Let’s talk about the five best ways to motivate yourself.
You see, sometimes it’s hard to get motivated.
So, if you need a boost of motivation, here are the five things that I personally like to do to get me motivated if I need a kick in the butt.
Sometimes everybody needs a little kick in the butt.
Life gets busy, and also life knocks you down, and…
Sometimes it’s difficult to stay motivated to pursue your dreams and goals.
And we talked about this in previous blogs. I know that you have dreams. Don’t let them die on you, right?
I mean, keep these dreams alive. Turn dreams into goals by adding a deadline.
So how do you motivate yourself to actually take action and pursue your dreams?
5 Best Ways to Motivate Yourself
1. Listen to Motivational Videos
Here’s what I like to do, listen to motivational videos.
Of course, you can listen to motivational videos like this one, or if you just go to YouTube, and type in ‘motivational videos’, you’ll find a ton.
In fact, I like to do this in the mornings.
My morning routine
I wake up at 7 o’clock, but it takes me approximately an hour until I roll out of bed.
So, part of my morning routine is to listen to a motivational video, because sometimes they have fantastic music that gets you pumped up, and you might need this.
I need this every now and then.
2. Tap Into Your Bigger Why
And what do I mean by this?
See, sometimes you need to remind yourself of why you want to pursue a goal. Why do you want to pursue a dream?
Because think about it this way, you are not born to be an employee or make other people rich. You’re not born to just get by, sit in traffic or an office, sit in meetings, being bossed around. It’s not natural.
You have a purpose.
Make sure that you know this purpose.
Write down this dream and this is your bigger why. Get up in the morning and be excited about this.
I don’t think that anybody is excited about going to work and working for somebody else, but when you pursue your dream, that’s when you have the bigger why.
You see, you owe it to yourself to pursue this dream. You owe it to your family, right?
Stop playing small.
You have a bigger why and always remind yourself of what this bigger why is.
3. Chunk It Out
And what does this mean?
Sometimes you’ll have a complex goal like making millions of dollars with trading.
At first, it can be overwhelming, and you might wonder, “where do I start?” And this is where it often leads to paralysis, and you say, “Oh my gosh! What is the next step?”
This is why you need to chunk it down.
Now when chunking it down, I personally believe in the power of three.
I do believe that everything can be chunked down into three steps.
For example, for trading, what are the three things that you need if you want to be successful with trading?
First, you need to know what to trade. And I personally like to trade stocks and options. And then you need to know what stock to trade. So, that’s number one.
Number two is when to enter. And you know that I like to use three indicators that I combine to find the best way to enter.
And number three is that you need to know when to exit.
See, these are the three big things and then you can dig deeper.
Chunking it down helps me personally get started, and will motivate you to cut through the complexity.
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4. Keep It Simple
Complexity leads to overwhelm.
This actually happened to me this morning.
So this morning I thought about a better way to produce content. And for me, I need to have systems. This is how I’m wired.
I was looking for a framework or to create a system. And I started making it way more complicated than it had to be.
Here’s what happened.
I got overwhelmed. I thought, Oh my God. There are so many things, where do I get all the content from, and how do I prepare the content for you… all these kinds of things.
I got in my own head, and this is when I started procrastinating – yes it happened to me.
This morning I was just diddling around. I went to Facebook, wasted some time there. I checked and read emails that I shouldn’t even open… spam emails. I watched videos that I shouldn’t even be watching.
Why? Because I was overwhelmed.
So, step number four is keeping it simple and this is what I did. Then I said, you know what? Let’s keep this simple, and let’s stick to the format that I’m doing right now.
5. Take Action
Do something every day that gets you closer to your goal.
See, for me, this morning this was the one big thing where I said, okay, you know what? Let’s stop making it more complicated. Let’s just start preparing some content.
And one of the techniques that helps me is that you just count down from five. And then you do it, right?
So, the countdown technique: five, four, three, two, one, go. And then just do it.
I even use this with my kids sometimes to get them out of bed!
Just say, all right. Let’s count down. Five, four, three, two, one – there’s something about countdowns that help us to snap out of it, just do it and take action.
5 Best Ways to Motivate Yourself
- Listen to motivational videos
- Tap into your bigger why
- Chunk it out – break it down into smaller parts
- Keep it simple
- Take action
I hope you found this helpful. If so, please, leave a comment.
Let me know if any of these things resonate with you and if sometimes you procrastinate like I did this morning.
I’d love to know if you believe these steps will help you motivate yourself to get out of the funk and really start taking action.
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