Personal Development & Success – "Creating the Motivation You Need"

Have you ever heard someone say something like, "I haven't felt motivated lately," or, "I'll do it as soon as I feel motivated enough?" I know that I have and, truth be known, am guilty of using these and similar phrases myself. You see, I, like many others, used to believe that action only happens through motivation. That, I must wait around for the so-called "feeling to move me" before I will get anything accomplished.

Well, I was wrong. And I believe that I was wrong for two reasons. First is that I was unable to see the 'big picture' – the reason that the 'thing' had to be done in the first place and how that 'thing' relates to other things that I wanted to accomplish, do, enjoy, etc .

And secondly because, quite frankly, I just didn't know how I operated. Oh sure, I liked to believe that I was in control of myself, but why then was I not able to motivate myself if I did indeed have so much control?

Motivation is really like creativity, or any other drive or impulse. We can wait around for it to magically appear, which it often does and often at the most inopportune times (remember all the really great ideas you've had while driving down the road without a notebook or tape recorder to capture it? Or how about the times we're motivated to do something cool that our friends or family would really like but everyone else's schedule doesn't fit our 'moment of brilliance.' Remember?

No, the secret with motivation is to realize that it cannot be relied on to create action. It does, but in no predictable, usable way. Without the unpredictable variable such as luck, coincidence and the like, to rely on an emotional impulse such as motivation to drive us forward is like waiting for food to appear in your cupboards without going to the store to buy it.

How then do we create motivation? The answer, ironically, is in the question itself. How do we create. . .?

To create anything, we take action – we have to 'do' something. And actions themselves come in three forms – as thoughts – as speech – and, of course, as physical deeds. It is here that we find the necessary ingredients for 'creating' the motivation we need.

How? Let's take a look at the grocery scenario and ask another question: "What motivates us to go shopping for groceries in the first place?

Most people would answer, "I don't have any food in the house." But, a Ninja looking at the bigger picture would ask another question focused on the "why." Why don't I have groceries in the house? Because I or someone else ate them. Actions preceding the need for motivation is precisely what 'causes' the motivation to occur. Once we understand this little secret, we are then free to use the same formula to do it again and again.

Groceries are one thing, you say but, what about my goals. After all, groceries are a necessity, my goals are just dreams, wants, and wishes.

Here-in lies the answer to my first problem. Remember?

Right. The inability to 'see' (a mental action) how my goal was a necessary part of living the life I wanted to live. Because, once I was able to see how vital it was that I attain my goal – how I could not accomplish other things I wanted to do, I was then endowed with all the motivation I could handle to do what needed to be done.

So, it is true that motivation leads to action, but only, and I mean only, after it is caused into being by a previous action. There must be something in place, a thought or dream, a promise (verbal action), or something that must be handled (like an assailant's attack) that requires action NOW, before motivation will be the compelling drive for us to move.

Can you imagine using the same excuse for not achieving the goal you want when confronted by an attacker? I really don't think that "I'm not motivated to do anything right now," is going to make him or her go away – do you?

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Building Motivation With the Snowball Effect

“What can you do when you’re lodged in a negative stream of events, and the mountain of problems saps all of your motivation to fix things?”

I got this question from a friend of mine who’s had a series of bad luck, compounded by his own negative emotional reaction to the situation.

If you’re feeling like you need to get out of a tight spot, but you lack the fighting spirit to “take arms against a sea of troubles” ??

Let me explain THE SNOWBALL EFFECT :

The first thing to understand about trends in life, negative or positive, is that they usually work like snowballs. A first negative or positive event, like a few isolated snowflakes, drifts down the side of the mountain with almost no effect. But – let another few and another few snowflakes get stuck together – and you get a snowball rolling down a hillside.

Let this ball collect snow and, bam!, you end up with an avalanche.

No one can stand alone and try to stop an avalanche with brute force. Once a strong string of negative events has taken over, you can try to hold back the tide with outstretched arms, but it won’t work.

