How To Motivate Yourself To Be Productive

Imagine this.

You wake an hour early in the morning. You’ve told yourself to wake up early in the morning because you wanted to exercise and get some tasks done before going to work. You didn’t have to do wake up in the morning, but you knew that if you didn’t get those goals done in the morning, you wouldn’t have the time to do it later. You desired to do these things in the morning because you believed in your goals and wanted to accomplish them.

What does it mean when you have goals, and you have the desire to do it? This is what we call motivation. Motivation is the desire to do things. It’s a movement of doing something based on goals that we have set for ourselves. Motivation can help us to accomplish our goals, however, it can also be a real struggle if we’re not using it consistently. 

Therefore, this post will provide 50 tips on how to motivate yourself to be productive. Use any of these tips that resonate with you. Plus, make sure you use these tips with consistency, of course.

Let’s get started.

This post is about how to motivate yourself to be productive

Before we begin, I would like to state some reasons why we lack motivation and how you can overcome your stumbling blocks. We all lack motivation when we encounter difficult or negative situations. When this happens, it entails us to feel a certain way and move away from our goals and the motivation to do them. It happens to the best of us. There are 3 reasons why we lack motivation:

Lack of confidence

If you can’t believe you can succeed, then you won’t be able to accomplish your goals. Lack of confidence is due to focusing on what you have rather than what you already have. You neglect the skills and values you have in your life that will enable you to succeed while focusing on the failure that is in front of you. However, failure is only a failure if you leave it there and never do anything about it. Plain and simple. 

When you neglect the skills you have, your thoughts will emotionally tell you what you may be missing, therefore, getting your mind to focus on something else. It leads you to limit your skills and abilities to what you don’t have. This is not true. Lack of confidence can also lead you to a misconception, a negative way you see the people in your life and your situations. 

To overcome this lack of confidence, you need to focus on what you’re good at, which is called gratitude. You may not have all the skills you need to get where you want to be, but you can always learn them, change them, and keep trying. That’s the only way to be confident. This is called positivity, knowing that what you have can be modified and made better. This will help you develop competency and success. 

When you consistently are grateful for your skills, you’re able to succeed in life. But it takes, as mentioned, consistency. The more appreciative you are about what you have, the motivated you’ll be to accomplish your goals. 

Motivation is the desire to do things.

Lack Of Focus

If you don’t know what you want, is there anything you want or need? The number reason we lack focus is based on the focus of fear. When we lack something, like confidence in our abilities, our goal would be to do things because we fear of lacking. 

If you want to lose weight because you’re ashamed of how you look, rather than focusing on attaining good health, then your focus is on the wrong thing. This is is the same as fitting in or gaining the approval of others. When you focus on the wrong things, and you find yourself failing, you then lack motivation.

If you want to increase your focus, then make a well-detailed plan of your goal. That way, your goals are specifically developed and your attention is on your goals, rather than your fears, which is the lack of what you don’t have. The purpose here is to help you focus on creating a plan so that your specific goals are greater than your fears. Your fears lead you to what you don’t have, but when you have focus, you tend to lean on your goals and want to achieve them. 

Lack of Direction

How can you be motivated if you don’t know how to start? That’s when the direction comes in. 

Some people lack direction because of many different factors: they haven’t really thought about it, they’re not serious about their goals, or they have a goal but don’t know how to specifically go about it. With this lack, you tend to procrastinate and get lazy. 

The way to overcome your focus is to create step by step tasks to reach your goal. The more you focus on your specific task, the closer you are to your goals. Consider how your strength can help you advance in your goals as well. 

If you find yourself under one of these three reasons, it’s time to develop a step by step plan that will move you to take a positive step to develop motivation. It requires your choice, your mind, your investment, and your willingness to act on the goal. 

There will never a perfect plan on how to maintain motivation. Even if you have the motivation, there’s not a chance where you won’t be let down or fail. Understand that life will give you lemons, it’s up to you to know what to do with it.

This post will give 50 motivation tips to help you stay gain the momentum you need to be motivated at all times. 

