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7 Fierce Ways to Get Motivated

Even after writing 8 Practical Ways to Get Motivated, I couldn’t resist sharing 7 more “fierce” ways to help you get motivated.

So what’re you waiting for? Get motivated now!

1. Discover the Resistance

What’s holding you back? Is it fear? Uncertainty? “What if” scenarios? Write this question down in your journal, “What’s holding me back?”, and then sit with it for a few moments. Write down everything that comes up. Once you’ve written down what’s keeping you stuck, just the awareness of it alone will give you a new perspective, and potentially new empowerment to start moving forward. Don’t wait, write it down now!

2. Take the First Step

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Okay, so you want to walk a thousand miles. What if you just took the first step, just a baby step? What if you did the first logical thing, like making that phone call, doing the research, filling out a form, or opening up your book? Forget about the mountain that you want to climb and look down at the first 2 steps in front of you. Put one foot in front of the other. Something holding you back? See above.

3. How Badly Do You Want It?

Harness your desire! If you want it badly enough, then how can anything stop you from getting it? What possible excuse can stand in your way? You didn’t have the time? You’re not sure how? Write down your excuses. Then ask yourself, “How badly do I want this?” If you want it badly enough, then get in touch with your deep desire to get it. Then nothing can you stop you. As Randy Pausch said, “The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”

4. What If You Don’t Do It

What’ll happen if you don’t do it? Will your life continue to be mediocre and unremarkable? Will you regret not getting started sooner years from now? Think about how continuing to stay in your comfort zone makes you feel. To be stagnating and stuck. Yuck! Get disgusted, get angry, get upset the way things have been going for you. Think about what it’d be like if you decide to continue on this road you’ve been on. How does not taking action affect your life negatively?

5. Make Your To-Do List

Make your to-do list… Not to look at it. To do it! Making the list shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes. What are you going to do with the next 55 minutes? Start at the top with number one. Forget about everything else and focus on completing just this first task. Remove all distractions, no Facebook, turn off your phone, and commit to getting the first task done. Finished? Great job! Now go straight to the second task. Push yourself to just start moving forward, and you will start building momentum.

6. Make It Your Top Priority

What is it that you want to get motivated on? Set your goal first. After your goal is set, make it your number one priority. Really, how important is the tv show you’re watching? How important is checking Facebook again, or googling that random thought? Make this goal the top thing in your life (aside from health, family, relationships, etc.). Get after it. Don’t hold yourself back. If you’re feeling called upon to do it… go for it! I promise you, you won’t regret it.

7. Get a Life Coach

Talk to a life coach. Find the right one and you’ll get inspired, motivated, empowered, encouraged, supported, helped, and believed in. They have an assortment of personal development tools to motivate you. Your life coach will take you beyond just motivation to discover what’s really holding you back and why you’re procrastinating.

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28 Responses to 7 Fierce Ways to Get Motivated

  1. Kizi 10 says:

    There is a force that is in good condition for each individual. It will be what you accumulate.

  2. Dan Erickson says:

    I’d like to add one more to your list: Know that your time on Earth is limited. Do you want to leave a legacy behind? Something for your children? Knowing your days are numbered can motivate you to complete more now.

  3. Great point Dan, thanks for sharing! Agreed, Awareness of your own mortality is quite a motivator… after all, should I really care if I look like a fool for just a few minutes?

    Wanting to leave something bigger behind is a good way to stay motivated.

    What motivates you the most Dan?

  4. Pretty deep Kizi!

    Can you elaborate? 😀

  5. Dan Erickson says:

    My duaghter. I want to leave something behind that she can benefit from. My books, although disguised as fiction, have much about my life and struggles written into them. So she will always be able to read those when she’s older and understand me better. And hopefully, I will reap some financial rewards from those stories that I can pass on to her as well.

  6. Awesome, great stuff Dan!

    I’m feeling inspired :) Is anyone else?

  7. David Tee says:

    I think it’s important to add that so many people are unmotivated because they think that achieving greatness in life is reserved for other people – celebrities, famous role models etc. So many people don’t even believe that it’s possible for them to achieve greatness and success, because they’re stuck in this mindset. I think it’s good (especially for young people) to read autobiographies of successful people, so that they can see that the vast majority of them came up from nothing – i.e poor background, less than ideal family situation etc. But be careful kids, it’s easy to get stuck reading too much and doing too little! Anyway, great post Tom. Me likes!

