1. Surround yourself with motivated people.
It is important you don’t let pessimistic people demotivate you. Additionally, people around you can influence your behaviour. You act on the capability of others’ and attempt to better yourself.

Engrave ‘Motivation’ into your personality type. Become a personality that reflects motivation. Purposeful and motivated people can give you direction and support you on your way to achieving your goals.

Surrounding yourself with motivated people does not only increase your productivity but it also motivates others around you!

2. Be sensible with your meals.
Have you heard the saying ‘you are what you eat’? It is important to eat healthy in order to think logically. You need to give your body the energy it needs for success, but that’s not necessarily the same energy that causes obesity.

Mass consumption of un-healthy food can change your habits and demotivate you.

Ensure that you not only eat well, but also rest and exercise. Without including adequate rest in your routine, these steps won’t get you very far!

3. Don’t wait, Do it now!
Don’t wait for the perfect time. The perfect time to do it is now! When you don’t act you often accept something that’s second best, however it’s not the desired outcome and therefore you haven’t reached your optimal level of success.

That thought of knowing of ‘it could be better’.
We live in a world where perfectionists loose out in the fast paced environment which we live in.

4. Confidence and taking responsibility.
The more you believe in yourself the more confidence you gain. How did it feel to have your opinions heard? Do it more often.

This is not about taking the blame when things go pear shaped. But it’s about taking the initiative to know the next step. As you continue forward you can take pride and credit that you have been RESPONSIBLE.

Importantly, once you are motivated it’s vital to stay motivated!

The most successful people don’t give up after reaching an interim goal, they continue to strive. There are several things than can restrict you from reaching your goals:

1. Habits.
Something you can’t help but do. But you can help, you can change this habit. Just as the habit came about, you can see it disappear! Habits are the most demotivating factor out there, cut them out and you’re on the road to success.

2. You see the cost to be too high. 
What is making these costs too high? Is it exaggeration you have placed? If you don’t want it to happen, then it certainly won’t. It is important to believe that it can happen! You can reach that goal!

3. This is something you don’t really want.
If you don’t know why you’re doing something then it’s meaningless. Make sure you establish a purpose and continually review this purpose.

 

Sources:

http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/5-ways-to-get-and-keep-motivated.html http://www.forbes.com/sites/actiontrumpseverything/2012/12/29/how-the-most-successful-people-motivate-themselves-and-stay-motivated/