It is terrific to know that you can motivate yourself to stop procrastination.
Everyone knows what procrastination means. After all, almost every school child has been taught not to put off until tomorrow things that can be done today. In addition, almost everyone has procrastinated at least once in life. For some people, procrastination is debilitating and people who suffer from it feel overwhelmed and almost hopeless. Those people should stand strong and be encouraged.
Almost every person can win the battle against procrastination.The reason almost every person can win the battle against procrastination is that a great weapon is to motivate one’s self. Sometimes, there is no one around to pat you on the back when you have done a great job. At those times you must pat yourself on the back. Similarly, sometimes when you have been procrastinating and no one has been able to help you stop, you must motivate yourself. Friends and family members get busy. Self-help books get lost. Smartphones get lost or have batteries that die. The one thing you can guarantee you will always have with you and will always be available is your own self.
In the end, each person is responsible for what she does or does not do.Since you are ultimately responsible for yourself and the outcomes you are able to achieve, you must find a way to motivate yourself to work rather than procrastinate. It may be hard to find something that motivates you to get up and move, but you must find it. The following are some popular motivating factors that help people win the battle against procrastination:
competition with others
desire to achieve a certain goal
to show up others
need for income
status as a role model for others
to quiet nagging family members
recognition of the necessity of doing a thing
If one of the items listed here will motivate you to get up and do what needs to be done rather than falling victim to procrastination, use it. If none of these things motivates you to move, sit down now, yes, right now and make a list of things that motivate you to perform. If you are a pen and paper person, write the list down and keep copies in your office, wallet, even attach it to the refrigerator. If you are a technology lover, put the list in your smartphone and sync it on your tablet and laptop. It doesn’t matter where you keep the list. Just keep that list in a safe place so that when procrastination attacks, you can pull out your motivation list and take action now to stop procrastination in its tracks.
You have it within you to win the battle against procrastination. It may be a battle you fight each day, but that is okay. You can fight it each day and win it each day. Prepare for tomorrow’s procrastination battle today by checking your motivation list and examining what on that list will help you move forward tomorrow. Be mindful of the fact that what motivates you one day may not do the trick the next day. This is a reason why it is important to review your motivation list each day and be sure to keep it up-to-date.
In conclusion, it is terrific to know that you can motivate yourself to stop procrastination. So, the question for you this terrific day is, how are you going to motivate yourself to stop procrastination in its tracks?
It is magnificent to take action now to be independent and find the inspiration you need to succeed.
Whether they realize it or not, most people want to succeed. Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. In order to succeed, you must take action. If you want to succeed now, you must take action now. If you want to succeed in the future you must take action now. In other words, the key to success is to take action and take it now. Perhaps that is the very reason that people do not succeed, they never get around to the action taking. There are many reasons people fail to take action. One of the most common reasons people do not take action now is because they lack inspiration.
Recently a Facebook posed a question about dreams. She asked if there were people who did not have dreams. An interesting conversation ensued. I remain convinced that everyone has dreams. Not everyone wants to share their dreams. Not everyone is brave enough to say their dreams aloud. But, in my mind, everyone has dreams. The secret that people need to find is exactly what it is that inspires them to succeed. No one is motivated to do all that is necessary to succeed at every moment of every day. From time to time, everyone gets tired, feels down, or lacks motivation from time to time. When those times come along, you must find what inspires you so that you can take action now, get back on track and succeed.
Inspiration is the process of being mentally stimulated to do something.
Inspiration is the thing that makes people go from thinking about moving to actually moving. It is inspiration that will cause you to take action now. Inspiration can be thought of as the secret to success. If you are in a situation where you need to take action and you cannot find a way to get moving and take the action you know you know you need to take, it is time to find inspiration. Finding inspiration is not always easy, and it is not a one size fits all type of thing. What inspires me, may not inspire you and what inspires me, may not inspire my next door neighbor. For example, I am inspired in part by the following:
Ability to claim I always put forth my best efforts
Desire to make my husband smile
Need to be a good example for my children
Responsibilities as a role model
Duty to my friends to honor obligations.
These things are special inspirational tools for me and don’t matter to you at all.The thing for you to do is go and find your own sources of inspiration. What makes you get up and go? What is it that causes you to do things when you feel lazy and don’t want to get out of bed? Once you figure out what it takes to get you up and going, you have found your inspiration. Remember those things that inspire you and use them to help push you along when you just don’t feel like taking action now, but really need to take action now. It is important to remember that only by taking action now, can you maintain your independence and succeed.
In conclusion, it is magnificent to take action now to be independent and find the inspiration you need to succeed. So, the question for you this magnificent day is, what inspires you to take action now?
Once a year, each person has a birthday. Normally it is a time of reflection and contemplation. This year as I celebrate my birthday, I wonder, what is the legacy I am leaving behind? What is the message in my life?
When your birthday comes each year, what do you think and what do you do?
For most people, birthdays are usually good days. On your birthday, traditionally people are good to you. You are given presents, you are complimented. With the internet and social media, you can receive birthday wishes literally from all over the globe. it is a great thing. In many cases, your birthday is the only day you have the attention of the world at large and can make big, bold and incredible statements. Think of your birthday as an opportunity to create a legacy you will be happy to look back at on future birthdays.
No matter what type of work I have done professionally over the course of my life, I have always been a teacher, a helper and counselor and an advisor. It brings me joy to encourage, inspire and motivate others to achieve the great things in their dreams. My life is enriched and made better each time I help another person to achieve their dreams. I am a church girl at heart. Church girls often talk about their mission and the area of ministry where they will serve. My ministry is in using words to encourage, inspire and motivate others. It the gift with which I have been blessed and a way for me to serve God.
On my birthday, my family, of course, gives me gifts, compliments and kindness. Friends call, write and send birthday cheer. Through the mystery and magic of the internet and social media, I get birthday wishes from around the world – literally around the world. It amazes me, surprises me and indeed thrills me. When I receive messages from people who wish me a happy birthday, compliment me and thank me for providing some type of encouragement, inspiration and motivation I feel successful. Yes, I get satisfaction from doing those things, but there is something wonderful about hearing from others that what you think is your life mission is actually working!
Your birthday comes but once each year, when it does pick a way to make a mark on the world during the course of the next year.
I encourage you to look at your birthday as an opportunity to receive and to give something, your best self to the world. On your birthday, sit back, relax and enjoy all the gifts, compliments and good wishes. If possible, save them. Place all the cards in a special box or folder, do screen shots of the good wishes, print them out and add them to the collection of cards. You will be able to pull these out and look at them all year long when you have hard days. I know people say it is better to give than to receive. But, on your birthday, it is your chance to receive, so enjoy receiving. Enjoy being special. Enjoy all the good things that come your way. Enjoy the good feelings and the smiles the day brings you. Don’t forget to get a slice of cake! Birthday cake is special and I think it is an essential food group item!