SELF-IMPROVEMENT TO STAY FOCUS (fearless motivation)
Welcome to Divine-Royalty nuggets of Wisdom. Where there is no motivation, People die enriching the grave yard. Long term mind map demand a motivation to keep the fire and strategy to keep renovating yourself to avoid the enemy of future killer, if a map is given to you in your mind that this is who you will become in future, and it is burning in you with a passion that nothing gives you joy apart from what was given to you in your mind, you need a motivation to keep the fire burning in you to avoid abortion. For example.
If you are given a mind map to be a public speaker, and later you distracted and convince by people around you to open a restaurant, or maybe you see that the people around is making progress in restaurant and you join them. You are following the map of another person and you are not going to enjoy the original test of the map given to you from within.
That is how life is, God created every one as god sons of the most high Psalm 82.6, and drop in everyone’s heart the purpose for which he want us to fulfill. It is your duty to discover it, pursue it and word hard to bring it to actualization.
Maybe there is a fire burning in you and you from your teenager and no matter how hard you try to resist it, it keep burning. The same thing happened to me until i got a mentor. (Be guided mentorship is sincerity) When I found out who my mentor is, he is more like a friend, and a brother to me, Guess what happened? I bounced back.
What I have noticed over years of my life is that there is a recurring pattern to successfully motivating myself. This pattern helped me get back on track, even during the times that felt that i am down to nothing. I have also asked numerous question to my heroes what their secrets are to stay motivated. In addition to that, I have also read numerous books on motivation from authors, unmentioned are the books, i bring to summery that everyone get their own motivation. What motivate me may not motivates you. Find your own motivation according to the music playing in you.
But i get some tips how those who have a goal keep themselves motivated until they reach to the success they desired.
1. Understand your why: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. By “Mark Twain”
Understand your purpose and it will fuel your drive. If I told you that it was your job to sort through a box of tomatoes and to throw away the rotten ones, would you feel a strong sense of purpose? Now – what if I told you that by sorting out the bad tomatoes you were helping out the local food bank in supplying fresh food to needy families in the area – would that change your perspective and your sense of purpose in the work?
Now that you understand the purpose of the work – does it potentially change your attitude or perhaps even your choice of work?
I’m not here to dictate what purpose is. Everyone’s got a different definition based on their experiences in life and their own set of values.
But what I do want to ask you is: What does purpose mean to you?
Find your why. If you don’t know what it is, create it. That will motivate you to make a difference.
2. Stay Focused on the Big Picture: “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. By “Oprah Winfrey”
Admit it. There will be days where work will feel boring. When tasks feel repetitive. When you feel like you have 100 things to do on your checklist. Or when you’re just plain irritated. The easy thing to do is to feel frustrated and to give up. Or you could stay focused on the big picture.
When I worked at Garden city company at Al Jebele-ali UAE, I started a weekly partner training program that quickly grew from 20 attendees to well over 150 sales reps at its peak. One of my co-workers was upset because he felt like it would end up creating more work for him. (ie, if Kingsley is doing it, then we’ll all have to start doing this!)
If I caved and stopped doing the trainings so that my co-worker wouldn’t feel obligated to do more work, do you know what would have happened?
We wouldn’t have created $1.6Million in pipeline, that’s for sure.
That’s why you’ve to keep your eye on the big picture.
3. Get Active
A lot of times it’s hard to get motivated if you’re not in a good mood. Research has shown that working out multiple times a week for a reasonable period of time can reduce the symptoms of depression. Exercising for 30 minutes can also increase levels of serotonin, dopamine, and nor-epinephrine which can help to reduce stress.
I’ve noticed that when I exercise for at least 30 minutes (especially in the morning), I’m a lot more relaxed throughout the day, less stressed out and am able to think much more clearly.
Also, if you’re pushing yourself in your workouts, you’re testing your boundaries and this can be really healthy. For example, I had never run more than ten miles before since i am in UAE and I decided to step up to the challenge this year. It was painful, but after I finished, I immediately thought, “if I can do this, what else I am capable of?”
Pushing yourself physically will also motivate you to push yourself intellectually and in other parts of your life – like your career.
4. Have an accountability buddy “Surround yourself with people who push you, who challenge you, who make you laugh, who make you better, who make you happy.” – Anonymous
Let’s say you set a goal of signing on 100 new customers within a year. Now share that goal with some of your closest friends and colleagues. Guess what? You’ve just signed up for peer pressure and this is a great way to keep yourself motivated at work. Don’t believe me? Just wait until you hear someone that say, “Hey (Insert Your Name Here), how are you doing in your goal of 100 new customers?”
Still don’t think that’s motivating?
How about an additional 50 coworkers also asking that same question? I think that’ll motivate you. Just a hunch.
5. Motivational quotes: I know, I’m writing a post on how to get motivated and included motivational quotes and then suggested that you use motivational quotes to get motivated. This just got meta on you.
Whatever motivational quote you decide on, print it out and tape it to your mirror. Or if you want to get fancy with it, take a marker and write it on the mirror! Or if you want weekly motivational posts, you can always subscribe to my blog.
But i advise you to always give credit to any write up you copy from anyone.
6. Create small, bite-sized goals: There’s a reason pear and corn (oka na ube in vernacular) are so lovable. They’re easy to eat. Before you know it, you’ve eat much of it.
This is how goals should be too. Of course you should have a really big, audacious goal.
But make sure you break down that goal into bite-sized, consumable goals. This way you will feel like you’re making progress in your journey and you will also feel a sense of accomplishment when you complete the smaller goals. A feeling of progress and achievement is a beautiful combination.
7. Have the time of your life: “There’s no fun in a perfect life. So make a risk. Take a chance. Go where the wind takes you. Have fun. By “Jenny C”.
If you’re having fun, you’re going to be more motivated to do great work. This is true for 90% of the people. Okay, I have no proof that is statistically true, but I’m pretty sure for most people this holds true.
Do you notice that when you’re having fun, you’re more charismatic, upbeat and optimistic? Do you notice that you’re more productive because you’re actually enjoying the work? Do you notice you’re motivating other team members because you’re making the work environment awesome? Thought so.
8. Meditate: “Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end. By “Jiddu Krishnamurti”
We live in a world of information overload. Because of that, our brains sometimes get overstimulated and that’s not a good thing. That’s why we need to meditate.
Calm down. Close your eyes. Lie down.
Ok fine, you’re probably sitting in front of a computer – just sit up straight then. Breath slowly in and out. Do you feel a sense of calm wash over you? Do you notice thoughts starting to creep in? Push them out and focus only on your breathing.
Meditation will help you motivate yourself in a few different ways:
*Focus – By clearing your mind, you’ll have a renewed sense of focus.
*Happiness – By meditating, you’ll likely feel happier since your stress will be reduced. When we’re happy, we tend to be more optimistic about the future. That optimism can often be a very powerful motivational force.
Most of thing i write surprised me when am reading it and that is a product of thinking.
9. Brainstorm your ideas and write them down: Not all of your ideas will be good. It doesn’t matter. Write them down anyway. I got this idea from. Ifeanyi A.C Eze (the guy is brilliant!).
Your great ideas will come when you least expect them.
Eventually, after you jot down 100 ideas, chances are that you’ll have at least one good idea. That’s incredibly motivating when you discover you can come up with good ideas. So start jotting them down. Now!.
10. Visualize the future and go make it happen: Need motivation?
Think about what you’re going to achieve. Think about the impact you’re going to make. Think of the future you’re going to create.
Visualize it and Go and make it happen. NOW!.
Because it’s never too late to be awesome.
Shalom from a motivational Speaker Divine-Royalty.