Motivation Category



A Pep Talk

A Pep Talk is normally for a sports team or maybe an office meeting but everyone can use a little boost now and again no matter what occupation you have. I am going to give you a general pep talk to help motivate you to do something great either right now, today, or in the near future. First what is a pep talk? A pep talk is an informal talk to instill enthusiasm, boost confidence, increase morale, get better cooperation, increase production, motivate, etc. Most of the time a pep talk is used to boost a sports team up before… Read more »

Extrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic motivation is a motivational theory that motivation comes from outside sources such as receiving money for a job or getting a certain grade in school. Competition is a strong drive in this type of motivation because it encourages you to do better to beat the other individual. This article is part of our deep learning about what motivates us. Extrinsic motivation is one of the most common types of motivation we experience. It has several benefits and flaws and In my opinion can be easily controlled to obtain the best results. Extrinsic motivation can lead to a person becoming… Read more »

Motivational Quotes

Here is a collection of motivational quotes for you to read and enjoy. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough. – T.S. Eliot Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.- Peter DavisLife is short. Focus from this day forward on making a difference. Success is peace of mind, which ; a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to… Read more »

Theory of Motivation

Theory of motivation can be divided into a number of possible theories with many different reasons and conclusions. None of these are perfect as each one has its plus and minuses. Several famous scientists developed their versions of motivation theory. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages, but by studying all of them you will paint for yourself a clearer picture of the theory of motivation. Motivation is the energetic force by which humans attain their goals. The term is usually used for humans but it can also be used to describe the reasons for animal behavior as well. In… Read more »

Make It Your Destiny To Accomplish Great Things In Your Life

From this moment on, choose not to let your past dictate your future. What is gone is gone – forever. Now is the time to move on, to do and become what you want: to be the best in any area that you choose, so you may design your own destiny.   Here are a few helpful suggestions that you may take on board, and below you will find a couple of simple tips that can quickly move you in the direction of manifesting your destiny to accomplish many great things in your life.   To join ranks with the… Read more »

Advantages of Being Confident

Almost all successes and attainments in life come from your ability to feel certain that you can accomplish what you set out to achieve. Confidence is the gateway to success; to the life that you wish to lead and to the dreams that you desire to live.   With confidence you can boldly progress towards your ambitions and aspirations. With confidence you can rise up and handle life’s demands and challenges. You can tackle any hurdle and obstruction, and move on to the next step of your journey to fulfilment and achievement.   One of the principle requirements to anything… Read more »

A Starter Guide To Self Improvement

Staying calm, composed and maintaining strong self esteem in today’s tough environment can be difficult but is not impossible if you follow a few simple guidelines. Here are 6 tips you can use as a starter guide to self improvement. Everything and everyone else around you can affect your self esteem. Other people can deliberately or inadvertently damage your self image. Unchecked people and circumstances can ultimately destroy your self esteem and pull you down in ways you won’t even notice. Don’t let these influences get the best of you. But what should you avoid? 1 : A Negative Work… Read more »

Self Confidence – The Deciding Factor

Ruth was one of my best friends in elementary school. She was not the most talented student, nor the most intelligent. She was not the best student in class. But she had great confidence. She had this special attitude of “I can do it”. Later, after graduation, she went on to work for a corporation. I followed her career, when she went up the corporate ladder, and finally landed a very prominent, central position at her company. I saw her take on projects that took major skills, I thought she didn’t have. She just attacked each project using this “can… Read more »

Bouncing Back From Difficult Times

Life happens. It doesn’t matter how positive an attitude you have or how balanced and centered you are, there are going to be times when you are knocked down. Ties when your carefully organized life is turned upside down and you get knocked on your rear end. Life happens. You will no doubt experience serious illness in either yourself or someone close to you. You may be challenged with the loss of a loved one, a divorce or perhaps the loss of a job or any number of situations that will leave you feeling like you were kicked in the… Read more »

When You Are Down And Out, How Do You Get Up And Go Forward?

