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Monday, 7 April 2008

The ABC’s of Self-Motivation

A – Avoid negative people, things and places. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
B - Believe in yourself and what you can accomplish.
C – Consider things from every angle. Motivation comes from determination.
D – Don’t give up or give in. When Thomas Edison was working on the light bulb, he didn’t get it right the first time. Edison saw every failure as a success, because it channelled his thinking in more fruitful directions.
E – Enjoy your life.
F – Family and friends who support and encourage you.
G – Give more than enough. Don’t settle by doing just enough to get by. Always give more than is expected.
H – Hang on to your dreams. You may not think you are making progress, but dreams motivate you to meet your step-by-step goals.
I – Ignore those who try and pull you down. Don’t let other people to get the best of you.
J – Just be yourself. The key to success is to be yourself; the key to failure is to try and please everyone.
K – Keep trying no matter how difficult things may seem. When you are motivated you can eventually work past the difficulties, moving toward self improvement.
L – Love yourself.
M – Make things happen. Success will not fall into your lap. You need hard work to reach your dreams.
N – Never lie, cheat or steal.
O – Open your eyes. Opportunities for success are all around you. Look for things that will move your life in the direction you want.
P – Practice makes perfect. The more you do, the more you improve.
Q – Quitters never win. Don’t give up at the first hint of difficulty. However, it’s important to learn the law of diminishing returns and move in a different direction when you can go no further.
R – Ready yourself. Motivation is also about preparation. It wasn’t raining when Noah started building the ark.
S – Stop procrastinating.
T – Take control of your life. Discipline or self-control is essential for personal motivation and development.
U – Understand others. Learn to understand first and then to be understood.
V – Visualize it. Motivation without vision is like a boat without a rudder.
W – Want you dreams more than anything.
X – “X-tras” will make you stand out from others. When you are motivated, you tend to add to your life: extra time for family, extra help at work, extra care for friends and so on.
Y – You are unique. Value your life.
Z – Zero in on your dreams and reach for them

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