Here are a few self motivation techniques and idea’s that I have found useful in generating the energy, excitement and enthusiasm needed to accomplish tasks that at first glance are seemingly impossible!
Self Motivation Tips
The first and most important motivation technique or tip in generating motivation is that you MUST be goal oriented. Being focused and orientated toward a well defined, written goal will do more for your motivation than anything else. This is explained in detail in the goals section of this site and if you have not read it I recommend it as it really is the primary tool for motivation.
The second tip I offer is an idea that I first came across in Tony Robbins book “Awaken The Giant“. The idea here is that both the pursuit of pleasure and the avoidance of pain are equal motivators. The suggestion here is that not only do you focus on the reward of achieving a given goal, but also be aware of the cost of failure. A good example of this type of motivation would be taxes. We do not pay our taxes in the pursuit of pleasure but in the avoidance of pain, we wish to avoid further penalty or prison. Hopefully you can see here how the less positive aspect of a situation can act as a strong motivator. I’m not suggestion that you become fixated or focused at all on the negative, that in itself would be harmful, simply be aware and use the situation to your advantage. Negatives are not negative if you use them in a positive way.
My best tip for finding motivation is to become obsessed! Create a desire in yourself so strong that no force or obstacle has the power to stop you from moving in that direction. Once you have your goal or goals, constantly reinforce that goal with as many images, experiences and visualization as you possibly can. Whatever you focus on grows and the bigger and more real something is to you, the more motivation you will naturally find to move you towards it.
How to increase motivation
In conclusion to this article I would say that the way to increase motivation is to become a well rounded individual that is genuinely seeking more from the experience of life. An overall pursuit of personal development is going to do more for you than anything else. As you grow as a person you will naturally desire more from life and that desire itself will become all the motivation you need. Seek to constantly improve yourself and everything will simply fall into place. As with almost everything in the area of personal growth and development, there are no easy solutions or quick fixes, but those who sincerely seek will always find what they are looking for.