I just came across this wonderful picture on Pinterest and I have to share it with all of you.
I just stumbled across this infographic about motivation.
I don’t think it is all that motivating to read and learn about motivation, that has to come from within, but is sure is nice to be able to learn new things.
I really hope that some of the techniques presented here are going to help you get motivated.
Don’t spend too much time looking at this before you have to get back to work though. You are only responsible to yourself.
For the past little while I have been having a discussion with myself about what I truly want in life.
I made a list of things that I wanted. It was not so much things like cars and motorcycles, but ways of life that were on my “I want” list. I wanted residual income. I wanted a fit body and a great girlfriend that would be worth spending the rest of my life with. I wanted financial freedom and the ability to do what ever I wanted with my life.
I wanted and wanted and wanted until it all seemed so overwhelming that I then wanted to become Zen Buddhist and stop wanting anything at all.
I then decided to boil it down to one thing that would drastically improve my life, financial freedom.
This freedom would be achieved through my efforts online, so I decided to step it up and exactly the opposite happened, the few dollars that I was making became a few cents.
This was the kind of setback that used to really slow me down. Now I just remain calm and keep on thinking and working.
I figured it out. I would stop focusing on the money and just provide a great product for the end consumer. I would give and give and expect nothing in return and that thought process brings me to this point.
I will completely stop worrying about any of the financial gains that my online efforts are bringing me until I know that I have reached enough of an audience to make a difference. This is how my thoughts on the subject changed to overcome this obstacle.
So that is why I called this article, time to change your thinking. It is about knowing what you want and if one path does not get you to that goal, it only means that it’s time to take another path. Even if that includes changing fundamental ideas, like how your view your life.
I have been watching a few people on YouTube get successful and that has inspired me to copy their techniques. They start their online YouTube careers only doing what they love part time. They dream of making it a career but in reality they are only doing it for fun and that makes a better experience for their viewers.
This means that as long as the product is good, your audience will like it and end up helping to share it.
So change your thinking and you will end up changing your life.
P.S. I do apologize if the story about myself is a bit uninspired, but it really helps me to get out of a writers block when I just start writing about absolutely anything that I can think of.
Staying motivated and focused has always been a bit of a problem for me. As you probably already know, I like to watch motivational videos online. It is probably not the best use of my time, but it is far greater than sitting and watching something that is not going to get me moving like these inspirational videos do.
I also want to share them all with you. They are full of great words of wisdom that if we can properly take into our hears, will will become better people.
A lot of them are going to make you feel all of those feelings that you have been avoiding for your entire life.
It happened to me so make sure that you are by yourself and distracted by nothing else while watching these.
Have a great day and stay strong my friends.
During my various studies to find out the true meaning in life. I have came across a lot informational videos on the subject. One speaker that I am fascinated with is Alan Watts.
There are hundreds of motivational and inspirational speakers out there and all of them are very good at what they do, but not one of them comes close to the true understanding of human nature, reality and well being like Alan Watts has.
Please close your eyes while this great lecturer speaks. Let every word, phrase, and sentence be properly absorbed by your mind and understood to its fullest extent.
I hope that you find this enlightening and helps to clearly define your path to happiness.
There is a method of attaining every thought that you have. You can actually make all of your dreams come true as long as you are willing to do the work. What you need to learn is how to make your ideas and dreams into your reality.
This is something that everyone knows but not a lot of people actually follow through with. It is common sense. When you read it on this article, you are going to think “I’ve heard that a thousand times.”, but it’s the truth.
The way to take those random thoughts of glory fame success or whatever you want into reality is to take immediate action towards attaining them.
There it is. The sentence that you have heard a million times. Take action. It is a lot easier said than done so what I am going to tell you is exactly how to take action.
The easiest way to take action to make thoughts into reality is to write it down. Successful people all around the world have learned to carry a little booklet with them to capture all of their thoughts and ideas.
Writing down your idea might not seem lite a lot of action, but it is definitely the first step in the process. It is a small action that leads into the next small action that leads into another small action and once you add up all of these small actions taken towards achieving the thought that you wrote down, it will equal massive action and be a huge step towards your goal.
That is the basics of success. The absolute first step is write it down. Writing your ideas down helps you in a few different ways. The first is that it lets you think about your idea more. You can add to the plan of action that you need to take towards achieving it. Or it helps you think it over to prevent you from wasting your time chasing after frivolous things.
