Sunday, July 31, 2011

My personal success and motivation quotations that I would like to share

Most of us rely on quotes from legends and great persons just to get inspired. But the most inspiring quotations come actually from you. Below are my personal quotes that I have formulated, feel free to share it to anyone but attribute my name:

Photo credits: Caroline Espejon

A successful person knows how it feels to become a person of success because he already knows what it feels like to be a person of failure”.

-This quotation is related to happiness. This is actually a secret to become a truly successful person. The secret is to try failing. It is because failure is always associated with sadness and disappointments but by growing strong and learning from these failures can actually transform you into a successful person. Not only successful but happy as well.

The hardest solution to a problem is doing nothing at all

-It is why the moment you bravely took the steps to eliminate the problem and solve it, you are actually making it easier because the moment it does not work; you actually learn something from it. So if you are not doing anything at all to solve your problems, the solution will remain to be very difficult.

Do not complain why you are feeling bored and not motivated if you did not bother creating a plan

Plan is what keeps you motivated. It is the day to day basis of your work. If you are not creating a plan in the first place, expect your work routine to be very boring. The primary reason is that doing work without a plan is like shooting your gun in all directions, you cannot hit your target – hence you accomplish nothing. Without a feeling of accomplishment, you will feel bored and de-motivated.

The race to success in life is like racing in a marathon- those who are slow and consistent will always beat the fast and the lazy."

The lazy persons in this world attempts to do as many shortcuts as they can think to become successful. Only to know that this will lead to frustration, suffering, disappointments and even crime! But those who are patient, no matter how slow is their progress in life as long as they are consistent - will have its place in the throne of success.

It’s hard to get motivated if you have a lack of sleep

Do you feel de-motivated? It maybe because you do not have rest; try sleeping and then you feel more refreshed and more active to work.

"In a contest, true winners figure out how to win and how they can do better next time while losers are always complaining that they have been cheated."

Do you know that in a contest, there are always winners and losers? Yet the true winners are busy figuring out how to win next time. But true losers are never satisfied with anything and always complaining about how the weaknesses of the contest and even complaining that they have been cheated.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

How to Stay Motivated in Accomplishing Your Goal

There can be times when you feel bored pursuing any goals in life. This is where it's hard to get motivated to get things going. Below are useful tips that you can re-ignite your motivational energy so that you will not get lost on your path to success:

how to stay motivated

1.) Make a plan and write it down – writing your daily task and schedule helps you keep guided and motivated because it means:

a.) You have something to do.
b.) You are responsible for those task and it should be done.
c.) Accomplishing those task gives you a sense of accomplishment that boost motivational energy.

Without a written plan, its hard to get motivated in the long run. You can easily distracted with other things in life. Your plan should be something very relevant to your goals. Do not include task which are not helpful in accomplishing your goals.

2.) Work Slowly but surely – pressure in life can add stress significantly to the point that it slowly creeps into your subconscious mind. The result is that it affects your motivation simply because you will become tired of your life. The secret is to work slowly but surely. It's more acceptable to be delayed in your work schedule than to be DE-MOTIVATED because of stress.

By working slowly in those task, it gives you a sense of freedom from pressure, time and concentration which can result to better quality work output. Jobs well done can again increase your motivational energy to keep you going. You might be working slow but adding all those little things you have done on a daily basis can mean BIG in the future.

3.) Pause for coffee break when concentration seems slow – there are times when you can work for so many hours non-stop. There are also times when you feel sluggish and slow. Its natural, you are a human not a machine. So it make sense you might stop when concentration seems so slow. You can drink coffee or tea and do anything interesting to get out of boredom. The maximum time depends on how you feel about your concentration, sometimes one hour break is enough.

4.) Reward yourself – this depends on the individual but the key is to reward yourself for getting the job done. A good strategy is to look at your task list. Supposing there are 30 tasks to be done, now you need a lot of motivational energy to complete those tasks. A good technique is to reward yourself for every 5 accomplished tasks. After completing five tasks; you can take a day off, watch a movie, drink at a bar or anything that can re-charge your motivational energy. Then get back to work, you will continually feel a sense of motivation.

5.) Exercise at least 30 minutes a day- this is one of the biggest secrets in motivation. Exercising can increase your heart beat, release those endorphins which keeps the bad energy (“boring” energy) out of your system. You can run, swim, bike for 30 minutes a day. Doing this can also contribute to a healthy lifestyle, burn fats and keeps you motivated.

Tip: Exercise can be tiring and most beginners will push to their limits which is not OK. The recommendation is to limit your heart rate at 75% of your maximum heart rate so that you will enjoy your exercise and never get tired.

Your maximum heart rate is 220- age. If your age is 30, then your maximum heart rate is 190. Thus do not exercise more than 75% x 190 = 143 beats per minute. You can use a heart rate monitor for this.

6.) Sleep Well – sleep can re-charge lost energy. This includes re-charging your motivational energy. If you sleep enough, you feel fresh and energetic.Six to eight hours a day is recommended for most adults.

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