So what to do?

Well, positive things work with the snowball effect too. Action breeds action.

What you need to do is to take positive action. Start with little things. Do the dishes. Tidy. Buy a rose for your wife/husband. Pick any small thing that will have an immediate positive effect on your life or your environment. The deed should be executable in less than 30 minutes and MUST have positive results immediately.

Once you’ve done this, pick the next thing. Perhaps something a bit bigger. Don’t tackle anything intimidating or enormous. Just get a good, positive trend rolling.

This is how to build motivation: by establishing a causal link between the effort you make and a quick, predictable and desirable outcome.

By getting a ball of positivity rolling, you’ll feel more empowered to, one by one, take on the more challenging issues in your life.

THE SERIES OF STEPS EFFECT

“Even the highest mountain is climbed in a series of steps.”

When trying to climb mount Everest, the best way to get discouraged is to stare at the top.

Big problems sometimes kill motivation just because of their size. If you look at a big issue in your life – like a mountain of debt – the magnitude of the problem can sap your will to take on the challenge.

So, the key to keeping your motivation in tact is to break the challenge into smaller steps. These milestones allow you not only to see progress, but also to see exactly what you have to do at each stage. While you might not see your way clear to making it up the whole mountain in one go, getting to the next plateau might seem manageable.

Your goal, then, is to break your problems down into manageable steps. Once you’ve got smaller things you can easily succeed at, you’ll not only see progress, but you’ll feel less demotivated by the sheer size of a problem.

Remember : the best way not to climb the mountain is to spend time staring at the top, so don’t do it! Don’t be a tourist admiring your own problems. Act. Action begets action.

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Revive Your Weave With Apple Cider Vinegar

We all know that apple cider vinegar has many remedies. If you’ve spent any time online, I’m sure you’ve come across the main uses from curing ailments to removing stains. What you may not know is that you can revive your weave with apple cider vinegar.

The key element in using apple cider vinegar (ACV) is it restores the pH balance that often gets out of whack in your hair when using chemicals and heating appliances. When this happens, you can bet your hair will go from fabulous to frightful in no time at all. Dull and frizzy, flat and matted – just plain messy and a horrible sight.

So how does ACV work on weaves you ask? Well, when you purchase high quality virgin hair the cuticles are intact and fully sealed. No chemicals have been used so the hair is nearly perfect. However, as soon as you start using shampoo, coloring, hot curlers, combs, and other chemicals and tools, the cuticles will begin to strip down until you have unmanageable hair that’s just sitting on top of your hair.

I’m sure you’ve been there – standing in the mirror with your weave looking a hot mess. It feels like you have a couple of inches of new growth, but it’s a weave. No girl, it shouldn’t be that way, so let me tell you how to fix it.

You see, ACV helps reseal the cuticles of your hair because the pH balance is lower than the pH balance in the weave. Using ACV and rinsing sort of brings the pH balance back to its normal level, thus rejuvenating your hair.

So how much apple cider vinegar do you need? Well, it is recommended you use three parts water to one part apple cider vinegar. Put hair in a large bowl and leave the hair in for.75 min. to one hour. If your hair is on your head, put it on and put a cap on top for the same amount of time.

When the time is up, rinse the ACV out and use a deep conditioner. Conditioning the hair plays a big role in the final outcome so please do not try to cut corners. A little time will save you the cost of buying new bundles, at least for this time.

When you’re done, you will find your hair is sleek, slick, and beautiful just like when you first got it.

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Natural Asthma Relief – Apple Cider Vinegar

A natural asthma relief comes in the form of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar, known as the “wonder medicine”, has been used since ancient times to cure ailments. It has been used to aid and promote a variety of number of health benefits, including promoting longevity! And if you are suffering from asthma, regular intake of it will help you feel much better.

