Pain is sometimes the reason people change. Failing grades make us realize that we need to study more. Debts remind us of our need to look for alternate sources of income. Being humiliated gives us the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments. It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that helps us get up the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.
With the countless negatives the world throws our way, how do we keep motivated? Try these tips from A to Z
A - Achieve your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
B - Believe in your self, and in what you can do.
C – Consider all angles and aspects. Motivation comes from determination.
D – Don’t give up and don’t give in. Thomas Edison failed once, twice, more than a thousand times before he came up with his invention and perfected the incandescent light bulb. Make motivation as your steering wheel.
E – Enjoy. Work as if you don’t need money. Dance as if nobody’s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.
F – Family and Friends – are life’s greatest treasures. Don’t loose sight of them.
G – Give more than what is enough. Where does motivation and self improvement take place at work? At home? At school? When you exert extra effort in doing things.
H – Hang on to your dreams. While they may currently be out of reach, don’t let them get out of sight.
I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don’t let other people to get the best of you. Stay away from toxic people – the kinds who hate to hear about your success.
J – Just be yourself. The key to success is to be you. And the key to failure is to try to please everyone or be somebody else.
K – Keep trying no matter how hard it may seem. When a person is motivated, eventually he or she sees a harsh life finally clearing out, paving the way to self improvement.
L – Learn to love your self.
M – Make things happen. Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game.
O – Open your eyes. People should learn the horse attitude and horse sense. They see things two ways – how they want things to be, and how they should be.
P – Practice makes perfect. Practice is about motivation. It lets us learn through repetition and ways we recover from our future mistakes.
Q – Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, choose your fate – are you going to be a quitter or a winner?
R – Ready yourself. Motivation is also about preparation. We must hear the little voice within us telling us to get started.
S – Stop procrastinating.
T – Take control of your life. Discipline or self control is synonymous with motivation. Both are key factors in self improvement.
U – Understand others. Yearn to understand first, and to be understood the second.
V – Visualize it. Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land.
W – Want it more than anything. Dreaming means believing. And to believe is something is the root of motivation and self improvement.
X – X Factor is what will make you different from the others.
Y – You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, or talks like you. Value your differences.
Z – Zero in on your dreams and go for it.