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How to Keep yourself motivated.

Write your story
Write down, in a paragraph or two, the story of your desired future. Write down what you’ll be
doing, where you’ll be living, and the successes you’ll be enjoying.

Visualize into the Future
Close your eyes and see yourself doing whatever it is that you wish to be doing. If you want to get in shape, picture yourself as being slim, healthy, you running or working out. If your dream is to start a business, see yourself on opening day, greeting customers and employees.

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Visualize Backwards

When you visualize backwards, you see where you were and how far you have come. If your
goal was to get organized and you have made enormous improvement in that area, visualize
back to when things weren’t going so well. This will keep you heading in the right direction.

Dream Big
When you think about your future, don’t be afraid to dream big. This will make short-term
failures easier to handle. When you hit an obstacle it won’t stop you because your eyes are set
on a bigger goal.

Educate yourself
Learn, read, talk about, listen, and experience everything you can about your particular goal or
dream. If you wish to be an author, you can take classes, read books, write, talk with other
writers, join workshops, etc.

Find a Role Model
Choose a role model to learn from. You won’t have to reinvent the wheel when you can follow
an exemplary exam with someone you respect.

Get Organized
A clean, tidy, and well-organized home, office, and life are a must for the motivated mind.
Physical clutter can easily lead to mental clutter. Keep your life organized and you will find more
energy and clarity in every day.

Place Motivators in Your Home and Office
Place symbols, signs, notes, or objects that remind you of your goals and dreams in your home,
office, car, wallet, planner, or calendar. These reminders will guarantee a constant stream of
motivation.

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Read Motivating Quotations

Located on the internet and in books are thousands of quotations that inspire, motivate, and
cause us all to think of our lives in a different way. Search the internet for quotations and you
will find millions of pages that match just what you are looking for.

Spend Time with Children
Spending time with children will put things in perspective for you. You may be stressed out
from work and worried about getting everything done on time, but when you play with kids,
the worries and stress seem to melt away. Children have a simple way of looking at things, and
that is something we could all benefit from.

Read Success Stories
Read the success stories of those around you. In the daily newspaper alone, there are dozens of
small success stories that can serve to motivate and inspire you into action. The library is filled
with autobiographies and biographies of ordinary men and women who have done
extraordinary things.

Create a Healthy Diet
Energy is very important to living a happy life, but that is dependent on eating healthy. Be sure
to create a healthy diet that includes all of the necessary nutrients, minerals, and vitamins for
your system.

Get Enough Sleep
Some people can get by on six hours, while others require seven to eight. Regardless of what
you need in sleep, be sure you get enough. A few nights in a row of only three or four hours a
night will take its toll on you motivation, energy and attitude.

Change the People Around You!
Sometimes a negative people in your environment can limit one’s motivation. If you
have friends who bring negativity into your life, you may have to “change the people
around you” and create friendships with people who are positive and of like mind with
yourself. If you can’t change the people around you then change the people around
you.

Positive Affirmations
An affirmation is something declared to be true, or a positive statement of judgment. They
enable you to let go of negative emotional baggage and allow you to visualize a new order and
sense in your life, which you can work toward achieving.

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