receive many emails from people that basically
ask the same question:
How can I keep myself motivated
long term? This seems to be quite a common
dilemma for many people so I want to address
it because it can be done! Here are my
tips for staying motivated:
Get motivated every day.
Ziglar was once confronted about being
a motivational speaker. The
guy said to him, You guys come and
get people hyped up and then you leave
and the motivation
goes away. It doesnt last, and then
you have to get motivated again.
Zig reminded the gentleman that baths
are the same way but we think it is a
idea to take a bath every day!
is true that motivation doesnt last.
We have to renew it each and every day.
That is okay. It doesnt make motivation
a bad thing. We simply have to realize
that if we want to stay motivated over
the long term, it is something we will
have to apply to ourselves each and every
Have a vision for your life.
The root word of motivation is motive.
The definition of motive is, A reason
to act. This is the cognitive or
rational side of motivation. It is your
vision. You have to have a vision that
is big enough to motivate you. If you
are making $50,000 a year, it isnt
going to motivate you to set your goal
at $52,000 a year. You just wont
get motivated for that because the reward
isnt enough. Maybe $70,000 a year
would work for you. Set out a vision and
a strategy for getting there. Have a plan
and work the plan.
Fuel your passion.
Much of motivation is emotional. I dont
know quite how it works but I do know
THAT it works. Emotion is a powerful
force in getting us going. Passion
is an emotion, so fuel your passion. Well,
I like to work on logic, you may
say. Great, now work on your passion.
Set yourself on a course to have a consuming
desire for your goal, whatever it is.
Do whatever you can to feel the emotion
and use it to your advantage!
Work hard enough
to get results.
You can build on your motivation by getting
results. The harder
you work, the more results you will
get and the more results you get, the
more you will be motivated to get more.
These things all build on one another.
If you want to lose weight, then lose
the first few pounds. When the belt moves
to the next notch you will get fired up
to get it to the notch beyond that!
Put good materials
into your mind.
I cant say this enough listen
to tapes. I still listen to tapes regularly.
I buy tape clubs from other speakers and
I learn and grow.
motivate me to get my own successes! Read
good books. Read books that teach
you new ideas and skills.
Read books that tell the stories of successful
people. Buy them, read them, and get motivated!
Buy great music and listen to it. I just
did a spinning class at the club today.
Whenever a good song came on I was actually
able to get motivated to ride faster!
It gets you going and motivates you!
Ride the momentum
when it comes.
Sometimes you will just be clicking and
sometimes you wont. That is okay.
It is the cycle
of life. When you arent clicking,
plug away. When you are clicking, pour
it on because momentum will help you get
larger gains in a shorter period of time
with less energy. That is the Momentum
Equation! When you are feeling good about
how your work is going, ride the momentum
and get as much out of it as you can!
These are the top six ways to stay
Get motivated every day.
a vision for your life.
hard enough to get results.
good materials into your mind.
the momentum when it comes.
are simple principles, that when you put
them to work regularly, will change
your life by keeping you motivated all
the time! Get going!
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