Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Failing grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated can give us the push to speak up and fight for ourselves. It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.
With the countless negatives the world brings about, how do we keep motivated? Try these tips, from A to Z.
A – Achieve your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
B – Believe in yourself, and in what you can do.
C – Consider things on every angle and aspect. Motivation comes from determination. To be able to understand life, you should feel the sun from both sides.
D – Don’t give up and don’t give in. Madame CJ Walker failed a few times before she revolutionized the haircare industry for black women.
E – Enjoy. Work as if you don’t need money. Dance as if nobody’s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.
F – Family and Friends are life’s greatest treasures. Don’t loose sight of them.
G – Give more than what is enough. Where does motivation and self improvement take place at work? At home? At school? When you exert extra effort in doing things.
H – Hang on to your dreams. They may dangle for a moment, but these little stars will be your driving force.
I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Donít let other people to get the best of you. Stay away from toxic people–the kind of friends who hates to hear about your success.
J – Just be yourself. The key to success is to be yourself. And the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
K – keep trying no matter how hard life may seem. When a person is motivated, eventually she sees a difficult life falling by the wayside, paving the way to self improvement.
L – Learn to love your self. You are perfect the way you are and once you love yourself, you can accomplish anything.
M – Make things happen. Motivation is when your dreams are put into work clothes.
N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game. Whatever you do will eventually come back to you. Better to walk the straight and narrow.
O – Open your eyes. See things in two ways–how you want things to be, and how they should be.
P – Practice makes perfect. Practice is about motivation. It lets us learn repertoire and ways in which we recover from our mistakes.
Q – Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, choose your fate–are you going to be a quitter? Or a winner?
R – Ready yourself. Motivation is also about preparation. We must hear the little voice within us telling us to get started before others will get on their feet and try to push us around. Remember, it wasn’t raining when Noah build the ark.
S – Stop procrastinating.
T – Take control of your life. Discipline or self control works synonymously with motivation. Both are key factors in self improvement.
U – Understand others. If you know how to talk, you should also learn how to listen. Yearn to understand first, and to be understood second.
V – Visualize it. Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land.
W – Want it more than anything. Dreaming means believing. And to believe is something that is at the root of motivation and self improvement.
X – X Factor is what will make you different from the others. When you are motivated, you tend have ‘extras’ in your life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra care for friends, and so on.
Y – You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, or talks like you. Value your life and existence, because you’re just going to live it once.
Z – Zero in on your dreams and go for it!!!