We lead a very busy life and it’s almost a struggle to remain motivated enough for life or for smaller things. The drive is a constant one and is almost every time assaulted by negative thoughts and anxiety about the future. It’s not uncommon to face doubt and depression. But something that keeps one going is the ability to keep moving forward.
We have to understand our thoughts and the relation they share with our emotions to able to stay motivated. It’s of utmost importance to understand how to nurture motivating thoughts, neutralize negative ones and to focus on the task at hand. Thinking about future is necessary but of present is of no less value.
We often lose motivation because of reasons like lack of confidence in oneself, lack of clear focus and lack of proper direction. These three things when combined together become lethal for the motivation quotient that one has. For motivating yourself you have to keep track of all three things and overcome the disabilities that it creates in the mind.
You can motivate yourself firstly by growing confidence in yourself. Forget your past failures, bad breaks and personal weaknesses that dominate your mind. Never become jealous of your competitors, instead try laddering up the scale. You should always avoid making excuses for why you can’t succeed. Focus should always be on gratitude. Set aside time to focus on everything positive in your life. Make a proper mental list of your strengths, past successes and present advantages. We often tend to take our strengths for granted and dwell on our failures but instead make way for positivity in life. This will inadvertently rejuvenate your confidence and get you motivated so as to build on to your current success.
Fear based thinking will take you nowhere and if you dwell on this then you have no escape. Make your life a goal oriented one. Once you define a goal, you automatically focus your energy on that. Fear nothing and before it gets on to your head try planning out something that can evade that situation. That way, it makes you feel in control and motivates you in doles. Also, your brain atleast has something to do instead of lazing out and fearing defeat.
Motivate yourself by giving your raw thoughts a direction. Your plans and strategies are of no use unless you give them a sense of direction. Identify the activities that lead to success. For every goal, there are activities that pay off and those that don’t. Make a list of all such things. Do all this and you can motivate yourself to wonder and amazement of yourself.