9 Steps To Continuous Self-Motivation

8 Steps To Continuous Self-Motivation

My 9 Steps of Motivation

I enjoyed Ian’s article but thought it could use some definition when it comes to trying to build a continuous drive of motivation. Here is a new list that is a little more generic:

  1. Start simple. Keep motivators around your work area – things that give you that initial spark to get going.
  2. Keep good company. Make more regular encounters with positive and motivated people. This could be as simple as IM chats with peers or a quick discussion with a friend who likes sharing ideas.
  3. Keep learning. Learners are earners. Read and try to take in everything you can. The more you learn, the more confident you become in starting projects.
  4. Stay Positive. See the good in bad. When encountering obstacles, you want to be in the habit of finding what works to get over them.
  5. Stop thinking. Just do. If you find motivation for a particular project lacking, try getting started on something else. Something trivial even, then you’ll develop the momentum to begin the more important stuff.
  6. Know yourself. Keep notes on when your motivation sucks and when you feel like a superstar. There will be a pattern that, once you are aware of, you can work around and develop.
  7. Track your progress. Keep a tally or a progress bar for ongoing projects. When you see something growing you will always want to nurture it.
  8. Help others. Share your ideas and help friends get motivated. Seeing others do well will motivate you to do the same. Write about your success and get feedback from readers.
    What I would hope happens here is you will gradually develop certain skills that become motivational habits.
  9. Challenge Yourself with a Daily Goal.What’s one thing you must accomplish to make today a success? Often, goals are lofty huge that might take you a long time to achieve and by then you run dry on steam and motivation push through to achieve that goal and end up failing it. Break that large goal down into smaller bite-sized pieces. Even one small piece could make today a huge success and motivated yourself and create this momentum of success.Once you get to the stage where you are regularly helping others keep motivated – be it with a blog or talking with peers – you’ll find the cycle continuing where each facet of staying motivated is refined and developed.
    My 1 Step

If you could only take one step? Just do it!
Once you get started on something, you’ll almost always just get into it and keep going. There will be times when you have to do things you really don’t want to: that’s where the other steps and tips from other writers come in handy.
However, the most important thing, that I think is worth repeating, is to just get started. Get that momentum going and then when you need to, take Ian’s Step 7 and Take A Break. No one wants to work all the time!

September 28, 2019

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