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Motivating Yourself From The Inside

Life has a way of loading burdens and difficulties when we least expect it. In as much as one tries to soldier on and make the most of the situation, there is no denying that things get more complicated as we grow older. While taking cues from motivational gurus and self – help programs can give short term results, in the end one needs to develop a sustained system by which they can regulate on their own. The best way to do this is to be your own motivator and drive yourself in the desired direction.

The first step is to take some time to rediscover what it is that you are interested in. This will help you to find out what it is you like about what you do. As difficult or tedious as it may sound one way to determine this is to look back at the times that you have had the most fun. Which activities do you particularly like doing that leave you satisfied and fulfilled. By indentifying the key areas that you love it will lead you towards a path of energetic focus and concentration.

Upon discovering what you like and how you like to spend your time the next thing is to start on a self – improvement trail. It may be a good idea to make a rundown of the achievements and milestones that you have succeeded in over the years. This will help you to cultivate a sense of confidence and yearning for the future. To perpetuate this newfound elevated feeling one then needs to take pride in the work that one does and be happy at the prospect of a day’s work.
Not all the tweaks have to do with your personality however.

Another consideration that can have a substantial effect on how you operate is your social circle. People who are pessimistic and generally dreary are not the best company to keep if you are looking to improve your outlook on life. On the other hand, if you hang around friends and family members who are positive and likeminded it will be relatively easy to maintain the momentum. They will be a positive persuasion on your character and outlook making you happy and optimistic on the whole.

Towards A Better You: Building Self Esteem

How we go through life, what we achieve and our ultimate success hinges on numerous factors, chief among them, a healthy self esteem. The way individuals view and think about themselves is critical to what they do and how they feel as they do it. It is an unfortunate fact of life that for one reason or the other, numerous people suffer from a low self esteem for one reason or the other. If you don’t think highly of yourself, it is quite unlikely that other people will. As such, social and professional mobility is quite dependent on one’s self esteem. Gladly, there are some simple habits that can be adopted to start fostering a higher and healthier self esteem.

The first step towards gaining a high self esteem is to avoid paying heed to the inner voice that usually doubts and criticize you. Our upbringing can be affected by abuse, ill – talk and other type of scorn. This may lead an individual to doubt oneself. It is usually a cry for help, either because of an inherent fear of failure or to try to fit in with the different people in their lives. This unfortunately will have the negative effect of pulling your self – esteem down.

Another positive action to take is to constantly remind oneself of the different achievements, successes and benefits that have come your way. Better still, one may consider writing these down such that the concept because concrete and relatable. The more you add things to your list, the more you impress upon your consciousness that you are a capable and strong – willed individual who is capable of achieving whatever you put your mind to.

Try to also keep your emphasis on doing activities that you enjoy. When you are forced by circumstances to persist in doing something that you are not happy about, it is possible to feel like you are not in control. This loss of freedom and lacking in initiative can lead to demoralization and a general sense of self loathing. By focusing on the things you like doing, you allow yourself to grow and explore different aspects of your aptitudes, enriching both the lifestyle and sense of being.