Motivational tips to motivate you
It takes motivation to stay motivated. It is motivation that has potential to make you see the future with hope. It is motivation that can carry you above your raging storm. You need to be motivated, agree? You have goals that you want to reach. It will take motivation to motivate you to face obstacles with courage and overcome them one at a time until you achieve your desired goals.
Have you ever heard someone say, "Expect the unexpected?". I have. In most cases, when people say a statement like this, they speak within the context of hostile circumstances that occur without being expected. Is it possible to expect the unexpected? Can we expect something that we don't know? If the unexpected is a negative thing that has the potential to crush you or your dreams, what must you do?
I personally know what it feels like to go through a bad situation in life in which people close to me wrote me off. I hope you share the same sentiments with me. Have you ever been so disappointed that you were on the verge of giving up? I have. It took motivation for me to keep my eyes on the ball. I want to share with you seven motivational tips that kept me going in the most sensitive moments of my life.
1. Don't look down upon yourself
Low self esteem is the greatest enemy of mankind. It deprives people of confidence and belief in themselves; it renders people hopeless and it kills the sense of being in people. Low self esteem makes people feel sorry for themselves. It clouds people's minds so that they don't see anything good about themselves.
When you happen to be in a terrible situation in your life, it is not easy to feel good about yourself. All that you feel is the heat of the situation. Though you may feel the negative heat of that situation, don't look down upon yourself, it will be alright. And I say, it will be alright.
2. Be passion- driven
Passion is a powerful force that kept me going in the most sensitive moments of my life. I felt the desire within to turn my personal hurting world around. It was not easy for me to focus on the passion that I felt within me because the heat of my circumstances was too high.
Let that enthusiasm be the anchor of your strength to go on. I know you are feeling down and you entertain the thoughts of giving up. May be you lost your job, your marriage, your position,your business deal, your loved one or something precious to you. It is so painful and you feel like there is a mountain before you to climb. Reach within you and you will find something powerful than your pain--passion. Let it drive you towards your destiny.
3. Don't focus on your current circumstances
In most cases when things are not going well for you, people tend to judge you on the basis of current situation. They are moved by what they see and they make negative conclusions about you. Have you ever been in a negative situation where people concluded about you? May be you are in that situation now. It could be that you have judged yourself already and you have made negative conclusions about yourself on the basis of what you are going through now.
Don't let people decide the future for you. Don't focus on what you are going through now. But focus on what you want to achieve. Don't say, "I don't think things will ever go well with me." Instead say, "Though things are not well now, it is not my season, my season is coming."
Bishop TD Jakes spoke these motivational words, "Don't judge me on the basis of my history; don't judge me on the basis of my background. My history is bad; my background is bad. But judge me on the basis of my destiny." Your destiny is what you must focus on, not your current circumstances.
4. Don't be clouded by negative emotions
Many people made wrong decisions in their lives because of negative emotions that they allowed to cloud their sense of sensibleness. Negative emotions like anger, resentment, bitterness, jealousy, unforgiveness, can wreak a lot of damage in people's lives. Yes, we cannot deny the fact that there are negative things that happen to us and we are often tempted to be mastered by negative emotions.
There are people who feel like they can reverse certain decisions that they made under the influence of negative emotions. Don't ever put yourself in a situation like this. Be the master over negative emotions instead of them being a master over you.
5. Dare to dream
Successful people are successful because they are dreamers. They dream big, speak big and act big. If you want to experience big things in any aspect of your life, dare to dream big.
A dream brings hope to the dreamer. Hope is the expectation for something good. A dream gives the dreamer the reason to keep dreaming. It enables the dreamer to see big things ahead through the mind's view. No one can stop a man or a woman who keeps on dreaming to achieve great things in spite of hostile circumstances.
6. Confront your fears
I wonder why people hate to confront their own fears. They feel that if they confront what they are afraid of, they will lose. Brave men are those who do what they are afraid to do.
If you fear to change your career, you won't change it. Do what you fear to do and you will see great results that you never imagined. All that you need is to take that one step and that step will set you in the right direction to where you need to be.
7. Surround yourself with motivators
You don't need people who will discourage you when it matters the most in your life. You need people who will inspire, encourage and motivate you to stay motivated. Motivation is a powerful force that makes things happen. Goals are achieved because people are driven by a force of motivation that comes from other people.
When things were so terribly bad in my life, I distanced myself from demotivators and I kept motivators closer to me. I was so motivated, encouraged and inspired by motivators because they believed in me when others didn't see any reason to believe in me.
If the people close to you discourage you when you want to do something valuable to you, they are a bunch of demotivators that you don't need at all. When they don't believe in you, look for people who believe in you, those who will give you the necessary support that you need to achieve what you want to achieve.