Authored by William G. DeFoore, Ph.D.
When you have good self motivation techniques, you can do anything you set your mind to. Your will power is actually far greater than you think, you just have to learn how to use it.
I'm going to tell you how to get started, make it happen, and keep it going. Every step is just as important as all of the others. You just can't leave any of these steps out.
Here's an overview of your self motivation process:
Getting started is key...without it, nothing else will happen. You are already on your way, because you're reading this page--good for you! Now let's go the rest of the way.
First, think about what you want to motivate yourself to do. Then...
Now the trick is repetition...write those new beliefs down several times daily, until they become automatic and well established in your subconscious mind.
"Everything you want is within your reach, only a string of small, doable steps away."
You've already started to make it happen...you're here, and you're learning these self motivation techniques. That's an excellent start! Now let's keep going.
You're going to run into some obstacles, then you're going to break through them, create a vision and develop a plan. You will get to where you want to be, one small step at a time.
Everyone runs into barriers along the way to reaching their goals. It's natural...what separates us is whether we give up or not.
All you have to do is keep going, no matter what. The next best step, and the next, and the next. Just keep going.
1) Every morning, visualize yourself eating healthy meals and portions, and reaching all of your exercise goals. Picture as much detail as possible.
2) Next, imagine yourself eating those healthy meals and portions, and how good you feel during and after those meals. Savor those good feelings of accomplishment.
No regrets, no guilt. Just go forward to the next best thing! That is the key to creating the health, fitness and happiness you want.
If you're like most people, wanting to be healthy is easy, getting started is almost as easy, and keeping it going is the hardest part.
Attitude is everything. Never give up. Just take the next step, and the next, and the next. You'll be amazed at how far you can go, when you just keep going.
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In many ways, life is an athletic event. What I mean is, to age well and stay happy and healthy throughout your life, you need to be physically fit and have your head in the game.
Believe you can do it. Even better, know you can do it. The more self motivation techniques you have in your toolkit the better. It really is true that, "Where there's a will there's a way."
OK, now for some specific tools and techniques:
Champion your own cause! When you are your own best friend and supporter, you have a valuable asset with you everywhere you go.
Spend time getting excited about feeling good, looking good, being fit and energetic and anything else you're trying to achieve. Think about how good it's going to feel to eat well and exercise regularly. Get pumped about your success!
These are the basic self motivation techniques you need to get started and keep going on your journey to health and happiness. The rest is up to you...and you will succeed!
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