As Zig Ziglar says, “ Motivation doesn’t last. Neither does washing – that’s why it’s recommended daily.”
‘Achievement’ is the best source of energy and is also it’s own reward – the more you achieve, the more you feel motivated to continue down your path to success. This is one of the reasons why mini or milestone goals are so important – you can ‘achieve’ along the way, instead of waiting until the big achievement at the end.
So goal setting itself helps greatly with self-motivation – by giving you something meaningful to aim for. And you can refresh this motivation by regularly reviewing your goals, visualising the outcomes of your goals and keeping a positive attitude towards achieving your goal.
Positive affirmation [by regularly and repeatedly saying your goal out aloud] and keeping a scrapbook or journal of your goals – also help you stay motivated and on track to achieving your success.
You’ll often see sports stars wearing their luck hat or numbered jersey, or maybe you know someone that carries a good luck charm? And what happens when they aren’t wearing that luck pair of socks [because they’re in the wash] or the lucky charm is lost?
Well in some cases, these people experience what looks like ‘bad luck’ – and others have no effect at all. But what is really happening here? Is there really such thing as good and bad luck?
These are all examples of the expectant power of the brain. If your brain expects to get bad luck, then you’ll get bad luck.
So, if you really REALLY believe in the good luck brought by whatever your good luck charm is, then it follows that you’ll receive good luck because your brain expects it. And vice versa.
So to help keep motivated, you can use triggers like good luck charms. Triggers work by giving you a physical reminder or memory jog of what you are trying to achieve – this keeps your goals clearly in your mind and rekindles your desire to achieve them.
Other triggers you may want to try include:
- Goal scrapbook or journal – I really like this one. It’s part autobiography of what you’ve already achieved, your happy memories and milestone events; and part ‘wish list’ of what you want to achieve [your goals].
It’s so easy to do – just get a writing or scrap book and fill it with annotated photos of your achievements and photos of what you’d like to achieve. Include inspirational quotes and drawings – and hey presto, you’ve got a self-contained and personalised motivation manual!
This is a great concept for your kids too.
- Clairvoyancy – OK, now we’re getting weird. But things like horoscopes, tarot cards and tealeaf readings are great triggers. No, you don’t have to believe everything you read, but take these readings in the context of what you are trying to achieve and use them to question where you are and where you are going.
- Numerology – similarly, don’t take the readings too seriously, but numerology can give you some good triggers for working out where you are heading. Some numerologists even say that if your current name is not ‘lucky’, you can change your name or create a nick-name that will bring you more luck!
- Biorhythms – based on cycles for your health, emotion and energy, biorhythms are believed to predict when you are going to have good energy days and bad energy days. Again, use some sense here…
- Crystals and animal symbols - Some spiritualists see luck as a form of energy, and believe that energy can be channelled from different types of crystals or from animal symbolism. For example, garnet is believed to bring good luck for your career, rose quartz for love and amethyst for good health.
And the butterfly symbolises transition, the cat for wholeness and the dove for inner peace and harmony.
So perhaps find an appropriate crystal or animal symbol for you and use this as your physical reminder of what you are trying to achieve.
- Aromatherapy – based on the essential oils from plants, aromatherapy has been used for centuries for a variety of uses, including energising. Energy invoking essential oils include Ylang Ylang, Nutmeg, Clary Sage and Geranium.
A combination of Rosemary, Chamomile, and Balsam can help with confidence.
And Basil, Ylang Ylang, Coriander, Lemon, and Lime can be a good mood elevator.
So perhaps create a blend of some of these to boost your energy levels and aid in self-motivation. Just use the essential oil as a perfume or in a burner.
Make sure you use essential oils, not fragrant oils [which are just an artificial scent and don’t contain the active volatile oils you get from essential oils].
- Music – do you cry when you hear a sad song or feel invigorated if you listen to up-beat music? Well this is great news for you! Find a set of songs that get you moving and motivated – and when you’re feeling sluggish, put them on and get motivated!
- Inspirational reading and writing – as with music, if you find reading or writing invokes your emotions then get some motivational posters or quotes and keep them handy for quick reference when you need a boost!
And of course, conversation with some one motivated can be very motivating…
Triggers can be a great way to get energised. The key is to find what works for you and use it to your advantage. Try motivation by imitating success, for something different.
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