Keep Your Motivation High


Motivation fluctuation is the degree to which enthusiasm and energy change from day to and even hour to hour. The ability to control motivation fluctuation is one of the most important factors in success. Here are some tips to keep your motivation high:

Have a little talk with yourself. Self communication can be our worst enemy or our best friend. Make a decision to control that little voice inside your head that tells you what you’ve done right and what you’ve done wrong. Be encouraging and remind yourself of past successes, not failures. Positive affirmations such as “I love my job,” “I am a great at what I do,” “I can do anything if I try,” and “I feel terrific” can increase your confidence and renew your enthusiasm. This will “program” your unconscious mind to have your conscious mind believe what your are “programming”.

Increase your physical activity. Becoming physically fit will improve your self-image and will make it easier to sustain a high level of energy. It is now a scientific fact that exercise will

increase the body’s output of endorphins, an internal chemical which makes you feel better.

Listen to tapes. Listening to positive thinking or motivational tapes as you commute to work will fill your mind with new ideas and a new sense of purpose. For a free catalog of positive thinking and motivational tapes call Nightingale-Conant Corp. at 800-323-5552 or 708-647-0300.

Get with people. We are a society dependent on other people and the interaction with others; especially positive people will help keep your spirits high.

Just do it. The best cure for fear is action. Force yourself into activity and you will feel more enthusiastic. Remember the hardest thing is getting started.

Visualize Your Success

After the Vietnam War, an Air Force captain who had been a prisoner of war for over seven years was interviewed by a well-known reporter. The former POW had just played a superb game in a golf tournament after having been absent from the game for over eight years. When the reporter mentioned his surprise at the captain’s skill after so long an absence, the captain said, “I’ve played that hole perfectly for the last seven years.” The reporter replied, “I thought you hadn’t played golf in the last eight years.” The captain said, “Well, actually I haven’t physically played the game in the last eight years. However, for the last seven years in my cell as a POW I have been playing golf mentally.”

More and more successful people today use creative visualization and self-affirmation principles to focus on their successes. Many Olympic athletes use these same principles to become gold medal winners in worldwide competition. Many business people use the same principles to focus on the outcomes they want in their businesses.

You can positively affirm the feelings you want to create and visualize the outcomes you want to obtain. For any event you want to master, or any success you want to achieve, visualize the steps you need to take to obtain the successful outcome. Along with visualizing the outcome, you must visualize with emotion every step towards the outcome you want to achieve. As you visualize each step with emotional impact by getting all five senses involved, you will maximize the impact it has on your subconscious mind, which as mentioned earlier, will program your conscious mind to believe what you are programming is true.

Practice creative visualization faithfully and you will experience the results that you visualize being drawn your way!

Keep your motivation high by visualizing your success!

Anything the mind of man can conceive or believe, man can achieve.

Be grateful for luck but don’t depend on it–the secret of getting ahead is getting started.

You can be your own greatest fortune teller by the power and intensity of the thoughts in your mind.