Self-Motivation: 5 Essential Tools to Survive in Today's World

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Why is self-motivation vital?    

Due to fierce competition and large amount of comparison because of immense talent pool which is accessible in the global world, it’s highly imperative to have our self-motivation intact nowadays to survive.

Without having any support, how we can derive self-motivation? It’s a matter of concern. Because many times when I deliver my coaching sessions, people ask me: “Sir, how should we derive self-motivation as it’s a harder process to perceive?” My answer is always: “Yes, my friends, it’s very easy to do that!”

If we know our priorities in life with respect to our dreams we have set, then possibilities of getting motivated on our own will be greater. Secondly, if we are determined irrespective of any hindrances that we may confront, we will remain focused which in turn will support our motivational energy which should not get lost at any point of time. In the word “motivation” we can find out one or two important words which have direct inclination as to how motivation can be self-driven! First is “motive” and second is “move”. According to me, continuous positive movement towards our motive will have automated self motivation!

We have tremendous influential elements in the outside world which demotivate us very often or even people around us. Many times it discourages us reacting in such a fashion where our efficiency will get decreased. However, keeping in mind that we as humans have an ability to control and decontrol our vision the way we want because of strong mindful abilities, self-motivation can be easy to achieve. Motivation plays a part of water in growing the seed of any plant!

Motivation is in our conviction i.e. in our approach. It means everyone has different taste and vision in appreciating something and similarly imagining that every situation in our life is a design and we are trying to make it superior by our own conviction because in this imagination our motivation is hidden and then any exterior incident will not bother us and will not override our abilities.

5 tools for self-motivation

1. Paint your picture of every moment positively

Whenever any new situation crops up, we tend to get scared without giving it a thought we react. Instead, if we will paint a picture of that particular situation by imagining that we are the part of the situation and handling the same diligently without any fear, it will be courageous.  At the same time, one should have a painted picture of every short-term goal he or she has set for himself/herself because it helps a lot to remain energetic irrespective of problems.  When I thought of becoming a life coach, I painted a picture of what I shall be five years down the line. I saw how people would think of me everyday being a life coach or even how I’m getting something really extraordinary in life due to which my motivation will remain forever. These visualizations helped me a lot because I painted a unique picture and have been painting almost every day since the day I started working as a life coach.

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2. Use positive affirmations everyday

Using affirmations like, “I am healthy, I am happy!” is extremely beneficial for you. I started using these affirmations at the time of doing exercise in the morning and it started making my day more and more beautiful just because of this simple positive affirmation in life. Start jumping a little bit, then start clapping and then utter these words and see the difference it will make in your life! The way we get habituated to something by practicing various things as per our own likes or even the way we have our breakfast every day or even sleep every day, why can’t we get habituated with few positive affirmations like stated above? Yes, we can for sure!

Before going to the bed or before getting up from the bed every morning, if we will start chanting few affirmations as if it is our prayer, it will surely help you in maintaining your motivation intact. Self-motivation needs overhauling after certain period. The man will need to be motivated at every step and hence overhauling will have to be done every day instead of making it a practice after every interval. I also started chanting “AUM” every day and it worked fabulously for keeping my enthusiasm intact.

3. Listen to some healing music or get associated with almost every form of music

I’m a professional musician and I have been on this journey for almost 20 years. When I kept listening to good music, I realized one day that barring all obstructions in life, I can surely keep my motivation blossoming. The healing gimmick was nothing but listening to pure music which you love from the bottom of your heart. For example, when I’m depressed, I listen to the tune of piano or group violin or strings etc. It activates my emotional intelligence in such a manner that I reveal some precious thing about myself and it works as a self-motivation. Likewise, if people will listen to the healing music which they appreciate as per their taste, it will surely inspire them.  So be a good listener of genuine music!

4. Do some benevolent activity as a part of your normal schedule

Social aspect is really essential in the current world of affairs. CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is a buzzword nowadays in the business world but then think as if you on your own have some terrific benevolence on the basis of which you plan to have some social activity as a part of your normal schedule. Try and find out such social organizations where you can be a part of the same easily without having any monetary investment and help the people selflessly where it’s a self-motivation within itself. Over a period of time, you will realize that you have lot of social homes with whom you have got associated and you feel really homely there because of pure sharing and giving approach.

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5. Be creative in your own area of potential

The worst part I have observed in people through my journey of a life coaching is when people can’t tap in their true potentials and remain demotivated.  In such situation, I really feel like helping them in revealing their own circle of abilities which has a greater radius and diameter! When I see that zeal on their faces, I can make out that because of some unconditional desire to help people in making them find their own potentials, the world around me has changed totally where only glorious feeling of achieving something persists in your mind and moreover if you will see people becoming very creative in their own potential field then sky is the limit. Writing a letter to yourself many times is a creative way of utilizing time. Likewise, there will be such numerous ways to adopt where your self motivation will remain intact!

Isn’t it exciting? Yes, very much! One day there was little more time for me to go inside the cabin of one senior person for the meeting and then his secretary asked me to wait in the reception. I waited over there and then all of a sudden thought came in mind that what kind of thinking people carry when they come and go like this in various organizations. It goes in multiples how such scenario affects or effects. Just by sitting over there, I wrote a poem on those people who come and go like me in various organizations. To my surprise, it gave me a great motivation to lead life enormously in an emphatic way!

Be a rock star like a poet

The above five ways can surely keep you motivated because I could think of one line of famous management philosopher Robin Sharma, who says “BE A ROCK STAR LIKE A POET” because a poet has his own world of creative aspects. He feels out of this world when he writes a poem and it’s an expression of rock star, right? Similarly you can have your own rock star feeling in your life to keep your motivation rejoicing!

Do you have any other helpful tools for self-motivation? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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