Does it seem like no matter how hard you try to accomplish a goal, you feel like success in not in your cards. You lose focus. You lose determination. You lose motivation. Regardless of your background, culture, or creed, everyone has lost self-motivation at one point. But guess what? Every second that you breathe, you have a chance of redemption. A chance to get back on track and succeed! No matter what health ailment (or other life issues) you are going through, you need to depend mainly on yourself to get through it.
Here are 3 steps on how to become self-motivated.
Step 1: Have an optimistic outlook
Every day will not be a beautiful, sunny day. So how do you expect to get anywhere in life if you expect every day to be beautiful or perfect? It won’t. You have to learn to have an optimistic outlook on things. So what you didn’t lose any weight this week; you still have time to lose weight (and at least you are trying). So what you didn’t get that job you wanted; there is a better job waiting for you. See how that works? By having a “glass half full” mentality, you are well on your way towards self-motivation.
Step 2: Be patient
The old school saying “Patience is a virtue” still reigns supreme. Too many people want success right now. There is nothing wrong with wanting success right now (Hell, I want success right now too). But all successful people have one trait in common: patience. Are you patient enough to put in the work without seeking an immediate reward? Are you patient enough to endure failure long enough to finally succeed? The only way you become self-motivated is if you can answer those questions if a definite yes.
Step 3: Be honest with yourself
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you happy with how you are making a living?
- Are you happy with how your naked body looks in the mirror?
- Are you happy with your current relationship?
- Are you happy with your life at all?
These are some serious questions that too many avoid asking themselves; thus, why depression rates are on the rise. All of those questions pertain to your level of happiness. So what does happiness have to do with self-motivation? A lot! Better yet, Bill Gate’s bank account a lot! It is nearly impossible to have self-motivation while wallowed in misery. In order to reclaim (or achieve) motivation, you have to resolve situations that are making you unhappy. So if you are in a bad relationship, leave. If you are out of shape, hire a personal trainer. If you hate your job, then quit and pursue a career you are truly passionate about (preferably with some money saved up). Is any of this is easy to do? No. But if it was, then everybody would be happy. Having an “earn it” mentality will lead towards achieving things that make you happy; therefore, achieving self-motivation.
By combining these 3 steps, you will become a self-motivated person.