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What is the best way to keep motivated yourself in hard times?

  1. Jasejames profile image73
    Jasejamesposted 7 years ago

    What is the best way to keep motivated yourself in hard times?


  2. Ruchira profile image79
    Ruchiraposted 7 years ago

    I usually chant this mantra when faced with failure, "I can do it!"

  3. Jordan Hemmann profile image61
    Jordan Hemmannposted 7 years ago

    This is kind of weird, but when I need to stay motivated, I often do something that has nothing to do with the task. Say I need to get motivated to write an article.. Well, I'll go see a movie (given that time permits). If I say, "Hey, I gave myself this treat, now I need to get down to business" then it makes it much easier to get it done. I try not to go the route of, "If I get this done, I'll treat myself to a movie after" because then my work tends to suffer because I might rush it. So, I go for the opposite method of positive reinforcement.

  4. Vaiebhav profile image79
    Vaiebhavposted 7 years ago

    Hard times bring negative thoughts. I try to maintain focus by reminding myself that "negative thoughts, or self-doubt are like excess baggage in the car. They simply slow down your speed and burn valuable fuel." Then I try to picture the successful outcome of what I want to achieve. Most times, this exercise gets me out of despair. Hope this helps.