Human behavior is always a surprise.
We know that we must have to achieve Success in life and we tend to not take action. We have many reasons for not achieving what we want. Many times though we know that logically we are right we tend to move away from it, the reason being Emotions. Emotions is what drives us everyday, every moment. Imagine that you are on your bed and your mind knows that it is good to do exercise, you talk to yourself, "Do you want to do it today? Or shall I start tomorrow?" and you know this emotion that creeps in decides your fate. This small difference could create a huge impact in the quality of your Life.
Firstly for success you need to set your GOALS. If you do not set your Goals, it is very difficult to achieve your outcomes. And you may have defined your goals, worked out a strategy too, but if you do not have MOTIVATION?? You will not even take the first step. Its like owning the worlds best car with all the parts working perfectly, the car has the capabilities to go fast with the greatest fuel efficiency. But if there I no driver and or if the driver does not ignite the car and start it, the car does not even move. Motivation is like that spark for the engine. This is what makes the human engine move. You may have the best talents or acquired the best skills but it you do not have motivation you will not reach far. Motivation is the driver which drives you to do what you are doing.
"How soon ‘not now' becomes ‘never'" - Martin Luther King
Motivation is the desire to achieve a Goal. Motivation with enthusiasm and energy really move us forward in life. Motivation comes to you in two ways
Motivation from the External Factors:
When you see something happening you are motivated and you move by it. You succeed in some act of yours and as you see these results you are excited and more motivated to achieve. Yes this must happen always for you, however when you are wanting to achieve big, there is a possibility that you might fail and that's when you want the highest level of motivation so as to come over the failure and achieve more in life. Though this works you can't really enjoy this every time and you can't depend on this for motivation.
Motivation from Inside:
his is the most powerful form of motivation. At any moment we have all needed resources and we need to tap in the right kind of resources. What creates the Motivation is the Passion or the Interest. The moment you Live with Passion you don't need anything else you drive you. You are just driven hard to achieve the best in life. Motivation is basically because of certain internal pictures that we run in our mind. Right now if I ask you to close you eyes and recall a time when you felt motivation and feel the same way as you did during that time and intensify the feeling, I am quite sure that you too would have felt the motivation inside you. As I said it is about giving your 100% in these exercises. When you set your Goals they must automatically motivate you. It must give a sense of Drive so that you could go about achieving more in life.
As I said before Motivation acts exactly like the fuel to a car. If the fuel reduces you must be cautious and still ensure that the efficiency of the car if maintained. Else the car might just get damaged and totally halt. Or even if the fuel is totally dry, the car comes to a halt. Either ways it is not good. Same way if you do not stay motivated, you will not be able to sustain the power to continue what you are doing. Say if you set a target for yourself to reduce you weight by 20 Pounds in 1 year then you must just loose your focus and may only target this much later. It does not motivate you to achieve. However if you wish to reduce 2 pounds in 3 weeks it gets you motivated. It is still the same for the simple reason that you not have got into smaller chunks. Small size tasks are easy to achieve and gives you more drive to achieve them. And often Success in one field provides Motivation to Succeed in another endeavor.
How to stay motivated?
Visualization: This is a very powerful and easy way to keep yourself motivation. Many coaches across the globe use this visualization technique to keep the players motivated all the time. All you need to do it just see yourself achieving the Goals that you have set and that will definitely keep you motivated. Make a picture of you achieving the goals the kind of benefits that you reap out of this. This will really drive you to achieve more and will never make you procrastinate.
Associate Pain not Achieving goals: Apart from giving pleasure to you achieving Goals, associate some pain and see what does not happen when you do not achieve your goals. It could make you feel so embarrassed and make you feel lousy and guilty. This too will drive you to achieve your Goals always.
A boy who was failing in studies, not doing so well suddenly started getting very high grades in school and also started showing lot of interest in studying. The reason was found that the boys father suddenly passed away. And he was the bread winner for the family. His fathers death acted a powerful motivator for that boy. However it is not a must that painful events must happen in our lives but before it happens if we take control of ourselves then we become better.
Any person is successful only because they take ACTION. And Action is possible only when you stay motivated. Only when you have the right amount to motivation do you really achieve in life. This is the long lasting success of any person who have achieved more. So always started motivated and achieve the best in life my dear Friends.
God Bless !!