1. Remember the Feeling
Flipping through your head movies and scenes is one of the fastest ways to change how you feel.Remember the feeling. How did you feel during your first kiss? What about laying on the grass on a sunny day?When you feel good you find your motivate faster.
2. Find a meaningful Metaphor
Find a metaphor that fuels you. Maybe you are the “Little Engine that Could.” Maybe you are “in your element.”The most powerful thing you can do is find a metaphor that connects to your values. This is why I turn my projects into “epic adventures.”
3. Impress yourself first
This is how people like Peter Jackson or James Cameron inspire themselves. They make the movies or write the books that impress themselves first. They connect their passion to the work and they don not depend on other people setting the bar. Their internal bar becomes their drive.
4. Change your question
Sometimes you need to change your focus. To change your focus, change the question.If you ask yourself what is wrong with this situation, of course you well find things to complain about. Ask yourself what is right about the situation and you can quickly find the positives and get your groove on.
5. Play to your strengths
Spending to much time in your weaknesses wears you down. Spending more time in your strengths helps you renew your energy and find your flow.Strengths are the place where you can grow your best. Find the things that you can do all day that you really enjoy and find excuses throughout your day to do more of that. Success builds on itself and this helps you build momentum.
Try out the motivation techniques to see works for you.At the end of the day, all motivation really comes down to self-motivation, and you get better at motivation by building your self-awareness.