Let’s begin by understanding what is self-motivation.
Self-motivation is simply made of all the positive beliefs that have a strong effect on you and that can give you the ability to face any problem or stressful situations much more easily than usual.
The tools that I am about to give you are part of my studies of Robin Sharma’s method learned in his book “The 5am Club. Own your morning. elevate your life”. All practical and useful tips, that will make a great difference in your life.
Let’s start from small things that can change your daily motivation. Follow these tips for 66 days and you will see enormous changes in your life (later I will tell you why 66 days).
First of all, you have to decide that you want to take care of your mind and body. Taking care of yourself is a responsibility that you have and it is the first thing that can make you feel that you are doing something proactive for yourself.
I have been following this rule for the last 4 months and I have seen the effect it has had in my life.
These are the fundamental steps. Whether you are a pilot, flight attendant, manager, electrician, plumber or a student, the same rules will apply for everyone.
#1 START CHANGING YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
Our routine is an activity that can give us more or less available time during the day and it has the ability to make us feel happy or sad, energetic or stressed.
Having a healthy routine is something that will make us have clear ideas and toughts and in turn, make us achieve our goals.
Daily routines are essential elements in our life and when we are not able to have some regularity we have to find a way to achieve our goals even if our mind is in total confusion, not knowing what to do. So the first thing to do is:
Clear your mind from all the distraction.
Distraction doesn’t let us understand what we really want, we simply continue living the same life without actually knowing if the direction we are headed to is the right one or not.
So the first thing to do to start motivating yourself is to change your routine. Be more organized and more detailed by understanding what you really want in your routine.
#2 USE TIME TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
The new activities of your daily routines must be studied in a way that they will bring you closer to your goals.
Getting up early just because everybody is telling you that it’s a good thing doesn’t make much sense, find a true reason to do it.
Self-motivation means that you are able to find something really positive and energetic in your life that it will make you face any situation in your job or in your life without giving up or without feeling that you are not in control of the situation.
It’s something so powerful that it doesn’t just give you energy to pursue your goal, but also enough energy to face problems at work.
So, how can you find a reason to wake up early and start your day full of energy?
Find your true goal and your true purpose in life.
#3 DEFINING YOUR GOALS
To understand what are your goals, you have to stop and reflect. We never think enough, too much Facebook and Twitter in our life that distracts us.
It can be something related to work, something related to your personal life, to your studies, your relations, anything that is worth dedicating time of your precious life.
Anything that gives you so much energy is worth pursuing.
You have to feel it is the right time to start being proactive, you have to feel that you are ready to have in your life what you really want.
The good thing is that you can choose anything you want. You don’t have to give any explanation to no one, simply choose what you want and start.
#4 CHANGING YOU ROUTINE TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL
Let’s put all the points together now.
If you know what you want to achieve and you understand that having a healthy routine is important for your life, for your self-motivation and for having more energy in your daily activities, then you are ready to start your new routine for the next 66 days.
It is very important that you program correctly your routine because your self-motivation depends on the program and the goal you decided to achieve.
So, decide what you will start doing from tomorrow and follow the new routine for 66 days. These are the number of days necessary to transform something new in a habit.
Once you achieved your goal you will feel satisfied and a great amount of energy will be flowing in your body and mind, it is this energy that will make you face difficulties at work with much more ease than you used to.