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Self-Motivation Practices

Self-motivation is an important tool to achieve our goals and make progress. It is related to our ability to set dynamic goals and our belief that we have the necessary skills and competencies to achieve them. Self-motivation can start as a decision that can become a habit.

Set goals for yourself

List the goals you want to accomplish. Break down big goals into smaller tasks so they are less intimidating and easier to achieve. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and motivate you to achieve bigger goals.

Build a plan to achieve each goal

Create a schedule or to-do list, put each goal on a calendar. If you set a deadline, you're more likely to achieve the goal because you can hold yourself accountable. If you don't achieve each goal as planned, continue to encourage yourself to achieve the next goals.

Create a reward system

Motivate yourself to continue to achieve your goals by setting up a reward system. By giving yourself small rewards, you encourage yourself to continue to achieve your goals in order to receive more rewards.

Challenge yourself to learn new things

Challenge yourself to read as much as possible and learn new things. By reading books, news, and articles, you can strengthen your skills and achieve more goals. This can be especially useful if you work in a constantly evolving industry.

Surround yourself with motivated people

Spend time with people who are highly motivated and always striving to achieve new heights. Their positive attitude and drive can be contagious and inspire you to achieve your own goals. Once you develop a sense of motivation, you can use it to help others develop their own.

Maintain a positive attitude

Don't allow yourself to be derailed. Approach opportunities positively and learn from your mistakes. If someone criticizes your work, take it as constructive feedback and use it to improve your approach. Positive thinking will help you stay motivated and improve your performance.

Plan for imperfection

Not everything will go as planned. One way to increase motivation on difficult days is to plan for them. For each goal, make a list of everything that could go wrong. Make a plan for dealing with the challenge. Then, when it happens, you'll have a plan to keep the momentum going.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Keep both your brain and body healthy so they can continue to motivate you. Make sure you live a healthy lifestyle: exercise two to three times a week, eat a healthy diet, sleep at least eight hours a night, take breaks during work, and maintain a good work-life balance.

Push yourself to achieve ever more difficult goals

Make plans to achieve goals that are more difficult than usual. Stepping out of your comfort zone and encouraging yourself to try new things can give you unique experiences that help you learn more and achieve higher goals that may feel more rewarding in the end.

Remember your “why”

Why is this goal important to you? Why is this reason important to you? Why is this important to you? Keep searching until you find your true "why" - the core value that drives your goal.

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