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MOTIVATING YOURSELF for 2019 


When it comes to getting results, it takes motivation and ability.

Motivation makes things happen. Where there’s no will, there’s no way. One of the best ways to improve your personal effectiveness is to master your motivation and find your drive.

If you can master motivation, you can deal with life’s setbacks, as well as inspire yourself to always find a way forward and create new experiences for yourself and follow your growth.

I learned from J.D. Meier these helpful reminders:

  1. CONNECT TO YOUR VALUES

If you can connect the work you do to your values, even in small ways, you can change your game.  Find ways to grow your skills in any situation.  For example, I don’t just “do a task.”  I “master my craft.”  I don’t just “get something done.”  I “learn something new.”

  2.  FIND YOUR WHY

  3. CHANGE YOUR WHY

Sometimes you’re doing things for the wrong reason. Are you doing that task to get it done, or to learn something new? Just shifting your why can light your fire.

  4.  CHANGE YOUR HOW

You can instantly find your tasks more enjoyable by shifting from getting them done, to doing them right.  Master your craft!  Make it artful! Be creative!

  5. REMEMBER THE FEELING

When you feel good, you find your motivation faster. I love music and I have certain songs that motivate me in the right direction!

  6.  SHIFT TO PAST, PRESENT OR THE FUTURE

The beauty of shifting tense is you can visualize a more compelling future, or remember a more enjoyable past.

  7. TAKE ACTION

Action often comes before motivation.  

  8. “CHOOSE” TO

 If you tell yourself you “HAVE” to do this or you “MUST” do that or you “SHOULD” do this, you can weaken your motivation.  The power of choice and simply reframing your language to “CHOOSE” to can be incredibly empowering and exactly the motivating language you need to hear.  *Choose your words carefully and make them work for you.

  9. CHANGE YOUR QUESTION

Sometimes you need to change your focus.  To change your focus, change the question.  

10.  FIX TIME FOR EATING, SLEEPING AND WORKING OUT

11. PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS

Spending too much time in your weaknesses wears you down. Spending more time in your strengths helps you renew your energy and find your flow.

Strengths are the place where you can grow your best. Find the things that you can do all day that you really enjoy and find excuses throughout your day to do more of that. Success builds on itself and this helps you build momentum.

Those thoughts have helped me through my years of work and helped me focus and experience striving in the right direction. You must love your work first and want to be better and use your motivation to change and create the work that you love to do! Have a great 2019!

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