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4 Ways to Staying Highly Motivated
By: Success Atlas

Where you are today is a direct result of the actions you have taken in your past. The degree of happiness and success you enjoy today is the fruits of your past labor. If you are not where you want to be today – then you need take action – daily and consistent action to be specific.

The level of success and happiness we all achieve is the direct result of our consistent actions. Not those actions we take every now and then. Like those actions we take towards our New Year’s resolution that usually die out by this time of year. No our success is in fact the result of our habits (consistent actions). For those habits are the rudders that steer our course of success in live. Suffice to say we all need to develop good habits if we are looking to reach our goal of success.

Unfortunately for most of us our habits are not a result of logical decision-making and conscious thought. Generally the habits we have are the reactions to our experiences (stimuli). If we have had a heavy dosage of negative experiences, then we will tend to produce negative reactions. What do you think you’ll get from those consistent negative reactions? That is right – bad habits.

A powerful tool at your disposal to help you take control of your habits is your level of motivation. If you are motivated and are driven – then your unstoppable desire for success will outstrip your fear of failure. A motivated person is far more willing to step outside their comfort zone and take that all- important life changing chance. They become more, they do more, and thus they have more.

If you are looking to build your level of motivation here are some steps that will serve you well.

1 – Set your Goals Know what you want! Goals give your life purpose. Your desire to reach these goals will become a great motivator in your life. Big goals, little goals, personal, professional, financial and spiritual goals – write them all down. Long term and short term – write them down in clear and specific terms. Then set to work on them.

2 – DAILY Action Once you set your goals. Put in place a plan that requires you to execute at least on step each day. No matter how small or how big. A phone call, some reading, a contact, a letter, whatever just do something everyday. Each of these steps will bring you closer to your goal – and motivate you to higher achievements. Remember a habit is nothing more that a repeated behavior. Taking daily actions will form your successful habit so strongly that eventually you will be taking action without conscious thought. It will just be who you are – a successful and motivated person.

3 – Feel it! We are not creatures of pure logic – we are emotional creatures. While our minds will work out the most successful business plan ever conceived. It is our emotion, our desire, which moves us to execute the plan. Connect all the good feelings you have to your action. Every time you succeed, small or large, at one of your action steps, know and feel that you are now one step closer to your goal. These repeated connections shall reinforce your emotional drive to achieve your goals. Another good technique is to sit down and list all the reasons why you want to or must reach this goal – all positive reasons. Then do the flip side, list all the things you will miss out on, be forced into or dislike about your life, yourself etc. if you do not achieve your goal. Now your using both of the two primary emotions you have, desire & fear, to your advantage

4 – Take Responsibility! Don’t give yourself an out. Stop blaming your parents, your childhood, your kids, your wife, the economy, your boss, your dog, your postman or any other thing/person in your life. It is in fact YOUR life. Don’t say if I could I would, say I can and I will. You may have many reasons why, but only you can change them, so take responsibility. Step up and remember the words of Oprah Winfrey “My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

Think Successfully & Take Action. Tracy (C) Tracy Brinkmann 2000-2005 all rights reserved Tracy Brinkmann is an goal setting and success counselor. Through his company Success Atlas, he provides goal-setting, motivational & educational material, & training via live presentations as well as digital/audio products. Sign up for his free e-Zine

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