Powerful Habits of Highly Motivated People
Motivation is something we all demand but very few of us have. And for the most part, any motivation we have is sucked right out of us by the time we're adults. That's a result of brainwashing, complacency, and lack of direction. But you can't just blame those things for not having any motivation (Motivational Quotes).
There's a reason why the most motivated people on the planet are overflowing with motivation everyday. I assure you the main reason why they're so motivated is NOT because of a Motivational Speech they heard. Or a motivational video, blog post, article, podcast or seminar they went to. Nope!. That's not a habit highly motivated people share. Highly motivated people share these 7 powerful habits and you'd be wise to learn from them!
1. They Commit To Their Purpose Everyday
"I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose." - David Livingstone
When I lacked a strong purpose behind my actions, I was frustrated, confused, lost and had no direction. I'd just browse TV channels, play Xbox and waste a lot of time on Facebook. That's what happens when you have no real purpose for what you do. When you know what you're purpose is and what it is you're shooting for, motivation is easy. Not having a strong enough purpose is the number 1 reason for a lack of motivation. Bill Gates's purpose was to put computers into millions of homes. He achieved that a long time ago. Had he not had such a strong purpose and motivation behind his actions, it wouldn't have happened.
Steve jobs's purpose was to put a dent in the universe and keep things simple. He's achieved that and Apple is now one of the top 3 businesses on the planet. Dig deep into yourself and write down what it is you truly want for yourself. That's your purpose, remind yourself of it everyday.
2. They Surround Themselves With Uplifting People
"Get clear on what you want then find the people to support you to get it." - Lewis Howes
Even If you know what your purpose is, having negative people around you puts your motivation at risk.
The thing with Negative People is they themselves lack a purpose. And even If they know what their motivations are, they allow negativity to get in the way. That alone can stop you from ever having enough motivation to keep going, persevere or achieve your goals. There's already too much negativity as it is, just look on the morning and evening news channels. Or browse through YouTube videos and you're bound to see a lot of negative comments. Find the right people to support you, then kick it into 5th gear and make it happen.Forming your own mastermind group is a cool way to do this.
3. They Write Down Their Goals
“If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal - you have a wish.” ? Steve Maraboli
The magic of writing down your goals is making it real for yourself. Writing it down shows you're serious. The other benefit of writing down your goals is motivation, of course. Waking up to your goals and being reminded of your goals before going to sleep is powerful.The more often it stays in your mind, the more habitual it'll become. And when it becomes a habit, you'll commit to your goals everyday without thinking about it.So write down your goals everyday and remind yourself of what you're aiming for to Stay Motivated.
4. They Challenge Themselves
"To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It's not about winning and losing; it's about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It's about embracing the pain that you'll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge." - Summer Sanders
The average person will back down from a challenge, believe me I know. I've been that same person who was afraid of challenges that came my way.Ironically I lacked the Motivation and Positivity needed to overcome my challenges. If you don't challenge yourself you won't know what you're capable of.Instead of writing 4 articles per month why not push yourself to write 8, 10 or 12? Or more? Instead of getting 1 professional video done in 1 hour, why not 2 - 3 professional videos in 1 hour? Instead of 20 press ups, why not 30 or 40? You might not hit the exact number you aim for, but you'll end up achieving more as a result. When you push your boundaries and challenge yourself, you'll end up learning a lot about what's possible. And when you learn about what's possible, that knowledge will fuel your motivation further than it already is.
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