Simple Practical Hacks to Get Motivated and Stay Motivated
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INTRO: The Success X-Factor
#1: Ignite Motivation by Hacking the Wheel Engine
#2: Fantasize Satisfying End-Goal Result
#3: Deliver the 5 Commandments of Achievement
#4: Fuel Excitement through the Unknown
#5: Conquer the 5-Tier Motivational Pyramid
#6: Jump-Start Adrenaline to Feel Motivated
#7: Compare Yourself to YOURSELF Only
#8: Focus on Many Micro-Solutions Over the Big Problem
#9: Reward Results Reminder
#10: Create Self-Imposed Limitations
#11: Seek and Utilize Others' Feedback
#12: Feel the Pain of Worst-Case Scenario
#13: Progress in Manageable Increments
#14: Fire Up Warrior Mode through an Arch Nemesis
#15: Think Like a Winner, Not a Victim
UNLOCKED: Self + Motivation = Success
you ever felt like a failure because you’ve given up on a project
or just wanted to do nothing at all? Have you been hesitant to apply
for something because you feel that you aren't good enough?
this sounds like you, then you lack self-motivation. Why
should you care?
is what drives most people to succeed. At the end of the day, it’s
not about how smart you are, who you know, or how much education you
have. It’s more of a combination of passion, enthusiasm, and
is the X-factor that will:
take this scenario:
being stuck in a lone rowboat in the middle of the sea, and after
rowing for shore for 45 minutes you feel like giving up because
you’re exhausted. Self-motivation is that sudden, small voice that
tells you: “Come on, you can do it … just count the number of
rows to boost yourself up!” That is the type of inner voice you
need to find the strength to keep on rowing until you reach the
all this being said, let's start applying some self-motivation
Motivation by Hacking the Wheel Engine
find yourself not having the strength to crawl out bed in the
morning? Of course you have! We all have.
we can’t always determine whether this is a product of true
laziness or simply a lack of motivation. Whatever the case may be,
many of us have days like that when we can’t seem to get motivated
by anything to even go through our simplest daily routine.
thing is quite clear: You definitely need your daily fix of
motivation. Thus, our first technique is called the "wheel
a wheel that rolls from point A (the moment where you lost
inspiration) to point B (when you start being active again).
is how this technique can help get your motivation igniting again:
When you are experiencing a very low level of inspiration, or low
mental energy, take some time to lie down, or sit down, for a few
Breathe deeply, in and out once, and start imagining a wheel moving
fast, right in front of your eyes. This stage should “wake you up”
and suggest an engine sound in your mind, signaling that the wheel is
Visualize the scene once again with the wheel moving a little slower.
Visualize the wheel turning fully around five times. Blink every time
you see the wheel move to register its movements. Each turn
symbolizes something (an action), with:
Think about what needs to be done during the day. If you need
motivation for your daily routine, you should tell yourself: "I
must wash my clothes, stop by the bank, call my accountant, write
tomorrow’s memo, etc."
technique is pre-programming your mind to visualize what you have to
do, then jumpstarts you into doing it.