have lost of motivation and do not want to do anything at all. Even
highly effective and successful people will have times when they feel
unmotivated. However, it is the way they deal with this “down” time that
keeps them moving forward and helps them to accomplish great things.
Motivation is one of the keys that will push you into taking action and keep you moving
each day. If you do not have motivation, you will tend to procrastinate
on the things that are supposed to get done. Eventually, you will put
things off and totally give up on your project or task.
This is what is happening to most people out there. They say they
want to become rich by investing or running their own business on the
Internet. However, whenever they need to study the company report or
build their website or write a report, they feel no motivation at all.
This is where most people give up.
Fortunately, there are solutions to this. Here are the seven great ways how to overcome a loss of motivation.
1. Remember why you want to do it at first
If you feel a lack of motivation when you want to type an article,
try to think about why you want to do it in the first place. The reasons
you do something are the driving force behind everything you do. It is
only when your reason is strong and emotional enough that you will do whatever it takes to accomplish the task.
When you feel no motivation at all, it is because the reason behind
what you’re doing is not strong enough. Think about it, why do people
stop smoking? Most of the time, people stop smoking because they have a
strong reason, if they continue to smoke, they may suffer serious health
problem and might lose their love ones.
So why do you do what you do? Do you know why you want to achieve
your goals and your targets? Make sure your reasons are strong and
emotional. When you feel no motivation, think about the purpose why you
want to do it.
2. Envision the success if you do it and feel the regret if you don’t do it
Ah, visualization, does it really work? Yes, it works and only if you are willing to work on it. Visualization
has been a very powerful tool that available to us and it is free of
charge. You can think and imagine whatever you want, wherever and
whenever you wish to. If you think that visualization does not work, try
to imagine vividly that you walk to your kitchen, open your fridge’s
door, you see a big yellow lemon and you take it out. After that you
take a knife and cut the big yellow lemon into half.
Imagine this vividly and as detail as possible. After you cut the
lemon, take the half up and squeeze the lemon that the juice drops into
your mouth. Feel your hand’s pressure, hear the squeeze sound and
imagine the sour lemon juice gets into your mouth. Now, do you feel more
saliva in your mouth or nothing?
Chances are, if you follow through and visualize it vividly, you will
have more saliva in your mouth. Come on, this is just a visualization
and it is not real, but why did you get more saliva in your mouth? This
is because your mind cannot differentiate what is real and what is not. Your mind can only see it, but it cannot tell if it is real.
This is what makes visualization such a powerful tool. Think about
it, if your dream is to drive a Mercedes Benz, imagine the vivid picture
of you driving. Imagine the model you want, the color, the feels when
you sit in, the smell of leather, feel the steering and hear sound of
the engine roaring. Do you think your mind will eventually make it real
one day? You bet.
The point is this, when you imagine and visualize things in your
mind, you will feel motivated to do it. When you dream about the car you
want, you will create the motivation from within. Try do this when you
feel like procrastinating and don’t have any motivation.
3. Create a supportive environment
Do you know that your surroundings and your environment can affect
your mood? How do you feel when you go to a very high-end and luxury
hotel for a stay? Do you feel you are valued more and you have more
confident? This is especially true if you go to a less developed area
and you stay in a luxury hotel. You will feel like you have more
confident and you feel more superior.
You will become the people you mix around with. If you always mix
with successful people who talk about business, you will learn and join
in to talk about business as well. This is how you can become motivated
and how you can use your environment to boost your energy level. On the
other hand, if you mix with negative people who always gossip and talk
about other people, you will feel negative and have no motivation to
work as well.
So decorate your work space into a good and supporting environment.
So that you will want to wake up each morning and rush to work, because
the surrounding makes you feel good and motivated. This is why some
people choose to use cars and expensive watches to help them boost their
confident level. Remember, your environment is important and it can
affect you. So change your environment instead of letting it to manage
4. Change your physiology and stay in action
Motion creates emotion. Whenever you feel down and have no motivation
to do your work, change your physiology. Try out this exercise. Try to
feel down and sad, think about all the sad things that happened to you
and notice your physiology. How do you breathe? Is your shoulder slump
or up? What about your facial expression? Where are your hands and do
you look up or do you look down?
When you are in a sad state, your physiology will stay in a certain
way. Conversely, if you are feeling good and energetic, your physiology
will be in a certain way as well. For most people when they feel great
and motivated, their breathing will be faster, their hands gesture will
be active, they talk faster and their eyes look in a certain way.
You can tell straight from the face whether someone is upset or whether someone is happy. And when you change your physiology, you will change your state
as well. Therefore, if you don’t want to stay in a lousy state that is
not helpful, try to notice your own physiology and change it
5. Let others motivate you
Read a book, listen to music or watch something inspiring can
definitely put you back on a faster gear. What you can do is to spend a
minimum of 30 minutes each day to read an inspiring book every morning
before you start your day. This way, you will make sure you kick start
in the right state and are able to go through the day even if it is a
Videos and audio can be very helpful too. For example, when you are
down and feeling no motivation, try to watch something inspiring on
YouTube or listen to motivational speech from great people. You will be pumped up in no time and ready to go.
The best way is still to position yourself in the right mindset and in the right state before you start your day.
That is why reading is so important and it can change life. Almost all
the extraordinary people who accomplish outstanding success in life
6. Dream big, start small and act now
This is a very powerful principle if you apply it into your life.
When you dream, you have to dream big so that your dream can inspire
you. However, when you start, you have to start small because you want
to make it into a habit so that you will automatically take action
consistently every day.
When your motivation is gone; start small. Just like if you have no
motivation to call your customers, try to start small and call only a
few. You want to build up the momentum from there. Once you start to
take action, the motivation will come and you will be able to continue
to do more.
Do the baby steps and gradually increase from there on.
For example, if you want to exercise and workout five days a week, try
to schedule and start small. Even if it is just five minutes a day,
commit to it and just do it. The key is to build the momentum and make
it easy for you to start. Once you get the engine started, gradually
increase the momentum and get on to the higher level.
7. Take a break
Sometimes you just want to take a break. Remember, success is not a
destination; it is a journey that you need to go through for a long
period of time. It is not a sprint, but a marathon.
Many people mistake success as doing something great and that success
will come to over overnight. The truth is totally the opposite.
Almost all the successful people who have accomplished amazing
results are able to do so because they persist long enough, they take
action consistently enough and of course, they never give up. It is not
something that can be created within a few days, not weeks and not even
months. Real success takes years to build.
Therefore, make sure you get enough rest and take a break when need
to. You need to understand your own capabilities and how much you can
do. If you have done your work, you can reward yourself and take a
break. You will notice that after the rest, you will feel more
energetic, more motivated and are ready to take on the world again.
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