Have you been prospecting for months on end, only to end up with no one? Or have you been trying to sell a product or service that has not been selling? Or you just kind of depressed about your current employment? There are many reasons to get down and start to get depressed about your situation. When you are down, do you know how to get back up and heading in the right direction? When learning some techniques in your personal development growth, I believe there are four good principles that you can use to get you headed back in… Read more »

A Great Way To Generate All The Motivation You Need To Get Fit

If you’re having trouble getting motivated to keep to your fitness program … or if you haven’t even got off the starting block yet, this article could change your life! Not completely … that would be too ambitious! But, there’s a tiny, inexpensive device that can provide you with all the motivation you need to get out and start moving your body around a bit more. The pedometer, as it’s known, can also make you WANT to do it and can even get you to ENJOY doing it! What … ? ENJOY exercising??? Surely some mistake? Well, no actually. Please… Read more »

5 Tips To Supercharge Your Motivation

Motivation is the driving force behind life-enhancing change. It comes from knowing exactly what you want to do and having an insatiable, burning desire to do what’s necessary to get it. It keeps your dream on track as it is the power of motivation that keeps you going when the going gets tough. Here’s 5 top tips to help you supercharge your motivation: 1. Create a picture board and fill it with images of your desired goals. The car you want to own, the house you want to live in, the area where you want to live yes, they’re the… Read more »

14 Methods to Combat Stress

A stress- free lifestyle could very well do wonders in eliminating depression. Here are some practical methods to combat stress: 1. Express Amusement And Be Happy.  Laugh hard and loud. If you don’t have a sense of humor, find someone else who has. Laughter releases endorphins (happy chemicals) from the body, and it helps boost your immune system. 2. Take Control Over Your Time and Schedule.  You’ll be much more able to deal with stress if you have a good handle on your job, relationships, and other activities. When you are in control, you are more inclined to stay focused… Read more »

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

This is a question that most people grapple with from time to time and it has largely been on my mind this past week. You see one of the best people I know — my Uncle Carl — had a very bad accident this week. While working on the wood lot with his son, his hand got caught in a log splitter. In the end the damage was so severe that his left hand had to be amputated. Although no longer a young man, my uncle is very active and enjoys working with his hands. He is right handed but… Read more »

The Myths Of Motivation

The traditional beliefs about attaining success have left us coveting what others have, measuring our success by material accumulation and possessions, and unclear about the full process of bringing forth our destiny. I suspect that due to the pursuit of success, more believers have ended up depressed, oppressed, and doubting themselves. And what’s even more disturbing is that when the secular world looks into the lives of believers, we are often not experiencing the life and life more abundantly that God promises us.   It is time to break up the myths of motivation and the damage it has done… Read more »

7 Ways To Stay Motivated

You know what it’s like. You set yourself a goal, something you want to achieve. You are excited and ready to take on the world, and then a few months later you can’t even be bothered to spend 10 minutes working towards achieving it.  Well welcome to being human! It is so easy to go from excitement to complete apathy but there are things you can do to ensure you stay motivated towards your goal and following are seven great ones!   1. Is Your Reason WHY Large Enough?   When I wanted to lose weight setting a goal to… Read more »

Give A Smile-Get A Smile

In today’s world of technology we do not have ample opportunity to get personal. Life is fast-paced and everyone seems to be in a rush.  We dial the phone and we talk to machines. We spend long hours on the computer playing games, emailing one another or working with our web pages. Even in the office environment, we email the person in the cubicle 3 feet away instead of walking over to hand them a task list. Don’t get me wrong.  I love technology. I cannot imagine ever being without my computer and am guilty of spending a large part… Read more »

THE CONCEPT OF POSITIVE THINKING

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING In todays world, more and more people speak about the power of positive thinking. It is a concept that has a very high view of human nature and ability. Its advocates teach that the human mind has the power to turn wishes into reality through optimism. In other words The Power Of Positive thinking refers to the power of creating thoughts, which create and focus energy into reality. To bring into creation a positive outcome, which you see as a benefit to yourself or others.   Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into… Read more »

You are Magic

“Magic (ma-jic): an extraordinary power or influence seemingly from a supernatural source”. The attempt to define magic is difficult at best. It is used more as a word to define, than one that can be defined. The same can be said for who you are. We attempt to define ourselves, yet no adequate words exist to describe the complexity of who we are. We can describe what we look like, the type of work we do, our ethnic heritage or gender. Yet, that comes nowhere near the truth of what animates your being. You are a mystery. You are magic…. Read more »

