Stephen Richards, author of “Thinking Your Way to Success”, once said “Success will be within your reach only when you start reaching out for it.”
Being a positive person is a matter of attitude. Self motivation is similarly a matter of attitude. It requires a person to consciously make an effort to change the way they approach the world in which they live.
Self motivation is key to making your life better because another person isn’t going to be there 24 hours a day to motivate you.
Think about the things you want to accomplish in any given day and write them down.
Writing these things down makes self motivation easier because you have now taken the first step in creating a plan to accomplish your goals and improve your life.
The more you plan, the less you have to rely on others to keep you motivated. The key to self motivation is to find ways to make it easier to accomplish your goals.
On the opposite side, the obstacles that keep you from accomplishing your goals must be erased from your schedule. Research shows that good habits make it easier to stay motivated.
Once a good habit is established, it is easier to have self motivation. Good habits will lead to a more productive lifestyle which will make you a more positive person.
Self motivation doesn’t need to be hard. It needs to become an active process in your life, one that has repeatable steps.
Once you focus on accomplishing those steps, the overall goal won’t seem daunting. It will just be an end result of many small steps. Self motivation has the potential to change your life for the better. You just have to start small.
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