anthony Robbins tells us that the difference in effort between
excellent and outstanding is miniscule, yet the difference
in rewards is massive. Giving that little bit extra can put
you into the outstanding.
H - Hang on to your dreams. There may be times when it looks
bleak, but hang on to your dreams. The night is darkest just
before the dawn. It is at this moment that you are closest
to success and 95% of people will give up. Push through this
moment and you'll achieve your dreams.
I - Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don't get involved
in their dramas or toxicity - just walk away. Surround yourself
with people who will encourage and support you. Remove those
who want to pull you down and watch you fail from your life.
You'll find it much easier to stay motivated.
J - Joy and gratitude. Perhaps two of the fundamentals for
motivation and success is to be joyful in what you do and
grateful for what you have.
K - Keep pushing forwards no matter how hard life may seem.
In the toughest moments you can choose to move forwards or
to run away. It's your decision - one path brings you closer
to the success, the other takes you away from it. Which do
you want to follow?
L - Learn to love your self. This isn't as easy as it sounds
for most people, but by loving yourself you will be happier
and more motivated because you will believe you deserve what
M - Make things happen. Motivation and success doesn't come
from sitting in front of the television drinking coke and
eating pizza. Take action and you'll achieve your dreams.
N - Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game. At
the end of the day, if you live a dishonest life, it will
come back to you. Living an honest, fair life allows you to
be proud of what you do.
O - Open your eyes. Everyone has a set of blinkers that they
wear and see everything through them, i.e. how they would
like things to be. Look at life with open eyes and see things
how they are, and see them how you want them to be. Then take
action to make it happen.
P - Practice makes perfect. The more you practice, the better
you become. A top sportsman doesn't reach their status through
a single practice or game. They practice harder and longer
than anyone else, and as such, are rewarded more than anyone
Q - Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, which
do you want to be?
R - Ready yourself. Always be ready to take advantage of the
opportunities and situations presented to you. Prepare in
advance, and ignore the voice telling you to put it off until
tomorrow. Remember, it wasn't raining when Noah built the
S - Stop procrastinating. You can put it all off until tomorrow,
but one day there will be no more tomorrows. Start procrastinating
about procrastinating and do tomorrows jobs today.
T - Take control of your life. Discipline and self control
are synonymous with motivation. So many people believe their
lives are out of their control. Look at your life in detail
and you'll discover you have more areas under your control
than you think.
U - Understand others. If you know very well how to talk,
you should also learn how to listen. You have two ears and
one mouth for a reason. Understand others and strive to be
V - Visualise it. Your sub-conscious knows no difference between
your imagination and reality, so if you rehearse your success
in your mind, then your sub-conscious will believe in it and
make it happen.
W - Want it more than anything. Every successful person has
had a burning desire to achieve their goals. The Wright brothers
didn't invent the aeroplane because there was nothing on the
television. They had a burning desire to succeed and kept
going, even in the face of setbacks.
X - X Factor is what will make you different from the others.
When you are motivated, you tend to put on "extras" on your
life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra
care for friends. This X-Factor sets you aside from the crowd
and marks you out for success.
Y - You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, thinks
or talks like you. Value your unique gifts, whatever they
are and use them for your success.
Z - Zero in on your dreams and make it happen!!!
Jason E. Johns is a personal success coach specializing
in helping you to achieve your dreams through an innovative
and compassionate approach. Discover more about how you can
achieve your dreams at his goal
setting website, www.LivingMotivation.com
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