Just take a spoonful of it every day, and you will reap all the health benefits that comes with it. If you do not like the taste, you can put the spoon right to the back of your mouth, beyond your taste buds, and just swallow it quickly. Otherwise, you can mix it with a glass of water and some lemon to hide the taste. Usually, after a few days, you will get used to the taste and may even begin to enjoy the acquired taste.

Another way that you can take it is by heating it slightly and take it with some honey. Make sure that you heat it over the stove, and not in the microwave, as this will change the molecular structure of it and cause it to lose its efficacy. Do not over heat it, just heat it slightly with some honey to make it more pleasant for you. This will soothe your throat and bronchial, and ward off the irritation of the throat that cause those nasty coughs that accompany asthma.

By taking this regularly, you will find your health improving drastically. Whenever you feel an asthma attack coming on, take one tablespoon mixed in water and sip it slowly. You will find that the wheezing will lessen considerably. If it does not stop, take another spoonful with another glass of water, and breathe deeply. Apple cider vinegar contains a potent supply of potassium which can help relief symptoms like running nose, sinus, excessive mucus formation and watery eyes. You will find that it will clear your breathing passage.

However, natural asthma relief remedies can only do so much for you, if you do not get rid of the cause of the asthma itself. If it is work related asthma due to stress, you may need to find alternative jobs in the long term. So many people are suffering from asthma that it is becoming a rather alarming disease to society. We need to take preemptive measures to put a stop to this.

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Fibroids And Apple Cider Vinegar – Will This Work To Shrink Fibroids?

There is a lot of talk about fibroids and apple cider vinegar (ACV) and how ACV can help to shrink fibroids naturally. ACV is one of the most commonly recommended natural remedies for many diseases and conditions. One of the reasons it is a common natural remedy is because it is commonly available in most kitchens, is relatively inexpensive and there are little to no side effects. Despite there being little if any scientific research to support the many health claims of using ACV, this is still a common natural remedy.

Apple Cider Vinegar

As a natural remedy, many people tout the benefits of ACV for a variety of ailments such as diabetes, weight loss, heartburn, psoriasis, dry skin, dry scalp, dry hair, constipation, high cholesterol, nail and ear fungus, arthritis, dandruff, deodorant, kidney stones, warts, jock itch, yeast infection, etc. While there is little to no scientific proof that ACV may work for many of these ailments, you can find many positive testimonials from people who have used ACV to treat any number of ailments.

One thing to remember about scientific research as it relates to many natural remedies is that there is no incentive for vast amounts of money to be spent on researching remedies such as ACV because it will not be possible to patent ACV since it is readily available.

Fibroids and Apple Cider Vinegar

The acidic nature of ACV may explain its effectiveness against many ailments and why it is considered antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral but it also contains various vitamins and minerals that our bodies need as well as enzymes and very important anti-inflammatory properties all of which can help to fight various ailments.

Many Eastern practitioners believe that sickness and disease including fibroids are caused by an acidic nature in the body and helping the body become more alkaline can help to fight off various diseases and conditions and create a healthier body.

It is very important to note that while the acidic nature of ACV is touted for the healing properties when used topically, when taken internally, ACV actually has an alkaline effect in the body by helping to raise the pH level from an acidic one to a more alkaline one which can help the body become healthier.

Toxins in the body can also increase the risk of developing various diseases and conditions including the development of fibroid tumors. Another of the benefits of ACV is that it helps to detoxify the body. Being overweight is another risk factor for fibroid development and ACV can help with weight loss which indirectly helps to fight off various weight related diseases and conditions including fibroids.

These health benefits and many more related to ACV is why many women with fibroids commonly tout its ability to shrink fibroids naturally even in the absence of scientific proof.

How to use apple cider vinegar for fibroids

There isn’t a set dosage but many women take one tablespoon or two teaspoons of ACV per day. Because consuming neat ACV (undiluted) can wear at the tooth enamel as well as cause burns to the sensitive areas of the throat and mouth, it is recommended to mix it in a liquid. Most people commonly mix ACV with about 8 ounces of water, tea or milk (soy, almond milk, etc, are better than dairy milk especially for those with fibroids).

