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3 Strategies To Get Motivated

Rewards and motivation

It might be that nothing motivates one as a reward. Knowing that you will be rewarded after having completed the task has a strong influence on your brain.

Therefore, bet on it and, if possible, try rewards that offer you inner satisfaction and that are not necessarily related to spending money like crazy.

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In order to stay motivated, you need a purpose

Without purpose, motivation does not stand a chance.

So start thinking about your purpose, what makes your inner motivation stay alive and do your best to accomplish it.

Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task.”

Improve your personal accountability

Making sure you hold yourself accountable in order to keep up the motivation and, therefore, accomplish your goals, is easier than it sounds.

All you have to do is to commit and express your commitment also in front of others. This will lead to you wanting to be consistent and, therefore, it will make it harder to give up.

Rewards and motivation

It might be that nothing motivates one as a reward. Knowing that you will be rewarded after having completed the task has a strong influence on your brain.

Therefore, bet on it and, if possible, try rewards that offer you inner satisfaction and that are not necessarily related to spending money like crazy.

Find your purpose and live up to it

Once you have found your purpose, make sure to let the world know about it.

Find a proper reward and go after all you have always wanted all in, no matter the risks.

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Procrastinate Wisely

Procrastination gives you a break which is a good thing for your brain

If you become distracted, it can be your brain’s signals that you should have a break. However, if you procrastinate all the time and don’t accomplish your daily tasks, it means that you should change something.

Change Your Routine Location

A new place makes your brain work in a fresh way and you’ll achieve the necessary results faster.

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  • They immediately get our wheels turning on the strategies necessary to attain them.

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