Motivate Yourself

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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.

Wear the shoes of a supervisor for a few moments and ask yourself which person you would recommend for a raise or a promotion:

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  1. The secretary who, when the executive is out of the office, spends her time reading magazines or the secretary who uses such time to do the many little things that help the executive to accomplish more when he returns?
  2. The employee who says, “Oh well, I can always get another job. If they don’t like the way I do my work, I’ll just quit” or the employee who views criticism constructively and sincerely tries to do higher-quality work?
  3. The salesman who tells a customer, “Oh, I just do what they tell me to do . They said come out and see if you need anything” or the salesman who says, “Mr. Brown, I’m here to help you?
  4. The foreman who says to an employee, “To tell you the truth, I don’t like my job much. Those guys up top give me a pain in the neck. I don’t know what they’re talking about half the time” or the supervisor who says, “You’ve got to expect some unpleasantness on any job. But let me assure you, the men in the front office are on the ball. They’ll do right by us”?

When That “I-Haven’t-Got-What-It-Takes”Feeling Creeps Up You,Think Big

Remember: if you think you are weak, you are. If you think you’re inadequate, you are. If you think you’re second-class, you are.

Whip that natural tendency to sell yourself short with these tools:

  1. Look important. It helps you think important. How you look on the outside has a lot to do with how you feel on the inside.
  2. Concentrate on your assets. Build a sell-yourself-to-yourself commercial and use it. Learn to supercharge yourself. Know your positive self.
  3. Put other people in proper perspective. The other person is just another human being, so why be afraid of him?
  4. Think Big Enough to see how good you really are!