How can I stay motivated to do things throughout the day

How can I stay motivated to do things throughout the day?

If you are looking for a Better lifestyle and a Change for a more satisfied life.
Try doing the following.
Meditation: Daily meditate at least 10 to 15 minutes.
You will surely feel the difference.
When the mind is calm and relaxed we can get much better outputs.
And your body will support you all day.
You can start with various apps that help you learn the basics and provide Calm music to get in touch with your inner self.
Reading: Read more.
Read whatever you are interested in.
Read inspirational, self help books.
Read the books about the fields like business, leadership, biographies etc.
These will help you to know how one can get through various phases in life.
And will strengthen the above qualities.
Writing: Write about your goals, vision and plans.
Daily maintain a diary and note down the things or actions you could have done in a better manner today.
Then improvise.
Go out, Explore: Face real life situations, you will learn to handle every thing once you go out and face it on your own.
Introspection : Focus on becoming the best version of Yourself.
And never stop learning and growing.
If you really want a better life you got to take some initiative and get started.
So what are you waiting for?
* Follow your Heart
* Do whatever makes you happy and not for making others happy
* Don't worry about what others think
* Ignore the naysayers
* Follow your Dreams and Passion
* Put in more effort in everything you do
* Find time to do stuff you love
* Expect less, give more
Lastly, it's your life so take the steering and control your life and move in the direction you want.
Dream, Believe, Achieve.

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Follow my Motivational Page on
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Make yourself a promise it is time for change, and keep it!
Remember: The greatest obstacle is not your diversity, education, the money, or anybody.
The greatest obstacle is the person you look at in the mirror everyday.
Believing that you can do it, getting started, and not quitting is the challenge

Zeus

I was once like you, young one.
I once believed one had to be motivated and disciplined in order to conquer The Force™.
It was lies that perpetuated from the The Dark Side™ itself.
I will bring you to The Light Side™.
Here’s the truth, young one: It’s not motivation you seek – it’s habits that you seek.
“Wait what? Habits?!?!” You cry.
Yes, young one.
Relax.
Let me explain what I mean.
First you misunderstood what motivation means.
Motivation is just a desire to start something; an imaginary stimulus.
What you really mean is how to use willpower to stay focused.
Willpower is what gives you that energy – like The Forceto physically start on whatever you desire to work on daily.

Motivation and willpower are different – like The Light Side and The Dark Side contrary to popular belief.
Motivation alone is for Wantrepreneurs while motivation mixed with willpower is used by Entrepreneurs to attain the holy grail.
The holy grail is habits.
Habits
turn you into a machine.
Like this guy.
It practically autopilots with minimal work.

Motivation is the desire to start on Point A while you draw on willpower – the true force to start manifesting the desire into action by going from Point A to Point B, huffing and puffing to the finish line when you eventually do.
Here’s the dilemma: willpower is limited.
Willpower
depletes overtime and by the end of the day, you literally have none of it left.
It’s a precious, fragile commodity that determines success.
In comparison, Habits take you from Point A to Point Z with virtually little to no effort.
It doesn’t deplete overtime and only gets stronger with time.
This is what world class performers run off of.

That’s why you always hear the myth “you need a lot of self-discipline for success.

It’s a lie.

You don’t need anymore discipline than the average Joe.
You just need enough to get started on the minimum of the habit everyday.
That’s it.
Overtime, the habit will become automatic and effortless.
That’s why addictions are hard due to these elements.
Let me help you visualize what I mean:
You ever wondered why you can open doors, walk, pet cats, and type on your iPhone like a Jedi™?
You ever tried walking in high heels for your first time?
This would be me in those shoes.

These are all complex tasks.
When we first tried doing them, we failed and failed.
What made us continue onward despite failure?
It was because we harnessed willpower.
We did it so many times until we learned how to get good at it.
Overtime though, you got so good at it that you could do it blindfold.
Like Colin Firth.

How do they all work together? Good question, young one.
Let me show the ways of ‘The Habit’™.

In our modified (The Habitloop) example:
Now, to bring all this together you must meet 3 conditions.
My boy, Steve Jobs, said it best “the vision pulls you.

Now it’s time to put all of these new concepts into pragmatic examples for The Light Side™:
(This is a joke)
Be like this guy.
Focus on one definite goal at a time and nothing will cause your focus to wane.

Overtime, the activity will become a habit as you work more on the task everyday, eventually you will become better and better.
This in turn leads to more passion and more skill.
Give it long enough, soon you will have mastered the skill like The Force™.
Success is a timed game.
The longer you work on what you do with focused effort; the better you will get at it.
Hands down, simply do it everyday.
The rest will take care of itself.
Big Takeaways:
Simply said, do it everyday.
The rest will follow.

