Wednesday, June 2, 2010

33 Ways To Get And Keep Yourself Motivated

Executive Summary by dragos

Being motivated is a wonderful state of your being. In that state your body leverages huge amounts of energy. Your emotional field is totally balanced, physically you’re able to climb the Everest and mentally you understand the whole Universe in a split of a second. I know you know the feeling. The good news is that you can re-create this state pretty much whenever you want. Here are 33 tips to help you get and stay motivated.

1. Ignore The Unimportant
2. Understand What Makes You Bored
3. Laugh More Often
4. Keep A Log Of Your Breakthroughs
5. Exercise
6. Create A Custom Environment
7. Read Success Stories
8. Switch Tasks
9. Assess Your Progress
10. Talk About Your Projects
11. Avoid Energy Vampires
12. Write Clear Goals
13. Exercise Satisfaction
14. Accept Failure
15. Use Affirmations
16. Play Games
17. Say “No”
18. Look For Positive People
19. Difficulty Is Part Of The Game
20. Create Personal Challenges
21. Chose Positive Motivation
22. Release Your Guardians
23. Enforce Your Personal Mission
24. Spend Time Outside
25. Keep A Clean Inbox
26. Don’t Aim For Perfection
27. Do One Thing At A Time
28. Keep A Source Of Inspiring Readings
29. Put On Some Good Music
30. Don’t Fall Into The Productivity Trap
31. Keep Your Life Lenses Clean
32. Clean Up Your House
33. Stop Reading This And Get To Work

Get Off Your Butt: 16 Ways to Get Motivated When You’re in a Slump
Executive Summary By Zenhabits

Even the most motivated of us — you, me, Tony Robbins — can feel unmotivated at times. In fact, sometimes we get into such a slump that even thinking about making positive changes seems too difficult.
But it’s not hopeless: with some small steps, baby ones in fact, you can get started down the road to positive change.
Yes, I know, it seems impossible at times. You don’t feel like doing anything. I’ve been there, and in fact I still feel that way from time to time. You’re not alone. But I’ve learned a few ways to break out of a slump, and we’ll take a look at those today.
This post was inspired by reader Roy C. Carlson, who asked:
“I was wondering if you could do a piece on why it can be hard for someone to change direction and start taking control of their life. I have to say I’m in this boat and advice on getting out of my slump would be great.”
Roy is just one of many with a slump like that. Again, I feel that way sometimes myself, and in fact sometimes I struggle to motivate myself to exercise — and I’ll use that as an example of how to break out of the slump.
When I fall out of exercise, due to illness or injury or disruption from things going on in my life, it’s hard to get started again. I don’t even feel like thinking about it, sometimes. But I’ve always found a way to break out of that slump, and here are some things I’ve learned that have helped:
1. One Goal.
2. Find inspiration.
3. Get excited.
4. Build anticipation.
5. Post your goal.
6. Commit publicly.
7. Think about it daily.
8. Get support.
9. Realize that there’s an ebb and flow.
10. Stick with it.
11. Start small. Really small.
12. Build on small successes.
13. Read about it daily.
14. Call for help when your motivation ebbs.
15. Think about the benefits, not the difficulties.
16. Squash negative thoughts; replace them with positive ones.

10 ways to get motivated for change in 2010
Executive Summary By Elizabeth Landau, CNN

CNN) -- A new decade is about to start, and you may be tempted to set a copious list of resolutions for yourself in order to broadly "make life better."
You may be thinking that you'll jump in on January 1 to reform everything from diet to relationships to personality.
That, experts say, is the wrong approach. It's great to want to make changes, but in order to actually accomplish your goals, they say, it's important to be realistic, specific, and accountable.
Here are 10 things you can do to help yourself stay in a mindset to make positive changes in the coming year:
1. Set smaller goals with smaller steps
2. Frame your goals positively
3. Look at the pros and cons
4. Get a resolutions buddy
5. Be specific
6. Know thyself
7. Examine deeper issues
8. Don't be overanxious
9. Be flexible
10. Keep your eye on the ball

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