By applying these simple motivation techniques, you will be able to supercharge your energy levels to start completing those tasks you dread completing!
Have you experienced this scenario?
"…You start the year full of excitement and enthusiasm and suddenly throughout the year you start to lose the zest to continue doing the tasks you wanted to accomplish."
Sometimes people just hate the things they do. But they still complete it eventually because it eventually became an obligation.
Some people set their goals and get so excited about it, but when the time comes to start taking action, they keep procrastinating.
You can learn how to avoid this painful problem. Below are a few motivation techniques to keep yourself motivated to achieve the goals you set.
Keep Your Energy Levels High!
There are times when the things we need or must do may feel like a burden. You must have a reason to what you are doing. After setting your goals you might experience times where you do not have the energy to carry out that task.
So how can you deal with the problem? Make your goals exciting enough!
The most common motivation technique of goal setting is setting the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound). You need to add one more element there, i.e. make it EXCITING!
If your goals don’t excite you, you won’t have the motivation to push through the hard times. This technique is simple to implement. You may check out the
section for more tips on this.
Make it Fun to Stay Positive
You will hear from many motivational speakers repeat again and again that positive-thinking is extremely important when you want to carry out a task. And the truth is… it is important! That’s why it’s repeated so many times.
One simple technique you can use is getting your mindset into the right state. By changing the way you think about carrying out your task. This will help you have all the energy in the world if you do things you like.
For example, some people set exciting goals like losing tons of weight within a year to look slim and sexy. To achieve that goal, going to the gym regularly may be the solution.
Maybe some people just love going to the gym. To them, losing weight means going the gym 3 times a week and they have so much fun in the process.
To some, this may be extremely boring because of the repetition. It doesn’t have to be this way, you can find alternative methods to lose weight as long as it’s fun, for instance organizing a friendly game of tennis (if this is what you think is fun) during the weekend. YOU can make it fun! Just be creative and you will be motivated to carry out tasks.
All you need to do is change your perception of a task. If you perceive the task is as uninteresting or unexciting, it most likely will be boring. So change your mindset by changing the way you want to achieve your goal.
The worse case scenario is that sometimes we can’t make everything or anything fun.
In this case, look for the positives instead of focusing on how painful the task is. This is also a good way to
Look at what you can achieve AFTER you complete the task, do you get any monetary gains, or any sense of satisfaction? Start looking at all the good things you can get if you complete the task.
Just do it!
Nike says it best. Perfectionism slows you down. If you have set your goals and created your plan, just carry it out. Don’t aim to be 100% perfect. Mistakes will be made, you can learn from them. Some people wait until they feel motivated, but that is the mistake you should avoid.
“Don't wait for your "ship to come in," and feel angry and cheated when it doesn't. Get going with something small.” -Irene Kassorla
You don’t have to wait to feel motivated, just start doing the simple things first. You don’t have to look at the big picture first, look at what you can do right NOW.
What actions can you take immediately to achieve what you want? Just get the simple things done, you will build momentum and when you start to get going, you’ll start getting closer to your goals!
Be Aware of Your Environment
The last motivation technique is to create a great environment around you. Yes, YOU create the environment. If you plan to share your excitement, share it with a group of people who care about your goals. Don’t go solo on your journey.
Try to surround yourself with people who are totally motivated and care about your success, you will start to get things done quickly.
Take Time to Relax
Track your progress, reward yourself. For each major goal you set, set a reward for yourself after you complete it. Split your goals into several stages, for each stage you complete, take a rest.
And there is nothing wrong giving yourself a small treat after accomplishing each mini-task. Treat yourself to a good meal or anything you like when completing small tasks, for the radical goals you set, once completed, reward yourself handsomely.
Incentives will help you achieve your goals in a more relaxed manner.
These are the simple motivation techniques you can apply immediately. Just get going!
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