4 Easy Steps to Self Motivation

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Have you been tired of relying on external resources to motivate you?

Most of us in our life look for external sources of motivation in the form of books, podcasts and people. While they do help getting us motivated, it does not replace self-motivation to keep us going until we achieve our goals in life. When we perform our everyday tasks lacking motivation, our work becomes uninteresting and does not help us grow.

Self motivation has lots of benefits. Some of them include promote positive attitude, improve our self-esteem, self-resilience, independence, freedom, courage inner contentment.

How can we self-motivate ourselves regardless of the situations or external validations in our life?

Today, I am going to share 4 simple steps that can help us to self-motivate ourselves so that we can continue to accomplish our goal regardless of whether we are rewarded or not.

  • 1. Reason — Reasoning our actions by finding the “why” behind it can give us clarity and insight into looking at the purpose of doing the task with more focused attention. This can also help us gain deeper understanding on the benefits of performing a task at hand. For example — Driving was not my passion and so getting a driver’s license was not something that I was deeply motivated for a very long time. However, by looking at the benefits that driving could provide to me and my family, it was able to motivate me towards learning and upgrading my skills that eventually enabled me to receive my driving license.
  • 2. Energy — Create an internal loving connection with the activity at hand by making it fun and enjoying as much as you can. For example — Ask questions such as “How can i make this experience an enjoyable one rather than a boring one. In terms of driving, i developed a connection with my car by looking it not as a mere vehicle but as my good friend and then considered those moments of driving as good times with a good friend taking me to different destinations.
  • 3. Connect — Surround yourself with people who can uplift your spirit , challenge you and move you out of the comfort zone which includes mentors, teachers, coaches, spiritual guides etc. For example — The driving challenges provided by my driving coach helped me move out of my comfort zone and take up challenging driving tasks that motivated me to work hard and gain my driving license.
  • 4. Reward — Celebrate every small win that you make in your progress as an accomplishment towards your goal.This not only is an acknowledgment to yourself but also will give you the fuel to take up similar tasks and make it happen .

As you carry out these 4 steps, you will notice that you feel contented and fulfilled regardless of the outcome or result that the action would generate in the future.

By developing the internal motivation, we are shifting our focus on the process rather than the end outcome . This way we will be able to enjoy our work by putting ourselves completely into it and living in the present moment rather than becoming anxious about the results.

Bhagavad Gita states that

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।

मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥

You have the right to work only but never to its fruits. Let not the fruits of action be your motive, nor let your attachment be to inaction.