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motivation tips for 2017

Here are 101 tips you can use to improve and maintain motivation. For the new year, however, the first three tips should always be done to improve your chance of success and help maintain motivation.

1. Know what you want to achieve—If you don’t know what you want to achieve, how will you know when you achieve it? Deciding exactly what you want to do is the beginning of staying motivated to finish it.

2. Determine the steps to reach your goal—There are things you need to do for anything you want to do. Knowing what the steps are will give you a guideline. They’ll also give you mini successes as you complete each step.

3. Devise a plan—Though there may be many steps to take, it is necessary to know in what order you need to achieve them. If possible, alternate between those that are easy to achieve and those that will take longer. This way, you don’t go through long periods of time without completing part of your plan. It will help you feel more successful if you complete parts of the plan often.
Goals provide focus. With no guiding plan, people tend to drift. Goals also provide a measuring device for progress, enhance productivity,prove self-esteem, and increase commitment, so you're more likely to achieve whatever you set out to conquer.

4. Reconsider Your Path—If you find that you’re frequently not motivated to do the things that need to be done, maybe you should be examine things, and then consider doing something else on a regular basis instead. If you have to talk yourself out of bed in the morning by saying you have no choice in the matter and must resign yourself to the task at hand, this could be a good choice for you.
Life should offer some excitement and adventure along the way…at least enough that you don’t mind so much about all those little things that make up the mundane parts. If you’re finding that the mundane drastically overwhelms the adventure, then no amount of motivation will make you see it differently. Try to find something that doesn’t require so much motivation to get it done. It should be something that lights that fire and gets you excited without any extra effort on your part. If you do, you won’t need to worry about self-motivation.

5. Hold yourself back—When you start a new project, you are probably full of excitement and enthusiasm. You probably have no sense of self-limitation. Moving full-steam ahead can be great, but it can also cause you to burn out fast. If you force yourself to hold back in the beginning and plan out a course of action to gradually increase, you’ll prevent burnout and keep your motivation high.

6. Join a group to keep you motivated and focused—It can be online or offline. By being a member of his group or association, you will have regular conversations with people with common goals that are free to speak their mind about your ideas. If it is an online group, you won’t know or probably ever meet the other, so you don’t have to worry about hurting each other’s feelings. You can get really great ideas, share your ideas, improve your success and keep your motivation high.

7. Put up a picture of your goal in a visible place—putting up pictures of things that motivate you are one thing. Having a visual picture of your goal is another. Say you want to take your family to Hawaii with the bonus from this project. Your family would be your motivator, but pictures of Hawaii would be your goal. Seeing it regularly can give you a visual sense and keep you focused on the goal without losing motivation.

8. Find a way to make it a pleasure—One reason we might put off something that will help us achieve our goal is because it seems like hard work. The key is to find a way to make it fun or pleasurable. If your goal activity becomes a treat, you actually look forward to it.

 #800 only9. Be patient—This may seem easier said than done. The problem with today’s society is we want the quick fix. We need instant results, and when we don’t get them, we give up. Don’t think of your project as a sprint, think of it as a marathon. Pace yourself, and don’t expect instantaneous results. If you don’t see the results soon, don’t give up—give it time. The results will come. Remember, “Good things come to those who wait.”

10. Find inspiration daily—Inspiration is one of the best motivators, and it can be found everywhere. Every day, seek inspiration, and it will help sustain motivation over the long term. Sources of inspiration can include: blogs, online success stories, forums, friends and family, magazines, books, quotes, music, photos, people you meet.

11. Have powerful reasons and write them down—Doing something for your family is a great motivator, but why are you doing it? Be specific.

12. Be prepared for your urges to quit—We all have urges to quit, but they are mostly on a subconscious level. One of the most powerful things you can do is to start being more conscious of those urges. A good exercise is to go through the day with a little piece of paper and put a tally mark for each time you get an urge. It simply makes you aware of the urges. Then have a plan for when those urges hit, and plan for it beforehand, and write down your plan. Without a plan, when those urges hit, you will not feel like coming up with one and give up too easily.

13. Never stop working toward the goal two days in a row—It’s OK to take a day away from your goal. You can do it often, just never consecutively. If you feel yourself saying, “Oh, two or three days won’t hurt,” tell yourself, “NO!” Long breaks lead to procrastination, which leads to quitting.

14. Keep a daily journal—If you are consistent about keeping a journal, it can be a great motivator. A journal should have not only what you did for the day, but your thoughts about how it went, how you felt, what mistakes you made, what you could do to improve. To be consistent about keeping a journal, do it right after you do your goal task each day. Make keeping a journal a sensory pleasure.

15. Make a big public commitment—This will very often do the trick. Create a blog and announce to the world that you are going to achieve a certain goal by a certain date. Announce it at a family gathering or party with friends. Commit yourself to the hilt. You’ll be surrounded by people who will remind you of that commitment.

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