How do you motivate yourself?

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  1. Craan profile image82
    Craanposted 11 years ago

    How do you motivate yourself?

  2. ubiedropout profile image59
    ubiedropoutposted 11 years ago

    By realizing what I want out of every day and even every instance I am then able to continue moving through daily practices that bring more and more of what I love into the day.  Simple reminders of why I am doing a certain thing like you eat because you are hungry, you work because you need money, you create because you love.  List and step writing so the process I'd not a vague foggy dream but a for real reality that is happening day in and day out.

  3. Windclimber profile image69
    Windclimberposted 11 years ago

    Short answer: by looking first at my bills and then at my checkbook

    Complete answer: if it's not covered by the above short answer, then it is simply some combination of (a) think of work I want to do (with "want" and sometimes defined by "need") and (b) get started whether I'm motivated or not.

    Waiting for motivation is usually a long, long, disappointing and frustrating wait.  Pick up your pen, or your hammer and saw, or whatever your tools are, and just get started.  Force yourself to do it merely mechanically, if you have to.  After a few minutes, it gets easier, and after a half-hour or so, you find you don't want to stop.

    "I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it." - Jonathan Winters

  4. Paul Maplesden profile image77
    Paul Maplesdenposted 11 years ago

    I do it because I have middle and long-term goals for my life. I know that without my activity and action, I won't be able to move towards those goals.

    For me, it's about having that objective viewpoint and a willingness to do whatever needs to happen next to keep me moving forwards.

    That said, procrastination is an inherent part of human nature, so I don't beat myself up too much if I'm not always moving forwards!

    1. Kasman profile image76
      Kasmanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer brother

  5. Mohammad Amir87 profile image61
    Mohammad Amir87posted 11 years ago

    Whatever you need desperately you will automatically get motivated to get it any how, no matter how much you have to sweat for it.
    But whenever the priority is low or you can say there isn't a great need of it in your life its difficult to be always motivated towards it.

    So whatever you need it, you ll get motivated automatically as you have to get it, as you feel incomplete without it.

  6. Kasman profile image76
    Kasmanposted 11 years ago

    My short answer:

    My relationship with Christ is my motivation. Whatever his will is, I wanna be in the middle of it. I set goals oriented towards pleasing him daily. Do I fail sometimes, sure. But failure is a good thing if I want to learn from it and walk in more strength.

    When I love my wife in ways she responds to, when I look for ways to help others, when I'm spending time in prayer with The Lord to know his thoughts, etc.....that's what pleases him and that's my motivation.

  7. twig22bend profile image71
    twig22bendposted 11 years ago

    Finding out what drives you to do some of the things you do might be helpful. We have a saying , "My plate is full", when really we have more than one plate in our lives. 
    There is must do, Like to do, and want to do. Sort them out and write it down for each category and fill in. We tend to bunch everything together which can be quite overwhelming. 

    Work on what is most important to you. Completing each is the motivation and drive you need to move on to the next plate. Eliminate the plates that are unnecessary. Give yourself some space to relax and think.

  8. Samith Jhon profile image58
    Samith Jhonposted 11 years ago

    I’ve been using comparison and it’s indeed a good way of motivating our self. Recording past achievements and comparing it with the present gives us an idea of how much we can actually do.

  9. TerryK81 profile image59
    TerryK81posted 11 years ago

    Prayer and Bible Study everyday, taking time to realize God's blessings, and considering opportunities

  10. Aakashaashish profile image39
    Aakashaashishposted 11 years ago

    Remember your successes. And let them flow through your mind instead of your failures. Write down your successes. Consider using a journal of some kind since it’s easy to forget your successes
    Remember to have fun. Or create fun in a task. Then you’ll stay motivated to do and finish it.
    Don’t fear failure. Instead redefine it as feedback and as a natural part of a successful life. As Michael Jordan said:

    “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why i succeed it

  11. profile image50
    InspiredEyes70posted 11 years ago

    I try to stay positive towards life. No matter what gets in the way, i have to keep fighting. Even when those low days come, you have to keep moving forward.

  12. Miller2232 profile image59
    Miller2232posted 11 years ago

    Motivational & Inspirational quotes for me because they can give you hope.


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