Tip #19 – Think in Shades of Gray

Often, when we think about goals, we either think “either I will accomplish this goal in one week or I will never accomplish it at all.” Unfortunately, things don’t always work out this way. More often then not, we’ll run into a snag when we attempt to accomplish goals; and we’ll need to reformulate our plans accordingly. And […]
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Tip #18 – Reward Yourself

One of the best ways to motivate yourself  to achieve goals is to provide yourself with tangible incentives for doing so. For instance, if you work at a sales-based commission job and you want to push yourself to sell more, then you may want to commit yourself in the following way: If you make over a certain amount […]
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Tip #17 – Write Your Goals Down

One good way to encourage yourself to accomplish your goals is to write them down on paper. Until you do this, you will never convince yourself that your goals are concrete, inflexible, and something worth accomplishing. However, once you write them down, you have no way to escape. You can simply look at a document on your computer […]
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Tip #15 – Find Out When You Work Best

Earlier, I mentioned that many successful and highly-motivated individuals wake up early, eat breakfast, exercise, and then shower. You may try this and find that it works for you, too; however, you may alternatively find that it doesn’t work for you. If it doesn’t work for you, it’s no big deal. The key is to find what works […]
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Tip #13 – Plan Your Morning

One of the most important parts of getting motivated is planning your day. I suggest you consider starting with the following schedule, which many successful, motivated individuals follow: 1. Wake up early. Perhaps earlier than you are accustomed to. 2. Eat a nutritious breakfast. 3. Do light exercise (such as jogging) for 45 minutes. Beyond that, you […]
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Tip #12 – Improve Your Diet

As with exercise, adhering to a better diet can help to motivate you, even if you do nothing else. The reason for this is that improving your diet will regulate your blood sugar, improve your focus, and alleviate any physiological distractions. With fewer distractions, you will able to bring your full talents to bear on any project. You […]
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Tip #11 – Exercise

This might seem like a strange way to get motivated, but it is possibly one of the most effective ways. When we are out of shape and carrying around a few extra pounds, it becomes much easier to feel worse about ourselves. Indeed, not exercising can take a serious toll on your self-esteem. It can also make you […]
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Tip #9 – Read About People Who Have Had Success

One of the best ways to get motivated is to read about others who have had success in your field. The reason for this is that reading about other people who are successful will make their goals and stories seem more real to you. There’s another good reason to read about other people’s successes. If you’re like most […]
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Tip #8 – Break Big Goals Down into Little Goals

As I’ve mentioned in other tips, it’s important to break your big goals down into little goals. Big goals, by themselves, are not necessarily a bad thing. But if they aren’t approached correctly, they are likely to lead to disappointment and frustration. So, do yourself a favor: break your big goals down into goals that are manageable. If your […]
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Tip #7 – Think Positively

Thinking positively may sound like generic advice that has no value, but in fact, it is a critical component of success in our life, our personal relationships, and our work. Thinking positively shapes how you see the world, how you make decisions, and how you feel about those decisions at the end of the day. So, next time […]
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Tip #6 – Start Small

Whenever you set goals, you should always start small. If you accomplish your small goal too quickly, you can always set another. But if you get stuck on a “big” goal that you can’t accomplish, chances are you will give up—and perhaps without making any progress towards the smaller goals. So start small. If you’re learning to play […]
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Tip #4 – Relish Small Victories

Staying motivated is often harder than getting motivated in the first place. This is why it is important to find daily ways in which you can celebrate your achievements; and use these achievements to gain momentum, so that you can stay motivated in the long run. You can start by defining your goals more clearly. Decide exactly what […]
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Tip #3 – Think in Terms of Benefits

When you think about your goals, try to visualize the benefits that will come from them. Focusing on benefits, rather than abstract goals will help you to understand how accomplishing your goals will palpably improve your life. For instance, when you think about a goal, you might consider: 1. How accomplishing it will make you feel 2. […]
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