Five Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”Walt Disney

As one of San Diego’s leading hypnotherapists and America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach, clients often come to me complaining about their lack of motivation. This can be motivation in many areas, from earning more money to losing weight.

Some of these clients complain that they just “have” low motivation and they’ve had it much of their lives. Theses clients want to use Total Mind Therapy© to learn how to turn on their motivation. Other clients complain that they used to have high levels of motivation but they’ve lost it. These clients are seeking ways of increasing their motivation back to the levels they used to possess.

Using advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) I help these clients shift their focus so that it starts to pull them in the direction they desire, toward motivation and success. I usually teach them a strategy that, if followed, quickly helps them shift their focus toward success.

How to Increase Your Motivation

Some people seem to just naturally have more motivation than others. Since motivation and drive propel you forward toward the realization of your goals, if you feel you don’t have it, or have lost it, it’s important to learn ways to motivate yourself, to shift your focus so that you can start to achieve your goals and dreams.

If you feel like you have less of these traits than you’d like, the good news is there are simple ways to increase your motivation and happily start trekking down the path of achievement.

These suggestions take work and commitment and are not for the faint of heart, but if you really want to shift your focus and obtain the results you desire then follow them:

Here Are Five Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself;

1. Commit Yourself to Success

Napoleon Hill tells this story in his book, Think and Grow Rich’,”A long while ago, a great warrior faced a situation which made it necessary for him to make a decision which insured his success on the battlefield. He was about to send his armies against a powerful foe, whose men outnumbered his own. He loaded his soldiers into boats, sailed to the enemy’s country, unloaded soldiers and equipment, then gave the order to burn the ships that had carried them. Addressing his men before the first battle, he said, “You see the boats going up in smoke. That means that we cannot leave these shores alive unless we win! We now have no choice–we win–or we perish! They won.”

I’m sure you’ve heard a variation of that story before. It says that in order to succeed in life you have to decide to burn your other options. If there’s an easy way out, most people will take it. You need to make failure painful.

For example, if you want to find another job or start your own business, don’t delay and procrastinate. Instead write a letter of resignation, postdate it a month, address it and then give it to a friend. Tell them to mail it in 30 days.

You’ll be surprised what you can accomplish once you’re committed to its accomplishment.

2. Shift Your Focus to the Positive People in Your Life

Choose to look for the positives in your life, especially positive people. If you don’t feel like you have enough positive people in your life then find some new people to hang out with. Then share your hopes and dreams with them.

Hang around with people with similar positive interests. For example, if you want to lose weight, join a gym, a Yoga class, or anywhere healthy people hang out. These people will be positive and supportive of your goals.

Ask around and find out who has lost a substantial amount of weight. It’s very likely, that there’s someone at the gym who has lost 100 lbs. That’s the person you want to associate with!

Shifting your focus to the positive also means getting negative people out of your life. If your friends don’t support your goals and dreams they’re not your friends anyway. Ditch them and replace them with positive ones.

Take an inventory of the people in your life. Add some who have what you want, and move on from the ones who aren’t supportive.

3. Nourish Your Mind with a Positive Diet

Our world has so many negative inputs. Decide to nourish your brain with positive information daily. Read inspirational books and listen to inspirational audio recordings. This may seem silly to many people, but the results are profound.

Just reading and listening are exercise for your mind. They will increase your motivation and drive. Like exercise for your body, you can’t work out just one time and expect to see significant results. The key is to do this every day. Set a schedule and stick to it. Even if you just do 15 minutes a day, the payoff will be huge.

4. Take Action Now

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”Seneca

What’s the difference between success and failure? It’s taking immediate and regular action toward your goals. Once you’ve set a new goal, do something now! Your first task can be as simple as making a phone call or laying out your plan of attack. The problem with waiting is, when you don’t take immediate action, you risk falling permanently into the paralysis of analysis mode. This is where there’s a lot of thinking, but nothing is actually happening.

Once you get into action your motivation will follow. Just making some progress can shift your focus and give you the inspiration you need.

When you have decided on what you want do something.

5. Wear the Appearance of Success

In order to succeed in life you have to believe that you can. One of the easiest ways to help you believe that you can is to look the part. Take a look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, “Do I look like the kind of person that would accomplish the goal I’ve set for myself?”

For example, if your goal is to make $200,000 a year as a real estate investor, you might want to wear something besides an old Oakland Raiders t-shirt and ripped jean shorts. You need to look, and therefore feel the part that fits your goal.

Are You Ready to Take the Action You Need?

Are you truly committed to your goal? Are you focused on the positive? Are you ready to take action? If you’ll do these simple steps your drive and motivation will grow and take you to success.

Make the decision to take some action daily toward your goal. Remove the safety nets that allow you to fail too easily and allow yourself to step out and take a little risk. It might be a little scary at first but you’ll be amazed at the results.

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Are You Interested in Achieving Success?

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is a leading San Diego hypnotherapist (hypnotist) and the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a fusion of advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). He is alsoAmerica’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach. His office is located in the middle ofSan Diego in Mission Valley. If you’d like more information about how Total Mind Therapy© can help you shift your focus and gain the success you desire then give Wil a call at (619) 293-3255. You’ll be scheduled for a complimentary, no risk success evaluation and plan.