by Che Garman
Here are 8 important steps to creating motivation, all of which are very helpful if motivation is to be achieved and sustained.
1. Motive (incentive, cause, stimulus, reason)
Motive can be seen as the first step in motivation. It is the original incentive behind the idea of considering a new goal.
See Motivation Affirmations
2. Value – Importance, significance, interest
Value reflects how much importance we place on the goal itself. It is the prompter to proceed - helping us to go beyond the idea, and seriously consider how the results would affect our lives.
See Values Affirmations
3. Commitment - intention, conviction, promise, decision
Commitment is the point at which we declare our intention to take action. It is our promise to begin the journey towards our goal.
See Commitment Affirmations
4. Focus - purpose, objective, goal, direction, planning
Focus keeps our objective in constant sight. It strengthens our chances of success by providing purpose and direction to our actions.
See Focus Affirmations
5. Belief - faith, confidence, positive thinking, certainty
Belief gives us the faith that our goals can and will be reached. It gives us confidence in ourselves and keeps us thinking positively about the outcome.
See Belief Affirmations
6. Self-discipline - dedication, determination, willpower, tenacity, perseverance
Self-discipline provides us with the determination needed to stay on track. It keeps us going no matter what obstacles arise. It ensures that our goals are honoured everyday with appropriate action.
See Self-discipline Affirmations
7. Enthusiasm - desire, passion, fire, excitement, eagerness
Enthusiasm gives passion to our focus. It turns our desire into a fire that is not easily extinguished.
See Enthusiasm Affirmations
8. Progress – acknowledgement, encouragement, reward
Progress makes the journey towards our goal more pleasurable. By acknowledging our progress along the way we maintain our enthusiasm and momentum.
See Progress Affirmations
Having defined motivation as a series of simple steps, it should be a relatively easy task to make a start. However, there are many obstacles that can block our progress before we even begin. It is, therefore, very important that these obstacles be faced and challenged. For more information, please see Causes for Lack of Motivation.
Work your way through the 8 steps of Motivation. If you feel blockage, refer to the Causes for Lack of Motivation. Once the obstacle is removed, return to the 8 steps.
By systematically working through each step and choosing affirmations that address each obstacle along the way, you will soon have all the motivation you require to attain your goals.
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