Finding motivation can be difficult at times. We all get down points in our lives where we get confused and are not sure of what we want to do with our lives. Maybe one week at work it was really difficult and we question if we even want to work there. Maybe you feel lost and are not sure if your program at school is working for you. Here are 6 rules that I use to find the motivation to do the things I wanted to do in life.
1. Decide who you want to be.
The most important concept to finding motivation in your life is to find out who you want to be. Not what, but who. Understand that your life is short, and that we are all going to eventually die. Who do you want to be if there were absolutely no limits?.
Do you want to become a leading engineer that develops new technology?
Do you want to be an entrepreneur so that other people use you for inspiration?
Do you want to leave a legacy for others?
Do you want to become the greatest bodybuilder of all time?
Do you want to become an inspiration for your younger siblings?
Ask yourself these questions and find out who do you want to be. When you decide this, it gives you a sense of direction and certainty in your life. This will allow you to chase your goals ferociously and in the process became motivated and change the outcome of your life.
2) Change Your Environment
If you are a young adult, or a teen reading this and you are living at home thinking "man, my parents don’t know anything" or "my environment is so distracting" there is nothing wrong with that kind of thinking. You are not alone! All you need to do is change your environment. This doesn't have to be a complete, permanent change but maybe changing your environment to find new inspirations and ideas, or maybe just changing your environment for a few hours so you can get some work done.
Let say, you know that you want to be an engineer and develop a new app but your not sure how to program or where to meet computer engineers. Well how about taking a trip to an engineering convention, or go to your local university and check out the facilities. If you want to decide to become a great fighter, go to a bunch of different gyms and see which one you feel most at home. There are always options out there if option A doesn't work, you have B, C, D...Z, then AA, then AB and so on.
In this era of technology there are so many resources online that you can even join online forums!
In addition, when you change your environment and you tell your new environment this is who I want to be, more than likely they will know you are that person and they will start to treat you as such. Its very difficult to become someone new, when your seeing the same people over and over again, well because they already know you!
3) Find a Good Mentor
Finding a good mentor will be able to provide the short cuts and direction towards your goals as well as keep you on track on days where you don’t feel like working. A mentor can be found in the workplace, through friends, online forums, or mentorship groups such as young entrepreneurship, or professional groups. A good mentor will be able to tell you when you need to work a bit harder, when you can relax, and when you are making a mistake.
4) Go to the gym
Can you really consider someone successful if they do not have good health? I don't think so. However, when you work out it stimulates your mind and allows your body to release hormones that aid in the healing of brain cells. When you work out, you feel good, like how a runner gets the “runners high”. When your surrounded by a group of people listening to energetic music it is very stimulating and can inspire you. In addition, by developing your body physically it allows you to work harder and push your mind further.
5) Post Your Goals up
Write your goals on a “Goals Map” where you have a 1 year goal, 5 year goal and 10 year goal. This way, you will be able to see it every single day and read it over. This not only keep your goal fresh on your mind, but also encourages the law of attraction to bring your goals into your life. Write it and post it up on your door, so the first thing you see when you wake up is your goal!
6) Post Inspirational Notes for Yourself
Even if you are one of the most motivated people in the world, such as myself, Tony Robbins, Floyd Mayweather, Michael Jordan you will get days where you feel down. This is a characteristic of being a human being. However, on these days is where the champions and the average people are identified. When you have inspirational notes all around, it will keep you motivated to do the things that you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like it!
Create a positive environment that encourage and challenges you towards your goals!
Michael Rao is a key contributor at Driven Fighters. He is passionate about the fighters mentality and motivating other people. He has associated walking into the boxing gym as the day his life changed. His story shows that with hard work anything is possible. Having taken himself from being labeled by his high school teachers as a failure and almost dropping out to opening numerous businesses and graduating with his Master Degree in Engineering (University of Toronto). At just 18 years old, he was featured on CH News, and awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award. His passion and desire to help others made him a perfect example of what a driven fighter is. He has 20+ fights including a national amateur tournament belt.