Struggling with consistency? Want to know how to motivate yourself every day to take action? We are all challenged by our emotions compelling us to seek instant gratification. It’s a battle everyone person has to fight.
But here’s the deal…
You can learn how to cultivate self-motivation in your life. And the best part? This skill (and yes, it is a skill) can be developed rather quickly with some consistency and willpower. But at this point, you may wonder: How can I motivate myself daily?
Keep reading to learn more.
The Importance Of Motivation
Many people say motivation can’t be relied on due to its fleeting nature. Frankly, I’m not going to argue with that point. Why? Because it’s true. Motivation is a fickle emotion that comes and goes which means discipline is far more important when it comes to achieving your goals.
However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for motivation.
In fact, just the opposite is true. Motivation is the driving force behind getting started in any endeavour, project or life-changing aspiration. With this being the case, it’s essential to learn…
How To Motivate Yourself Every Day
I have been on my self-improvement journey for over 10 years. And in that time, I have learned a few things regarding self-motivation. So if you want to learn how to motivate yourself every day, follow these 3 simple guidelines.
1. Set The Right Types Of Goals
When I was in high school, I was a drifter.
A lazy pot-smoker with no ambition, I aimlessly coasted through my days lacking any clear sense of direction. The only thing I was concerned about at that period in my life was the next time I was going to get high. This eventually led to me dropping out of school not once, not twice, but 3 times.
Now here comes the interesting part…
The problem was not that I was smoking weed every day, hanging with the wrong crowd, or even that I dropped out. Those were merely the symptoms of the real issue that was lurking beneath the surface. The real problem was that I didn’t have anything worthwhile to aim at.
The result? I ended up on the rocks.
You need an aim. Why? Because that’s where a good portion of your motivation will come from—having something exciting and emotionally compelling in the future that you’re striving to attain.
2. Get Around People Who Inspire You
When you see others going for (and actually achieving) their goals, it sparks your own sense of motivation. It instantly inspires enthusiasm in you. The result? You begin looking for ways to achieve your own dreams.
Conversely, how do you think those with no self-motivation or direction will affect you?
Individuals who lack the self-determination to pull themselves up in life will cause you to absorb that same mentality if you associate with them. And the worst part? If you do decide to begin striving for more, they will intentionally pull you back down.
So the solution is clear; get around people who inspire you. Here are some qualities to look for in people you should bring into your inner circle:
- Hard-working and high-performing
- Humble mindset
- Respectful attitude
- Determined and self-disciplined
- Kind and generous
- Resilient during adversity
You need strong-willed people in your life.
Don’t settle for friends or associates who are too weak or apathetic to go after their dreams. If you truly want to know how to motivate yourself every day, it starts with surrounding yourself with the right people.
3. Dial In Your Habits And Disciplines
What you do every day accumulates.
That daily doughnut may not seem consequential at the moment; however, after consistently repeating the habit over a period of months, sure enough, the results will start to show.
The reverse is true on the opposite end of the spectrum.
For example, a couple of weeks of working out daily won’t yield any favourable results. However, when you extend that time frame to a couple of months, or even a couple of years, then you’ll notice drastic improvements in your physical condition.
So dial in your habits; ensure they’re positive, healthy, and constructive.
If you want to know how to motivate yourself every day, it comes down to keeping up with your daily disciplines. Why? Because progress equals happiness. And the only way to make progress (in any area of life or toward any goal) is to stay consistent with the habits and disciplines that will get you there.
When it comes to how to motivate yourself every day, it’s simply a matter of passion, persistence, and patience. Passion for something better; persistence in your actions, and patience with the process. Master these qualities you’ll continually make strides toward your grandest goals and dreams, whether you feel motivated or not.
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