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How to Find Positive Motivation

How to Find Positive Motivation

How to Find Positive Motivation

Positive motivation is a mind-set that allows individuals to effectively adapt to difficult circumstances and respond appropriately to negative business conditions.

Those who lack positive motivation skills often feel powerless in the face of challenging situations, leading to reduced productivity and wellbeing. However, those who cultivate positive motivation feel empowered and are more likely to be constructive, effective, calm, and confident.

Here are six steps to developing positive motivation.

1. Think about goals

Positive motivation starts with thinking about goals rather than fears. Our feelings are reactions to our thoughts and thinking about difficulties and problems often leads to worry. Instead, focus on your goals and plans for a better future.

Remember that you are in control of your thinking, so spend more time setting goals and less time worrying.

2. Create detailed written plans

Goals are important, but detailed written plans are essential for achieving them.

To create a plan, answer three questions:

  • What additional information or skill do we need?
  • What additional resources do we need?
  • What is the time deadline to achieve our goal?

Without a plan of action, there can be no action, and without action, there is no motivation.

3. Surround yourself with positive influences

Choose friends and associates who motivate you rather than demotivate you. Spend time with people who have the power to inspire you and help you achieve your goals.

4. Use role models for motivation

Look to people you admire as sources of inspiration and motivation. Study their methods and try to emulate their characteristics that you find motivating.

Judge logically: Evaluate circumstances according to a logical evaluation of all available facts, rather than relying on rumours or social media postings.

Remember that your mind is influenced by the information it feeds on, so seek out accurate and reliable sources of information.

5. Generate more energy

Positive motivation requires energy, which can be generated through proper nutrition, sleep, and exercise. Eat well, sleep regularly, and exercise regularly to provide the energy you need to feel motivated.

6. Gain knowledge

Knowledge is power, so invest time in learning and becoming more expert in areas that have the potential to bring in more money. Education is a key motivator because when you know what you are doing, you feel unstoppable.

In conclusion, positive motivation is an essential asset that can be developed through goal-setting, planning, positive influences, role models, logical evaluation, energy generation, and knowledge acquisition. By following these seven steps, individuals can cultivate positive motivation and achieve their goals.

About the Author: Chris Farmer


Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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