When I was 26, I remember sitting on my couch feeling uninspired. I had just written a book, and it was deficient in receiving on Amazon with only a few downloads. Imagine pouring months of writing into a book, only to find it fall flat on its face at the time of launch. This happened to me. To top it off, I even had a friend say, “Your other book was good, but this one needs work.” My other friends proceeded to laugh. I laughed with them, but deep inside, I felt pretty terrible. It took an incredibly long time for me to get Motivated and enthusiastic and learn how to write again. What I decided to do was to read multiple bestsellers on the topic of motivation and also careful to observe my behaviour to see what would motivate me.
While every person is unique in terms of what motivates them, I wanted to help put together a list of the top 10 ways to motivate yourself when you need it most.
Tips To Get Motivated And Enthusiastic
Dedicate 1 hour a day to personal growth – I honestly believe personal growth and mastery are critical to motivating ourselves. When you grow as a person, you’ll feel a huge sense of pride in each accomplishment that you achieve. You’ll also become more confident in yourself, and the momentum of success will push you forward to grow even further.
So spend 1 hour a day focusing on personal growth. Can’t dedicate 1 hour? Start with 30 minutes. Can’t do 30 minutes? Start with 15.
Have a desire to be good at content marketing? Read amazing bloggers like Seth Godin and learn from the best. Want to learn about business development? Reach out to a connection on LinkedIn who’s in that role today and ask for a mentorship meeting. Want to deliver amazing speeches? Watch Youtube videos showcasing Tony Robbins and then practice giving lectures in the mirror. Want to be funnier? Take an improv class.
Push yourself to grow. When you do, you’ll be motivated to continue the journey forward.
Spend Time With Highly Motivated People –
One of my good friends, Steve, is excellent at continually challenging me. After I ran into a crisis at the last company that we co-founded, a part of me wanted to shut the company down. Steve immediately asked me a series of very thoughtful questions. He asked me what I wanted to achieve in life. He asked me what my goals were. He asked me what my deepest fears were. After a long talk, I realized that I wanted to continue onwards. Steve helped me recognize that my ambitions far outweighed my concerns. It’s incredible how a straightforward conversation with a friend completely changed my trajectory. Energy is contagious. Spend time with people that raise your game.
Have the time of your life -When you’re having a ton of fun, do you notice that your work suddenly doesn’t feel like work? It’s pretty amazing what a positive attitude and good vibes can do for you. Enjoy the moment. It’ll be easier to stay motivated that way.