Motivation makes all the difference between success and failure and to achieve your goals, it’s vital that you have your own source of instant inspiration that fires you up each day and kick-starts your determination to be successful. With this in mind, it’s vital that you consider your own source of inspiration and what your motivation is exactly.
For some, it’s important that they follow in the footsteps of those members of family who are high achievers or perhaps, they feel that they have to prove themselves to others. It may be of course that the motivation in your case is to prove to yourself that you can be successful.
It’s important to be constantly reminded of your goals and why you have set them for yourself. You can do this quite easily by creating an area in your house so that you can be reminded of your goals every time that you walk by. It doesn’t have to be a list but anything that you want. For example, you could add notes, photos, and headlines from magazines or anything that inspires. If you are after a holiday of a lifetime for example, you could pin up photos of the area and remember just why you are working towards your dream.
Send yourself motivational quotes. You only need to look online to find lots of published motivational quotes, pick those that you really think would help in your goals and email your favorite of the day to your work place so that it is one of the first things that you see yourself each day as a reminder.
You can also plaster notes around your house so that you are constantly stimulated by the power of positive words and images. How far you go with this is up to you but these little reminders do work.
Motivation is all about learning as to what makes you tick. This is the absolute elixir of motivation and once you have it, you can tap into it at any point.
Motivation is very personal, what motivates you might not motivate others and that’s okay. Think about those inner-most dreams that may have been in existence within you for many years, if you don’t make changes to your life and grab any opportunities with both hands, your dreams can diminish.
“Summing up, it is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o’clock”. Woody Allen, “My Speech to the Graduates,” Side Effects, 1980