Another precaution with ACV is to stay away from ACV supplements because some studies have shown that these supplements can permanently damage the tissue in the esophagus.

Best apple cider vinegar for fibroids

The first recommendation is to of course use ACV and not other types of vinegar (e.g. white vinegar) because ACV is made from apples which is why it contains most of the vitamins, minerals and trace minerals that our bodies need to be healthy. Other types of vinegar such as white vinegar do not contain a lot of these properties.

Another point to remember is that there are varying processes that are used to make ACV many of which can eliminate most of the beneficial properties of ACV. This is why most of those sold in grocery stores should be avoided for internal use because they are lacking in healthful properties.

The best apple cider vinegar to use as a natural remedy is that which is made from organic apples, that is raw, unfiltered and fermented using traditional methods (unpasteurized). It should also state that it includes the “mother” which is where most of the healthful properties of apple cider vinegar reside.

You can make your own ACV if you do not have easy access to good quality ACV. There are many recipes that you can find online on how to make ACV.

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You Can’t Plant Apple Seeds and Expect Oranges

Cheri decided that she wanted to grow an apple tree in her back yard. She had never planted an apple tree before. In fact, she had never planted anything before. This was her first time trying her hand at gardening. But last year, she had this idea that it would be nice to grow an apple tree right in her back yard.

Now that the weather was growing nicer, the idea came back to her and it seemed that she became obsessed with growing an apple tree. Being urged to get started, she found herself going to the library and the book store and on the Internet to research all that she could about growing an apple tree. She had to learn about apple variety and rootstock; about

site selection, proper planting, training and pruning, adequate

fertility, and pest control all of types of things that contributed to creating a healthy and productive tree.

Every time she went out in her yard, she would picture exactly where she would grow the tree. She would see, in her minds eye, the tree already grown with rich and wonderful apples all over it.

The time came for her to plant her tree. She used all the skills she had learned to make sure that it would grow to its fullest potential.

And guess what?

The tree grew and the most wonderfully, red apples sprouted all over the place. Cheri was so proud of her masterpiece.

Planting flowers and trees can really be amazing. You take a little seed and it put it in the dirt and you nurture it and before you know it, it starts to sprout, and then it grows into a full, blown flower, plant or tree.

It’s really incredible to experience.

Have you ever planted a tree or a plant? Have you ever seen it sprout and grow all over the place–sometimes growing out of control? Have you ever witnessed that?

I’m sure you have.

In fact, I’m willing to bet on it.

Well, you might not have actually planted a flower or a tree, but each day, you plant thoughts and ideas into your subconscious mind that start to grow. Some of these thoughts and ideas grow out of control and before we know it, they start to take over our lives.

Some of these “seeds” are planted without us ever being aware of it. They are things that we’ve heard others say about ourselves and we allowed them to get planted, deep into our subconscious mind and then they start to grow so wildly and out of control that we don’t even realize it but before long, they have taken over our life.

Let me give you an example. Ever heard your parents say to you, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Or “money is hard to come by.” Or “You can’t get everything that you want.”

Well, these are seeds that are planted into our subconscious mind and over the years, they are nurtured and allowed to grow so much that they begin to grow out of control. We wonder how come we are always struggling to make ends meet or why we can’t experience financial freedom like we see so many other people experience.

It’s because of those seeds that are planted into our subconscious mind, have been planted so deeply that, without us even given any thought to it, we always find ourselves struggling to make ends meet because money doesn’t grow on trees and it’s hard to come by and we simply can’t get

everything that we want.

We have just accepted it as a truth, a reality, without ever questioning or researching to see if it holds any merit. It becomes second nature for us to quickly say to our own children, “Money don’t grow on trees, you know.” Because its something that we’ve heard for most of our life.

And because we have this believe, money will always elude us because our “seed” that has been planted inside of us, has grown so big that it makes sure that we hold on to this belief.

