August 19, 2007
I understand it needs a lot of self discipline if you want to stay motivated. We are emotional creatures that are easily affected by events happening around us. When the event you feel is against you, you feel your spirits crumbling down like a deck of card. When you experience something elated or against your expectation, you can leap from the mire of depression to the top of your own whole.
Just like one of my good friends who was expecting to pass the last paper of her exam and she was so confident and happy. But when she got the result, she felt like the world was against her and she even nearly fainted as what I heard. She cried and cried for some hours and now she is slowly recovering from her exam anguish. Maybe she needs to look into where she went wrong but now, she needs to stay motivated for her retake and not giving up.
If you want to stay motivated and get that elusive dream, probably you need to change what is your current way of doing it. A couple of failures is a clear sign that you need to change the system.
Once you do it the right way, your motivation really builds itself when you get some momentum. Perhaps there should be a to-do list that records what you are supposed to accompllish? When you’ve finished an item, put a line through it.
Keep all of the paper you’ve written to-dos on (preferably the same size-easier to catalog) This way, after a week you’ll see all of the things you’ve done to increase your profits, build your business etc… that will give you momentum.
If you try to go at this thing with your arms wide open and your eyes to the sky – you’re going to run into a wall. Take it one step at a time.
Some advice I read today… “You’ve got to have a clearly definded goal.” Make the goal, and don’t do anything that doesn’t bring you closer to it. If the goal is… “make more money” then you need to break it down further.
Then find a guru or method you have a fondness for… and buckle down. That’s it. And at that point, you’ll be so happy you made a breakthrough you may just be inclined to improve your efforts on that same method.