10 secrets to motivating yourself to great accomplishments

10 Secrets to Motivating Yourself to Abundant Accomplishments
by Ed Sykes ©2004

1. Absolute Affirmations
Our subconscious apperception is a admirable tool for accomplishment or failure. It will accomplish what we acquaint it to accomplish. It all depends on what thoughts we feed it. So why not feed your inner apperception with alone absolute thoughts. The following are some examples of absolute affirmations you can feed your inner apperception for accomplishment:

* “Today, I will achievement as I accept faith, courage and enthusiasm.”
* “I beam failure alone as a signpost on my road to accomplishment.”
* “When I air stress, I will relax and release my stress before I booty on my abutting assignment.”
* “I always inscription down my priorities, thinking of my responsibilities. I may not amuse everything done, but I will accomplish the most productive affair possible at every accustomed moment.”
* “I am a winner, I assignment for a winning alignment, and as of my contribution and cooperation we will accumulate on winning.”
* “Today, I will beam befalling in every claiming offered to me.”

2. Absolute Speech
Recent research has come out that 75% of daily conversation is abrogating. Whether it is the words we statement or the body speech, we charge to communicate in a absolute road all the age.

The following are some examples of how you can turn abrogating words into absolute communication:

* Instead of saying “botheration,” call it “befalling.”
* Instead of an action being a “failure,” call it as a “learning acquaintance.”
* Instead of “I accept to,” add “I choose to.” This gives ascendancy for your actions back to you.
* Instead of saying, “There’s annihilation I can accomplish,” add, “Let’s attending at our alternatives.”
* Instead of saying, “That’s aloof the road I am,” add, “I choose a altered access.”
* Instead of saying, “He makes me so aberrant,” add, “I ascendancy my own feelings.”

If you apprehension, by using the absolute response, you accept ascendancy over your actions and action.

3. Exercise
A Gallup survey activate the following among men and women who accept taken up exercise recently:

* 66 percent report a added relaxed action
* 62 percent a advanced surge of energy
* 55 percent less stress
* 51 percent bigger looks
* 46 percent added confidence
* 45 percent bigger adulation action
* 44 percent greater action fulfilment
* 37 percent added artistic on their jobs

These are abundant motivators to exercise! Abutting age you air demotivated, accord your body a workout. Recent research reports that as babyish as fifteen minutes three times a week has profound effects. Amuse moving. Amuse motivated.

4. Booty Risks
We all alive our lives in comforts zones, avoiding risky situations, avoiding the abeyant to fail. It’s absolute protected for us. But in adjustment to amuse ahead of your competition and expert the ongoing chicken feed in your action, you must action out of your comfort area. Alpha one step at a age. Ace shot that babyish advanced affair, that altered access. It could be as child’s play as captivating altered routes to and from assignment. Once in a while I according to to “booty the road less traveled” to stir up my artistic juices. Then, accumulate stepping out of your area. It may seem afflictive at aboriginal. But the added you accomplish it, the added it will seem accustomed and you will beam an access in your artistic juices and opportunities you never anticipation about before.

5. Absolute Reading
Peruse about the lives of acknowledged bodies. Accomplish sure you peruse alone those bodies that authority the timeless values that accomplish them truly acknowledged buttoned up the ages. Not the “accomplishment today, scandal tomorrow” accomplishment stories that we are experiencing today. Bodies according to Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of Federal Accurate, Mary Kay Ash of Mary Kay, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther Baron, Jr. are acceptable examples. These are bodies who overcame enormous challenges, created absolute amount for others, or changed other bodies’s lives for the bigger.

6. Absolute Visualizations
Condition yourself to colouring your eyes for accomplishment. One of the ace ways to accomplish this is the following:

* Action to a buttoned up abode in your at ease or elsewhere. Turn off all radios, televisions, etc.
* Acquisition a comfortable chair and amuse into a relaxed state of apperception.
* Alpha thinking about one ambition you appetite to accomplish. Bethink, visualize as if you are already accomplishing this ambition.
* Visualize captivating all the all-big steps to successfully all these goals. The bigger your visualization, where you can actually beam, air, hear, and touch your eyes, the added absolute it is to you.
* Visualize any challenges to your acknowledged completion of this ambition and how you will eliminate this challenges.
* Visualize how acceptable it feels to all this ambition. Visualize what benefits it will bring to you, your family, friends, co-workers, etc. Adore the moment!

Big: If you don’t booty age to beam it, it won’t happen!

7. Anticipate Ample
Beam the ample picture in everything we accomplish. So much of our age is wasted dealing with the unimportant things in our lives (what that person said or did, the driver who cut us off this morning, and activities which don’t add amount to our lives, etc.) that we forget about the ample picture. We were put on this earth to accomplish a aberration. We accomplish a aberration for our families, our communities, our organizations, and for ourselves. All of our actions must be put into action with this abstraction in apperception. Anticipate a babyish bigger today than yesterday, and you’ll actualize a bigger approaching tomorrow. Thinking ample leads to abundant actions. Thinking baby leads to baby results. So Anticipate BIG!

8. Set Goals
The fastest road to fail in action is to not set ablaze goals. Set goals in the financial, family, health, spiritual, and job areas. Your goals must incorporate the SMART techniques or else it’s aloof a “conversation in the grassland.”

* S for specific
* M for measurable
* A for attainable
* R for realistic
* T for age-based

For archetype, you might accept a ambition of achieving $2 million for retirement in twenty age. After doing your research, a SMART ambition would be the following:

“I will acquire $2 million dollars for retirement by 2024. I will accomplish this by contributing $20K, or $1667 per month, to my assorted retirement funds each year. Of the $20k each year, $2k will action to my IRA, and $18K will action into my alignment’s retirement program.”

Bethink the most detail you can add, the added realistic your ambition becomes.

9. Absolute Appearance
Super achievers are actual careful about their appearance and their movements. They apperceive that looking acceptable translates into action acceptable. Billy Crystal, of Saturday After aphotic Alive and movie fame, once played a appearance that was accepted for saying, “It is bigger to attending acceptable than to air acceptable.” What he was really implying was the “affected it until you accomplish it” abstraction. In other words, if we are action down, then anticipate positively and your apperception will acquaint your body to chase suit and act positively. Again always dress the allotment of an achiever. Model the dress, actions, and behaviors of someone who is acknowledged and embraces the continued chat values of acknowledged bodies. This will again acquaint your apperception that I am an achiever.

Don’t let that be the deciding agency on being motivated. You can easily distinguish those who are motivated from those who are not motivated aloof by looking at their appearance and their movements. The motivated act forward, onward and upward with confidence.

10. Helping Others
Advance an obsession to advice others. Share your adapted talents without expecting a reward, payment, or commendation. And above all else, accumulate your acceptable deed a secret.

You apperceive what, it you apply the helping techniques to others, it will automatically come back to you tenfold in a figure of ways. Aboriginal, the enjoyment of alive that a adapted allowance you had fabricated someone else’s action bigger. Second, as you didn’t seek it, chat will spread about you and your deeds. This will be translated into unexpected riches and opportunities. Third, you will accretion a advanced akin of confidence in alive that you can accomplish a aberration. Super achievers acquisition motivation and acceptation by helping others.

About the Author

Ed Sykes is a able speaker, author, and accomplishment coach in the areas of rule, motivation, stress management, customer service, and accumulation building. You can e-mail him at mailto:[email protected], or call him at (757) 427-7032. Action to his interlacing site, http://www.thesykesgrp.com, and signup for the newsletter, OnPoint, and accept the chargeless ebook, “Empowerment and Stress Secrets for the Active Able.”

Originall posted April 11, 2012