You can drag yourself up the same way you can drag yourself down. It is a choice you have to make every, single day. Whenever you are faced with this conflict of choices, bring with you these tiny nuggets of wisdom on motivation.
Are you demoralized? Do you want to boost your entrepreneurial spirit? Do you lack the motivation to start a business? Then look no further because in this article, I will be sharing with you six simple rules of motivation for entrepreneurs and everybody alike. If you are ready to take some mind boosting pills, then read on.
Six Simple Rules of Motivation for Entrepreneurs and Everybody alike
1. Eliminate negative thoughts and affirmations
Weakening your entrepreneurial sprit and demoralizing yourself begins with little excuses like ‘I don’t feel good’, ‘I am not that smart’, ‘I don’t have enough faith in myself’. When you start believing in these things like they are written in stone, these negative beliefs become a part of your system, a part of who you are.
Don’t give a second’s worth of recognition on these negative self-talks. Whenever you hear that part of your brain tell you things that can pull you down, shut it out and listen to that less powerful, but oftentimes ignored voice that says ‘you can!’.
2. Have a little faith in yourself, in what you can do, and the things you believe in. It doesn’t matter if you fail; everyone fails at something and everyone goes through that hurtful process. What matters is that every time you fail, you bounce back, rebuild yourself, and give the world a better you.
3. Be very careful when choosing your side
You can either talk yourself into doing the task or not, which means you can either be a part of success that one part of your head says you can be, or take part in the downfall the other side of your head tries to go to. Always take that side of your brain that believes in you, that cares about your well-being, and pushes you to be the person you are trying to be.
Try to win the debate with yourself every time. Remember that sometimes, the act of doing something is not really difficult. It’s the few minutes of mental chatter that matters and leads up to doing the act.
4. Hold on to that something that matters to you
There is nothing more meaningful in life than that something that we dearly hold on to. Some people call it their passion, others call it their cause. What do you call yours?
Cause, passion or whatever it is that propels your inner drive to accomplish something is a very powerful source of motivation. It never runs dry. It flows so long as you hold on to that thing you care about. Sometimes, it is what makes people do the impossible in the face of difficulties. And it is that thing that gives them the courage to face and get through the biggest difficulties life throws at them.
This is the reason why I insist entrepreneurs “have a strong why” for building a business because this “why” has the power to see them through the dark tunnel of the entrepreneurial process. Always find a strong reason to do a thing; it gives you the needed drive.
5. Dream big
Big dreams inspire. It makes people work harder with even more passion. What would happen to people if they have nothing to shoot for? Nothing. If there are no Olympic medals and several hundred Olympians to compete against, the champions will never exist. If Mount Everest is not the highest mountain, there will be no mountaineers and hikers who struggle everyday to reach the peak.
If you don’t dream big, you would stay forever in that nook of the world where everything is mediocre, where sense of achievement is an abstract concept, and where success is all but inexistent.
6. Compete with yourself.
Competing with others is good, but oftentimes it is sure-fire way to de-motivate yourself because you will start to compare yourself with others each and every time. Run your own, personal race. How many times have you heard the saying, ‘you are your worst enemy’?
Well, that saying is the truth in its entirety. You are your worst enemy; your neighbors can’t stop you, your family and friends can’t. So stop competing with them; only you can stop you.
In conclusion, these are the six simple rules of motivation I use to get myself back on track. You can also apply these same techniques on yourself to get fired up.