  8. Thanks for sharing David! I love your input :)

    Agreed. We all have the “right” and deserve to have greatness… but do you believe it? I think that’s the defining factor. You have to believe that you’re worthy, deserve it, and that it’s your right and you should have it.

    And yes, we can quickly learn how some of the most successful, accomplished, and amazing people did start out with tough circumstances, often much worse than our own.

    Which one of those stories/biographies inspires you the most David?!

  9. In addition to all the great points of view already expressed,
    I also think that many of us are unmotivated because we keep the wrong people
    in our lives. When we’re around negative or defeatist or unmotivated people, their temperaments can rub off onto us and jade our
    world’s view and cloud our outlook. When
    we think of someone as our friend, it’s not easy to realize they’re the source
    of us not progressing. As hard as it can be, sometimes we need to remove
    certain people from our inner circle in order to get motivated and move

  10. Thanks for sharing Will! Great point! Yes I agree, there’s that saying, that the 5 people you spend the most time with — that’s who you become like. And I totally agree with that.

    I also prefer to surround myself with positive, empowered, happy, and awesome people. It makes quite a difference, doesn’t it?

    What about you, do you surround yourself with amazing people Will?

  11. It’s quiet funny to know that I found myself like a child trying to absorb everything that is written here. I was copying and pasting every important words that struck me,as if it’ll gone sooner. LOL Thanks though.

    Claude – Motivated :’D

  12. I believe Dan is a family oriented person. Just my thought! :)

    Thanks for sharing your Words Of Wisdom to us Dan.

  13. Glad you found it helpful Claude! Feel free to connect with me on Facebook. :)

    What was the most striking things you got from this article?

  14. You hit nail in head for that, Tom. For me, number 7 is one of the most important. Getting a life coach doesn’t always mean that you should hire a human person to do something for you but could also be anything that could, in one way or the other, influence you big time to become motivated. This blog, for example, is just one of these “motivators” I would like to consider as a coach.

  15. It is to take the FIRST STEP. It is not enough to list down everything, we need to act on it :) I’ve added you on facebook. A BIG THANK YOU TOM!

  16. Very well said Napoleon :)

  17. I appreciate you sharing Napoleon! Yes, a life coach doesn’t do things for you but empowers you to create the life that you want. A life coach is a very powerful way for someone to get motivated.

    Have you used a coach before?

  18. Any time Claude! I’m very happy to help! Yes, TAKE ACTION!! :)

  19. Jill says:

    I love your enthusiasm. Just friended ya on FB.

  20. Hey Jill! Thanks… I never got your friend request though! Do you want to try sending it again? :) Would love to connect

  21. asdf says:

    Ooh, more brow-beating. Just what I needed.

  22. yepi 10 says:

    I really wanting! thank so much

  23. Yes Tom, I surely do associate with positive people. It reminds me of what my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Donaldson used to always say. She’d often say something like, Show me the people with whom you spend most of your time and I’ll show you why you’re the way that you are. I didn’t understand it back then, but today, I understand it completely. Birds of a feather do, indeed, flock together.

  24. Well put Will, yes! And we can choose the people we want to surround ourselves with. Thanks for sharing! :)

  25. Jaky Astik says:

    Exactly. When I started with Habitual Winning Pro, my goal was to collect information and come back later when I need it. And over time, it has become kind of a lifecoach for me.. I read and reread things I’ve collected and written over time and get myself back on track :-)

  26. Jaky Astik says:

    True. Some people do drain our energy. And there are also people whom we can’t ignore or get away from altogether. When this happens, we’re in a duet.. 😉

  27. Jaky Astik says:

    Exactly. Life’s short. And when you witness the shortness, when you affirm to yourself that you got to do something awesome before it ends, you might discover a path to greatness..

  28. Blah says:

    Thank you for this. I read it while procrastinating. The one thing I am good at. I can not seem to find interest in even one little thing. I am only off auto pilot when required and even then I am pushing it. I wish I could just sleep away worry and regret but I would never wake.

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