By Foteini Lioliou,
Motivation is one of the most significant aspects of life, as it inspires people to accomplish greater things, and become the best version of themselves. It is, essentially, the force that pushes people and makes them achieve their goals. It is also a source of inspiration and guidance.
There are numerous things people want to do in their lives and thousands of reasons why they want to do them. For instance, some people want to get a university degree and others want to purchase an apartment. In both cases, they need to work extremely hard in order to succeed. Motivation, here, is the key to getting what they desire. It is the force that will boost them and make them face all of their fears before finally getting what they wish for. Success is of course not just obtaining material goods, but also making your inner self proud and happy. Yet, the question is how can someone become motivated?
First of all, you need to set a goal. A challenging but manageable goal. The second step is to think of the ways you can achieve this goal. For example, if someone is afraid of heights, then he or she should attempt to face their fears by looking down from a tall building. Please remember that practice is definitely beneficial, even though it can be tough at times.
The last and most important step is to find the right motivation. Find the light that will get you out of the darkness. That light can be one of your parents, your friends, your partner, or even yourself. You need to seek and receive support and guidance. Of course, others can encourage you, but you must not forget that you are the main source of inspiration. You must embrace yourself first before others do so. Constantly remind yourself that you are able to succeed in anything that you plan to do. You have all that it takes to make your dreams come true. This is what you have to believe in, so as to develop the right amount of motivation.
Successful people believe in success. But mostly they believe in themselves. They always remind themselves that they are capable of dealing with all of their problems and they have the skills that are necessary in order to make their dreams become their reality. They are not only confident but also ready to do whatever it takes to prosper. The fact that you are setting your standards so high means that you aim high and that you are ready to receive all of the greatest things life can offer to you.
Successful people are also very consistent. They never let a day go by without doing anything. They are focused on their target and they do not let anyone or anything get in their way. Their eyes are on the prize and they know that if they insist on something, they will get it at one point in life. Their daily progress is what encourages them at this point. They want to see themselves become better day by day, and that is how they remain consistent.
Nevertheless, there may be days when motivation is hard to find. But encouragement is always present. Little by little you will see yourself improve and become better. You will feel more in control and more powerful than ever before. This will make you feel more motivated and therefore you will keep trying since you will be aware of the fact that you are very close to becoming successful. Then, success will arrive more easily along with all the positive emotions like happiness, joy, and satisfaction. Once you understand that you have triumphed, you will feel a great sense of pride and delight because you will comprehend that it was you who made progress and it was you who thrived.
To sum everything up, it is crucial to keep yourself concentrated on the goal and encourage yourself each and every day to achieve it. Some days may be more difficult than others, however, there will always be steady and slow progress that will lead to enormous success and happiness. To my way of thinking, the biggest triumph is bringing joy to your heart and that must be your inspiration to accomplish everything that you want.
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- Motivation; How to get started and stay motivated. healthdirect.gov.au. Available here