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10 Techniques To Help You Stay Motivated

Motivation is a powerful force that drives us to achieve great things and turn our dreams into reality. However, as humans, we often face obstacles that can dampen our motivation and make it difficult to stay focused and productive. From setbacks and failures to fear and self-doubt, countless factors can demotivate us and leave us feeling stuck. That's why it's important to have strategies in place to help us stay motivated and keep moving forward.

Shall I turn this list into an article? :)

10 Techniques To Help You Stay Motivated

    1. Mission

    Having a mission in life can help you stay motivated by giving you a sense of purpose, direction, and meaning.

    In his book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," author Stephen Covey emphasizes the importance of having a clear mission statement as a way to stay focused and motivated. He writes, "The most effective way I know to begin with the end in mind is to develop a personal mission statement or philosophy or creed."

    2. Goals

    Having goals, especially big and challenging ones, is a powerful motivator that can keep you focused and driven over the long term. When you set ambitious goals for yourself, you give yourself something to strive for and a reason to keep pushing forward, even when the going gets tough.

    3. Your Future Self

    Being clear about your future self can help you stay motivated because it gives you a clear and compelling vision of the person you want to become and the goals you want to achieve.

    In his book "Atomic Habits," author James Clear emphasizes the importance of having a clear and specific vision of your future self to motivate yourself to make positive changes. He writes, "Your habits are not just about what you want to achieve at the moment; they're about the type of person you want to become."

    4. Inspirational Stories

    Inspiration can come from all sorts of places, from historical figures' stories to religious prophets' teachings. By looking to these sources of wisdom and inspiration, you can find the strength and motivation you need to keep pushing forward in the face of adversity.

    One of the best ways to find inspiration is by reading about the lives and accomplishments of great people throughout history. Whether it's the scientific breakthroughs of Marie Curie, the leadership of Winston Churchill, or the creative genius of Leonardo da Vinci, there is no shortage of inspiring figures to learn from.

    5. Speeches

    McConaughey's Alright, alright, alright! :)


    Steve Jobs's Standford Commencement address

    John F. Kennedy, "The Decision to Go to the Moon"

    Theodore Roosevelt, "Duties of American Citizenship"

    Winston Churchill, "We Shall Fight on the Beaches"


    6. Gratitude

    I am not talking about the 5 minutes you spend thinking about the 3 things you are grateful for to write in your journal. I am talking about deep gratitude that comes from deep reflection, which prompts you to act. Appreciation about life that gets you to live a life worth living, deep gratitude that prompts you to give from what you have even when you do not have much, trusting that life gives to the giver and that dots will connect.

    7. Problems to be Solved

    Yes, there still are many problems to be solved. Check the UN page. Or ask your spouse :)

    8. Family

    Think about your kids, spouse, or aging parents. Dont you want your mom to fly business when she visits you? :)

    9. You Matter

    One of the most powerful sources of motivation is knowing that you matter in this world. Every person has unique talents, skills, and experiences that can be used to make a positive impact on the people and world around them.

    Even the smallest actions can have a ripple effect that touches the lives of others. Whether it's a kind word to a stranger, a helping hand to a friend, or a thoughtful gesture to a loved one, every act of kindness and compassion has the potential to make a difference.

    So, if you ever feel lost, alone, or demotivated, remember that you matter. You are unique and valuable, and you have the power to make a difference in the world in your own special way. Embrace your strengths, celebrate your successes, and never forget that you are an important part of the fabric of life.

    10. NotePD community

    If this amazing community does not motivate you, then who/what does? :P

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