8 Greatest Fears to Achieving Transformation Success

Have you ever had difficulty keeping a simple commitment to yourself? Sure. Nearly everyone I know has, sometime or another, found him or herself “trapped”—wanting to do something yet not acting on their intentions. So why don’t we do some of the things we want to or know we should—like improving our health and building a better body? Let’s say you keep putting off that new fitness program. You can even imagine what it might mean to you: having a firm, strong, healthy body; feeling an abundance of energy; new found confidence and sex appeal… Still, you don’t do it…. Read more »

Instead Of Waiting, Give It Yourself

If you are like most people, then you too have this strange tendency to wait for others to fill in your needs. This pattern of “waiting for others” is a bad habit, causing a lot of pain and stress in your relationships. It can even be fatal and needlessly ruin a relationship! Reason enough to take a closer look at this habit and learn how to handle it. At the start of a new relationship, you get everything you have been longing for, sometimes since early childhood: love, affection, tenderness, attention, excitement and energy. You think you’ve finally found your… Read more »

Guide to Affirmations

Imagine what would happen if you approached someone and insulted them. “I hate you! You’re ugly! No one likes you! You’re a really miserable person!” Well, apart from receiving a slap on the face or punch on the nose, you’re also quite likely to hurt their feelings. What about saying something positive? Perhaps something like this: “You are so beautiful. You’re a really great person and a wonderful friend.” Would you agree that this statement should produce a very different result? It will empower the recipient. It builds their self-esteem and feeling of self-worth. Let’s change the scenario slightly. In… Read more »

20 Ways Of Training The Mind On Positive Thinking

1. Start the day with cheers and smiles. Your whole day depends on how you greet the morning. Therefore, as long as you welcome it with energy and high spirits, everything will go okay. You don’t want the rest of the day to get ruined, do you? Come on, smile! It doesn’t cost anything but is worth everything. 2. Ask for guidance. Only God knows what we will be having on the day ahead of us. He will surely appreciate a few minutes of praying and asking for guidance from Him. Also, have faith on Him that He is more… Read more »

Secrets to Get Rid of Stress Now

1) Accept the problem You have to be at peace with a problem, WHILST it is in existence, for the solution to come to you. i.e. you have to accept yourself where you are, no matter what – you cannot solve any problem without first accepting it, and yourself. We spend so much of our time trying to deny what has happened or deny a part of ourselves, pushing it away, which only leads to more of the problem appearing in your life. Very often simply fully accepting the part of you that is creating the problem will be enough… Read more »

Ten Tips For A Balanced Work And Social Life

Health experts worldwide resoundingly agree that workers in all labor categories must maintain a balance between their work and social lives. The dangers of more or over work and less socializing cannot be emphasized enough especially for the Londoner. The advantages to having an active social life are many. Finding a healthy balance between our work and social lives is not always easy but some efforts towards developing that balance can assure we stay productive on the job and at the same time have a satisfying and healthy personal life. We have all heard of the dangers of stress and… Read more »

Improve Your Self Esteem with Music and Relaxation

Positive self-esteem is very important for our general health and wellness as human beings.  Having positive self-esteem is also important for promoting any type of healing, whether physical, emotional or spiritual.  Poor or low self-esteem on the other hand can be quite detrimental to our well-being and even our very existence.  Negative self-esteem can create anxiety, stress, loneliness, depression, problems with relationships, seriously impair academic and job performance and also can generate an increased vulnerability to drug and alcohol abuse and dependency.  On the other hand, a person with positive self-esteem tends to be more motivated in taking on and… Read more »

Uncover Emotional Secrets and Live a Happier Life

Can you remember a time when you became a little irritated with someone and made a sharp comment that may have hurt, one which you later regretted? Have you ever writhed in the pain of emotional agony over some loss or missed opportunity? Do you recall a time when you felt so overwhelmed by emotion that you withdrew from everything and everyone? In any of these cases to a lesser or greater degree the emotional part of your brain has produced a questionable response or perhaps a response that you may have regretted later. Researchers generally agree that there is… Read more »

