Below are 4 ways in which we can achieve this and if carried out you will find your motivation levels will increase as your focus improves.
1. Make your goals clear, defined and visual.
Many people when asked what their goal is they say they want a new sports car or a big house. This is too vague as it doesn’t allow the creative forces to work. As an important part of setting goals is visualisation, how can you visualise the sports car you want for example when there are hundreds of models around.
You need to define your goal more clearly. Know exactly what make, model, derivative, colour what extras you want. Then find a picture of this car from a magazine or dealer’s brochure and place where you can see it everyday.
When you feel down or discouraged look at your picture, feel you already own it, imagine yourself behind the wheel driving in the country. Immerse yourself in your goal.
2. Prepare a daily action list.
To be successful you must remain focused. To remain focused you must plan. To plan you must write down your daily action list.
At the end of each day write down your tasks you need to accomplish the next day. By writing them down and ticking them off as you complete them you will experience a sense of achievement.
This schedule must be done daily to be effective.
3. Keep a positive mental attitude.
Always focus on the good things the positive things in life. Keep your thoughts positive and you will feel better about yourself. Believe your goals will come true.
Write an intangible goal on a piece of card and read it at least twice a day. For example ‘My thoughts always remain positive and I only see the good in all situations’.
Reading inspirational books will also help to keep your motivational levels high. These can be self development books or autobiographies. Reading these types of books will make you feel encouraged and be instrumental in motivating you to achieving your goals.
4. Surround yourself with positive successful people.
If you associate with too many negative people they will eventually bring you down to their level of thinking and this will affect your self esteem and you will start to question if you have what it takes to be successful.
Don’t listen to them, or better still do not associate with them. To keep yourself motivated surround yourself with positive people.
Written by Dave McPherson Worthing.UKviews.co.uk