Motivation: The Metric for Success
By Asha Nair Ganeser
Motivation is the key that opens the pathway in life in order to achieve goals and dreams. Identifying and setting your goals is vital to push yourself further in life. As quoted by Eric Thomas, “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful”. This quote says it all as it’s about sacrificing your comfort zone to become a successful person.
Motivation provides the pathway to manage and be productive, not only for yourself but in the society that you engage with. Here are a few approaches you can take to get motivated and lead you on the path to success:
Keep a Positive Mindset
Don’t picture something bad which hasn’t even happened, because those negative thoughts will come true if you keep on thinking about it. This could lower your self-esteem and the ability to move forward to achieve success. Try to visualise something good in every situation. Remember, “Don’t think what might go wrong but think about what might go right”.
Define Your Goals Accurately
To drive the motivation within you, setting the right tangible goal is a must. Don’t have goals too broad as you may not be able to achieve them in the timeframe in which you have planned. Start from a smaller circle of goals as you build up to achieving the overall goal, and you will find yourself inspired to achieve it successfully.
Focus on the Journey Not the Outcome
Concentrating on the outcome rather than the journey will affect your motivation level. Recognise and praise your own efforts along the way, and you’ll start to increase your positive thoughts and enjoy the journey towards reaching your goals. Focusing on the brave and bold decisions you’re making and how you’re moving forward to achieve is more important than winning or losing.
Self-motivation and truly believing in yourself can change your life dramatically. Don’t just think about how high you want to go, enjoy your journey getting there, and your goals won’t seem so far away, after all. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get motivated and be successful!