Motivate Yourself Step by Step

  • Put your plans on paper. Spell out your goals and ways to reach them.
  • Be specific. The advice you give yourself must be such that you can put it into practice.
  • Break the task down into small pieces so that you can handle them easily.
  • Establish checkpoints on your progress as well as rewards.

  • Remind yourself of the benefits you expect from your tasks completion.

  • Avoid temptations and circumstances that might sidetrack you.
  • Recognize your limitations. Don’t set unrealistic goals.
  • Take advantage of your own energy peaks!
  • Use negative motivation. Remind yourself of the consequences of inaction.
  • Keep a time-control budget. Don’t let one task take control over others.
  • Set deadlines and hold yourself to them.
  • Make an honest distinction between “I can’t” and “I don’t want to”.
  • Get started now. Don’t stall.
  • Improve your self-persuasion ability. Learn the difference between reasoning and
  • rationalizing.
  • Be optimistic. Your chances for success will increase.
  • Decide how you want to start, what needs to be done first.
  • Read, especially literature related to your situation.
  • Use self-signaling devices – notes, signs, cues, reminders.
  • Promise yourself rewards.
  • Use the stimulation provided by good news to do extra work.
  • Recognize conflicts and make a choice.
  • Give yourself the right to make mistakes. No one is perfect.
  • Exercise your sense of humor. Laughter indicates a realistic point of view.


I stumbled across this and thought to share it with you guys, My favourite’s Make an honest distinction between “I can’t” and “I don’t want to”…. I hope you find it helpful as you put in a little extra this week trying to achieve your dream..Have a great week people… and remember;


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