There are several people who are naturally go-getters, ambitious, and self-motivated. It’s almost like they wake up every morning with this unwavering sense of determination.
Motivation, like many aspects of the human personality, are learned. It could even take years to master, and even then, individuals have to constantly work at it to keep that spark.
You may be wondering if you’re one of those individuals who are naturally self motivated. If so, consider these questions that will determine your levels of self motivation.
Do You Wake Up With a Solution-Focused Attitude?
There are days where all you want to do is lie in bed and binge watch your favorite series. However, responsibilities and obligations prevent us from doing so. This is where solution-based thinking comes into play.
Do you continue repeating to yourself, “I’m so tired, I don’t want to go to work or the gym today.” Or, do you instead say, “I’m exhausted but, I’m going to make myself a pot of coffee to wake up.” Do you notice the difference?
The first sentence is more of a complaint. There is no real solution to the issue at hand. However, the second sentence acknowledges the discomfort and decides to do something about it. Which are you?
Do You Surround Yourself With Motivation?
When you wake up in the morning, do you immediately check your social media feeds? If so, you’re exposing yourself to the ugly act of comparison. If the first thing you see is someone else enjoying their life and accomplishing amazing things, this could derail your progress. It could even hinder your motivation.
In addition, do you listen to music, watch TV, or surround yourself with negativity? If so, this could be why you struggle with staying motivated.
Since motivation is a learned habit, it can easily go away. You have to continue working at it in order to keep it strong. Therefore, surround yourself with positivity and things that inspire you. This will give you the energy needed to keep going even when you feel like giving up.
Are You Prioritizing Your Tasks?
It’s easy to lose motivation when you feel so overwhelmed with your to-do list. That’s why it’s highly suggested to organize your tasks from highest to lowest priority.
By tackling your to-do list head first, you’re taking control over your schedule. You’ll understand what needs to be finished first and what can wait.
By organizing your to-do list in this way, you’ll feel more accomplished and less insane. This will keep you motivated during your most chaotic of times.
Are You Taking Action?
Staying motivated requires taking action towards meeting your goals; even when you don’t feel like it. It’s almost like forcing yourself to take the steps needed towards meeting your goals.
When you take this proactive approach, you’re training your brain to keep going even in the fare of challenges. This consistency is what’s needed to properly meet your goals and remain motivated.
Motivating yourself requires consistent training, practice and attention. Especially when you’re inclined to inactivity. However, with self-reflection and persistence, you can change your habits into productive ones.
If you are having difficulty getting yourself going, or maintaining your program you may find inspiration by reading this post https://jilliesblog.com/how-to-build-on-small-successes-to-stay-motivated.
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