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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Implementing Motivation and Discipline in Ourselves

Posted by patrick

By Holden Roberson

The term motivation has many definitions. In the simplest of terms, motivation is goal oriented actions which produce a desired end result. Motivation typically begins with an incentive based feeling or idea.

By one definition, discipline is an activity, exercise or regimen that develops or improves a skill. Motivation is defined as an inducement or incentive. These are two completely different meanings yet they seem to be very closely associated.

You are what we think about all day. If you impress your mind with negative and unfavorable thoughts, eventually, these beliefs are what we become. If you impress your mind with positive information and reiterate your action plan, these beliefs are what you will become.

The source of motivation is derived from a need or want. Whether it's losing weight, quitting smoking, making more money or achieving balance in one's life, the feeling must come from within you. It cannot be someone else's idea or thought.

Sometimes we don't know how we feel. We haven't stopped to examine exactly who we are and more importantly, who we want to be for ourselves. We know who the boss, the kids and the family want us to be but too often we overlook making ourselves a priority.

Once you've laid the foundation and are clear as to the course you'd like to move, put your thoughts or actions on paper. This becomes your motivational guide. You will refer to this daily to keep you in line with what you are trying to accomplish.

Several times a day, review your plan. Remind yourself why you are changing a previous course of action or learning a new thought process. Doing this several times a day will enable you to stay motivated. Remember, motivation is prompted by thought. Take some time to think.

As you begin achieving your desired results, reward yourself. Make sure you know you're heading in the right direction. As you begin to see and feel the transformation happening within yourself, this will motivate you to the next level.

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