Friday, June 29, 2012

The Best 14 Ways to Break out of a Slump and Stay Motivated Part2

In the previous post I have mentioned the first 7 ways to stay motivated and I am here to continue the rest of them.

8-Ask for help

Trying to accomplish your goal on your own it sounds very hard. So get support from your family, your friends. Also, you can join an online forum and discuss with others about your goal. You may find a fully support as they guide you to the right way to achieve your goal easily! You may find one who has achieved what you want to achieve so he will give you a piece of advice or show you some brilliant techniques on how to achieve your goal too.

9- Seize the momentum when it comes.

Motivation is not permanent. It is like a wind goes and comes back. So, once you are fully energized, fully motivated, seize this moment. In fact, such energy will faster the result you gain in a shorter period with less effort. So as soon as you are satisfied with your work is going, seize this momentum and get as much out of it as you can. Because this is it!

10- Break the habit of Giving up

Stick to your goal even if you are not motivated today or this week. It doesn’t matter if you are feeling slumped today or later. It’s okay to take a break for a week or more but the most important thing is not trying ever to give up on your goal! Here is the point.  Don’t worry about such a feeling today, because it is like a temporary stone that hinders your way to achieve your goal, and within a few days it is going to fade way. And sooner or later that motivation will come back again. Remember your goal like a long great trip; driving across the world, so you get tired, stop for a break and then keep going on.  So I don’t think you would give up and come back home!

11- One step enough for you

Achieving your goal is actually like a baby when he starts to walk one step. So if you are a kind of person who finds difficulties to commit to a specific time to do exercise, I recommend you take the first step to accomplish what you want. Simply practice any exercise for just 2 minutes of your time for one week. It’s not much. And stick to it every day. I am guarantee you are going to succeed and will keep going on. Then after that week, take the next step; increase the exercise to 5 minutes and commit to it for a week. In 5 minutes you can change your life, you can have tremendous success and joy! Believe me; automatically you will be increasing the time of exercise 15-20. So with each tiny step, you will make a big difference, and you definitely make a big success that you have never imagined before.  

12- Focus on the bigger picture and ignore the little things

Majority of people set their goals and they are striving to achieve them but when they think of all how hard exercises they need to achieve, they get stuck in the small details. They tell themselves there’s too much to do. They feel overwhelmed. So they put things off for a week , a month, a year or longer.
The only reason you can't get started, lose focus, lose sight is because over the years you’ve trained your mind and subconscious mind to focus on the little things and ignore the big picture. That big picture is how much better your life would be if you eventually achieved your one goal, made that one change, finished that big project you've been putting off for so long. So think of the end result and let go of all small details. Soon you will feel that you are fully energized.

13-Push away negative thoughts and replace them with the positive ones

After this long journey of ways to stay motivated, there is something very important to be aware about it which is the dangerous of your negative thoughts. Negative thoughts are one of the enemies that hold you back to achieve your goal. It is the main reason to cause your slump. Any negative thought won’t allow you to accomplish your goal. So those negative thoughts will eventually win and force you to stop and give up. Once you have negative thoughts, you have negative or limiting beliefs in yourself and abilities. With negative thinking out of your head, you believe in yourself and when you believe in yourself you can achieve your goal!
 So just be aware of these thoughts. Just observe or witness them for a few days. Then try to replace them with positive ones, for example, if your inner voice tells you, “no, I can’t do it”, replace it with “Yes I can do it.”, When it tells you, “It’s impossible” replace it with “ It’s possible” When it tells you, “you will never succeed” replace it with, “I will succeed.” So get rid of those negative thoughts today because positive thoughts will shine a new life into your life.

14-Do your best to reap the results

AS you work hard and get results, your motivation will last longer. For example, if you desire to lose your weight, you start to practice exercise, then you find that you lost a few bounds! So what is your reaction next? Of course, this primary result will motivate you to keep on practicing more and more to reach the weight that you’ve always dreamt of!

Finally, these ways are very simple and within your hands, so put them into action. By practicing them regularly, they will definitely help you achieve your goal. And your life will be changed radically as they will keep you motivated all the time!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Best 14 Ways to Break out of a Slump and Stay Motivated


ost people are having goals to achieve but they are complaining of being slumped at times. Many times they feel unmotivated .They struggle to motivate themselves to exercise, so they are wondering how they can stay motivated all the time, and how they can keep themselves inspired in order to achieve their goals that they’ve always dreamt of.  Such a feeling can be as a common dilemma among people. So they are actually trying to find a piece of advice to guide them to the right way. Therefore, I am going to show you the best 14 ways to keep yourself motivated.


1-  Focus on a single  goal

As Dale Carnegie said,”one grain of sand at a time, one task at a time.”  Focus only on one goal to accomplish. In fact, having many goals to accomplish at once is just wasting your energy and motivation, because you can’t keep your focus and energy longer. Listen, it’s possible to accomplish many goals at once but you may eventually get slumped. I am telling you for your interest. Still, once you accomplish the first goal, you can accomplish your other goals. So first of all, choose only one goal and focus on it.