Writing your idea down also gives you time. If you immediately went chasing after every thought that came across the viewing screen in your brain, you would probably never be able to focus on one singe thing. This would be mentally disastrous.
So like I said before, just write your thoughts and ideas down first so you can turn them into action plans.
FORGET GOALS – MAKE PLANS
Goals are just dreams until you take action. Anyone can say that they have goals and that they will be a better human being once they achieve them, but all that they are doing is dreaming.
Once you turn your goal into a plan, your success rate skyrockets. You know that you are on the right path and you know exactly what to do.
That is why so many new years resolutions fail, because they are just hopes and dreams. People tell themselves how the should be better, but don’t actually take action.
Write down your goals and dreams, make them into realistic plans on how to achieve your goals dreams and ideas, then follow through.
It is extremely simple, but most of the human race is just happy being told what to do ,instead of thinking for themselves about what they should do.
Now, today’s homework is to get yourself a small notepad and a pen that you carry with you everywhere. You will write your ideas down in it. Not just your good ideas that will make your life infinitely better, but the small ones too.
Use your small notepad as a to do list and know that just writing something down is the first step towards accomplishing it. Even if it is buying milk on the way home from work.
Forget making goals.
Goals are only dreams.
Start making detailed plans of action.
If you can train your self to take action on every good idea that you have, you are going to be astounded by the amount of accomplishents that you can achieve over a very little time frame.
One of the best motivational ideas in the world today is that the one key to success is the ability to take action on your dreams, goals and ideas.
The first step in turning dreams into reality is to take action. That action should start small. Keep a pen and paper in your pocket and write down every idea that you have. You can also use your phone to do this, you just need the right app.
Once you have that idea in writing you have taken the first step towards success. Any action no matter how insignificant, has a ripple effect. It is not up to you to make those ripple larger and larger until they become waves.
Keep Moving. Always Forwards. Don’t Hesitate.
There are time in life when you are going to hate yourself. Times when you are going to think that being anyone would be a better situation than the one that you are in.
Those times come to everyone. They come, then they go. They will pass. It might take longer than you want it to for those times to pass, but it will pass.
If your moment of self loathing lasts longer than you want it to, there is an easy method of passing the depression quickly. It is called GRATITUDE.
It is something that many people don’t practice in their lives. I don’t know why they don’t do it either. Perhaps they were raised poorly, maybe they just don’t care about any one other than themselves. Whatever they cause of lack of gratitude, it will only lead to misery.
I can’t imagine having someone make me a meal and not showing sincere appreciation for it. That is the best place to start your gratitude practice in the real world. Go see a friend, or family, or even go to a restaurant and thank everyone in there that provides you with even the smallest thing. It will make a difference.
Don’t go patting yourself on the back just yet you grateful wonderful human being. There is another step in the process of gratitude that you need to know about. It is the self gratitude step.
What you are going to do now is make a list of all the things that you have to be grateful for. Don’t be shy or modest either, I want you to keep writing in this list until you have absolutely nothing left to think about.
Make sure that you are writing about the smallest things possible too, because someone else doesn’t have those things. I’m going to show you how it’s done.
I AM GRATEFUL FOR:
1. My Lungs – I just quit smoking. It has been three weeks and I haven’t felt this good in a decade.
2. Clean Air – I do live beside one of the busiest highways in the world, but it is still better than some places.
3. My Fingers – I can write this post, play guitar, scratch my dogs chin and pick my nose. Thank you fingers
As you can see, there is so much to just be grateful for that you could spend as long as you need writing down that list.
Another Useful Exercise:
There is another exercise that you can use to get over yourself. It is called exercise. That’s right, exercise. I don’t mean plop yourself onto a tread mill or go and buy an overpriced gym membership, what i’m talking about is going outside and playing.
Get on a bicycle, go for a walk, go kayaking, anything will do. Just get out there and do it.
You know that it is good for you. Why aren’t you doing it?
It will get the endorphins flowing which is going to produce good moods and that is going to lead to you to think more clearly about why it is great to be you.
Stop reading this. RIGHT NOW! Go for a fast paced ten minute walk. This article is going to still be here when you get back. Get out there, go now!
