Frank Salvatore
Health and Lifestyle

Secrets to Staying Motivated

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Personal motivation is an important part of maintaining a proper quality of life. Without motivation, we are more likely to waste our time by doing nothing and neglect any personal or professional obligations and goals. Even people who tend to always be motivated can run out of steam. However, there is always a way to get back on track.

Keeping a high level of motivation throughout your life is really just about your perspective. Maintaining motivation requires a genuine understanding that you are living the one and only life that was offered to you. With this knowledge, you realize that you only have a limited amount of time to do everything that you want to do in life.

This leaves only two major factors to drive your motivation. The first is selfishness, while the second is gratitude. While these may seem to work against each other, quite the opposite is actually true. You must be selfish with the time you are given in life and grateful for any time that you have had.

Selfishness

Being selfish isn’t necessarily about making the most money or having disregard for other people. A part of being selfish is setting yourself up to create a legacy. While it is likely very important to you to maximize your income, your reputation within your company will not only last longer but will also be more widely known than the figures on your paycheck.

A part of this is finding enjoyment in the work you are doing rather than only seeing the benefits of what your work gets you in the end. You have to learn to love your work and love your everyday routine that leads you to your success.

The sense of accomplishment that you then get from the work that you have done is more gratifying than the material things that you are able to purchase from your salary. This is a very healthy mindset to have. If you can change your perspective to focus more on the mental rewards you get out of your hard work rather than the physical awards, you are likely to feel a new sense of motivation that will make you want to succeed in what you are doing every day.

Gratitude

Part of staying motivated is being able to have more gratitude towards the things that you do have than regret towards the things that you don’t. For example, say you are starting to feel less motivated at work because you have had a series of setbacks or perhaps you were passed over for someone else to get a promotion.

Rather than focusing on the opportunity costs of things that you were not able to gain, bring your mind back to the things that you already do have and how grateful you are for that. Look at the bigger picture of your life, such as the health of your family and the fact that you have a successful career at all.

Think of where you came from and where you are now and everything you have successfully done in order to get to that place. Take time to be grateful for your accomplishments rather than focusing on your losses.

Keeping your perspective on the health and wellness of your family and loved ones, as well as your previous success, will help you handle everything that comes your way. It will help you manage to step away from any setbacks and bring you back to thinking about all of the great things that you already have.

Having motivation and keeping it high is all about creating a mental shift in your perspective. It is important to remember that your time is more important than your money and you have to be selfish with that time and grateful for the process.

You have to make the most out of the one life you get. This ?you?re going to die? mindset might be considered dark, but it helps me stay motivated very easily. The selfishness of legacy over the currency, along with the urgency of a limited amount of time, adds up to competitiveness and drive. Because, who really knows what tomorrow brings? That?s what keeps me hungry.It?s impossible not to stay motivated or get too down when you?re feeling grateful.

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