Do you wish to be happy and successful in life? Well, who doesn’t! But the real question is what are you doing to achieve it?
How does one become successful in life? Is there a certain formula that successful people follow? Yes, hard-work and consistency are the only ingredients to achieve all of it.
Want to know what drives successful people to not give up? It’s self-motivation!
What is self-motivation?
In Webster’s dictionary, self-motivation is defined as the ‘initiative to undertake, continue and complete a task without prodding or supervision from another’. In simple words, it’s about your decision-making and power to put your plans into action without needing a constant push.
How self-motivation helps you succeed in life?
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” This self-motivation quote by Mahatma Gandhi has been a mantra of many successful people. What’s the takeaway from this quote? Constant and never-ending improvement! And that’s the mantra of success in career and life.
Let’s see how self-motivation helps you achieve it all.
- Keep learning
Do you know someone who is more knowledgeable about certain topics than others? Whether it is astrology, science, or something simple as how the names of kitchen ingredients came to be, they just know things that others do not. These people are curious about everything. And what drives them to keep learning? The fact that they ‘want’ to learn instead of thinking they ‘have’ to. No pressure, right?
Do you practice self-awareness? Do you know your strengths and weaknesses, the opportunities you have, and the threats you face to complete a job? Your motivation is the key to your self-learning process. And as they say, you have to keep going to grow. In other words, don’t stop learning!
Thinking about how to become self-aware? You can learn how to conduct a personal SWOT analysis. By using this framework, you can learn about your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats you face.
- Take calculated risks
What drives risk-takers to take that leap of faith? Their willingness to do something and motivation! You might let go of an opportunity just out of fear. But having the right motivation will make you feel confident in your abilities. And once you step out of your comfort zone, you’ll be amazed at your capacity to achieve and grow in your career and life.
- Finish what you started
Think about the time when you hit the gym for the first month of New Year and then just stopped. Or when you discontinued your music classes or couldn’t finish that DIY project.
What’s stopping you from continuing and achieving what you started? Your lack of motivation! Stop procrastinating and find your source of motivation instead. oon you will see yourself achieving your goals faster.
Don’t you think all these factors are important to moving forward towards your career goal? And there’s only one thing behind it all – finding the right source of motivation.
You can find it within yourself. How?
- Set practical goals
- Put your plans into actions
- Learn about the importance of time management
- Declare your purpose – why you are doing this
- Keep positive and make it fun
Need more help on how to stay self-motivated? You can join short courses online that help you break down your reasons for demotivation and how to find your motivation within.