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7 Tips For Lasting Motivation And Greater Success|
Copyright © 2004, Peter Murphy
Lasting motivation is possible once you adopt an outlook
that allows you to be more successful. Here are seven tips
you can use today to overcome procrastination and start
achieving much more.
1. Success is not achieved accidentally. It is a
systematic, deliberate process of deciding what you want to
do with your life, what you will do when you get there, and
what the steps are to get you where you want to be.
One of the most important aspects of success is the ability
to visualize your path and stay focused on your goal until
you reach it.
2. The sooner you envision your dreams and develop a plan
to turn them into reality, the faster you will accomplish
Mental pictures are a mechanism to lead you down the path
of true independence and motivation. Procrastination is a
self-defeating behavior that develops in part due to low
self-esteem and fear of failure.
Your imagination is like a preview of your future. If you
don't use your imagination your life will remain mundane
3. Overcoming procrastination is the first step in helping
you create the lifestyle you desire. You must change the
habits and behaviors that led you to procrastinate in the
Change is a slow process so be sure to reward yourself
along the way for small achievements. Instead of focusing
on the difficulty of a large task, break it into smaller
jobs and create a timeline for finishing them.
4. Several small jobs done over time are much more
manageable that one large task with no end in sight. You'll
be astonished at how much you can get done if you
concentrate on one thing at a time instead of cluttering
your mind with multiple tasks.
Try tackling the more undesirable tasks early in the day so
that by afternoon you can pursue more pleasant activities.
5. Relieve yourself of the pressure created by clutter in
your office or home. Develop a filing system, rid yourself
of unnecessary papers, and give yourself an organized place
When you exercise self-discipline in your surroundings as
well as your behaviors, you will make major strides in
accomplishing your goals in a shorter period of time. No
matter what is happening around you, keep your mind focused
on the reward you'll receive by reaching your goals.
6. If people or outside forces distract you, use the power
of the human mind to block out what impedes your progress
and concentrate solely on the task at hand. You will make
remarkable progress by refusing to let others alter the
path you have chosen.
Overcoming procrastination and staying motivated is the way
to lifetime success and happiness. You'll achieve your
goals rapidly when you stay focused on your destination and
the rewards that will follow.
7. Review your habits and way of thinking to determine what
you are visualizing most of the time. If your visions do
not lead you in the direction of accomplishing your goals,
then you must change them.
Discipline yourself to concentrate on your goals the
majority of the time, and if you stray from the path, get
promptly back on.
Imagine what the rewards will be when you finally reach
your destination and keep that thought foremost in your
Procrastination is of no use to you in your quest to
fulfill your dreams. Lose those old habits and replace them
with habits that lead to self-motivation and control over
Remember this. You can sustain lasting motivation over time
once you discover the motivation strategies that are right
Writer's Resource Box:
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produced a very popular free report that reveals how to
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