Motivating Yourself!

Motivational speakers. They’re everywhere. YouTube, podcasts, television. Men, women, old, young, disabled, physically fit, people of all backgrounds. It’s not a bad idea to listen to these people. You can learn a lot from them. However, consider how much more empowering it will be when you motivate yourself. When you are the one giving yourself motivational feedback, you’ll feel stronger and more independent. You will stand taller and prouder, knowing that you didn’t have to rely solely on the encouragement and guidance of others.

You may know someone who feels stuck in a bad situation, and believes he has no good options. It’s likely that he does not know that self-motivation is possible. It doesn’t even occur to him to try.

Looking back at my previous post, “MOTIVATION”, you can recall three principles of motivation. This article is meant to help you put those principles into practice, to take a stand for yourself and become your own best cheerleader and motivator.

Please consider the following ways of applying the three principles in your life.

First, using the idea of “social incentives”, read stories or watch movies and videos of people who have overcome the obstacles to their success.

Second, every time to you do something which improves the quality of your life in line with your goals, you are to reward yourself in a way that really works for you. Goals, stated clearly and specifically are essential.

Third, create a progress monitoring visual aid. If your problem is a bad temper, you can use a log sheet –  a sort of Daily/Weekly Anger Log – to track the emotion of anger, its intensity and frequency, hour by hour, day by day and week by week. If you have a habit of showing up late for work, make a graph or some other device to remind you how you are doing day by day. When you see progress, reward yourself.

If you’re not sure how to use these skills, please give me a call. The number is (219) 309-3928. I would be honored to be of service.

To read the original article click here MOTIVATION.

Thanks for reading!