Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

How To Motivate Yourself For Success?


I was having coffee with my friend the other day. He just joined a multi-level marketing company. The company sells aromatherapy products that improve air quality and help people to have a healthier life.

My friend had tested the products himself and he is very convinced with the effectiveness of the products.

But my friend told me, "I have problem motivating myself."

"The products are excellent. The rewards system is good. There are a lot of success stories from those who have made it to the top. But I can't keep myself going." My friend confided.

Have you felt this before?

This is a common problem that happens to everyone. We all have plans to achieve success in life. But what is lacking is the motivation that keeps us going to convert plans into action.

Usually, you feel very 'excited' at the beginning when doing something new for the first time. But after a while, somehow you feel that you lack passion and motivation. The excitement that you had in the first few days just disappeared for no reason.

I had the similar problem. But I did not let the problem of motivation stop me from achieving my goals.

Here are the ways that I use that can effectively curb the problem of motivation. I use one or more of these techniques.

1. READ A BOOK. Just grab a book and read; especially an inspirational book or a book of success stories. By reading these books, you not only learn from others but the story will motivate you to move ahead with your plans. It also makes you re-focus your energy on your goals rather than focusing your energy on the problems at hand. I especially like books written by Mark Victor Hansen.

2. THINK OF PURPOSE OF WHAT YOU DO. If you don't feel motivated, think of why you want to achieve what you want. That is the purpose of doing what you are doing. Your purpose could be to improve the life of others, or help people to do things more efficiently, or to help people to make more money. Thinking of your purpose is an important way to motivate yourself.

3. TALK TO A SUPPORTIVE FRIEND. Talking to a supportive friend would be able to overcome the problem of lacking motivation. You can also talk to your business partners regarding this. Find someone that you are comfortable with and share your problems with him. After sharing your problems, you will feel re-charged and re-energized.

4. LISTEN TO AUDIO TAPE. If you don't like reading, get a motivational tape and listen to it. The contents of the tape can motivate you and help you to look at things from the different perspective and from a positive outlook. Besides that, you can also read and browse through a list of motivational quotations of famous people. There are gems lie in these quotations. At our web site, you can find more than 100 quotations from famous people at: http://www.financiallyrich.com/success-quotes.asp

5. GO THROUGH YOUR GOALS DAILY. Prepare a list of goals that you want to achieve. Write them down on a piece of paper. You should go through your goals at least once every day. You need to do this even more if you feel down and de-motivated. By doing this, you refresh your mind with the goals you have set for yourself and avoid other distractions.

6. DO IT. Another way to prevent the problem of motivation is to get your hands dirty and get started with what you need to do. Sometimes you don't feel like doing what you want to do. But by 'forcing' yourself to just do it, you'll probably gain momentum little by little and without you realize, you have actually finished the task on hand. No matter what, just start with what you need to do, either you like it or not.

Having said all these, intrinsic motivation is far more effective than extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is like fulfillment, satisfaction, sense of achievement and enjoyment. If your motivation is only to make more money, in which money is an extrinsic motivation, your success will not last long. I'd advise you to focus on the intrinsic motivation for your long lasting success.

All the best to my friend in his new venture...

Abel Cheng offers small and medium enterprises exclusive global profits insider tips in his free publication, Abel Cheng's Business Diary. To officiate a bi-weekly subscription, please go to http://www.abelcheng.com/diary.html And get personal email coaching.


MORE RESOURCES:

Fast Company

This SAT Prep Platform Works On Motivation As Much As Content Knowledge
Fast Company
To optimize motivation, Testive uses a combination of machine and man. Students access practice tests and content drills online that include instant feedback and video explanations of concepts and solutions for incorrect answers. But the real tech ...



NBC26.tv

New Information: Virginia shooter's plans, motivation
NBC26.tv
ROANOKE, Va. – More details have been released about the Vester Flanagan, the man police say murdered two journalists live on television. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office released a statement Friday afternoon with more details that help paint a ...

and more »


247Sports

Family is the motivation for Vikings OL Tyrus Thompson
247Sports
Every NFL player has their reasons for playing the game. Some play for money, fame, exercise or just for the love of the game. For Vikings offensive lineman Tyrus Thompson he plays for something stronger: family. Lindsey Young of Vikings.com got a ...

and more »


Singletary: Use your financial fear as motivation
The Columbian
Use the fear you felt this week as motivation to become better informed about your holdings. Because I know many of you put money into your 401(k) or the federal Thrift Savings Plan and don't really know what you're investing in. Experts tell you that ...

and more »


Lakers Nation

Byron Scott Plans To Use ESPN Summer Forecast As Motivation
Lakers Nation
ESPN released their Summer Forecast last week, ranking the Los Angeles Lakers 14th in the Western Conference, predicting them to finish just five wins better than last year's team, with a 26-56 record. The prior two seasons, the forecast predicted the ...



KCRA Sacramento

JobJournal -- Finding your motivation within
KCRA Sacramento
SACRAMENTO (JobJournal) —We are all motivated by different things: people, power, money, fame, success, etc. We rely on those motivators to push us to work harder, faster, and better. The right motivators can be the difference between a good ...



Johnson City Press (subscription)

Jr. Toppers football coach remembered for motivation, encouragement
Johnson City Press (subscription)
Jr. Toppers football coach remembered for motivation, encouragement. Sam Watson • Updated Yesterday at 6:08 PM. swatson@johnsoncitypress.com 423-722-0549. To generations of aspiring football players in Johnson City, Lee Milam was more than a ...

and more »


Care2.com

5 Reasons Why Motivation Is Difficult to Sustain
Care2.com
Motivation, however, isn't something that just “shows up” quite randomly, even though it sure feels that way sometimes. Motivation is something that you generate from within yourself. And with momentum, comes even more motivation. The kinds you can ...



Upper St. Clair has motivation to return to form
Tribune-Review
“I think that motivated me the entire offseason, especially that Woodland Hills game,” said senior Gunnar Lund, who made his first career start at quarterback against the Wolverines. “All of those losses drive me. I was there. I felt the pain. We ...



PennLive.com

Hempfield has weapons, motivation to challenge Wilson, Manheim Twp. for LL ...
PennLive.com
From left, Hempfield's Sam Kramer, Will Blair and Nate Trimble hope to keep the Black Knights in the lead pack of the L-L Section 1 race. (Mark Palczewski | For PennLive). By Jeff Reinhart | jreinhart@pennlive.com on August 27, 2015 2:45 PM ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.