The place to learn skills for the real world. Well, life is pretty tough these days, too much of stress, financial stress, work stress, family stress. So how do you get rid of this stress? What is the most essential thing that you require in order to be happy, stress free and enjoy the things that you do? Well, its Self- motivation, you have to be self-motivated to enjoy the things that you do. So in today's session we are gonna discuss some tips that would help you to self-motivate yourself. The first thing that can help you to self-motivate yourselves is celebrating little wins. Well, no matter how small these wins are, it's important for you to celebrate the success of it.
Few things like kudos and appreciation from your boss, from your co-workers or even from your family members, who just come up to you and say that Wow! You did a great job, celebrate that win. If you think that yes you did a great job then you do need to celebrate this, now if you end up celebrating these small little wins, which you just think that, Oh! They are just small wins, how does it matter. Well, you will see the difference. It does matter; it will create this positive energy. It would help you to stay focused on your bigger goals and of course it will help you to make your surroundings and yourself really happy.
So the next thing that you need to do to self-motivate yourself is to celebrate these little wins. Well, the next thing that you need to do to stay self-motivated is to keep your cards close to you. Well, you are running a marathon, probably you are really excited about the new diet plan or you are working on a new big project. Wow! Good for you congratulations, but you need to share it or announce it to everyone. It's okay to share it with your family members or with your close friends, however announcing it to the world and going gahgah over it, it's not gonna help you. Let's take it for example that you put in this status of yours on Facebook, sharing the big news. Well, of course positive comments are gonna gush down on your wall page, however that's not gonna work for you. The reason because once you end up reading these positive comments coming in from your friends, from your family members, from your co-workers, you will think that you have achieved your goal already, but actually you haven't even started working on it, so it's quiet a negative thing that you do, if you end up sharing it to the whole world.
So keep your cards close to you, need not share the big news with the world. You can share it once you achieve success that should help you to self-motivate yourself. The most important thing that you need to quit doing is stop comparing. Well, be gentle with yourself, yes we live in the world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, where people share accomplishments on daily basis. And then you think to yourself, what am I doing? Why am I not able to achieve success? Well, that's not real, probably the stories that you see are not real, because grass is always green around the other side. So you need to stop comparing yourself with the world, just put in your efforts and your hard work in what you do. I'm sure you will achieve success. The stories that you see on Facebook are not real, trust me, because nobody is gonna share their difficult times on Facebook or on Twitter. It's always the happy times that people love to share and put it on, no difficulties or hardships you are gonna come across on Facebook. So be gentle with yourself and stay focused in order to achieve success. Definitely stop comparing with the world. So what's the next thing that would help you to be self-motivated? To love what you do.
If you are passionate about something and you work towards it, trust me success will follow. But you're gonna be careful here, your love and passion should also help you to make a living. For example, I love playing a guitar, but I can't really come out as a rock star and make a living out of it. So you gotta be careful with the things that you are passionate about, you need to make sure that the things that you love and if you work harder towards it. It has to help you to make a living out of it, so for example, if you love sales, then probably you can get into marketing field or probably you can work in an organization that can help you to make big money and of course to work passionately. So always remember, if you wanna enjoy your work, it's important to love it as well and if you are absolutely crazy about something then work towards it, so that you can achieve success. And then the last thing that I want you to do to self-motivate yourself is slash your to do list into half. So here what I mean is, you know many people tend to make this huge list , the huge to do list, I have to work towards success, I have to achieve my goals, I have to be friends with my co-worker, I have to work on my new projects, Oh my god! You need to stop. Well, you need to cut down on this list; you need to cut it into half, because you need to be realistic. If you are realistic there will be a room of success. If you tend to write down like ten to fifteen points that you need to do. Do you think you will really be able to achieve them? Well, of course not, we just have twenty four hours in a day; it takes time to achieve so many things. So let's be realistic, let's cut down on these to do things, let's work on few things first and then move towards the other half of the list. So this brings me to the end of this session today.