Often, on the way to achieving our goals, though we work relentlessly, we succumb to depression which slows us down and creates a bottleneck in our endeavour to reach our destination. We can eliminate this jetlag by following these self motivation steps:
Accept mistakes and setbacks bravely: Remember that mistakes are lessons for improvement, and should not be allowed to affect progress. To err is human, and it ought to be accepted and rectified in future. Setbacks are minor natural hurdles which should be embraced without getting affected.
Feel happy about your life: Happiness is a natural stimulant which keeps the flame of motivation burning. Occasions of gloominess will eventually tide away with the passage of time; you needn’t cling to them. Don’t forget that the grass is always greener on the other side.
Leave your comfort zone: Prolonged stay in the comfort zone breeds monotony, which tends to decelerate the rate of action. Venturing into new zones, taking risks, experimenting with new steps builds interest which automatically generates motivation. The desire to succeed in a new trial keeps the spirit alive.
Think beyond the horizon: There is no control over our thought process, therefore thinking of the unthinkable, keeps our grey cells active. Try to devise innovative steps to reach your goal in a shorter time. Remember dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.
Keep reading and listening to inspirational quotes: Reading and listening to inspirational quotes provides continuous motivation. Implementing these quotes in everyday life instils a desire to work with motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
Face problems and attempt to resolve them: Remember, winners never quit and quitters never win. Therefore, whenever a problem arises, instead of glooming over it, try to find a decent solution.
Appreciate every moment of your life: The past is gone, and the future is not in our grip, therefore live the present. Appreciate every moment that you live, and stop complaining. This will gradually take you to your goal as it provides uninterrupted fuel to your endeavour.
Finish what you started: Avoid leaving a work in the middle. Ensure that you complete it without any intervention. Accomplishing work on time builds self confidence and self efficacy, besides preventing piling of incomplete workload. The best way for this is to take up challenges one at a time, rather than muddling all together.
Don’t let comments from others affect you: What others say about your work, or goals should not weigh heavy on your mind. You should know your work, and be confident about it. Critical views of others should be overlooked. They must not pull your spirits down.
Take breaks from work: Small breaks from the work routine breaks the monotony and helps to revive the spirit. A walk in fresh air, meditation, listening to soft music, a nap, a chat with a well wisher or a cup of stimulant (tea or coffee) are some means of recharging our cells to continue working towards our goals.