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10 Motivational Habits That Drive Millionaires- Valutrics

Have you ever been awed The good news is that “Highly motivated people start with their WHY. WHY do you do what you do?,” asks J.D. Meier in an article for Time.

“If you climb a mountain simply because it’s there, that’s probably not enough to keep you going when the going gets tough. If you know WHY you do what you do, and it matters deeply to you, then you will find your strength in any situation,” adds Meier.

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2. Feel what you feel.

“When disappointing or upsetting things happen, some people get overwhelmed with negative emotions, while others try to avoid those feelings all together,” writes author Erika Anderson in Forbes. “Neither alternative works very well – getting stuck in anger, frustration, sadness, or disappointment can paralyze you, while pretending that you’re not feeling anything can have long-term negative effects on your health and mental state.”

Instead, find the middle path where you actually feel your feelings and then move through them. If you’re really ticked off about a colleague who stole an idea, it’s all right to let that anger out in a healthy way, such as venting to your best friend. Instead of letting it fester, get it off your chest and move on.

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3. Get your morning started on the right foot.

One of the easiest and most powerful habits that drive motivation is kicking off your day correctly To ensure that you wake-up on the right side of the bed, try these tips:

  • Have a reason to get out of bed. It could be anything from walking your dog to making sure your kids are off to school to squeezing in a workout before work.
  • Stretch and breathe deep. This gets the blood and oxygen flowing to your brain, and helps you get up.
  • Do something simple to start the day. I make my bed immediately once I’m up. It’s not because I want the bedroom to look presentable. It’s because it’s an easy task that makes me feel like I’ve already accomplished something – even though I’ve only been awake for a couple of minutes!
  • Create rote tasks. As explained Related: 10 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

    4. Change it up.

    There’s an old saying: variety is the spice of life. Variety keeps your motivated to meet goals when you haven’t yet made much progress and risk falling into a rut.

    Changing things up is like your workout routine. You can’t just work on your legs. Other parts of your body need some loving too. Keep doing the same exercises and you’ll soon plateau.

    The same is true for any aspect of your live. Changing things up gives you chance to break-up the monotony, try out new skills, and have new experiences that can lead to new ideas or develop a new passion.

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    5. Chart your progress.

    This is a simple way for you to see how far you’ve come along. Sounds simple, but think about when you set a reading goal. Maybe you want to read more books. Your initial goal is to read just for a five minutes a day but once you start you’re reading for 10 minutes and now you’re up to 30 minutes a day and you’re flying through books.

    If you can do thirty minutes, then why not bump-up to forty? Just imagine all the books you’ll be able to read! Mark this on your Calendar each and every day.

    Related: Chart Goals to Create a Road Map to Your Success

    6. Create environmental anchors.

    This is simply writing your goals or inspiring quotes on a Post-it or 3×5 card and placing it on the wall of your office, the inside of your car, bathroom mirror or calendar. A daily reminder of your goal will push you to accomplish it.

    Related: 6 Apps That Help You Stick to Your Goals

    7. Join a group, online or offline.

    Self-motivation is tough. Think about going to the gym Whether it’s joining an online forum, taking a class or joining a support, being with people who share the same goal will keep you focused and motivated. You can share advice, provide moral support and inspire each other to keep pushing forward when you feel like throwing in the towel.

    Related: 3 Guidelines for Creating a Support Group That Will Push You to the Next Level

    8. Develop gratitude.

    Just For example, if you’re grateful that you just landed a new client today, then use that feeling and experience to secure two new clients tomorrow.

    9. Discover your passion.

    Obsession can be an extremely powerful motivator since it creates its own motivational might. In fact, the most successful individuals are those are who chased their passion and are doing what they love to do.

    When you become passionate, whether if it’s at work, exercising, or volunteering, it no longer becomes laborious. It becomes something that you enjoy, look forward to, and want to get better.

    10. Visualization.

    “Visualization is the process of forming mental images and pictures of a desired future,” writes Hanan Parvez for PsychMechanics. ”Those who have dreams and visions of an ideal future life visualize more naturally than others.

    Visualization is not idle, fruitless activity like daydreaming but in fact it can dramatically increase a person’s chances to turn his dreams into reality.”

    How can visualization encourage motivation?

    “We are motivated Believe it or not, research has found that mental practices are almost effective as true physical practice for athletes.

    Additionally, as Tomas Laurinavicius explains in the Huffington Post, “Visualization process works as a form of relaxation as it reduces anxiety, with visualization there are no limitations, you can be and do anything. You can gain inspiration to pursue your dreams as you have already seen them happen, boost confidence and improve focus to work toward your goals.”

    Laurinavicius recommends that you, “Start with a simple skill that you want to learn, like waking up earlier or eating slower. That way you can practice with something easier and strengthen your visualization skills before tackling the big complex skills.”

    John Rampton

    John Rampton

    John Rampton is an entrepreneur, investor, online marketing guru and startup enthusiast. He is founder of the online invoicing company Due. John is best known as an entrepreneur and connector. He was recently named #3 on Top 50 Online Influ…

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