Tuesday, May 28, 2013

7 Tips For Self-Motivation

Self-motivation is necessary for succeeding in school, business and in life.

Here are seven tips to help boost your self-motivation process:

Self-motivation Tip #1 - Get Support
People either support or distract you from your self-motivation process. Notice whose style adds to your self-motivation and who gets in the way of it.  Nobody else can motivate you.  Consider coaching some of the key people in your life in how to enhance your self-motivation or in how not to derail your motivation.

Self-motivation Tip #2 - Be Alert
Very few people can perform at their best all day. Keep track of the times of day when you are mentally most alert, when you are most communicative and when you are most creative. Wherever possible plan to spend time doing the kind of task that comes easily at that time. This avoids wasting energy on self-motivation to go against your natural inclinations.

Self-motivation Tip #3 - Focus
If there is a task you must do that doesn’t appeal to you and keeps getting put off, ask yourself, ‘What will it do for me when I’ve completed this?’ Focus on the bigger picture, rather than the actual task and you may find that it’s easier to get it done.

Self-motivation Tip #4 - Establish Deadlines
If you work well to deadlines (or to put it another way, you tend to leave things to the last minute!) then make life easier by keeping your calendar clear in the run-up to important deadlines. That way you can focus on the work that has to be done for the deadline and not be distracted by other projects until it’s finished.