I bet you are feeling slightly winded right now. If like my former self, you don’t do that very often, I can safely assume that you are slightly winded. Don’t worry, it will pass and you will feel better about yourself for accomplishing even a small thing like a ten minute walk.
There are apps that you can get to congratulate yourself for doing those things. I don’t think that they are all that useful and seem like an artificial form of self esteem, but I think that a lot of people need that kind of encouragement to get their asses off the couch.
So have you figured out why being you is awesome yet?
You are just going to have to take this advice and keep working towards liking yourself. Someday it will happen, you just need to take action for it to happen.
So what do I want? To be more specific, what do you want? This question is not as easily answerable as you might think. It is more complex than, I want a new car, or I want a hotter wife. It is the question that you base your entire life around. It is not just about what you want right now, it is about how you plan on living the rest of your life.
Because of the fact that your entire life could revolve around taking the time to answer this simple little question, you better give it some deep thought. I don’t just mean a quick little ponder either. You are going to have to seriously meditate on this little question.
There is no easy way to answer it either. Let me give you same tips on how to properly answer it.
Tip #1 You are going to have to think about what you would do if money wasn’t a problem. If you automatically had enough money to do whatever made you happiest in life, what would you be doing?
Would you be outside taking pictures of birds? Perhaps you might prefer to spend your time on an off road motorcycle flying through the countryside at high speeds. Some people would say that they would just want to sit in front of the television all day long, eating deliciously unhealthy food and only getting off of their lardy butts to use the bathroom.
Well, do that. If it makes you happy, do it. Don’t worry about money, it will come later. If you become great at whatever you do, it will make you money eventually.
Tip #2 Who do you want to be? Well, obviously you can only be you, but who do you want to be like? Is there a favorite rock star, motocross rider, fitness model, theoretical physicist or TV host that you really admire? Find out how they got to where they are. Then copy what they did to get there.
It may sound simple, but it really isn’t. I can guarantee that anyone who became successful didn’t get there easily. Some people are handed fortunes as soon as they are born, but that’s not you. You are going to have to earn everything that you want.
Tip#3 Start writing down ideas. Keep a little pad of paper and a pen in your pocket. This way, whenever you get inspiration about “What do I want?” you can quickly jot it down.
At the end of the day, when you empty your pockets, read the notes that you wrote. It will feel like your subconscious is trying to tell you exactly what you want to know. Those notes will come randomly and sporadically, so be sure to keep that pen ready for them to strike.
Those are just a few hints to think about while you try to figure out what you want most in life.
So lets stop thinking for a second and put a gun against your head.
Now, while life has this gun to your head, and its finger in the trigger, i’m going to ask you something. Listen carefully because you really don’t want to get this wrong.
If you had to spend all day out of the house, what would you want to do?
It seems like an easy question, but lets think about it. You are only allowed to come home to sleep, you have to be outside from sunrise to sunset. What are you going to do?
What I would do, is ride my motorcycle. I have actually made a motovlog about doing just that. If you like shameless plugs, you should really check out my latest video about how it feels to ride a motorcycle. That is how I am going to turn my beloved hobby into a career.
What do you Stand for?
What are you passionate about? What makes you angry? What makes you want to destroy the planet? What aspects of life do you feel need to change?
What i’m trying to ask is, do you have a cause? You know that there are things worth fighting for, right? Find a cause. Maybe you already have one. Maybe you know someone who is standing up for and fighting for what they believe in. You could make your life worthwhile and find out what you want if you know that you have a cause worth fighting for.
Many of historys greatest figures are all freedom fighters. They all had causes that they fought for. Poverty, illegal taxation, war, homelessness, gay rights, womens rights, equal rights for all races. Those are just a few causes that created the monumental figures of Susan B, Anthony, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Theresa, and the list of names goes on for miles.
If you want to really find your lifes purpose and answer the question that we are all wondering, then you may want to find a cause that is worth fighting for.
This is not the end thought. The answer is always changing and evolving. I sincerely hope that you stay on top of your dreams and have the discipline to get it done.
His name is Alan Watts. I don’t know much about him other than what he has said and what he has said expanded my perceptions of reality.
He’s just that good. I wanted to make this little post just to share with all of you the genius of Alan Watts. I hope that the mental journey he takes you through is as wonderful as mine was.