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An Insider’s Guide to Getting Motivated
Be Your Best You
If you can see it, you can be it: that’s the key to being productive, to getting what you want. We’ve all heard about the impact of visualization, of dreaming, of playing to the laws of natural attraction. Spend time seeing yourself as productive, and you will be productive. You will find yourself acting on those
You don’t have to sit lazily looking out the window. When you’re driving to work or shuttling the kids to soccer practice, when you’re out walking the dog or rushing through that morning shower, focus on what it is you want to accomplish. Say it out loud. Long term, short term, and all terms in-between. See
Take baby steps:
You do not have to do it all at once, nor can you. Approach your goals step by step. Break that dream up into manageable portions. You wouldn’t eat an entire pie at one sitting, would you? I might, but that’s another story. The point is that to get motivated and be productive, you have to have manageable mini-goals. You’re not going to create a business over night. But you might take a business class. You might sketch out some ideas. You’re not going to overhaul your finances in one sitting. But you might sit down and create a pie (did someone say pie?) chart so you can get see where your money is going.
Talk about it:
Certainly you don’t want to become obnoxious: the person at the party with the most empty space around him because he only wants to tell you what his next big scheme is. However, tell your family and closest friends what you’re doing. Sometimes we have to get out of our own heads, and they might have some good tips for you. At the very least, it’s another way to keep that dream in front of you. That’s how the laws of attraction work. That’s how you stay excited and motivated.
See the opportunities:
Once you’ve decided what you want to do, keep your eyes open. You will begin to see inspiration everywhere, and inspiration is the key to staying motivated and productive. You will be excited and focused and, dare it be said, driven. You want to open a bicycle shop? You’ll be driving down the road and see the perfect building in the perfect location and there will be a For Rent sign in the window. You want to bake the perfect lasagna? (You thought I was going to say pie, didn’t you?) You’ll be sitting in the dentist office and there will be Rachel Ray on the cover of Redbook holding what looks to be the perfect lasagna.
Once you’ve dreamed it, talked about it and seen the opportunities, it’s time to step up and take the risks. At some point the energy and motivation must be turned into productivity. You’ve set yourself up for success, you’ve done your homework, and you’ve found some support. Now it’s up to you. Go for it. Failure isn’t failure until you’ve stopped trying.
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