Personal Development

The Science of Staying Motivated and Committed

Motivation is a powerful but mysterious force of nature. It is sometimes very easy to become motivated, and you find yourself caught up in a whirlwind of excitement. Sometimes it’s nearly impossible to figure out how to motivate yourself, and you’re stuck in a death spiral of procrastination.

Researchers are beginning to gain a better understanding of the science of motivation. Dopamine, a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger in the brain associated with pleasure), has recently been identified as a powerful motivator. Dopamine has been shown in studies to transmit signals prior to receiving rewards, encouraging us to achieve something positive.

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The good news is that contrary to popular belief, self-motivation can be changed, and it isn’t some innate, God-given trait. Research shows that there are some proven ways you can become self-motivated, even when the going gets tough.

Here I am sharing practical actions to help us get more done with less friction.

1. Build Conscious Habits

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Because habits are so ingrained in our lives, they have an impact on our motivation. Certain habits or routines we develop encourage motivation, whereas others distract, drain, or de-motivate us.

The solution to staying motivated is to learn how to control your habits. So that you can steer and use them as a tool to create consistent and systematic inputs or actions toward a desired output or outcome.

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2. Get Clear with your WHY

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When we are working toward our goals, we are usually clear about what we are doing and how we intend to proceed. But one thing is missing, and it is crucial to the journey, and that is your why.

What is your main reason for doing that, and why is it so important to you?

The more compelling your reason, the more determined you will be to complete your journey. For example, I am reaching out to you; my content is reaching out to you via an article. Am I an expert at everything I do? Perhaps not.

Because my why is so clear, I want to use my writing, videos, and courses to help you reach your full potential and ultimate goal. All of these are ways for me to serve you and share my knowledge with you through various mediums, and this is my WHY.

Find a compelling reason to get out of bed every morning and work toward your desired outcome.

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3. Goldilocks Rule

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According to the Goldilocks rule, humans experience peak motivation when working on tasks that are just beyond their current abilities, but not too difficult or too easy. Humans enjoy challenges, but they should be at the maximum level of difficulty.

Consider running a marathon alongside a professional athlete who has been training in the same field for many years. He has his own schedule and training regimen. Will you be motivated while running alongside him? NO, because you know your chances of winning the marathon are slim.

Consider another scenario: if you are running a marathon with a 10-year-old boy, will you be motivated? No, because you’re going to win the marathon.

However, if you are running a marathon with someone who has the same schedule as you, he is either employed or owns his own business. If you put in the necessary effort, you have a good chance of winning the marathon.

This is similar to motivation when setting goals. If you set goals that you know you won’t be able to achieve, your motivation will fade and you will set goals that are simple to achieve.

Apply the Goldilocks rule to your life; whether it’s your fitness, career, or business, set a goal that is challenging but still attainable.

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5. Find Effective Rewards

Assume you work in a gym and have set a goal for yourself to work out for one hour every day. But you are only able to work for 30 or 45 minutes for some reason. Today, however, it is different because you will reward yourself as soon as you reach your goal.

When training dogs or any other animal, the same principle applies: we push their limits, motivate them for the reward, and we can get things done from them.

Even in the corporate world, if an employee reaches a certain milestone, the company will reward them with some sort of bonus or incentive. It motivates them to do even better than before, and they are motivated to achieve that specific goal.

When you achieve a small goal, treat yourself to something you enjoy (a Movie, Favorite snack, a trip or anything else)

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5. Learn to manage your stress

Stress can cause brain changes that reduce motivation. According to a recent study, increasing stress levels can reduce motivation to pursue reward by influencing prefrontal cortical activity (the area of the brain that governs the integration of emotion, motivation, and cognition).

Learning to manage stress is one of the most important things you can do to improve your motivation and willpower.

When you are stressed, your body goes into fight or flight mode, encouraging you to focus on short-term goals and outcomes. However, self-control necessitates keeping the big picture in mind.

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Why Self investment becomes your most valuable asset

Did it ever come to your mind that you can invest in yourself?

What does it mean to invest in yourself? When you hear the word investment, the first thing that probably comes to mind is finance. But you can invest in a lot more, for example, investments in your health, knowledge, experience, or personal development. It may ultimately pay off even more than any stock.

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A good investment is essentially one thing: a good decision.

And our ability to judge and evaluate depends heavily on our knowledge and how well we have invested in ourselves. The school does not teach you the most important lessons and topics, such as self-empowerment and self-discovery. These are the crucial qualities and skills that everyone needs sooner or later.

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Health is everything

The first way to invest in yourself is to focus on your health. It costs money to eat healthily, but better health benefits only become apparent over time.

