Staying Motivated - 5 Tips


Motivation is a powerful tool to help you succeed in your business. How motivated you are and continue to make forward progress will determine whether you succeed or not.
Benefits of being motivated

People who are motivated are happier, more creative, have more energy, are flexible, are more optimistic, are more apt to stay healthy, these are just a few of the benefits of staying positive.

What is Motivation?

The dictionary definition of motivation is: "forces acting either on or within a person to initiate behavior". So in short it's the ability of taking action. People often know everything that needs to be done in order to succeed but never take action.

There are probably hundreds of ways of staying motivated but here are five that I apply on a regular basis in my life.

1. Setting goals - I've talked before about the importance of having goals. We often think that goals are for big companies, but you should remember that your life is your business. Ask anyone who is successful if they have goals and I'm sure 99% will say yes. We should be setting short, medium and long term goals in five areas: family, financial, spiritual, career and physical.

2. Find positive people to hang around with- I have once heard this expression "The rotten Apple spoils his Companion". If you hang around positive people you will be happier and they will also inspire you to stay motivated.

3. Smile - I'm sure you have heard that smiling is contagious. When you smile at someone and they smile back at you this is an incredible motivational force.

4. Talk positively- Like smiling, using positive word not only makes you feel better but will also be beneficial to the people around you. Having an enthusiastic tone of voice and smiling when you talk will bring forth a positive reaction in every case.

5. Read inspiring books and listen to motivational programs. - This is my favorite way to stay motivated. I was once asked how I could always see the good side of things while everything around me was falling apart. My answer was simple, on my way to work I don't listen to the radio instead I listen to audio books or personal development audio programs. Today with the internet you can find tons of good audio program, free ebooks, newsletter, etc. You can also go to your public library.

Final Thought

We all have bad days, and being motivated is not just saying positive affirmations. Being positive is being able to take action towards our goals even when everything around us seems to be falling apart.


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