What Can Give You That Needed Kick in the Rear?
When you have to act but do not have the internal motivation to do it, you have not shot yourself in the foot. There are tricks to creating external motivation which can result in the success you want.7 Effective Motivation Techniques You Can Do to Achieve Your Goals
Effective motivation techniques are important in achieving our goals in life – whether they are short-term or long-term goals. Of course, a good recipe for success always includes motivation. Lack of motivation is indeed one of our hindrances in not being able to achieve our goals. If you are having some difficulty in working for your goals or if you don’t know where to start, here are some things that you can do.
I have always loved Motivational Life Quotes. I read them a lot and recall them whenever I am down and stressed. Quotes of peoples who are further along the path that we want to travel or we are traveling, can teach us important lessons and principles about success that can help us make our journey easier and successful.The Tragedy of Dogmatic Righteousness
Some people have a need to be right or to be seen to be right about everything and all the time. Wanting to be right all the time and to be seen to be right every time is a vain attempt to be wise, clever and strong. It is always important to remember that the truly strong do not have a need to appear strong. Hence, you never see a need to intimidate an enemy you are sure of overcoming. Similarly, the truly wise and clever see no need to appear wiser and cleverer than others. People that have a constant need to be right are actually shouting out aloud for help. In truth dogmatic rightness masks a severe sense of insecurity and inadequacy.Winning Inspite of People
It is common for people to label other people all sorts of names. Employees label their employers; women give labels to men and vice verse while customers and patrons have uncomplimentary perceptions of one another. I even overheard someone say that all men are the same and are like dogs. The problem is rarely with the other part, but almost always with the lens through which we look at the issue. There is immense goodness in most people, but it takes patience and skill to mine it. Closely related to the Lens principle is the pain principle.Flying Above the Challenges
P stands for PERSPECTIVE. The challenge that you face is not as important as how you perceive it. It is all a matter of perspective. What happens in life is not as important as how you respond to it. Most people are not defeated by opponents or problems but they defeat themselves by adopting wrong perspectives of the problem. Perspectives are all about seeing, and what matters is not what actually exists but what you see with your mind’s eye about the situation. Faced with challenges some see opportunities but some see opportunities.Transforming Setbacks Into Set Ups – Profiting From Your Losses
The phrase “profiting from a loss” sounds counter- intuitive and yet it is loaded with meaning. Writer William Bolitho captured it succinctly when he said, “The most important thing in life is not to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The really important thing is to profit from your losses. That requires intelligence and makes a difference between a man of sense and a fool.” In order to profit from one’s losses one needs to turn his disasters into capital and to convert his set backs into strategic advantages.Profit From Your Losses
The first problem is that the Titanic underestimated the power of the iceberg and overestimated its own strength. There are two kinds of people. There are those who always overestimate the challenge and underestimate their abilities. These people tend to be timid, cowardly and risk averse. They always shy away from challenges, and in the process shy away from the road to success. Then there are those who invariably underestimate the challenges and overestimate their abilities. These tend to be complacent, over confident and are driven by hubris without substance. They tend to sink spectacularly like the Titanic.Five Proven Tips For Beating Procrastination
Procrastination is a thief that robs you of your valuable time. By cutting procrastination out of your life, you can become more productive, and who doesn’t want to be more productive. You owe it to yourself to stop procrastinating…Enthusiasm – The Fuel of Life and Success.
The biggest obstacle between most people and progress is not a lack of talent, but a passive indifference. Many people do not care much about their careers and jobs. Few people care about the fortunes and futures of the organizations they work for. Not many are passionate about the direction their lives are taking or their personal relationships or their roles on a team or faculty. Passivity and indifference are pervasive and endemic in this generation. Enthusiasm is the antidote to indifference. It is impossible to be enthusiastic and insipid at the same time. Enthusiasm is an accelerant but apathy is an inhibitor of human potential.5 Musings on Motivation
When motivation is lacking there are several ways to garner the necessary drive in order to get what you want. Here are some musings on getting and staying motivated.Ever Wonder What Factors Affect Motivation?
Many leaders ask themselves, what factors affect motivation. It is important, as a leader, in understanding what motivates others. Throughout the years, there have been several theories on what motivates the general populace.