Question of the Day – No. 133 Posted on September 3, 2018September 2, 2018 by Troy Headrick What do you do to motivate yourself? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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I watch lots of YouTube videos with and about successful people. I see that all of them put tons of work daily and through that work they managed to get successful. Whenever I feel like I don’w want to do things, I think about how important it is to put in the work daily to get where I want to go.
Well… Im big on rewarding myself. In fact I wrote a blog post about how I motivated myself to go to the gym! https://stevieszabad.com/2017/04/19/how-to-motivate-yourself-to-exercise/
That’s awesome! It’s a great approach! Thank you for sharing!
Read good books.
Good books always help!
Hard work is never easy so we must be able to move forward even at a snails pace. Doing something each day or more than once a day is getting us close to the end of our dream.
That’s very true! We need to do the things that push us forward regardless the speed.
You are so right DM. I write my books at my new speed. I do the same with my blogs. I know I should get faster at producing posts for my blog. I was writing each day. I might get back to that maybe just maybe.
I think about all the time I’ve wasted and all the things I could’ve been if I hadn’t taken a wrong turn 10 years ago.
I look around at the state my life is in and know that, if I don’t do something about it right now, I’ll still be here this time next year.
And I look at my beautiful, terminally ill neighbour, who had a million things she was going to do, but who will never get the chance to do them now.
Sometimes seeing illness in other people can be a mind-blowing experience that makes us reevaluate our lives. I subscribe to the idea that we need to do things today if we want some changes.
I like to utilize regret minimization framework: would I regret at age 70, that I did no get my Masters Degree at age 30; would I regret at age 70 that I did not write that post at age 45 and inspired/helped other people 🙂
Interesting approach. My biggest fear is to reach old age (maybe 70) and regret the actions I didn’t make when I had to, so I do understand your approach.
Look for the positive when whatever it is gets done
How often do you succeed in doing that?
I’d say most of the time
I simply decide before I go to sleep what thing I want to get done the next day. It’s setting intentions so that my subconscious works on the how while I’m asleep so that my conscious mind is in a positive state of motivation to get it done when I wake up.
That’s a very interesting approach! Have you noticed any difference between the days you do it and the days you don’t (in case you have days you don’t do it)?
I do it every day. I have noticed that since I started doing this I get a heck of a lot more done and feel good when if I chose to do something small.
I keep my planner organized for the week and make a ‘to do’ list each Sunday for the week ahead! It keeps me on track toward my goals and holds me accountable.
Great plan! 😀
I find it difficult to motivate myself … but I like watching Casey Neistat haha!
I think you probably haven’t found the right approach yet. Maybe you could motivate yourself with his videos as a form of reward.
Easy. I don’t.
So if you have to do something you don’t feel like doing it, you just do it, right?
Only if it’s necessary. I don’t think twice about it.
Pinterest! I can always find motivation on Pinterest. Some days it’s AA related, others I’m looking for healthy recipes, sometimes I just look for inspiring memes. Without fail, I can find something motivational on Pinterest.
Oh I love this! I found your blog because you came to mine (thank you!! it’s been a while and I expected no visitors). I really like the one question… leading the comments and the conversation is quite lovely. I’m gushing, sorry! What do I do to motivate myself?
Honestly I don’t know. Right now, I am in the midst of motivation heaven. I have the willpower to control my eating (rather needed after a couple of years of not), I have found it in myself to attack two teenagers’ bedrooms, which is rather like tackling Mount Everest, and I am writing more consistently than in a long time. But I can’t switch off!
So right now, motivation is easy. Two weeks ago I could not find it for toffee. I love TED talks, but sometimes need motivation to watch them!!
Having noticed I have some, I am at least making the most of it!
I’ve seen you haven’t posted in a while, but I hope you’ll do it more often from now on because you’re doing it pretty well so it’s my pleasure. I do watch TED talks from time to time, but I usually watch Impact Theory episodes which I find very thought-provoking.
I haven’t heard of Impact Theory yet… will look into it. And thank you 🙂
It’s hosted by Tom Bilyeu. If you have the chance to look into it, please let me know your thoughts about it! 😀
Read motivational quoted.
What’s your favorite quote?
I read a book, listen to music, or make a list of my dreams/goals. Sometimes just reminding myself of what I want and assessing how important they are to me motivates me.
Yes, I can relate with that. I too find motivating to remind myself of what I wand and what I do to make my wishes come true.
I love your question. Getting motivated is a tough task. I normally write on my blog and I feel refreshed and think to myself that next time I should be writing better than this and that makes me try to do better and that’s a motivation for me. I listen to the same songs which are a favorite of mine and feel good . I talk to people whom I can connect with and their passion about certain things makes me feel motivated. It could be silly but the spark when they talk about it is felt. Oh yes, last but not least , I draw and for me it’s the highest form of motivation!
You have a great list of ways you get yourself motivated. Do you manage to do all of them daily?
Listening to songs is a daily affair . Rest happens out of the blue and that’s the best part about it !
I generally read motivational quotes and sometimes watch videos to get motivated but motivation stay for a short period. I’ve to do it again and again whenever necessary.
Do you have a certain YouTuber whose videos you like to watch so you can get yourself motivated?
Meditation & the music to follow. I can’t tell you how relaxing the sounds of waves or a thunderstorm is. Sometimes it puts me to sleep & I rise, rejuvenated & rearing to go!❤️💛💚
I can relate to that. I love thunderstorms and I feel so inspired by them.
I don’t. I never go that off course…
I read great books, watch motivating shows, and articles. The movie ‘The Secret’ is awesome.
Great strategy. I’ve actually seen again that movie recently. It is great, but I believe there are not enough advices about doing some work regarding to whatever we want.