The Power of Self Motivation :

It is well said by Pauline Kael ,“Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.Life has always got a pallet of surprises which might make a person to be over the moon or it might present the other side of the coin.It is necessary for a person to stay motivated throughout the rugged path that they pass by.The power of self motivation will always lead to a successful and rewarding life. There are few points as follows that can really help in staying focused and motivated.

Self Confidence :

You can never make someone motivated until you don’t stay self motivated. The key factor for achieving any long term goal is to have immense self confidence.It is better to keep in mind that the struggle is not going to be unceasing.Self confidence will help to breakthrough through those difficulties efficaciously.

Being Optimistic :

When Winston Churchill quotes “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”, one should always remember not to lose hope in any situation and keep focusing on what comes by their way. There were leaders around the world who had gone through rough times and their optimism gave them all strength to savour success.

Defining the goal and Staying Focused :

Have clarity on the goals and stay focused on achieving it. A Streamlined path will help to achieve the goals faster. Though it is a good practice to consider only the big picture of the target, it is also important to consider the small-scale facets which will be more important to break down the obstacles with ease.

Visualizing the Results :

It is important to visualize the results and what it will feel like after achieving the end goal. This will give a sigh of relief and a excitement to work even more hard.This is more like a fuel to stay motivated on the period when one doesn’t feel like working.

Listen to Good Music :

This could be the simplest yet effective factor for keeping oneself motivated. But it has to be right music. The one that motivates and inspires and enthuse to achieve the goals. Music has definitely got real power. Listen to them for 15 minutes and visualize your future. What will be the outcome of your hard work, how will you achieve it and how will your life takes a turn when you materialize it.

Create an Action Plan :

Create a plan towards the goal such that it looks much real. The actions might be very small. As long as it takes you a bit closer to achieve your goals, add it to the action plan. Keep a weekly action plan sheet and add the smaller actions to it. When tiny actions are strung together, it give us big returns. It is also necessary to keep a track on the progress. It helps oneself to stay motivated when they turn back at the path that they travelled through.

The critical factor for keeping oneself moving towards the success line as desired is the self motivation. Though motivation acts as a driving force, it is more important to define our goals clearly. Stay positive which will give an extra force to keep motivated and achieve success.

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About the author: Mrinalini:  a computer science graduate, with an overall experience of about 6 years in IT industry. Though I had been a techie full time, I always had a love for writing and thirst for becoming a writer. Mother of 3 year old Kid, it took me years to realise, what I needed to make myself end my day completely satisfied. Am a blogger, traveler, adventure lover and an ardent book reader. I read a lot, believe books are the best companions in the world. I love to enjoy each day of my life, as it often comes bagged with full of surprises.


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