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Motivation is one of the keys to success. With it, we can take on dreams and
overcome obstacles and get things done. Without it we end up with
unfulfilled desires and hopes. It is an essential part of any self
From giving up smoking to starting an exercise program, motivation is a huge
factor in our success. The more we know about motivation, the more likely we
are to succeed.
There are only two kinds of motivation when you get right down to it. Only
two ways to motivate yourself that make a difference. Positive and negative.
That's right. There are only two kinds of motivation when it comes down to
it. One is negative motivation. We are all familiar with this kind of
motivation, about avoiding a negative consequence. If you don't go to work,
you'll get fired. If you don't do the grocery shopping, youll go hungry. If
you don't save money to pay the rent, you'll be out on the street.
That is negative motivation. We were raised with it. It is the threat of
something bad happening to us that gets us to act. There is nothing wrong
with negative motivation. It can help us give up smoking. Picturing clearly
the lung damage we get from every cigarette can negatively motivate us to
curb our intake. However, negative motivation is de-energizing. Sure, well
go to work, but well drag ourselves in and be miserable.
Positive motivation is also very useful. You may hate to get up at 4AM. But
if you are going to catch a flight to Hawaii tomorrow, you wont mind getting
up at 4am at all. You'll likely hop out of bed. When we WANT to do
something, we get all excited and enthusiastic. Positive motivation comes
with energy and will power.
It takes a little practice, but you can learn to positively motivate
yourself to do a lot more things in your life. Think of how great it'll be
when you fulfill a dream, like writing a book. As you think about it, the
positive energy can start to fill you to the point where you want to get
started. If you are stuck and blocked in some area of life, think of
positive results and see if it helps you take action.
Taking action is the key. You can take negative action, grumbling and
groaning all the way, or positive action, with a spring in your step. It's
up to you. Try more positive motivation, focusing on the good outcome or fun
parts of any task, and see if it doesn't help you take more positive action.
Pick something that you drag yourself to do now.
Think of a positive you get from doing it. If
it's going to work, for example, what is something you enjoy at work?
Meeting a colleague? A cute coworker? Getting projects done?
Focus on that for 5 minutes as you prepare for work, and see how you feel!
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