Three Ways to Recapture Your Motivation

It is extremely easy for anyone to embark on the pursuit of a worthwhile goal. However, maintaining the momentum and motivation to ensure you accomplish the goal is another issue altogether. When you lose your motivation, your determination, commitment, and passion are quickly tested. The motivation you had when first embarking on the pursuit of a goal can be affected by many factors. When your motivation dwindles, you must do everything you can to rekindle the fire if you want to reach your goals. Here are three ways you can recapture your motivation and continue on the path to achieving your goals.

Readjust Your Focus

Imagine that you have a lot going on in your mind. Despite this, you decide you want to watch an excellent movie that completely absorbs you. As you are watching the movie, you notice that your anxieties and worries about your job or business dissipate. Depending on what you’re watching, you find yourself laughing, crying, getting excited, or even agitated. That which you are focusing on is having an impact on your mood. While your personal circumstances haven’t changed, your new focus is changing how you’re feeling. When you readjust what you are focusing on, you can recapture your motivation.

Celebrate Your Successes

No matter how big or small they are, celebrate every single success. Create a culture that enables your motivation to grow. When you celebrate your wins, it can help to inspire you to keep moving forward. Build on the excitement when you succeed, on the positive feedback you receive and good results you experience. Don’t spend too much time focusing on and worrying about what didn’t work. Learn from the experience, make improvements to the process, and move on.

Identify Places that Unlock Creativity and Energy

When you are in an environment that awakens your enthusiasm, you feel more motivated because of what you experience and see. Maybe you feel inspired when touring a museum, attending a concert, or browsing a bookstore. Spend at least two hours a week in an environment that motivates you or engage in activities that inspire you, like dancing, mentoring or hiking. Then, use that new found energy to work on accomplishing your goals.


It is both possible and necessary for you to regain your motivation when you’ve lost it. Taking simple steps to remain enthusiastic and committed to every step of the journey will help you accomplish the goals you’ve set for yourself.

How To Love Yourself More When You Worry About What Others Think

How do you feel about the concept of self love? Some will think that this is narcissistic and a very selfish act. But the truth is that it isn’t. What self love really is about is having a high opinion of yourself and be able to feel happy whenever you want.

If you worry about what other people think about you too much you can become overly dependent on them to give you permission to be happy. This is not where you want to be. In this situation you have very little self love and can only be happy when others tell you that you have done something right or that you deserve it.

It is important that you work on your self love so that you can be more independent from others. There is an old saying along the lines of “you need to love yourself first before you can truly love someone else”. This is very true so in this article we will give you some powerful techniques to improve your self love.

Change your Beliefs

If you are letting other people control your life then you will probably have beliefs that are driving you to do this. Each time that you act on these beliefs you will strengthen them. The good news is that you can change these beliefs and replace them with empowering beliefs that will increase your self love and your independence.

This all starts by identifying the beliefs that are causing the dependency. Get a pen and paper and write down the thoughts that you have which drive you to require approval from others all of the time. Once you have established these beliefs you can use techniques to slowly eradicate them and replace them with more positive beliefs.

Create Empowering Affirmations

If you don’t use positive affirmations then it is time to start today. Write a list of positive things about yourself so that you can say them out loud or in your head at least once a day. Imagine if someone was complimenting you. What would they say?

Write all of these down and create an affirmations list. You will need to carry these around with you all of the time because they can be a great way to give you a self love boost if you are feeling down. We recommend that you read your affirmations twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.

Neutralize Negative Self Talk

Do you experience a lot of negative thoughts about yourself on a regular basis? We all have self talk going on in our heads and if this is largely negative then your self love will be down in the dumps. You need to take control of these negative self thoughts in order to improve your self love.

Each time you experience a negative thought neutralize it with a positive one. So for example if the thought is “you cannot make a decision for yourself” neutralize this with “I am a powerful decision maker and always make the best decisions”.

Show Gratitude Regularly

How grateful are you for the things that you have in your life? We are not just talking about possessions here but other things such as the love of your family and your health. Start being grateful each day for what you have.

Write down each day three things that you are grateful for and read them and think about how they make you feel. It doesn’t matter what these things are. You could be grateful for that mundane job that puts food on your table. Or just be grateful for being alive another day.

Acts of Kindness Benefit Everyone

Acts of Kindness Benefit Everyone


Do you really want to be happy? Everyone says yes, but the gateway to happiness makes some of us frown. The gateway to happiness, is giving to others.

Do you really want to be happy? Everyone says yes, but the gateway to happiness makes some of us frown. The gateway to happiness, is giving to others. Think about this: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – The Dalai Lama

Some of us may feel that, if we give too much, our generosity, will be taken advantage of by others. This is true, and a few very selfish individuals can possibly perceive your good intentions as weakness.

However, people who seek to take advantage are in the minority. To quote Gandhi, “We must be the change, we wish to see in the world.” Think about it, change has to start somewhere, so why not start with you and me, right now?

You can donate anything randomly, without seeking reward, and anonymously, without telling anyone. This is good for you, the universe, and those who receive your acts of kindness. Every time you give, you will receive – even, if you are not looking for a reward.

Try it, and you will see, what some call, “karma,” the law of cause and effect. It works like this: For every action there is a reaction. Let’s make sure the reactions to our actions are good ones.

Danny Thomas said, “All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”

Share everything and you will achieve a legacy of kindness. Share nothing and people will, do their best, to forget you. When my life is over I will only leave memories, in the minds of others, and I want them all to be good ones.

So, how much should you give? It can start with, “heart felt”, kind words, a note, a card, or a flower. You will find that your gifts or donations won’t make you poor. As a result of this, you will see most people, naturally, return kindness to you.

You should also take the time to be polite to all of the people who perform services for you, every day. Many people do not bother to say hello to the maid, janitor, parking attendant, or service clerk.

Once you do, you may even learn their name, and you would be surprised how many of them will go out of their way to give you good service, just by addressing them by their first name.

If you establish sincerity and trust where ever you go, you will be loved by your fellow man. It is really that simple. As Mohammed said, “A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.”