If you plant a seed for an apple tree, an apple tree will grow.

If you plant a seed that money is hard to come by, then money will always be hard to come by.

You can’t plant apple seeds and expect oranges to grow.

You can’t hold on to beliefs that are planted into your subconscious mind and expect your life to be different from your beliefs.

Sorry, it just doesn’t work that way.

If you want to grow oranges, you have to plant seeds that produce oranges.

If you want to live a happy and successful life, you have to plant seeds that will bring about a happy and successful life.

Well, how do you go about doing that when the seeds that have been planted for so long are negative and do not allow you to have the things that you desire?

You do it the same way a Gardener does. When a Gardener plants grass and notices that weeds have sprouted amongst the good grass, s/he goes to work to kill the weeds. They have to destroy the weeds or else it will destroy the good grass.

You must do the same. Destroy the weeds (negative thoughts) that are growing inside of you before they kill off the good grass (positive thoughts).

Always be mindful of what you are thinking and the affect that it will have on your life. When you notice a negative thought–kill it, before it kills you.

ACTION POINT: Let’s do some spring cleaning this week. Let’s become aware of thoughts that we have that are like weeds and can destroy our efforts to change our life. Let’s pull out the weed wacker and the weed killer and destroy them whenever they rear their ugly heads. This week, we will only have positive, life empowering thoughts that move us closer to our goals. And we will destroy negative thoughts that hold us back. Can you do that for yourself this week? I know you can. Don’t try to do

it–do it.

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How To Use The Garcinia Cambogia And Apple Cider Vinegar Diet For Weight Loss

Let’s be honest, losing weight is not easy.

The reality is, it takes a lot of hard work to get in shape and get fit and healthy. Not to mention sticking to a diet and avoiding some of your favorite foods. It can be a pain especially when you go the extra mile only to realize that you’ve only lost a single pound the entire week.

At times it can be depressing especially when you have some slim friends that can eat whatever they want and never gain a pound. While you are on the treadmill 5 days a week and eating up your vegetables and still getting ‘so so’ results. Thus, you need to use every resource available to you at your advantage.

Fortunately, there are few things that are relatively cheap that you can add to your weight loss tools to maximize your results. This is not meant for overnight results but with a little effort and determination, you 2x your results in a short amount of time.

In this article you are about to discover a popular duo that is creating a huge buzz online. They are Garcinia Cambogia and Apple Cider Vinegar.

An Introduction To Garcinia Cambogia And Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

I first came across this ‘weight loss duo’ in an article while browsing my Facebook newsfeed a while ago. The Garcinia Cambogia and Apple Cider Vinegar article was on CNN and made reference to student at Stanford University that lost a lot of weight on the recipe.

Unfortunately, I cannot say how valid the merits of that article are but after reading it, I started doing some research. What I found out was amazing to say the least.

Here’s What I Found Out About Using Garcinia Cambogia And Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss

Garcinia is a fruit originated out of India and some Asian countries. Scientist have discovered that it’s main ingredient hydroxycitric Acid also known as HCA has some amazing weight loss benefits. These include appetite suppression, boosting serotonin levels as well as blocking the production of fats from carbs by inhibiting the enzyme citric lyase.

Apple Cider Vinegar on the other hand is rich in pectin, which will also curb hunger pangs. It is also known to stimulate the digestion of proteins. This in itself enhances calorie burn because proteins require more energy to be broken down when compared to the other macronutrients namely: fats and carbohydrates.

There are also other health benefits to taking ACV. Some of these include:

  • It Prevents Fat Accumulation
  • Controls Blood Sugar Levels
  • Helps In Suppressing Your Appetite
  • And It Also Detoxifies The Body

So can you imagine what will happen when you combine ACV with an effective fat burner like Garcinia Cambogia?

Amazing things can happen.

