Motivating yourself with these seven steps will help you but now you need to get motivated to use these steps and how do you go about that? This question will be left up to you to answer.
1. Bounce Your Plans Off Someone Else. To get back into the mood to continue, try telling someone close to you what your plans are to help you stop procrastinating. Pick someone that will listen to you without judgement. This will work well to get you motivated if your plans are ones that you really want to achieve.
2. Imagine Your Plan Complete. Visualize the end result of your goal. Imagination is used effectively to sign many up to get rick quick schemes. Salesmen use imagination to their advantage all the time and are good at getting you to feel motivated enough to go ahead and buy their product. You can use this tactic to your own advantage.
3. Pain and Motivation. Use Neuro-Linguistic Programming to understand the pain involved with not taking action. For instance, visualizing one of your kids behind bars for drug use will encourage you to take the necessary steps when they are younger to make sure they do not end up in that situation. This is the other half of linking rewards and pleasure to taking action. The pain of not acting can be a powerful motivator.
4. Get Interested. Having an interest in your goal will help keep you motivated enough to follow through but if you don't have an interest and you still need to complete it, just remember the reasons you have for beginning in the first place.
5. Make Use Of Energy. Drinking coffee can give you an energy boost but however you go about creating energy, you will need it for motivation. Sugar foods will not help motivation, so stick with exercise and sleeping well
6. Have A Healthy Mental State. While depressed, you will not feel motivated. Only work on your plans when your mood is better.
7. Make A Small Step. Completing a section of your plan will help you feel like you want to finish the rest. Getting started, even by small steps, can be a great motivator.