If you have ever felt a lack of self help motivation (who hasn’t?) you won’t be surprised that there is more to keeping yourself speeding toward your goals than meets the eye.
Once you understand it though, making changes in your life will be a lot easier (and quicker too).
Self Help Motivation is the fuel that drives you to your goals. It is as essential to your success as fuel is to driving a car. Without it, a big fancy engine and beautiful leather seats won't get you very far.
When you have self help motivation, you are freer, with a lot more energy driving you in the direction you want to go.
The problem is that we are all wired differently and what works in a situation for one person, will not necessarily work for another. Your values, beliefs, and the way your brain processes information, shape your self help motivation profile.
Motivation is very context specific. What motivates you to study, is different than your exercise motivation, diet motivation, motivation to stop smoking or whatever.
When I was very young, the self motivation to START smoking came from wanting to be accepted by my older sisters. When I grew into adulthood and that gap between my sisters and I had been bridged, I still smoked!
I still had the habit. The fact that the REASON I began smoking, no longer existed, didn’t make it any easier to break the habit.
People kept telling me how unhealthy smoking was, but that didn’t help me quit. I even tried a hypnosis technique to quit by imagining life from the perspective of a dirty, stinky, suffocating lung. But I still smoked.
The strategy I used that DID ultimately work was the same hypnosis technique that had NOT worked previously. But this time it was centered around my personal values of freedom and attractiveness.
You see at the time, health did not seem very important to me because I was at an age when I thought I was invincible and would live forever. For me to quit smoking, I had to find another angle. When I saw myself as “a dirty, smelly SLAVE to cigarettes,” on the one hand, and a free, radiant being on the other, I finally quit.
That is why self help motivation techniques need to be tailored to each individual for them to work.
For about 40% of us in any given context, positive thinking won’t necessarily help our self motivation. For some of us, painting a picture of how terribly miserable we will be if we don't take action now, will get us moving in the right direction.
It’s not that that person is negative. They are just motivated more by pain than pleasure -- in that specific context.
People also use their brains differently. Some of us (about 30%) think in a very detailed, linear, sequence.
We need to see the steps to the plan laid out in an orderly, specific fashion before we can truly commit to a project. You guessed it, this would drive the other 40% of us, who "see the whole picture" at once, absolutely crazy!
To truly keep yourself motivated, you need to use the words, pictures, and emotions that will energize you.
The easiest way to motivate yourself is with mind power techniques like self hypnosis.
Self-hypnosis is simply a way to focus your mind power toward reaching a goal or solving a problem. See my article on self motivation techniques to find the right way to motivate yourself -- based on your unique profile.
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