7 Compelling Steps on How To Be Self-Motivated

Achievers are self-motivated. But those who are wishful thinkers wait for inspiration to come from outside sources.

There are a few simple things you can do to be self-motivated.

The first thing is have a purpose in life. It will help you to know what to avoid to achieve your goals. In other words it helps you to have sharp focus.

The second thing is to start to do something today. Too much planning leads to inaction. So begin now. Even if your start is less than perfect it will get the momentum going.

Thirdly, and perhaps more importantly, ask yourself whether you are passionate about achieving what you have set about to do. The point is there is not much benefit from working on borrowed motivation.

Yet another thing to do is to be happy with small successes. Thinking too much about mistakes and failures is not going to help you move forward.

Now we need to think about how you value Time. There should be an urgency about you as you move forward. It is not a busyness but best utilisation of available time.

Another thing you need to do is to keep learning from the best sources of knowledge available. It can be people with experience and expertise. It can be books. It will all inspire you to press forward.

Finally, be decisive. Be action-oriented. Show leadership. Being self motivated and at the same time being passive; waiting for things to happen doesn’t seem to match.

Let me conclude. Life is not a perfect painting. A closer look will always reveal a wrong stroke of the brush or a blotch. But all is not lost. The larger canvas will show so many things you did well. So live life to the fullest.

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” — Jesus Christ (John 10:10 NIV)

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