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Motivation Tips

How to Increase Motivation - And keep it

Motivation tends to be something that comes and goes. But why does this happen? Learn how to ignore bad habits and negativity by letting some motivation into your mind. Once you reach this goal, keep it!

Focus on your goal. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to make as much money as you can? We all know it takes hard work to accomplish these things. Whenever you notice yourself slacking (because your goal is taking too long or results are very slow) just keep thinking about the great feeling of accomplishment that lies ahead of you. Better yet, how would you and others feel once you reach that highly anticipated goal? Go on, make yourself proud.

Talk to yourself. Keep reminding your mind and body how much of a winner you are. You will accomplish your goals no matter what it takes. No body can stop you. Instead of putting yourself down for every little test life gives you, consider it a nice challenge to surmount. You are the best you can be, and you want the world to know it.

Drop the bad habits. How many time wasters do we have around us? Many of us may want to build a nice website or start a new eating method, but then our minds are infected by the occasional slack. It's okay to take a break from things, but we need to remember how to get BACK in the zone. Feel like dropping out? Refer to step one of this article, my friend.

Enough procrastination. This is one of the most powerful habits that stop us from reaching our goals. Put it this way: If you have a research paper due in five days, why wait until the 4th day to start it? Remember, you STILL have to do it regardless of the due date. Again, it's okay to take a little break, but you just never know what obstacles are going to get on the way of a good grade at the last minute. Get things over with, and rest your mind! You're going to love it.

Negativity is something none of us need. When certain activities get a little tough, we start looking at the long-term disadvantages of them. "I could never achieve what they did, it took them twice as many thinking heads to accomplish this!". Guess what: We're all human beings here with a brain, a heart, and all other body parts intact. If Bill Gates could climb the ladder to success, why can't you? He started like all of us would: Poor, ambitious, and with a burning desire to succeed.

Develop a plan. Let's say you want to shed a few extra pounds. As you've probably heard before, do not skip meals, for this will only lead to a greater desire to satisfy your stomach later. Why not eat small meals throughout the day, and reward yourself once a week for performing an amazing job? My point is, motivation DOES NOT constitute killing yourself over something; It only takes listening to your mind and body.

No matter how well you think you're doing, there will always be some obstacles on your way. Why do they get in between you and the finish line? So that you can look up, learn from them, and proceed with a new level of strength like never before. Let's say you just had a miserable day at work by letting your colleagues down on a deadline. So what? Now you just learned another weakness, and once identified, it can surely be overcome. Show everyone what you're really made of.

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