How To Motivate Yourself? The Power of Mindset

I was thinking about why some people manage to accomplish their goals while others don’t. Sometimes it is easy to find answers in excuses or even comfort in expressions such as it’s easier said than done. There is no doubt there is truth in this expression because if accomplishing goals was easy then everyone would be happy by now, and there would be no place for the self-help book industry. Most of us wouldn’t fail New Year’s resolutions. So what’s up with motivation?

Why do we lack it? Is it a matter of willpower? Information? Tools? Time? Money? What makes a person win their game? While it’s important to remain compassionate towards ourselves, to what extent are we facilitating our own ruin? How much of our inaction can be credited to the lack of motivation and enthusiasm? I remember that when I first started being more serious regarding my bodybuilding training, I was pretty clear about one thing: there will be days in which it will not be fun to work out and yet I will have to find a way to make it happen.

The ego-mind is very likely to play tricks on us and unless we learn to master its game we can’t go very far. We will keep relapsing and breaking the promises we make to ourselves and others. It’s a tough job; it’s hard work really but you must become acquainted with the way the mind functions so that you can remove what’s preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. You have to tame your mind by working on your mindset and programing your day-to-day routine so that you can be on top of your game.

If you don’t pay attention to your inner game and make amendments as you see fit, chances are that you will not be successful at accomplishing your goals, even if those goals are as simple as taking a 10-minute walk during your lunch break. You have to be constantly pressing through your mental limits and reinforcing the mindset that you can do it. This requires you to pay mindful attention to ego-based thoughts and feelings. When you notice them, embrace the experience of talking to yourself in a compassionate way. Talk to yourself as if you were your own coach: strong and yet kind.

You can also build your motivation by learning the art of boosting your energy through the power of positive and reinforcing messages. You can use inspiring quotes, texts, videos, and even music. Find what works best to keep your mind pumped and energized. What gets you pumped? Excited? Jumping? I have often used 90s music to remain positive and mentally active. Other times I use motivational videos to create a specific mindset. Explore and find what works best for you.

3 Life-Changing Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

So I did a quick search, because there is no need to reinvent the wheel, and I found a couple of habits that are said to be part of the routine of multiple entrepreneurs. I think the most important thing about these habits is not exactly what you will get from them individually but the transformative energy you will generate while pursuing them. 

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15 Comments

  1. Nithin RS says:

    I have challenged myself to write a poem a day on my blog. Long walks in the evening are helping me with poetic seeds and affirmative thoughts. There are many things beyond me due to my depression. But I am trying to achieve whatever within my means.

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    1. That’s amazing. I will make sure to check out what you’ve been writing lately. I find that walking and appreciating nature can help a lot with managing our state of mind and heart. I’m glad it’s working for you.

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  2. Nowadays, I like to challenge myself on trying new things. That’s how I motivate myself. And most of the times I write positive affirmations in my journal.

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    1. That’s really awesome. What new things have you tried this week so far? x

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  3. Riyah Speaks says:

    I am challenging myself to write in my diary to improvise my overall mental health

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    1. That’s an awesome goal! Well done 👏

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  4. This is something I’m still working on it and it’s good to learn more about it. Especially learning to boost. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for coming by! 🤗 I hope some of these tips can help you stay motivated.

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  5. Ooh I love this! Motivation is something I’ve been really struggling with recently and it’s the worst time – I have so much going on in the next couple of months! I think speaking to ourselves with compassion is super important. Thank you so much for sharing x

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    1. Thank you for coming by and commenting 🤗 I wish you all the luck with what’s coming your way. Add some time to wind down between commitments and write down on a calendar what you need to tackle – this usually reduces some of the stress and overwhelm ❤️ x

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  6. This is a great post. Thank you for sharing. It might actually work in tandem with a post that we have coming out next Tuesday. Check it out, and let us know what you think.

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    1. Thank you for coming by and suggestion – just checked and it definitely does!

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  7. You are spot on. It is important that we challenge ourselves.

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