Motivation - The A to Z of Self Improvement
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Introduction by Dr. Don Rose,
Do you have a hard time getting motivated to achieve your
goals? Or just to get out of bed? Legendary director Billy Wilder once said,
“You have to have
a dream so you can
get up in the morning.”
But in order to turn dreams into reality, you have to be motivated to take the necessary
actions. The A to Z checklist below can help get you going and keep you going in
the direction of your dreams, whatever they may be.
It may be a bitter
experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that helps
us get up and get the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.
With the countless
negatives the world brings about, how do we keep motivated?
A – Aim for 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
yourself, and in what you can do.
C – Consider things
on every angle and aspect. Motivation comes from determination. To be able to understand
life, you should feel the sun from both sides.
D – Don’t give
up and don’t give in. Thomas Edison failed once, twice, more than thrice before
he came up with his invention and perfected the incandescent light bulb.
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 ‘F’ 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. They may dangle in there for a moment, but these little stars will
be your driving force.
I – Ignore those
who try to destroy you. Don’t let other people get the best of you. Stay away from
toxic people – the kind of friends who hates to hear about your success.
J – Just be yourself.
The key to success is to be yourself. And the key to failure is to try to please
K – Keep trying
no matter how hard life may seem. When a person is motivated, eventually they see
an improvement in their life, paving the way to increased self improvement.
L – Learn to love
yourself. Now isn’t that easy?
M – Make things
happen. Motivation is when your dreams are put into action.
N – Never lie,
cheat or steal. Always play a fair game.
O – Open your
eyes. Distinguish between the horse attitude and horse sense. People see things
in 2 ways – how they want things to be, and how they should be.
P – Practice makes
perfect. Motivation takes practice. It lets us improve our repertoire and ways to
recover from our 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 before others try to push us around. Remember, it wasn’t raining
when Noah build the ark.
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. If you know very well how to talk, you should also learn how to listen.
Yearn to understand first, and to be understood second.
V – Visualize
it. Motivation without vision is like a boat on dry land.
W – Want it more
than anything. Dreaming means believing. And to believe is something that is grown
out from the roots of motivation and self improvement.
X – X Factor is
what will make you different from the others. When you are motivated, you tend to
put on “extras” in your life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra
care for friends, and so on.
Y – You are unique.
No one in this world looks, acts, or talks like you. Value your life and existence,
because you’re just going to spend it once.
Z – Zero in on
your dreams and go for it!!!
About Kevin Flatt
Kevin Flatt is a Freelance Journalist specialising
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