By Phineas Mutinhiri
Often if not most times everyone gets into a state of self-doubt, hesitation, and demotivation. Such may happen because of situations that we encounter and are beyond our control but what matters most is how we react to these situations. We may either languish in agony or we may see them as challenges ought to be overcome and make us stronger.
What then does one need to do when they find themselves in a state of low energy and demotivated? Motivation should not be treated like an option which one opts for when they are in grief. It is a daily need just like eating bathing, you need to feed your performance and mental prowess with positivity for you to be a high-performance person.
Of all the motivation strategies, the greatest that surpasses all is the state of believing in yourself. Believe that you can and you will then you would have equipped yourself with the ability to continue and maneuver in any problematic situation. That conquering mindset opens a channel of positivity and makes one know how to fight depression and self-doubt when it comes. You will know how to motivate yourself when there is a challenge and when you want to sustain your higher performance prowess.
Positive streams of self uplifting can come in many different forms so I am going to mention the means that can be used to accomplish positivity.
1) Music And Visual Entertainment
There is always that song that makes your nerves feel calm and it speaks to your inner self. I regardless of the music genre, listening to music that makes you enjoy has an impact on your brain by either reducing stress or puts you in a good mood. Movies also act in the same manner, especially those are embedded with lessons and mind thrilling dynamics.
2) Inspirational Sources
These come in the form of magazines, stories, quotations, audios, and videos. With the coming of technology, inspirational sources can be found online through motivational YouTube channels, Facebook pages, Websites, and Whatsapp platforms. The more you really, watch, and listen to motivational sources the more you’re likely to keep your thinking capacity and mood swings in check. You feel energized to not only do more but be someone better.
3) Work And Spiritual Life
Keeping yourself busy lessens your chances of premeditating on negative things in your life, through work you keep your mind occupied.
When it comes to spiritual life specifically Christianity, the teachings and music associated with that are all about uplifting someone physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Gathering with fellow believers, listening to someone preach, and singing along in church is also a very reliable source of motivation.
4) Positive People
The type of people we associate with have a massive impact on who we become regarding our financial strength, quality of our thoughts, and shaping of life goals. Being around people who always complain about political issues, economic problems, marital challenges endorses a mindset that we are out to be suffering here on earth. Naysayers derail your thoughts and ambitions to a channel of negativity. Be around people who come up with strategies of overcoming life challenges, discuss means of earning more, and how to live a happy life. That will put you in a state of optimism and you will be motivated to do more. If you cannot find a reason to live then life itself becomes a burden.
Body builders go to the gym to get their bodies in shape. What do you do to keep your level of motivation in check. This is a matter of choice and it works better if your mind is your ally in making you feel good and perform good. Draw a strategy plan to live your life to the fullest through self motivation and higher performance.
Phineas Mutinhiri is an Author, Life Coach & Mentor, Leadership Coach, Performance Coach, Transformational Speaker, Business Coach, Personal Development Coach and Entrepreneur.
He is the founder of Risphin Coaching And Mentoring Group which strives to unlock the potential of Individuals, People Relations, Organizations, And Businesses.
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