Tips to Enhance Your Happiness

How often have you heard the cry “All I want is to be happy?” Sometimes this has been followed with,” Surely, that’s not too much to ask for?” Not too much to ask for. This suggests two things for me. That the person thinks that happiness is an entitlement and that it is someone else’s responsibility to give this or make this for them. I have had various periods throughout life when I would say that I have been happy and also other times when I have been unhappy. I began to think about the happiness question and chose to… Read more »

Tips to Build Confidence and Self Esteem

I have had many confidence issues in my life, all of which I have either dealt with or overcome. I have written about some of these issues below. 1. The Bald Patch 2. My height 3. My weight 4. The stutter 5. My lack of belief in myself 6. My career THE BALD PATCH Even though to some people it may seem trivial, I was born with a bald patch the size of a ten pence piece. As I went through childhood and especially the teenage years I became more and more self-conscious and paranoid about it. It was especially… Read more »

Love Your Inner Self

I’m sure you read a lot of times this sentence : you need first to love yourself. But what does that mean? Is it about getting you a hot chocolate when you are cold? Is it about getting you a new dress when you feel like it? Is it doing whatever you want when you want it? Is it about putting warm clothes on when it’s freezing outside? Loving yourself means to learn to treat you like a loving parent would do with his child. When you are an adult, and I assume you are, you still have an Inner… Read more »

Increase Your Self Confidence with These Tips

1. DRUNK! At the age of sixteen I was invited out for the evening on a Saturday night to celebrate a friend’s birthday. This for most people would be something to look forward to, for me it was something to dread. Socializing and ordering drinks for somebody who has a stutter is bad enough, but I regularly seemed to bare the brunt of the evening’s jokes about me height, weight and occasionally my bald patch. Even though my friend’s were not doing this to be cruel, I was very paranoid about myself at that age and this banter would hurt…. Read more »

Maximize Your Self Esteem

Self-esteem is incredibly important. In fact, I think it is so important that I am going to say that again. Self-esteem is incredibly important. Many people have the notion that it is the same as self-confidence; however it is far more than just self-confidence. If we look further into the origins of the word esteem itself, as we look etymologically, it comes from the word estimate, which literally means ‘to put a value on.’  As you might guess, this word shares the same root as the word ‘estimate.’ Therefore, we can see that self-esteem, really does just mean; the value… Read more »

Motivational Tips Finish Things Now

“Things is either done, or they ain’t done.” Marlon Sanders Some of the greatest truths are the most obvious. But they are also the most overlooked. Many of us need to take a look at the importance of facing the facts and accepting that more usually needs to be done to complete whatever we are doing. It is very easy to kid ourselves that we have done something or finished something when we haven’t. We need to be motivated by taking a thorough look at whatever we are doing to check that it really is finished and finished well. If… Read more »

Motivation And Your Personal Vision – An Unbeatable Force

Motivation can take you far, but it can take you even further if you first find your vision. Your vision will motivate and guide you on your journey to success and personal fullfillment. Trying to succeed at anything without first having a clear vision of what it is you want to accomplish will only lead to you going around in circles and eventually giving up in frustration. To develop your vision, you must look inside yourself. Vision comes from within, from the spirit or subconscious, whatever you choose to call it. Every one has a vision that is uniquely their… Read more »

Motivation and Self-Improvement

For any aspect of self-improvement, there has to be a reason for you to start and keep going. That is your motivation – the reason for doing what you do. In order to attempt any sort of improvement in your life, you need to be motivated in some way to get started. Strategies for self-improvement start with defining what it is you want to achieve and then charting a course through which you can effect the improvements or changes. These do not have to be drastic changes – they could be something as simple as making time for yourself to… Read more »

Getting Motivated by a Motivational Speaker?

