What is the secret of successful people? Self motivation, or the ability to motivate themselves not just when the chips are down, but when everything is conspiring against them. This sets them apart, as although everyone has aspirations, most will fail because they do not motivate themselves regularly.
Does this mean we are a nation of quitters? Why is it difficult to move forward and achieve if we’ve set a goal? An interesting question and a good reason to dive into the philosophy of self motivation.
Assuming that your goals and aspirations are realistic and achievable, your ability to engage in self motivation comes down to four different factors. You can make improvements in each area.
You may do well in one or two areas but should figure out where your problems originate. As the human mind is a powerful instrument, you can erase the bad habits of recent times and move forward to more successful days.
Here are four self-motivation tips, to help you understand what you need to do.
Have you ever heard of the power of positive thinking? Successful and powerful people practice this trait, without question. It’s unfortunate we’re hard-wired to predict or expect failure, or to think nothing will ever work out, but if you get into the habit of manifesting a positive outcome to everything in your life, you’ll find that you can train yourself to accept the power of positive thinking. Watch what happens when you do.
Are you easy to distract? If you’re a small business owner, remember that you only have yourself to answer to and your destiny is in your hands. You must master the art of pure focus and with that comes a mastery of the art of time management.
Have you ever scheduled a productive session to outline your true goals and aspirations? You should itemize your short, medium and long-term goals and commit them to paper. Store this paper in a conspicuous place and it will help you focus when the tendency may be to do otherwise.
Recommit to your goals often. Engineer a strategy so you’re reminded of these goals and stick to your new time management mantra, without fail.
When you are an entrepreneur, you can work in diverse environments. It’s no longer necessary to endure the significant overhead of running a formal office in an office building, downtown. You might find that you can work from home and take advantage of our modern methods of communication.
Not that you should treat your home office as a relaxing environment. The quality of your environment is one of the four main factors when you try to practice self motivation.
We are seeing a growing army of successful solo entrepreneurs in society and it’s likely that this trend will continue. If this describes you, there’s a danger associated with working in isolation, as efficient as you may think you are. Try to surround yourself with mentors or a mastermind group, others with whom you can brainstorm about success and motivation. Only mingle with supportive people and run as fast as you can from negative people, who may tell you that what you’re aiming for is unachievable.
The fourth factor here is self-assurance. This is your belief in your own ability to succeed, to achieve those goals you committed to paper and refer to daily. This may be one of the most difficult challenges for people as they build self-confidence going forward. When you build momentum though, the sky is the limit.
Many people lack self-confidence but for no valid reason, as they may have achieved a lot. Focus on these achievements and remember how you felt at the moment you achieved those goals. Figure out your strengths and focus on how you can build on them to make best use of your ability.
It’s important to surround yourself with mentors. Seek and engage like-minded, successful people in your focus areas. Soak in the positive vibes that emanate from these engaging people and make sure you limit your exposure to people who are not positive.
Work on your environment to make room for self motivation. Focus on goals, understand what you need to do and be careful how you manage your time. Master the art of self-confidence and self-assurance – and remember the power of positive thinking.