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Tips to Keep You Motivated

Helpful tips that will keep you focused and on track enabling you to achieve all your dreams and goals.

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For anyone working toward making their dreams and goals come true, it is crucially important to find, create and utilize self-motivating tools that will ensure your success. Without them, the arduous journey can oftentimes become more difficult than necessary or even feel close to impossible to achieve. Some helpful tips follow:

Write Your Goals Down

According to some of the most successful people in this world, writing down one’s goals and dreams increases the likelihood of success sometimes tenfold. Fact: Before Jim Carrey became famous, he wrote a check out to himself for $1,000,000. Now he can cash that check multiple times. Are you writing your check right now?

Create a Structured Plan

Giving yourself a schedule and a deadline date also increases your success rate infinitely. Sticking to this plan is crucial. Just because you know that you are intelligent, does not mean that you will be successful. Being successful still takes perseverance, hard work, and conviction among many other things. Even the most talented basketball player must still hit the courts and practice daily. He’s competing against the best. So are you. Keep your skills sharpened.

Take Care of Your Health

Without your health, you cannot function at your best. And, when you are trying to achieve the best, you need to feel your best. Make sure to exercise, eat healthy and get check ups regularly. It makes no sense to create a successful business that you will not be around for. Your health, like any successful business takes care and well thought out strategy. Take the time, take the care. You are worth the effort.

Read Inspirational Stories and Quotes

This is a great way to keep motivated! They don’t call these books “Chicken Soup for the Soul” for no reason! Inspiring stories about overcoming tough challenging moments, winning in the end, people who are successful and people who want to give great advice through quotes; these are all great motivators and will help you continue steadily forward on your path to achieving your dreams.

Believe in Yourself

You need to be your number one support system. Yes, it is important to surround yourself with people who support you, a healthy lifestyle, etc. But, in the end, you are with you the rest of your life. You need to be able to trust your intuition and believe in all the decisions you make. Success is not always measured in a dollar amount, a car, or a title. Success is what brings you true happiness, peace, serenity and love. Keep this in mind and always remain true to yourself. When you do this, you are already a success.

Joie Schmidt © Copyright 2008 All Rights Reserved.

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  1. louie jerome

    On June 13, 2008 at 5:41 am


    Interesting and useful article.

  2. Anthony M. McDonald

    On June 13, 2008 at 7:20 am


    I think I speak on behalf of all of us Triond writers when I say that we are most grateful for your motivational and informative articles.. Keep up the good work!!!

  3. Rookie Expert

    On June 13, 2008 at 9:06 am


    Very motivating article. Chicken soup for the soul is one book i think everyone should read.

  4. mohd14987

    On June 13, 2008 at 11:06 pm


    very nice tips

  5. william rodriguez II

    On June 14, 2008 at 1:54 am


    Inspiring article.

  6. diane mccloskey

    On June 14, 2008 at 11:09 pm


    Absolutely right! Writing may be our passion, but it is also “hard work” sometimes and we, as any artists, need some helpful hints. Thanks!

  7. MindIt

    On June 16, 2008 at 4:16 am


    Great tips! I would like to add two things. One, it’s important to take some time off everyday to mediate or calm your mind. Lot of doing and little reflection will make it hard to remain motivated. Two, you must enjoy the journey. Don’t plan your goals alone. Also plan how you will enjoy yourself after reaching each milestone. Create a very positive image of the aftermath in your mind.

  8. MindIt

    On June 16, 2008 at 4:16 am


    Great tips! I would like to add two things. One, it’s important to take some time off everyday to meditate or calm your mind. Lot of doing and little reflection will make it hard to remain motivated. Two, you must enjoy the journey. Don’t plan your goals alone. Also plan how you will enjoy yourself after reaching each milestone. Create a very positive image of the aftermath in your mind.

  9. Catherine South

    On July 3, 2008 at 10:41 am


    Hmmm… Does the taking care of my health part mean I shouldn’t be aeting crisps while I work? Valuable carbohydrates those…

  10. donnaalene3

    On August 15, 2008 at 1:39 pm


    very interesting and informative thankyou

  11. Will Gray

    On September 2, 2008 at 12:53 pm


    Great tips. I am motivated by just about everthing I hear, read or by people I talk to. Thanks for helping me learn a few things I did not know.

  12. ebazaar

    On September 10, 2008 at 10:22 am


    I couldn’t thank you more for sharing this since it gives me a second thoughts on how I really should do things in my life. sometimes it’s hard to stay focus, not because i got strayed but because all the things i got to do in a day really tires me easily. But keeping a due date and be positive are really important i guess. I should just keep all the sighs at bay and starts moving these two hands.

  13. Joni Keith

    On January 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm


    You make such excellent points. You are truly one of the masters and I value your insight.

  14. metro7

    On December 29, 2009 at 9:45 am


    all has been said above might just add all the best dear.

  15. monica55

    On February 16, 2010 at 9:23 pm


    You have certainly covered the right points that will keep people motivated. Well done.
    Monica.

  16. Matthew Bonadio

    On May 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm


    Thanks so much, I really needed this pep talk right now!

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