By combing the two, you give yourself an advantage to burn fat faster than you would without them. The appetite suppression and fat blocking properties of this duo will help you to eat less than you are accustom to which allows you to create a calorie deficit necessary for fat loss.

It is recommended that you take them daily first thing in the morning about 30-45 minutes before breakfast. This means that depending on the time you normally have breakfast, you may need to wake up a tad bit earlier.

In order to get started, just be sure that you have a high quality brand of Garcinia and only take organic raw apple cider vinegar is unfiltered, unheated and unpasteurized.

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Importance of Motivation

The importance of motivation is important for most people in everyday situations. Universities and organizations and schools always make sure that their students and employees are always motivated to carry out their work to the best of their ability. However, due to factors beyond their control more and more people are finding it hard to motivate themselves due to lots of factors. This article will explore the importance of motivation and how it as affected thousands and thousands of individuals.

One of the main importances of motivation is to increase morale of an individual. For example, if a sports team is constantly losing their matches then this will have a negative effect on the morale of the whole team as no one likes to lose. Furthermore, this loss can affect the behavior of the individual. Therefore, on this basis the manager who coaches the team is responsible for motivating his players to help them stay focused on future matches. The manager is responsible for helping to motivate the players and help develop their confidence. On this basis, motivation is important because it can help a person forget about the past and move on.

Another importance of motivation is when a person might be going through personal domestic problems and therefore, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure the person is motivated to carry out their job without taking their problems to the workplace. Moreover, the employer will have to need to ensure that they motivate the individual in many ways to make sure the person is not emotionally affected by their problems. Sometimes some people can find it hard to adjust to their job when they have domestic personal problems and therefore, on that basis it is important that an individual is motivated and focused to carry out their tasks.

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Self-Motivation As a Tonic for Success

There is a saying that it is easy to take a horse to the river. But what is not easy is to force it to drink water there. This saying is also true when it comes to achievement of success. It is one thing to try to motivate somebody to achieve success in life. But your effort at inspiring the person may not achieve results until the person him- or herself is self-motivated. This is because one’s effort will be fruitless if in one’s absence, the person does not have the determination to be successful.

There are two parts to self-motivation or internal motivation, that is, mental and physical. In the mental stage, you conceive in your mind where you want to go; while in the physical state, you take action to get to where you aspire to be.

Pathway

Self-motivation, which consists of thought and action, is a key to success. This is because the willingness to act on your ideas is at least as important as the ideas themselves. Anybody that wants to be successful in life needs to be a self-starter; give his or her success aspiration all he or she has; and dare him- or herself to act now.

The world is full of opportunities beckoning at you every second, minute and day. But the key to making the most of those opportunities is action. This implies that one needs to dream his or her dreams, but motivate him- or herself to put plans into motion.

Fixed-personality myth

The choice one makes for his or her thinking either motivates him or her or not. Although clear visualisation of a goal is a good first step, a joyfully-motivated life demands more. To live the life one wants to live, action is required. In the words of William Shakespeare, “Action is eloquence.”

Steve Chandler, a sales trainer as well as a keynote and convention speaker submits that it is a myth to say each of us has a fixed personality. Chandler stresses that this is self-limiting and denies us our power of continuous creation. In our ongoing creation of whom we are, nothing has a greater impact on that process than the choice we make between optimism and pessimism. There are no optimism or pessimism personalities; there are only single, individual choices for optimistic or pessimistic thoughts.

First step

To be able to motivate oneself to success through self-motivation, one must be able to identify core desires. Everybody has what it takes to achieve greatest desires, but to find the motivation and direction one’s life needs, one must identify his or her core desires. That is, things one is very passionate about. Whether you want to earn more money, establish cordial relationships or boost your self-confidence, you must first identify your core desires, that is, things that drive you from within.

Ideas

Apart from identifying your core desires, you also need to have ideas to be able to succeed. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and the sky is beginning of your success that can be achieved through self-motivation.

