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Thursday, 13 October 2016

SELF-MOTIVATION: Yes! I can do it.

" In order to succeed, we must first believe than we can"--Nikos Kazantzakis

First, let us look at the difference between Motivation and Self-Motivation

Motivation is the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.

Self- motivation is the desire or willingness of someone to do something WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE.

The right attitude is a powerful too for self -motivation. You have to act and think positive. You can’t determine your circumstance, but can determine your attitude towards your circumstances.

One secret to be Self-motivated is to continuously practise it.

Here are 7 steps to self motivation:

1. Believe in yourself: There are no other ways to start a difficult task without believing in yourself. Be confident, be bold. Don't be afraid of failure. Every success begins with a failure.

2. Stay away from bad company/friends: You have nothing to achieve hanging out with negative minded people. Make friends with good motivators that can add quality to your life. Even on social media like WhatsApp, Facebook or the likes, always block or unfriendly those that can only post negative and lewd comments. You don't need any of that.

3. Admit your mistakes and learn from them: Humans are inevitable to mistakes so don't shy away from them. Always seek advice from learned or experience people and bounce back. Be resilient.

4. Stay away from bad habit: Just like avoiding bad company, you can also stay away from anything that can make you do negative things. Going to party isn't bad but don't go there and mess yourself up. Drink responsibly, adopt some morals. Discipline yourself. Don't always give your body what it wanted. This will help develop your mind. 

5. Treat others the way you want to be treated: Now, this is the Golden Rule. You must love to be loved. This goes beyond just being kind to people.
Instead of just treating others the way you would want to be treated, think about others the way you would want to be thought of. Feel about others the way you would want others to feel about you. Speak to others the way you would want to be spoken to or spoken of.
Do this and see how easy life goes.

6. Develop Self-esteem: Don't be discouraged by how you look, talk or where you grew up. These factors are not who you are. Your you is from the inside. It is what you can do that defines who you are. Let people know your worth is priceless. Its your own emotional evaluation of yourself. Make it count.

7. Prayer: Now, this part is very important irrespective of your belief or religion. Prayers develop your spirituality and thinking. It is a form of psychoanalysis. Like the Bible says, " Prayer is the Master key". It is the key to your journey of success.

By Chinedu Jeff

Hope this article was helpful?