MOTIVATION IS LIKE BRUSHING TOUR TEETH If you don’t brush in the morning your breath smells by evening.

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I think we should start off with the dictionary definition of what,

MOTIVATION IS.
  • the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.
  • the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.

It is very important to stay motivated in life as this gets us to where  we want to be, but there will always be moments in life wife when we feel a bit down so I have made a list of 9 things that will help you get back up when feeling a bit down;

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1. Move the goalposts. 

Set a large and specific goal. This will motivate you much more than small goals. A big goal has a big effect and can create a lot of motivation.

2. Gratitude.

For the bible says:

Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Hebrews 12:28 says
Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 
and In the Qur’an, Allah says about being thankful,

And In the Quran Allah says,

“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe’.” (14:7)

Allah has given a promise that, if we are thankful to Him for His blessings, He will certainly give us more. Yet, if we were to be ungrateful, Allah does not say outright that He will give us a punishment; rather He leaves it open as if to remind us that, ‘look, My Punishment is severe – that is all you need to know so start becoming thankful for your own benefit.’

I am not overly religious but I have practiced being grateful every morning and trust me it really works. Gratefulness is a very crucial part of staying motivated. Knowing that you are doing the things you wish to do can push you forward more than any other variable.

  • Take time to sit back, be grateful and admire what you’ve done. Seeing how far you’ve come gives you a sense of purpose.
  • Don’t be embarrassed to take credit in what you’ve done. You know you’ve worked hard, and getting praise from other people can strengthen your resolve in pushing on.
3. Do something small and create a flow. 
Just clean your desk. Or pay your bills. Or wash the dishes. You just need to get started. When you have finished that small task you’ll feel more alert and ready to go do the next thing. You just to get started to get motivated. So if you really don’t feel like doing anything, start with something small and work your way out up.
 
4. Compare yourself with yourself. Not with others. 
Comparing what you have and your results to what other people have and have accomplished can really kill your motivation. There are always people ahead of you. Most likely quite a bit of people. And a few of them are miles ahead. So focus on you. On your results. And how you can and have improved them.
Reviewing your results is important so you see where you have gone wrong in the past to avoid similar missteps further on. But it’s also important because it’s a great motivator to see how much you have improved and how far you have come. Often you can be pleasantly surprised when you do such a review.
 
6. Remember your successes. 
And let them flow through your mind instead of your failures. Write down your successes. Consider using a journal of some kind since it’s easy to forget your successes.
 
7. Think outside your box. 
Don’t imagine the future from the box of what you have now. Just because your mind is in box of previous experiences doesn’t mean thats the limits of the world. Your possibilities are much larger. Create the future from the now and from nothing rather than your past to experience bigger changes with fewer limitations than you would if you created it from what you can see from your box
8. Make each day count. We don’t have all the time in the world. So focus on today and do the things you really want to do.
 
9. Happiness

In the end, happiness is one of the greatest motivations to achieve.  Happiness fuels ones self-esteem and gives people hope for a better tomorrow.   We are all victims of taking our work too seriously.   Step back and enjoy the journey.  Your motivation to achieve is ultimately based on earning a living that brings you tremendous joy and satisfaction. Smile, it helps a lot to smile even when your sad.smile at small children,smile at strangers, smile at your wife, your kids, your father at anyone who offers you any service smiling is the first step to happiness Smile all the way to heaven and when you God put on avery big smile.

Ps; Reading this article every morning for Six months will make You archive more than what you expected in life and if it does not I will give $100 : ).

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