People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
If you want to excel in life, self-motivation is essential. If you want to do it now, You must know how to motivate yourself.
The first motivation killer is a lack of confidence. (Same lack of confidence happened in our project Piplum, when we started to think, that we are not professionals at filming, speaking in English or even teaching others about life, when our lives were totally broken).
I want to do something, I want to take the first step, but I don’t. When this happens to me, it’s usually because I’m focusing entirely on what I want and neglecting what I already have. When you only think about what you want, your mind creates explanations for why you aren’t getting it. This creates negative thoughts. You must be able to keep your spirit high no matter how discouraging a situation is. That’s the only way to get the power you need to overcome difficulties. Those who are discouraged in difficult times are certain to lose even before the battle is over.
#1 Have a dream. A big dream.
I can’t think of a more powerful source of motivation than a cause you care about. Your cause is a powerful source of motivation but it’s still abstract in nature. You need to make it concrete in the form of a dream. Imagine how the world will be in the future. Imagine how people will live and work. Imagine how are you doing this. Do it in your dream. Do it now! Having a dream is important because it’s difficult to be motivated if you don’t have anything to shoot for. Just think about people who play basketball. Will they be motivated to play if there is no basket to aim at? I don’t think so. They need a goal. You need a goal. That’s what your dream is for. But just having a dream is insufficient. Your dream must be big enough to inspire you. It must be realistic but challenging. It must stretch your ability beyond your comfort zone. To do it now, you must to take a first step. It can be small, even tiny and hardly noticeable, but step.
#2 Run your own race
Comparing yourself with others is an effective way to demotivate yourself. Even if you start with enthusiasm, you will soon lose your energy when you compare yourself with others. From do it now it become I will do it later (probably never) Don’t let that happen to you. You have your own race so how other people perform is irrelevant. Comparing yourself with others is like comparing the performance of a swimmer with a runner using the same time standard. They are different so how can you compare one with the other? The only competitor you have is yourself. The only one you need to beat is you. Have you become the best you can be?
3# Let go of the past
Believe it or not, one of the biggest demotivating thing is your past. Your past can drag you down before you realize it. Your past can give you a heavy burden on your shoulders. You need to change in order to grow. You can’t grow if you just stay where you are. You can’t grow if you don’t change the way you think and act. In fact, changing your life is a continuous process. It never ends. The moment you stop changing, you stop growing.
The good news is it’s a burden you don’t have to carry. Take it off your shoulder and leave it. You might make mistakes in the past. You might disappoint others with what you did. But it’s over. It’s already in the past and there’s nothing you can do about it. Today is a new day and you have the chance to start again. No matter how bad your past might be, you still have a bright future ahead waiting for you. Just don’t let the burden of the past stop you. Past failures, bad breaks, and personal weaknesses dominate your mind. You become jealous of your competitors and start making excuses for why you can’t succeed. In this state, you tend to make a bad impression, assume the worst about others, and lose self-confidence. The way to get out of this thought pattern is to focus on gratitude. Set aside time to FOCUS ON EVERYTHING POSITIVE IN YOUR LIFE. Make a mental list of your strengths, past successes, and current advantages. We tend to take our strengths for granted and dwell on our failures. By making an effort to feel grateful, you’ll realize how competent and successful you already are. This will rejuvenate your confidence and get you motivated to build on your current success.
YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN WAY. GOOD LUCK !