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The Seven How-To-Do-It Steps Of Motivationfrom: Jim Holden - Staff Writer
Frustrated that you do not feel any motivation to reach your goal? Do not be. You are probably at that stage in life wherein everything just does not seem to work out the way you want it to be. You are not alone in this endeavor. An awful lot of people have undergone and undergoing the same thing. And you know what? They continue on to achieve that elusive goal.
Maybe you do not feel inspired to do it. Or maybe you are just doing it the wrong way. How do you do it then?
1. Take it slow.
You are not forced to do it big time. It is always best to take it a step at a time. Do not overwhelm yourself with the number of thing that is needed to be done. Why not begin with the most basic and take everything from there?
This is your goal. No one is obligating you to do it instantly. It does not matter if it would take you some months or years to accomplish anything. The important thing is that it is being done and done correctly.
2. Take action.
Words are good but actions are better. You need to take action to be able to start. Without the necessary action, your motivation is useless.
The biggest hindrance that people encounter is that they get consumed by low self-esteem and negative thoughts even before they can do anything for it. Just relax and concentrate on what needs to be done.
3. Seek advice.
It always helps to have someone to talk to regarding the goal that you have set upon yourself. It can be your family or close friends. These people will support you in your quest and will be there for you no matter what.
Ask them for advice or opinion about things that may be bothering you. Most of the time, these are the persons that will give you the push when you feel that you cannot go on any longer.
4. Ask for assistance.
Sometimes, it is best if you have another person working towards the same goal. The two of you can motivate each other. You can look up into each other and serve as an example in case you are facing hardships.
Do not hesitate to ask for help. This will not slow your progress. It does the opposite.
5. Play pretend.
It is said that mind is stronger over matter. Input in your mind that you are successful and it will eventually reflect on you and your activities.
Always think that you will achieve your goal even if you are not yet halfway there. The result will follow in time.
6. Follow a plan.
Plan out the things that you need to do. You can write them on a sheet of paper and have it in a location where you will be able to see them daily. It will serve as your reminder once you start losing your grip.
7. Reward yourself.
Set up a reward for yourself for a job well done. Add more rewards once you have gotten to a higher level. During your lowest time, these rewards will get you up and about in no time.
This is how you do it. These things will be enough to inspire you to reach your goal and enjoy the seemingly hard process that comes with it.