In the past years, there has been a sudden rise of motivational speakers. They appear in television and in magazines as well as sold out seminars that are just brimming with people who are just craving to get some direction with their lives. A motivational speaker, instead of focusing on the financial gains that he or she will most probably get from these seemingly “needy” people, should focus his or her attention to actually motivating people to actually be the best that they can be through their sheer motivation to change their lives for the better that is actually inspired… Read more »

How to Develop a Motivated Mindset

From time to time, each of us will find ourselves in a rut of boredom and disinterest. We seem to lose our zest for life and feel tired, irritable and unmotivated. We want to hide under the covers rather than face the day. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed by work, or sad about the pain and suffering in the world, or just bored with the routine of your daily life. You are not alone. We all go through periods like this at some point. The good news is that we can do something about it. Here are some tips to help… Read more »

Motivation Pillars Get Motivated Today

I want to give you four wonderful pillars for motivation, four main themes to underpin a healthy sense of drive and inspiration. – The first main pillar of motivation is to gain recognition from peers. When soldiers in wartime give up their lives during combat, why do they do it? Is it because of patriotism, a belief in the cause they are fighting for, or a fear of court martial if they do otherwise? Perhaps all these things play a part, but extensive research has shown that what really motivates a soldier to fight well in combat is the desire… Read more »

Motivation by a Challenge

Many humans are motivated by the thought of doing something they or others think they cannot do. They don’t want to do what they already know they can do. They are also motivated, as one commentator on this article wisely mentioned, by success. Succeed and then the motivation will arrive in bucket loads. When I studied Taekwondo, most of the best students were slim, flexible and young. I was thickset and definitely not flexible! I was also over forty! The instructor asked me with some curiosity why I had decided to do something which did not really suit my physical… Read more »

Motivation A-Z

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting bad grades make you realize that you need to study. Debts remind you of your inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated gives you the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for yourself to save your face from the next embarrassment. It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help you to get up and get just the right amount of motivation you need in order to improve yourself. With all the people trying to pull… Read more »

Self-Esteem Unlock Your Inner Power

Why are there so many women haunted by a low self-esteem ? I have shared many thoughts through out my articles on feelings, jealousy, worries, fears, and self-esteem. Every day I receive mail from all over the world from women suffering from a lack of inner power to get through the day, due to a low self-esteem. It does not only affect their relationships at home, it also follows them into their work place, where they are being suffocated from a lack of confidence. In the work place the power of self-esteem needs to be high so that ones confidence… Read more »

Leadership and Motivating Others

Leadership and Motivating Others   2. Only Work With People Who are Highly Motivated or Show Some Interest Its very hard if not almost impossible to motivate other people who do not have an interest or who are not already self motivated. Don’t always go on first impression because someone may seem motivated the first time you meet them, but they may be “acting” in order to make you think they are more motivated than they really are. A good test to figure out the characteristics of a person would be to ask them about life accomplishments or simply ask… Read more »

Learn the Motivation 50-50 Rule

Learn the Motivation 50-50 Rule   This is a great rule to think on when trying to figure out the optimum way to get motivated. I came across it while researching personal development a few times and I think its an awesome idea and needs to be shared. Also, I want to point out that for some people this rule may be a little off like 25-75 or 75-25 etc. The rule represents something and for most people it is right on the money. But if you feel like you are stronger at motivating yourself than what goes on around… Read more »

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done   Do you ever come to a task and say to yourself “This looks to hard I’m not even going to try”? If you answered yes keep reading and I might be able to shed some light on your life. The truth being that if you don’t even try you absolutely will fail or not accomplish your task. Think about it, if you are trying something for the first time and you fail you probably had a 50%/50% chance of succeeding. If you didn’t even try you had a 0% chance of succeeding. Same thing applies to… Read more »

Take Action There’s No Better Time Than Now

Take Action There’s No Better Time Than Now   Do you ever wait for the perfect moment to take action or tackle an issue. I hate to break the news to you but most of the time waiting for the perfect moment is waiting forever. By hesitating you are delaying your success and prolonging the pain and anxiety. That’s right you do have fear once you start delaying things. For whatever reason you delay the truth is it makes your fear of doing worse. Sometimes it can get so bad that you actually may experience the inconvenience of anxiety. Anxiety… Read more »

Take it One Day at a Time and Live in the Moment

Take it One Day at a Time and Live in the Moment [/caption]   Once you learn to live in the moment you will be one step closer to finding happiness and meaning with your life. You will unlock more doors to opportunity than you can count. People will want to be around you and you will have much much more fun. One of the biggest problems most people have with enjoying their spare time is they forget how to live in the moment. When you go day to day worrying about the future and holding on to things that… Read more »