The Motivation Handbook

 

The Motivation Handbook

Introduction

Getting motivated and staying motivated isn’t such an easy task. Even people who are successful in business and in personal relationships fall into slumps and find it hard to get motivated.

If you’re in a slump right now, you know exactly what I mean. No matter how many successes you’ve had in the past, it all seems irrelevant now. It seems like no matter how hard you try, no matter what you do, you wont be able to achieve your goals; and even if you do, you’re not sure that accomplishing them will make you feel any better.

Fortunately for you, no matter how bad it seems right now, it doesn’t have to stay that way. You have a lot of options when it comes to breaking free of your slump and getting motivated. In the remainder of this guide, I will detail exactly how you can do it.

By the time you’re done, you’ll have a powerful arsenal of tools at your disposal, which you can use to get motivated, stay motivated, and achieve all of your goals.

So get started, find the motivation you need, and break free of your slump!

Table of Contents

Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 5
Tip #1 – Set a Goal …………………………………………………………………………………. 6
Tip #2 – Ignore Obstacles ………………………………………………………………………… 6
Tip #3 – Think in Terms of Benefits ……………………………………………………………. 7
Tip #4 – Relish Small Victories ………………………………………………………………….. 7
Tip #5 – Create a Detailed Plan ………………………………………………………………… 8
Tip #6 – Start Small …………………………………………………………………………………. 8
Tip #7 – Think Positively ………………………………………………………………………….. 9
Tip #8 – Break Big Goals Down into Little Goals ………………………………………… 10
Tip #9 – Read About People Who Have Had Success ……………………………….. 10
Tip #10 – Don’t Give Up Easily ……………………………………………………………….. 11
Tip #11 – Exercise ………………………………………………………………………………… 11
Tip #12 – Improve Your Diet …………………………………………………………………… 12
Tip #13 – Plan Your Morning …………………………………………………………………… 12
Tip #14 – Time Your Daily Activities …………………………………………………………. 13
Tip #15 – Find Out When You Work Best …………………………………………………. 13
Tip #16 – Get to Know Yourself Better ……………………………………………………… 14
Tip #17 – Write Your Goal Down ……………………………………………………………… 14
Tip #18 – Reward Yourself ……………………………………………………………………… 15
Tip #19 – Think in Shades of Gray …………………………………………………………… 16
Tip #20 – Tell Others About Your Goals …………………………………………………… 16
Tip #21 – Give Yourself a Break ……………………………………………………………… 17
Tip #22 – Enjoy Your Life ……………………………………………………………………….. 17
Tip #23 – Discard Your Fear of Rejection …………………………………………………. 18
Tip #24 – Don’t Fear Failure……………………………………………………………………. 18
Tip #25 – Do Less …………………………………………………………………………………. 19
Tip #26 – Avoid Procrastinating ………………………………………………………………. 19
Tip #27 – Take Walks ……………………………………………………………………………. 20
Tip #28 – Start Your Day Early ………………………………………………………………… 20
Tip #29 – Let Yourself Day Dream A Little ………………………………………………… 21
Tip #30 – Create a Personal Slogan ………………………………………………………… 21
Tip #31 – Create a Blog …………………………………………………………………………. 22
Tip #32 – Make a Good Playlist ………………………………………………………………. 22
Tip #33 – Make Yourself Accountable to Someone Else …………………………….. 23
Tip #34 – Keep a Log …………………………………………………………………………….. 23
Tip #35 – Create Conflict………………………………………………………………………… 24
Tip #36 – Forget the Big Picture ………………………………………………………………. 24
Tip #37 – Challenge Yourself ………………………………………………………………….. 24
Tip #38 – Push Hard, Fail, and Ask for Help ……………………………………………… 25
Tip #39 – Rationalize Your Goals …………………………………………………………….. 25
Tip #40 – Spend Time Relaxing ………………………………………………………………. 26
Tip #41 – Use Aromatherapy ………………………………………………………………….. 26
Tip #42 – Visualize Your Goals ……………………………………………………………….. 27
Tip #43 – Create a Support Network ………………………………………………………… 27
Tip #44 – Seek Out the Help of Others …………………………………………………….. 28
Tip #45 – Build Good Habits …………………………………………………………………… 28
Tip #46 – Toss Away Unimportant Hang-Ups ……………………………………………. 29
Tip #47 – Always Try to Learn …………………………………………………………………. 29
Tip #48 – Make Friends with People who Motivate You ………………………………. 30
Tip #49 – Think About Your Strengths ……………………………………………………… 30
Tip #50 – Unify Your Goals …………………………………………………………………….. 31
Tip #51 – Just Work ………………………………………………………………………………. 31
Tip #52 – Make Excuses to Win ………………………………………………………………. 32
Tip #53 – Set Deadlines …………………………………………………………………………. 32
Tip #54 – Take Steps to Become Flexible (or Inflexible) ……………………………… 33
Tip #55 – Prepare for Each Day ………………………………………………………………. 33
Tip #56 – Read Motivational Blogs …………………………………………………………… 34
Tip #57 – Read Books that Motivate You ………………………………………………….. 34
Tip #58 – Watch Movies that Inspire You ………………………………………………….. 35
Tip #59 – Add Motivational Posters and Quotes to Your Office ……………………. 35
Tip #60 – Ignore Extraneous Information ………………………………………………….. 36
Tip #61 – Don’t Do Things that Make You Bored ……………………………………….. 36
Tip #62 – Switch Tasks Frequently ………………………………………………………….. 37
Tip #63 – Avoid Things and People That Drain Your Energy ……………………….. 37
Tip #64 – Copy Successful People and Habits ………………………………………….. 38
Tip #65 – Make it a Point to Overcome Challenges; and Celebrate Them ……… 39
Tip #66 – Clean Your House and Office ……………………………………………………. 39
Tip #67 – Don’t Waste Time Worrying ……………………………………………………… 40
Tip #68 – Set Realistic Goals ………………………………………………………………….. 40
Tip #69 – Take a Day Off ……………………………………………………………………….. 41
Tip #70 – Make Your Motivation Internal …………………………………………………… 41
Tip #71 – Sleep with Your Curtains Partly Open ………………………………………… 42
Tip #72 – Drink Some Tea or Coffee ………………………………………………………… 42
Tip #73 – Re-Organize Your Computer …………………………………………………….. 42
Tip #74 – Eliminate Distractions ………………………………………………………………. 43
Tip #75 – Re-Evaluate Your Life and Goals ………………………………………………. 44
Tip #76 – Meditate ………………………………………………………………………………… 44
Tip #77 – Post Your Goals Publicly ………………………………………………………….. 45
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………… 45