Tuesday, 22 January 2013
A Motivational Goal.
Today's topic is about Motivation.
Motivation, the driving force behind your desire to accomplish a goal in your life. Motivation is the ability to inspire others and yourself to achieve or maintain a more positive life.
1 : Take small steps : Set and achieve mini-goals with the focus on a major goal. Succeeding at mini-goals, helps reinforce further motivation.
2 : See things through : A partially finished project is of no use to anybody. Quitting can become a habit. Instil the habit of finishing projects.
3 : Favourable friends : The attitude of your friends can influence your attitude. If they can't be bothered to make an effort, there is a possibility you will be the same way. Thus, if you want to progress, you have to be surrounded by people who want to progress and encourage your progression. Favourable friends will motivate you and you will motivate them.
4 : Learn new skills : New goals may require the acquisition of new knowledge. The learning of new skills can enhance your motivation to realise your major goal or goals.
5 : Fifteen minutes a day : You don't have to spend hours and hours to accomplish goals. You may discover that the greatest progress is the sum total of a series of small efforts. Try and spend about fifteen minutes each day doing something that gets you closer to realising your goal.
6 : Take a venture : Yes, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Failure can be the motivation behind learning from your mistakes. Mistakes do not define you. What you learn from your mistakes, defines you.
7 : Positive affirmations : Remind yourself of your goals everyday. Have a one-sentence affirmation for your goals. Using such an affirmation can keep you focused on the visualisation of your goal. It can become a natural way of thinking.
8 : Break your goals down : Goals can be given up on because they seem overwhelming. If your goals seem to be a daunting prospect, it's a good idea to break them down into smaller, realistic, achievable tasks.
9 : Get it written down : To see your goals written down and the progress you're making, will help motivate and help your chances of making your goals come to fruition.
10 : Review your goals : Ask yourself challenging questions. If the progress towards your goal is not as you would of hoped for, what's impeding your progress? It may well be that your priorities have altered and a particular goal may no longer seem applicable. You might consider a rethink and concentrate your energy of a goal more conducive to how you are now.
11 : Treat yourself : Each occasion you achieve a goal, give yourself a reward. Knowing that you are going to have a treat at the end of your goal, is quite the motivation.
12 : Savour the moment and enjoy your success : Validate the fact that you have achieved your goal. Take time out to really enjoy and reflect upon your accomplishment. This will help invigorate you and renew your energetic enthusiasm to move on with other goals. Positive momentum, indeed!
Through faith, hope, willingness, support and friendship, we are motivated. To be motivated you must have a genuine desire. Motivation is about focused dedication to gain a positive outcome. Motivation continues through inspiration from others and inspiration from within. We can all motivate each other to realise our goals.
And the photo at the top. I look out my bedroom window and I have the motivation to get out there and be a part of it all.
Here are the links to the other postings in this series.
We Are All In This Together.
Recognising Our Validity.
Improving Your Self-Esteem.