Dr. Walter Doyle Staples, one of America’s most celebrated authorities on human-potential issues says all accomplishments, whether big or small, begin with an idea. Although ideas in general are not in short supply, creative and innovative ideas are, and so are people who can turn them into reality. You should prepare for success and your chance will definitely come.

Goal-setting

Having got the necessary ideas, another thing to do to be able to accomplish success through self-motivation is to set goals and plan. Before any adventure, take time to plan. Design your own plan of attack. Always observe a successful person, no sooner does he or she achieve his or her goal than he or she will set newer and higher goals in order to further extend his or her success and happiness.

This does not mean that successful people have no disappointments. But they are successful because they know how to overcome challenges. When formulating your personal goals, you should endeavour to keep this simple PROBE rule in mind. That is, make the goals “Practical”; “Reasonable”; “Obtainable”; “Big” and “Exciting”.

Vision

In addition to your goal-setting, you need to have a vision. Without a vision, one does not know where he or she is going and certainly cannot develop a strategy to get there. The vision one establishes, creates the future he or she will have. Establishing your vision requires that you integrate the person you are and the opportunity you have chosen to pursue to a cohesive whole.

Energy and good health habits

Being energetic and cultivation of good health habits are another area worthy of consideration when talking about achievements through self-motivation.

George Shinn, a renowned motivational writer and speaker says, “You need energy for successful motivation. Energy is like the propellant that goes into a satellite to provide thrust (action), like the gasoline that powers our cars. But the amount of energy an individual has to expend is…measured by the condition of the human body and mind.” Health is a person’s physical and mental state.

Addition

You need to devote your very substantial energies as fully as possible to the venture you are engaging yourself in, throw yourself into the work and spend long hours at it to be able to succeed. Additionally, you need to make your appearance an asset; develop a magnetic personality; build successful relationships; overcome worry, doubt, and fear; master your tensions and learn to relax; overcome failure; learn from your mistakes; and solve your problems.

Visualisation

Paradoxically, the readiness to visualise one’s last hours is a self-motivation tonic when we are talking about achievement of success. As Chandler puts it, “Pretending you aren’t going to die is detrimental to your enjoyment of life… Confronting our own death doesn’t have to wait until we run out of life. In fact, being able to vividly image our last hours on our deathbed creates a paradoxical sensation: the feeling of being born all over again – the first step to fearless self-motivation.”

Words of advice

What is the essence of coming to this world without making indelible impression or become a great achiever through self-motivation? You need to deploy all efforts to be able to succeed and your best bet is to (re)activate your internal-motivation mechanisms.

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5 Simple Steps to Endless Motivation and Power

When you think of motivation, what thoughts cross your mind? Maybe a marathon athlete determined to make it to the finish line. What about a college kid barreling through their final exams before graduation? The exact definition of motivation may vary from person to person. No matter what your personal interpretation of motivation is, its piece in the puzzle of success is vital.

Motivation is the strengthening force behind life change. It is the magic that happens when you know exactly what you want and possess the burning desire to do what is necessary to get it- the substance that keeps your dreams on track. With motivation, you possess the potential to continuously touch you dreams. Without motivation, where would our power be to outlast the tough times?

There is nothing like the intrinsic energy that constantly propels you forward in pursuit of your dreams. The ability to set goals, work hard and go after your passions is an enjoyment that can never be taken from you. If achieved, once achieved, your desire to consistently complete goals can become addicting. You may ask yourself “How can I continually reproduce my motivation to pursue my passion and achieve my dreams?” Here are 5 simple steps to endless motivation and power:

1. Be Visual with Your Vision

Create a vision board and fill it with images of your desired goals and dreams. The luxury car you want to drive (or have driven for you), the mansion you want to live and the amount of money you want to have in the bank will understandably be on your lists. However, don’t just stop at surface level; dig deeper. Really spend some time to meditate and think deeply. Think not only on the things that you want to have but the person that you want to become. Include the character traits that you want to model and the reputation that you want to have. Don’t forget the goals that you want to accomplish. Be sure to write them down. Include pictures of family and friends, potential travel destinations, and anything that creates an emotional response and makes your heart beat. When reviewing potential pieces of your vision board, think “What inspires me passionately?”

