The Secret to Continuous Self Motivation

Posted by Fitz Villafuerte under Inspirational, Mindsetting, Productivity on March 29, 2008

How many times have you caught yourself daydreaming at work?

You know that you have a lot of things to do but because of lack of motivation, you choose to stop and ponder why you’re stuck inside that cubicle and wishing that you were somewhere else.

Don’t you hate these moments when you bump into a motivational slump and you find it really hard to work and accomplish your tasks? In my case, I did frequently experience these times when I was still a corporate slave, but the funny thing is, even now when I have my own business and have total control of my time, I still have these mental bouts between being productive or wasting my day sleeping at home.

If you want to succeed in life, I believe that a person needs to be able to learn continuous self motivation. This is what drives us internally and externally to succeed in our endeavors. Self motivation is not only about work and business, it can be about anything that we want to attain in life – you need self motivation to lose weight, break a bad habit and to learn a new skill.

So what is the secret to continuous self motivation? Here are some of the things I’ve learned:

Set goals that are simple, easy and achievable
If you want to lose 30 pounds, break it down and instead make it your goal to simply lose a pound every week. If you want to start a business but you don’t have the capital to start, I suggest that you stop thinking too much about it and concentrate on how you can get and save a portion of the capital that you need every month.

Write down your goals and put it in a place where you can often see it
Whenever you see and read your note, take a moment to imagine yourself achieving that goal. You will feel refreshed and inspired by the emotional reward. This is one of the basic principles of the law of attraction.

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Don’t procrastinate
Once you have set your goals, start immediately. Don’t make excuses. Procrastination is often a coping mechanism against the anxiety we experience when faced with a difficult or unwanted task. To help you stop procrastinating, I suggest that you reset your goals and break it down further to make it more achievable.

Share your goals
Tell your family and friends about your goals. These are the people who want to see you succeed and will definitely help you stay inspired and dedicated. Sharing to them your dreams and aspirations will help you stay motivated to work towards your goals because you don’t want to let these people down.

Stay positive
Even if you’re experiencing a hard time, always remain optimistic that you can reach the finish line. During these rough times, it helps to keep good company. Spend time with your family and friends who are positive and motivated. Share your doubts and fears with them and ask for words of encouragement.

Take a break when times are tough
If you are familiar with the Don’t Quit poem, always remember the first stanza which goes:

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will.
When the road your trudging seems all uphill.
When the funds are low and the debts are high.
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Reward yourself for achieving your goals
There is no greater motivation to continue towards the finish line than by giving yourself a pat on the back for conquering the small battles. One reason why you need to break down your goals into smaller tasks is because it gives you a chance to congratulate yourself and harness the desire to achieve more. When you reward yourself for moving closer to your ultimate goal, your self-esteem goes high and self motivation becomes easier.

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10 Responses to “The Secret to Continuous Self Motivation”


  1. reyna elena says:

    “The SECRET”. hehehe! Look for it on the internet! You’ll know what I mean.

  2. bluep says:

    I always daydream fitz. Yan ang sakit ko lalo na pag may magandang idea. di ako nakaka concentrate pag sobra ganda ng idea. kaya ang title ng blog ko ay On The Wings Of My Dream kasi palagi lumilipad isip ko.

    What reynz’ is talking about is the book called “The Secret”. someone send it tome last holy week maganda sya. if you want a copy just tell me and I will send it to you. atin lang yun ha kasi sabi din sa akin wag ko daw ipasa LOL

  3. Fitz says:

    @reyna
    Yes, I know what you mean. I thought nobody would notice my implicit reference to it. :D

    @bluep
    I’ve only been able to watch the DVD of The Secret and it really had a lot of interesting points. Although I’m not a big fan, I do consider it as a very good way to learn how to harness positive thinking and attract good luck. As I’ve always believed, “When you really want something in your life, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

  4. Think and Grow Rich is the bible for being rich… The Secret is only one chapter of Think and Grow Rich.

  5. Fitz says:

    @best web host
    I agree. I have read Think and Grow Rich and it really offers a lot of mindsetting and personal development articles. I would also recommend that as one of the required reading list of people who wants to achieve wealth. Thanks for commenting.

  6. Ambo says:

    I usually write down my goals and include photos at the same time to achieve it. Photos like your dream house or car makes a person really inspired to his goals. Work on it! :-)

  7. Fitz says:

    Including a photo beside your goal is a very good way to help you become more motivated. Thanks for sharing, I think I will do that for some of my goals.

  8. Ambo says:

    Yes i’m doing when i was involve in a fishy business lol

  9. Fitz says:

    Thanks Amanda

  10. Ali Zaineldeen says:

    amaaazinggg, I do that & I tend to achieve more. But once I see my goal as a big picture I get motivated to continuing in pursuing it but

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