Staying motivated towards the achievement of our dreams and aspirations has become a major challenge for many . This is due to many circumstances. We are bombarded with every forms of negativity daily.
All those who have lost touch with their dreams are moving like an hungry lion looking for who to devour. Staying motivated in the midst of countless negativities the world brings about becomes more essential than ever. The question then becomes: how do we keep motivated?
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The following tips would help us stay motivated when confronted with negative circumstances.
1. Avoid negative people.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, ìthe future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Try and avoid all those who tends to belittle your dreams and aspirations.
A good friend should be the one that would give you every reason for you not to give up. Failures are definitely going to give you reasons why you should give up on your aspirations.
Negative people are highly contagious. They don’t see anything good out of every circumstances. Stay clear or you would be brought down to that level.
2. Believe in yourself.
Always believe in your capacity. Believe that you have all what it takes to succeed. Believe that what any other person has done, you can also do. There is no limitations whatsoever to your capabilities. The only limitation you have is the one you placed on yourself.
3. See failure as an opportunity to learn.
Thomas Edison failed once, twice, more than thrice before he came up with his invention and perfected the incandescent light bulb. See every failure as a successful discovery of a method that won’t work. Be motivated with the fact that failure is an opportunity to learn something new .
Therefore, you should give up the attitude of feeling bad for your mistakes and failures and start seeing them as opportunities for advancement.
4. Do what you love.
Work as if you don’t need money. Dance as if nobody is watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if you I’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy. And happiness is mostly achieved when you indulge in what you truly love.
5. Don’t compare yourself with anyone.
Set your own goals and standards , then work daily its achievement. Don’t make the mistake to compare yourself with others. Move at your own pace and mind your own business.
6. Persist until you succeed.
Keep trying no matter how hard life may seem. Let your motivation be that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. When a person is motivated, eventually he sees a harsh life finally clearing out, paving the way to advancement. Remember, winners never quit and quiters never win.
7. Feed your mind daily.
It has been rightly stated that an idle mind is the devils workshop. So for you to block your mind from negativities, and stay motivated you have to feed your mind daily with inspirational and soul lifting information.
Read constantly. Listen to audio tapes and attend seminars and conferences of likeminded individuals.
8. Avoid procrastination.
What ever you have to do , just do it. You don’t have any better time than NOW. Stop putting off things till last minute. Work all the time you work.
9. Celebrate little success.
When ever you make any headway, no matter how little it may be, celebrate it. It gives you inner joy that you are making progress.
Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land. Vision your future. See the exhilaration and excitement . See the praises and congratulations you are receiving for a job well. This can make you become motivated.
Finally, always know that you are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, or talks like you. Value your life and existence and stay motivated as you work towards becoming the person you were made to be.