For the purposes of self motivation, your goals can be either physical or non-physical. They could be concerning your physical, material, emotional and spiritual needs or wants.
You need to be aware that goals should on no account be forced or contrived because if they are, your odds of success are negligible. Exterior factors may strongly revise, but must not decide whether your goals are achieved or not, since ultimately the yearning to bring them to completion comes from inside yourself.
Self motivation is a power at work inside you; outside influences simply provide inspiration or discouragement. Hence, your goals and the way in which you attain them greatly depend on your motives, drive, and perseverance. So continually work on your goals by believing that you can attain them in the first place.
For you to believe in yourself and your ability to follow through, you have to understand how to strengthen your self-esteem. As human beings, we are imperfect. There are things other people can do that you cannot, but there are in addition many things you can offer that others cannot. You have to understand yourself and recognize your imperfections and limitations. At the same time, identify your strengths and strengthen them. Investigate your weaknesses and either circumvent or eradicate them. By doing this, you will understand how to cope with problems by trusting in yourself and your capacity to surmount them. In this manner, you will also increasingly know with a sense of definiteness, not mere wishing, that you are truly worthy of your loftiest aspirations. You will truly have faith in your abilities as well as your power to manifest them into reality.
The way you envisage yourself is a consequence of previous experiences and traits that you have developed all the way through your life, and particularly when you were young. Your relatives, acquaintances, and all other people you associate with can be critical external influences upon your goals: They can either be useful or an impediment in achieving them. You have to learn to be self-reliant, but not to the point of being destructive. You have got to know how to compete and yet be amicable at the same time. The persons around you can carry you during your lowest times, so really try to cherish them starting today. Remember that it is near to impossible to reach most worthwhile goals without the assistance of other people at some point in the process.
Outer forces can indeed be very daunting, but the forces within you are even more complicated to control. If you lack the enthusiasm and self motivation to follow through on your dreams, then you may get lost somewhere along the way and never achieve your dreams at all. Stay focused. Remind yourself of exactly what you want. By doing this, you fuel your passion in working towards your goal.
Of course, staying focused is far easier said than done. One of the finest ways to accomplish this is to keep your eye on the objective, i.e. hold a clear description of what your final target or objective looks and feels like. Use an arsenal of the most excellent self-improvement strategies to enable you to remain motivated.
If you are in a very competitive discipline, try to be aware of yourself, your distinctiveness and your advantage over other competitors. Do not strive so much to be better than others, but instead try to be the greatest person you can possibly be in the field you are working within: Strive to be outstanding on your own terms.
There are many different self motivation trainings and seminars for self-improvement that will enable you to learn different techniques about how to treat others and yourself well, as well as how to achieve the success you seek: For this reason, make full use of every such resource available to you.
Copyright 2010. Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.
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