We can spend up to half of our working day going through our email inbox, making to-do lists, feeling frustrated and unproductive.
Self Motivation is the Key
A key part to achieving anything in life is building a self-motivation AND the only thing, which contributes to achieving your goals is the self motivation.
Self motivation is the first stepping stone to achieving any goal in life. In order to build the self motivation, we first need to consider how big and significant our goal is.
The goal has to be big and powerful enough to create self-assurance and self-confidence to go after it and smash every bit of the success out of it!
If you have a clear vision about where you are heading. The process itself will motivate you to stay consistent and fulfill your desired vision.
Once you have established that the goal is clear and achievable. It is important to be aware of any set backs you may encounter through the process.
Therefore, being resilient, believing in yourself and in your qualities and positive self talking often to yourself that;
“This one hurdle is not going to stop me from achieving my goals and dreams.”
When planning to achieve a specific goal, consider the following 5 steps:
1. How specific is my goal? Did I consider even the smaller steps?
As taking every tiny detail into consideration will enable to plan the process at every small step, which consequently will help you get closer to your goals and dreams.
2. How important is it?
Your goal has to be bigger than yourself in some cases to create that burning desire which will enable to move forward leaps and bounds. Remember to make it fun and interesting as this will help you keep going.
3. How committed are you?
You need to be very honest with yourself and giving yourself a regular feedback will help you analyse the situation and modify the process if needed.
4. How practical is it to achieve this?
Always be aware of the complexity of it – break down the process even further if required. Remember the smaller the steps the more likely they are achievable, rather than bombarding yourself with a massive chunk of work and get bog down with it.
5. What is the time limit of achieving it?
As you plan the process, it is useful to set time limit to each step and set a deadline for the over all achievements. Go with your intuition but remember to make it exciting. You can even visualise your outcome of how you would feel and how your life would be like once you have achieved this goal!
Urgent/important Matrix tool
When planning for the process, it may be useful to use tools like urgent/important matrix to help you plan even further by prioritising your tasks.
The urgent/important matrix will enable you to see the bigger picture of your overall objectives. It’s totally your choice if you want to hand write it or do it digitally.
One of the benefits of this matrix is that it enable you to focus on a single step at a time. This helps reduce stress and anxiety and enables you to focus on the most important objective at a time.
The urgent/important matrix will also help you to see if you need to outsource any of the tasks.
I hope this post has opened your eyes to your true potential
– GET SELF-MOTIVATING 🙂