The power has and always will be within you, but nothing will happen until you get and stay motivated to make something happen, to change your life and achieve your desires.
Succeeding in life and business requires a strong intention to succeed. "How to" is secondary. Get inspired first. Have a dream. If you really want something you’ll invent amazing ways to achieve it.
Your intention is a synergistic combination of three elements: DESIRE, BELIEF, and ACCEPTANCE. It determines your motivation and how successfully you attain your goals
How do you motivate yourself?
Here are several tips I’ve found to be effective to build self motivation:
1. Have a cause
I can’t think of a more powerful source of motivation than a cause you care about. Such cause can inspire you to give your best even in the face of difficulties. It can make you do the seemingly impossible things.
2. Have a dream. A big dream.
Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.3. Be hungry
- Karen Ravn
Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.To be truly motivated, you need to have hunger and not just desire. Having mere desire won’t take you through difficult times since you don’t want things badly enough. In many cases, hunger makes the difference between the best performers and the mediocre ones.
- Les Brown
4. Run your own race
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.Comparing yourself with others is an effective way to demotivate yourself. Even if you start with enthusiasm, you will soon lose your energy when you compare yourself with others.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
5. Take one more step
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.When you meet obstacles along the way, there could be the tendency to quit. You may think that it’s too difficult to move on. You may think that your dream is impossible to achieve. But this is where you can see the difference between winners and losers. Though both of them face the same difficulties, there is one thing that makes the winners different: the courage to continue.
- Winston Churchill
6. Let go of the past
Believe it or not, one of the best demotivators is your past. Your past can drag you down before you realize it. The good news is it’s a burden you don’t have to carry. Take it off your shoulder and leave it. You might make mistakes in the past. You might disappoint others with what you did. But it’s over. It’s already in the past and there’s nothing you can do about it.