When you are in the best of health, you can work productively. Also, physical fitness leads to better mental health, which means you’ll be in a better mood and have greater mental clarity.

Since health problems often only arise after years of inadequate nutrition, and eating habits, you should act early and set the right course. The longer you put off a healthy lifestyle, the harder it will be to correct later.

You know exercise is good for you. Exercising regularly a few times a week gets rid of calories and leads to a healthier lifestyle. With fitness, you have both: physical and psychological benefits.

Do inner workinvest time in a journey to find yourself. Try Meditation.

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Another important investment

The most important investment you can make in the digital age is an investment in yourself. Algorithms and machines are substituting more and more activities. However, what a machine can never replace is your uniqueness as a human being. And this is right what you need to strengthen.

What you invest in yourself is the one thing no one can ever take from you! You can lose everything, but not your knowledge. Your mind, skills, and attitude are part of you, and you cannot lose them.

Once you have decided, you must determine what you are investing for yourself. Many people find this first step difficult.

Your investment will drive you out of your comfort zone

Essential is to invest and not just spend money on a coach or product, but act on what you learn and use it. You spend money and get back a multiple through the newly learned skills and your personality’s growth.

Some people think that they can’t do it financially. You would have to save elsewhere, like shopping less, short vacations, and eating out?

Once you have decided, you must determine what you are investing for yourself. Many people find this first step difficult. But if you invest in yourself, you can reap the benefits later.

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Investing in yourself is not a question of money but the will to invest time to acquire new knowledge. Do what you enjoy and what interests you. Only those who follow their passion will not have to regret anything in old age.

Depending on your needs, look for someone who can inspire you and guide you on how best to invest in yourself and thrive. A Coach is very good at this.

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Why should you invest in yourself?

It is about the most natural thing in the world: growth and happiness.

You want to be happy, achieve your goals, and be the best version of yourself.

You do not have to settle for the low wages.

You do not have to settle for a job you don’t enjoy.

It’s about investing in the most critical thing in our lives: In yourself! Material items are perishable, but knowledge is the most expensive commodity we can only achieve with many resources.

Investing in developing your skills and abilities will make you more productive, innovative, and adaptable to the changes that are on the horizon.

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Self Leadership – How to Lead your own life

When people mention leadership, the focus is quite often on others—how leaders serve, empower, and motivate them. Lets take a different approach and talk about how to be a leader of your own life.

what if we flip the plot?

What if, instead of focusing on leadership in relation to others, we focused on the leadership we can perform in our own lives?

To lead your life from including you in the picture, here are 7 elements you need to consider

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1. Identify your Value system

To be a self-leader, you must first understand who you are and what your core values are. You must then have faith in yourself to act in accordance with those values. You must act and live in a way that is true to yourself. That does not imply that you live your life without regard for others. It simply means that you value your own as much as you value theirs.

2. Doing what’s right, not what’s easy

There are some things you just don’t mess around with. There is no room for compromise when it comes to integrity, honesty, and ethics. Maintain consistency between what you say and what you do; keep integrity at the core of your character and you will never lose sight of it. We’re all human, and no one is perfect. However, you can always make an effort to choose what is right over what is convenient or personally beneficial.

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3. Leading by example

Every day, whether you realize it or not, you are setting an example for those around you, whether positive or negative. Because your life is your message, you must decide what message you want to send in order to be the leader of your life.

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4.  Honoring others

Others will advise you to ensure that you receive all of the credit and validation that is due to you. Being the leader of your own life, on the other hand, entails learning to be humble and to give credit where credit is due. Going out ahead of others is only one aspect of leadership; you must also follow them. Instead of seeking recognition for yourself, demonstrate that you support them and recognize and appreciate them.

5. Intentional decision-making

It’s tempting to want to have all the answers, mitigate all the risks, or wait until the right time comes before making a decision. But you can’t wait forever for those things, and by then, everything has changed. Accepting your ability for contribution, which you exercise through the decisions you make, is what it means to be a Self Leader.

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6. Actively reject pessimism

There will always be something to be discontented with. Instead, have a zero-tolerance regime for negativity. The more you reject defeatist, critical, pessimistic, and unenthusiastic thinking, the more room you make in your life for positivity. As the master of your own life, you have the power to make yourself unhappy or happy with the decisions you make every day.

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7. Adaptability

Leadership isn’t an inherent quality, as was once thought, so your willingness to learn should be part of your adaptability. Learn from your own and others’ mistakes and apply what you’ve learned to become a better person.

You must be the leader of your own life.

It will be chosen for you if you do not choose your own priorities, actions, and mindset. What happens in your life will be determined by others. The longer you allow this to happen, the more difficult it will be to lead yourself again.

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