5 Tips to Increase your Motivation

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Everyone likes to be motivated. Without motivation we’d all be destined to sit in front of the TV all day, watching rubbish and leaving our brains to turn to ‘mush’.

I know some of you will be thinking that you already participate in this sort of activity on a far too frequent basis, but all you need is a spoonful of Motivation.

So, I’ve made a list of some simple ideas to get you brimming with motivational energy.

Tip 1: Stop generalising

The past is not the future. One sure-fire way to kill any motivation you have, is to believe that because you failed before, you’re bound to fail again. Don’t define your life according to what went before. Learn from your previous mistakes (we all make them!), then put that improved knowledge into your new attempt. As I mentioned in the article ‘Succeed to unlock Success‘, the most successful people fail more than most, but they never stop trying.

Tip 2: Always think positively

Focus on the advantages of any given situation,instead of all the disadvantages. It’s very easy to drop into a mindset of disappointment whenever something doesn’t go exactly to plan, but there’s always something good to take from it. In future, ask yourself, “What can I learn from this?”, or “What’s funny about this situation?”, or “What do I respect about this person who’s ‘wronged’ me?  Focus on the advantages instead of the disadvantages. 

Tip 3: Set milestones

When you set yourself a goal, don’t forget to set milestones, or mini-goals along the way. Don’t let yourself have to wait a long time before having the celebration of success. By having several smaller successes along the way, your mood generally will improve and your motivation will soar. If for example your main goal is to double your income in three years, it seems so far off that it’s likely you’ll lose your motivation fairly quickly – if you set milestones for it’s achievement though, like achieving 10 more sales per month within three months, then 5 additional up-sells per month within six months, etc. you’ll remain motivated and be in a much better position to reach your goals quickly.

Tip 4: Create a pattern of Success to boost your motivation.

Everyone has had times of success during their life, so revisit these times and remember how you felt at the time. Look back and collect as many of these experiences as possible, then keep them at the front of your mind to draw on when you need them most.

Tip 5: Learn how to handle outside opposition.

There will always be opposition to your success. It’s human nature for us to believe that if our friend, or family member becomes successful, that they’ll begin to drift away from us, or the interests that we used to share will no longer be as important to them, etc. 

The opposition in almost every case will be very subtle and completely unconscious to them, but believe me, it’ll happen. The best way to mitigate the opposition is to involve them in your success story, let them be a part of the process so that they feel successful as well. Not only  will you be helping them to boost their confidence, but you’ll also have an ally when things aren’t going so well. 

If you follow these 5 tips, your chances of success will increase greatly.

Do you have any tips you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments 🙂

 

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