Becoming a self-motivator

We all have those lazy days where we just don’t want to get any work done, or anything at all!

The question is how can we snap out of these mindsets in order to maximize the amount of work we get done. Maximizing our output is what’s usually on most successful people’s minds, and it sure isn’t a joyride.

Self-motivators are those that are able to get through the day optimizing what they are doing without the need for a cup of coffee or tea.

For example, this morning I was at my apartment looking at the sunshine out the window and I see this lady jogging a full speed while sipping my cup of Joe. What I noticed about her was that she had no headphones on meaning she was able to work up a sweat without any reminders or music in your ears. And I thought to myself: If only we could all be self-motivators like that lady!

 

Self-motivation can be achieved by anybody, from any direction! Just do some research in figuring out what motivates you and take it from there!

Optimistic mindsets are surely a start to self-motivation. What are some other ways you can think of? Feel free to leave a comment below!

Focusing on what truly matters to you!

 

Just a reminder: If you haven’t read “Living the 80/20 Way” I’d highly suggest reading it right now or whenever you have time in your hands. It is a wonderful book and I can’t begin to tell you how much it has helped me. If you’re finding life to be extremely mundane or are frustrated with the state of your current life then this will surely qualify as a “luxurious read”!

Alright so, I’d like to talk about the act of focus. It seems that approximately three-quarters of adults have some degree of ADD(Attention Deficit Disorder). This means we are not able to focus on a given task at times and most often get side-tracked by extraneous thoughts that may not even matter. All the 80/20 Book talks about is focus, focusing on only your given strengths and doing what you love. Once you know what kind of business you want to start if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, or what career pathway you want to follow,  you must find an 80/20 destination in getting there, meaning you must pinpoint the 20% of effort that will get you 80% of the results. This allows a person to efficiently focus on what truly matters instead of banging your head on the wall wondering what it is that you want to do in life. It is also an avenue in optimizing your potential!

Focus is one of the greatest assets to acquire for an individual, whether they’re a consultant, teacher, or entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are swamped with hard work if they are to generate sales and with all of the mental clutter and personal issues going on, it can seem daunting!

 

Are you someone who has trouble focusing on what is important to you? If so, what are some of the techniques you can use that can offset this problem. Some solutions include:

  • Going to the gym on a daily basis
  • Meditative techniques such as yoga
  • Blogging (heheh)
  • Writing your thoughts in a journal/diary
  • Going to church or joining a religious organization
  • Being active in your community
  • Joining a local sports league to keep fit

These are just some ideas. Feel free to expand on these ideas even further by dropping a comment below 🙂