Ability to do what needs to be done, without influence from other people or situations. People with self motivation can find a reason and strength to complete a task, even when challenging, without giving up or needing another to encourage them.
Be proud of who you are and not
Ashamed of how other see you.
10 steps for self- Motivation:
v Determine Goals:
Goal setting is a process that starts with careful consideration of what you want to achieve, and ends with a lot of hard work to actually do it. In between there are some very well defined steps that transcend the specifics of each goal. Knowing these steps will allow you to formulate goals that you can accomplish.
v Maintain a positive attitude:
A positive attitude can impact every aspect of your life. People who maintain a positive approach to life situations and challenges will be able to move forward more constructively than those who become stuck in a negative attitude. Your mental and physical health can be improved by learning how to hold a positive state of mind.
v Leave personal problem:
Personal issues can be so consuming that it is often difficult to keep them separate from your work time. You spend most of your time at work, so how is it possible to pull yourself out of a personal issue that may be stressful and sometimes even traumatic? Whether it is a minor family concern or something more serious, there are steps you can take to keep your personal life private at work so that it does not negatively affect or jeopardize your job.
v Upgrade your knowledge and skills:
If you’re career minded and driven to succeed, you understand the importance of continually increasing your knowledge and skills. Ongoing training and education can boost your career growth and unlock your full potential. In this article, we encourage you to increase your knowledge and skills by focusing on three key areas.
1. Industry skills:
Increased Industry skills and knowledge give you the capacity to work as a professional in your chosen industry.
2. Jobs skills:
Job skills are specific to your current role.
3. Transferable skills:
Transferable skills are useful in every life situation. Communication, teamwork, negotiation and problem solving are examples of transferable skills. Depending on your personality, some of these skills will be your natural strengths; others will be weaknesses.
v Be Passionate:
The combination of passion and energy is stronger than academic prowess alone. Are you academically talented and passionate at the same time? If you are, you are obviously in a really strong position.
Think of how you react when you meet someone who is enthusiastic, energetic, informed, and excited. They are contagious, and you remember that person better than someone who is quiet and timid. The energy you bring to the table and leave in the room becomes part of your business image, your business card.
v Decrease or eliminate energy drains:
You may be able to handle an occasional stressful event, but when it happens repeatedly, the effects compound over time and can have negative effects on your health. Long-term, stress has been shown to cause heart disease, ulcers, high blood pressure and low immunity.
You either reduce stress with energy deposits or increase stress with energy drains. Some people expose themselves to constant energy drains. To reduce stress, you must seek to minimize things that sap your energy:
1. Time commitments
2. Chronic worrying
3. Interpersonal conflicts
v Practice self-talk:
Self-talk can have a really great impact on your self-esteem and confidence. There is positive and negative self-talk and they both have an impact on how you feel. There are a few ways you can develop better self-talk including just listening to what you’re saying to yourself each day. It’s worth practicing self-talk as feeling good about yourself is worth the effort.
v Confront challenger and fear:
The challenger is an individual whose focus is to hold us accountable to what we desire to create. They help us to hold a single point focus. They help bring the focus of our attention and awareness back to our desired focus when we either become distracted or when fear and/or an obstacle arise. The Challenger asks the hard questions each must ask to see clarity in our life.
The three issues we usually face in our creative endeavors are distraction from our external world, fear and obstacles in the path. The challenger pulls our focus from the mundane world back to our heart and what we desire to create. The challenge us to obtain clarity and the then challenge us to hold focus. More often than not they appear annoying for their challenge arises as we gain interest in the mundane world. Yet, they are only doing us a favor in not allowing us to be distracted.
Meditation can be a great way to relax and de-stress. It's also used to create emotional and spiritual well-being. But for some people, meditation seems like effort and just one more thing to fit into an already jam-packed day. Ironically, this thinking is precisely what meditation aims to calm, so finding that space for it will actually help reduce your sense of busyness, rather than heighten it.
v Acknowledge and reward success:
Rewards create a feeling of doing something you want to do, not just what you’re forcing yourself to do. Even the smallest of rewards can work wonders as you travel from milestone to milestone, pound to pound, and mile to mile.
10 steps to esteem your self:
ü Know your-self
ü Understand what makes you feel great
ü Recognize thing that get you down.
ü Set goals to achieve what you want
ü Develop trusting friendships that make you feel good.
ü Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
ü Stand up for your beliefs & values.
ü Helps someone else.
ü Take responsibility for your own actions.
ü Take good care of yourself.
Do something today that your future self
Will thank you for.