2- Set out your vision


Your vision basically should be big enough to motivate you. Try to make your goal that you are trying to achieve is worthy of your attention and willing to keep you motivated. Ask yourself, “is the reward of my goal enough?” Let’s show you an example, if you are currently making 30,000 a year, and your goal is to make 35,000 a year! So undoubtedly, your goal is not motivated all. Therefore, draw a big vision for your life.

3-Charge your passion

No endless power like passion. Passion is the strongest force ever that keeps you motivated longer and longer. It is the fuel that charges you everyday to move forward to achieve your goal. In somehow it does really work. Passion is a strong emotion, so chase your passion, keep and nurture it. As this emotion fuels you, it will attract all good circumstances, reasons and people to come to you. Hence, you will be able to achieve your goal.

4-Write a plan with a time frame

Don’t underestimate this step as many do, because it really works. Start to form a step by step plan for taking action. Develop a time frame in which you can achieve your dream. Will it take a week, month, year or longer? Get enthusiastic about that date. Make it as a historical date!

5-Post your goal
Write your goal in a few words or print it out and post it wherever you can see it often. You can post it on the mirror, on the wall, on the refrigerator, or you can put on your desk, on your computer or by your mobile as a background. The real aim of this step is to keep you focused on your goal most of the time. So, as long as you see your goal everywhere, you will keep excited about it.


6- Gather useful materials to be effectively absorbed into your mind

Find materials that inspire you. For example, listen to audios regularly. Buy audios for motivational speaker and learn to motivate you to move on to achieve your goal. Listening to audios isn’t enough! Read books about successful men who have achieved amazing accomplishments. Buy their books and read them and learn what are the means and methods that they have used to achieve their goals. As you read their success, it means you are on your way to your success too! Also read books that teach new skills and methods. Read blogs and magazines. Listening to music really works! Listen to a good song that you really feel it fuels your emotion to keep you motivated.

7-Keep thinking about your goal everyday

When you think about your goal daily, you actually bring it into reality. So you get excited about it, and thus you move your energy forward to keep you going on. Just spend 5 minutes visualizing of being your dream has come true. Repeat positive affirmations during the day. Post it everywhere. As you remind yourself by these ways everyday, you are definitely getting closer to achieve your goal. These ways really work.

I hope you get benefits from these ways so far. In the next article, I will continue mentioning the rest of 14 ways to stay motivated.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

3 Simple and Easy Steps to Improve Self-talk

Self –talk can be your best friends but sometimes can be your worst enemy. Are you aware of that? You are talking to yourself all day long, but you are completely unconscious. When you minimize your achievements, when you talk to yourself harshly especially when you make a mistake, when you express doubts in your abilities all these negative self-talk won’t create beneficial results. They will damage your self-esteem. Then you will begin to believe you are a "worthless" person. On the other hand, when you encourage yourself with positive words, when you appreciate your achievements , when you reward yourself all these  positive and encouraging  self-talk will absolutely help you to improve your inner strength and self-respect.
If negative thoughts invade you mind every day, say goodbye to them now. With simple and easy steps you can erase and replace them with positive ones. These steps will produce amazing results on the way you view yourself and your personal potentiality. The 3 steps are:   
1-    Build awareness of your self-talk. If you make a commitment, and begin to listen to your inner voice, you will be aware when you talk negatively to yourself. Just pay attention to your thoughts- the nagging thoughts that are coming back to you.Be as a witness to the voice in your head, and DON't judge or get involved, just listen and be fully aware as often as you can. By the time, as you practice listening to your thoughts, you will notice that these thoughts start to lose its power and leave you away.Soon, you will feel that you are completely free from any bad thoughts, and you no longer suffer from the nagging inner voice.

2- Challenge the negative messages. When you notice yourself saying anything negative in your mind such as "You can't do it", "You can't do anything right". Stop your thoughts and challenge these negative beliefs. Ask yourself if your negative messages are true. Are these exactly who you are. Ask your friends if they think you are selfish, lazy or worthless. Then you will realize how others see your real nature not false images that don't' represent you.

3-    Replace negative statements with positive statements. Once you find yourself saying negative things to yourself or thinking of something that limits your beliefs, immediately stop and reconfirm it with positive ones .For example, instead of calling yourself stupid or an idiot when you make a mistake, remind yourself that no one perfect and everyone makes mistakes and these mistakes are experiences that will help me improve myself and move forward. Say to you "I know I'm a unique person and I really believe in myself and that's what actually matter me."


So begin Now building a new habit of speaking encouragingly and expressing positive thoughts about yourself and your abilities. It is because soon you will rape the reward; you will see how your self-esteem e and respecting for yourself are increased. The more you practice these steps; the incredible results will be your own.