1.motivation - the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behaviour.
We all know that motivation is the key if we want to achieve something. Without it, we might look like this:
Some people are great at motivating themselves, they seem to have an inner drive that keeps them going all the time. But what do you do if you run out of motivation? When everything feels completely impossible, and all you want to do is drown yourself in self pity while eating all the chocolate that you can find?
In a small, black notebook I found the following tips for increasing motivation:
- create challenges and set goals: it’s easier to be motivated when you have a specific goal in mind. That goal can be divided into sub-goals. Remember that a goal should be motivating (something you want to do), realistic, precise, measurable and positive.
- get an "idol". You don’t have to copy him or her, but "using" someone as inspiration will also be motivational. However, remember to be realistic.
- think at least one step ahead when you feel that your motivation is decreasing
- be patient: as we all know, Rome wasn’t built in a day... in order to achieve a goal, you have to work hard and make priorities,
- take control: you are the one taking the decisions, not the sofa and definitely not the chocolate.
- turn the problem upside-down: our motivation usually depends on how we decide to look at things. By seeing something positive in the most boring activities, we are usually more likely to get them done.