  1. Know what you want to achieve
  2. Determine the specific steps on how you’re going to reach your goal
  3. Devise a plan that will set you up for what you can achieve the best first to what may be a bit daunting. Alternating them can be lead to your success as well. 
  4. Increase the challenge of goal by doing something new. The purpose here is to try something that will motivate you to focus on your goal. 
  5. You are responsible for your actions. Every goal has its trial and error, but it also has its success. The key here is by taking the initiative, putting on the effort, and being consistent.
  6. Look at your daunting task as opportunities. Look at your task in a way that may seem like a great challenge you know you can tackle. 
  7. See the goal as an opportunity to achieve. If you look at it as an enjoyable journey to go through, it’ll give you the energy and motivation to pursue the goal consistently. 
  8. Learn that goals are achieved through hard work
  9. Working hard is essential. So is working smarter. 
  10. Improve your skills
  11. Persist even if you see a fail. It’s all about commitment and continuous effort that you’ll see your goals come to fruition.
  12. Live your desired future in the now. If you want to lose weight, see yourself as pounds lighter while still exercising. Visualize your results presently. 
  13. Put your goals in writing. 
  14. Measure the outcome of your goals.  
  15. Set times and dates of when you will achieve your goal. Be specific.
  16. Plan and write down what your reward will be as you achieve each of your goals. Rewards are the greatest motivator. 
  17. Make a list of obstacles that might stand in your way Be as specific as you can so you can be prepared to overtake it.
  18. Write down the benefits of achieving your goals. 
  19. Write down your complicated goals into measurable and manageable tasks.
  20. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. 
  21. Get organized. Acquire the necessary tools and resources that will accompany you towards reaching your goals.
  22. Be serious about your task. Even if you fail at one task, get back up, reassess it, and try again. 
  23. Consider if your goals are related to your values. The more your goals are related to something you believe, the better and dedicated you are towards your goals. 
  24. Use willpower. Think of it as a muscle. The more you use it, the better motivated you are towards your goals. 
  25. Don’t procrastinate. Never delay a task for tomorrow that you can do today. 
  26. Don’t preconceive a task to be difficult, especially if you haven’t started it. IF you do, you’ll be thinking about how difficult it may be, which may already lead to failure. 
  27. Divide tasks based on shared interest, if you’re in a group.
  28. Remove the word ‘Can’t’ from your vocabulary and start saying I ‘can’
  29. Have a positive attitude. You can’t change your circumstances, but you can change your attitude towards it.
  30. Avoid negativity. Approach the goal/task with an open mind rather than a negative attitude. The more negative you get, the more apathetic you’ll be toward your goal. 
  31. Keep motivators around your workplace. Wherever you work, make sure you have something that gives you a motivational boost such as vision board or music. 
  32. Surround yourself with positive, successful, and motivated people. 
  33. Thinking will not get you started, just do it!
  34. Know yourself well. Know what makes or breaks you when it comes to motivation. 
  35. Help others and share ideas. Your friends and family may have certain ideas to get your goals done efficiently. 
  36. Track your progress and reassess if your plan may need a change. 
  37. Take a break, accordingly. 
  38. Have a cause. If you’re doing it for a great cause, whether it is for a family member or something you believe in, that cause can cause a great motivator in your life.
  39. Talk to someone in regard to the number of wins you’ve gotten from accomplishing your tasks. The encouragement you’ll get from your friends and family will maintain motivation.
  40. Have a big dream. Your dream must be big enough to inspire you. It must be realistic but challenging.
  41. Be hungry for it—Wanting something isn’t enough.
  42. Do it your way, don’t try to do it better than someone else. Comparing yourself with others is an effective way to destroy your motivation.
  43. Don’t think about how to complete your goal. Don’t think about how many more obstacles are waiting for you. Just focus on taking one more step.
  44. Let go of the past. Your past can drag you down before you realize it. Your past can give you a heavy burden on your shoulders. Take it off your shoulder and leave it. 
  45. Try tackling the worst jobs first. By doing this, you get the worst job out of the way first and then the rest of the day is a piece of cake.
  46. Face your fear. Don’t allow false expectations and fears keep you from doing things
  47. Reconsider your path. If you find that you’re not motivated to do the things that need to be done, maybe you should examine why, and then consider doing something else on a regular basis instead. Sometimes taking some time off of your goal will reestablish your willingness to pursue the goal.
  48. Hold yourself back. Moving forward with enthusiasm and excitement can be great, but it can also cause you to burn out fast.
  49. Join a group to keep you motivated and focused.
  50. Put up a picture of your goal in a visible place. Putting up pictures of things that motivate you are one thing, such as a vision board.

If you want to seek more motivational tips, I have a total of 100 motivational tips to help you succeed. Just click to subscribe to the bloom and grow resource library and you’ll be able to download it. 

There you have it. I hope you use one or more of these tips to help you succeed in accomplishing your goals. Just know that you’re the decision-maker of your life. Choose to live free instead of chained to your fears, and you’ll definitely live a happy, intentional, goal-achiever life. 

Until Next Time, 

Simply Alia

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