Time is one of the most valuable, non-refundable resources we have. You can either fully use, or forever lose it.

2. Have Time Value

If you are not already, start appreciating the value of time. Time is one of the most valuable, non-refundable resources we have. You can either fully use, or forever lose it. If your ultimate aim is to create change, you are going to have to invest a great deal of time to make it happen. You can start by reducing the time you spend on things that are superfluous to your goals. Be mindful of your time spent on activities such as watching television, spending weekends at the mall, excessive partying, traveling and even spending copious amounts of time visiting family and friends – For these things may bring you short-term joy in the present, but won’t help you get what you want or where you want to be. Remember that time is a non-refundable resource, and you should not so easily allow excessive activities to swindle you of something so precious. You may be wondering, “How can I use all of this time more effectively?” The answer is, by reinvesting it in yourself and your goals. Don’t forget to remember this: No one knows the exact amount of time they have here on earth. However much it is, the number is fixed. What counts, is not how much time that you have, but how you choose to use it. The contrast is will you will you let time pass you by, or will you make the most of the valuable resources that you have?

3. Get Emotional

Not happy with the position you are currently in? Wanting to change your situation or surroundings? Get emotional about where you are. How anxious are you about your position in life right now? Do your actions and emotions model challenge and change, or conformity and comfortability? Check your attitude towards change. Is it biased and intolerant to change, or does it model motivational mannerisms? So ask yourself “Why do I want to change?” Is it because you’re TIRED of feeling UNFULFILLED? Do you feel BORED and UNACCOMPLISHED with your life? Are you SICK and TIRED of repeating the same cycle day in and day out? Do you feel INSPIRED to get more out of life? Are you UNCOMFORTABLE enough to change? If not, got uncomfortable, get emotional and get moving!

4. Have Self-Compassion

Sometimes, we can be our own biggest critic. Give yourself a break for goodness sake. You’re wondering why you are not normal or if you are normal. The answer is, “yes!” Normal people make mistakes. Normal people fall short… Normal people get back up, dust themselves off and keep going after a mistake or misstep. A wise man once told me “It’s not how many times you fall that counts, but how many times you get back up afterward and keep going.” So let me ask you, what makes you think that your road to success is paved with perfection? The road that you drive in real life isn’t perfectly paved, and sometimes, you may hit a bump in it. Will you let that bump define your character, or keep your eyes on the prize as you strive for your future? Having compassion for yourself will let go of the past experiences, learn lessons from them and make room for you to grab a hold of your future.

5. Face Your Fear(s)

Face your fears, plain and simple you. Fear is the subjection that is determined to stop you where you stand and deprive you of your dreams. It’s the ever-being obstacle with the potential to veer its head at any time, no matter how many times we have dealt with it in the past. Are you going to allow this pernicious imposter to crush your dreams, steal your joy and defer you from your destiny? Imagine this lingering thought haunting your final days: “I didn’t accomplish my goals and dreams because I was too frightened to live”. Will the thought even matter, or by then will it be far too late to conquer fear. Affirm that you will not permit fear to spoil your spirit and initiate taking action to confront your fears- now!

5 Common Fears:

· Fear of Failure

· Fear of the First Step

· Fear of Actual Success

· Fear of Incompetence

· Fear of the Unknown

With the feelings you get when you accomplish your goals, there is no wonder why you would want to repeat the process again. Just like the marathon runner who wins the race, you want to touch success time after time. As your burning desire increases, implementing these simple steps will increase the size of your puzzle piece of motivation. You will retain the strength to face your fears, forgive yourself for your failures and live a life where you consistently achieve your goals. With new endless motivation and power, what fresh goals and dreams will you set and accomplish?

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