CLARITY OF THE PURPOSE:
When I am clear of what I want to achieve from my goal or resolution, I tend to stay with it for a longer period till the purpose is realized or defeated.
When I was preparing for a competitive exam, I was clear about the end objective.
I knew what I would get out of clearing the exam and what if I did not.
I kept preparing for it after failing twice because I wanted it then at any cost.
But later on, I gave up that goal since the purpose became obsolete.
After failing in that goal, I could not stick with any other goal because I didn't have any clear purpose on the new goals I was setting.
So write down the purpose of your goal or resolution and the consequences of not achieving it.
On the days you like giving up, go back and read it.
If you still feel the need to achieve it, you will take it more seriously.
Otherwise you just trash it.
AVAILABILITY OF RESOURCES:
I always loved reading books.
I lose track of time.
But if I look at the number of books I have read till now, the number is very low compared to the passion I have for it.
The reason was obvious.
I don't enjoy reading e-books much and I have a dust allergy because of which I can't read books which are dusty or ill maintained.
So when I started working, I borrowed books from an online library which delivered books home.
All I needed to do was select the book online.
The result was I read 20 books in 4 months.
The same is the case with another hobby of mine.
I love oil painting but have not done it in a while because the resources and procedure required for it are not as easy as getting hold of a book.
So list down the resources you require and keep them handy.

PLANNING:
My new goal is massive.
I hardly made any progress in the beginning as I didn't have a written plan on how I will achieve it.
I was constantly failing to make any progress.
Even though I allocated some time for it on a few days, I used to not know from where to start.
I used to work on a task but I did not have a log of what I finished.
Then I realised that I need to break into small parts which won't scare me.
I broke down the entire goal into multiple parts – daily, weekly, monthly, yearly level.
I made a note of time I can afford to spend on it.
Later, I made a note of actual time I spent on it which in turn helps me in assessing the time I take to finish a task.
This way planning creates a sense of urgency and accomplishment.
So break down your goal into easily doable tasks and have timelines and deadlines for it.

MEASURE YOUR SUCCESS:
I keep a track on the number of repetitions I do for each type of exercise and the food I consume daily.
Since waiting for a few months to see the end result is a long time, daily tracking gives me motivation towards the end goal.

DECLARING YOUR GOAL TO PEOPLE WHO KEEP A CHECK ON YOU:
My new year resolution was to stop complaining about trivial things.
Since I spend most of my day at office, I declared my resolution to my colleagues.
They keep reminding me of my goal every time I tend to complain.
Since I don't want to be a person who can't keep my words, I follow through.

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Do it anyway.

How can you stay motivated in a simple way that works everyday? Here are few of them.
Take a break
The only way you can perform at an optimum level is create a time for rest.
I know the life is very hectic and between work and family you are always on the go.
And this becomes a problem after a while because you start feeling exhausted and

We ) is more than enough.
Your question is also dealing with absolutes, and in life, there is no such thing.
If you are looking to stay focused all the time, you are going to spend all your time chasing a phantom.
Find out what you enjoy most in life, and pursue that instead.
The motivation will be a natural part of daily life.
You can’t force motivation.
Discipline alone is not enough for success either.
Combine all of the above, and you have a recipe for happiness.
All else is but a farce.
You might want to read some of these answers too:
Bam, thanks for the A2A.
The original question was:
How do you motivate yourself to stay focused at what you do all the time?

Motivation is fickle, No one can stay motivated to do the good things all day.
An easy and effective way is not to rely on motivation but build good habits.
If you want to be a good prolific writer, write a couple of hundred words EVERY DAY.
If you want to increase your knowledge, read books EVERY DAY.
If you want to be a spiritual person, develop the habit of meditation EVERY DAY.
Build good productive habits and you won’t be needing any motivation to do what you think you should do.
But do not start all the good habits at once.
It takes three months to form a habit.
Once you have mastered one good habit, start building another one.
In a year, your daily routine will consist of 4 or 5 good habits and you will be performing very difficult tasks without any difficulty, struggle or motivation.
You should not be busy all day.
Spare a couple of hours to relax and spend time with your family.
I recommend that you read these books:
The power of Habit
Mini Habits

Hey Asha! Thanks for the A2A.
I was reading a book written by Dale Carnegie where he mentions that there is NO physical tiredness which cannot be overcome by sufficient sleep.
That leaves us with the major energy drain, the life sucker called mental tiredness.
It is our mind and the resistance it offers that tires us.
Really.
Hence many Oriental philosophers suggest us to come out of the mind.
That is, for ten to twenty minutes a day, sit quietly, close your eyes and and just watch your thoughts.
You are NOT your thoughts.
You think them.
But you are not them.
Bring this difference and just observe your thoughts like water flowing in a river.
Try it.
Feels like a breath of fresh air to me.
The more I do this, the more active I remain throughout the day.
P.
S.
A fair amount of exercise also helps.
As the Buddha says, the mind and body are interlinked.
(e.
g.
you are scared and the mouth goes dry).
All the best!

I’m currently on the verge of making a transition from college life to corporate life.
And thinking about life after college scares the shit out of me.
My dad works in a small private firm.
And he has been doing it since last 23 years.
Almost 13 out of those 23 years, he used to go to work daily.
Every single day (Sundays included).
Although, now he prefers to spend time with us on Sundays, but his work ethics has remained the same for last 23 years.
One fine day, during a normal son-dad conversation, I felt I needed to ask this question-
Me- Dad, how do you motivate yourself to wake up and go to work daily ? Even after all these years.
Dad- It’s simple.
Create good habits.
And set some target.
And try on improving on that every single day.
That’s what motivate me every single day.
I don’t remember whether or not I was really convinced.
But, a couple of years from that day, I can’t agree with him more.
Habits are powerful.
Motivation is overrated.

You are bound to lose motivation.
Whether you put on a motivational wallpaper on your desktop, or you listen to some motivational podcast.
The truth is that, sometime or the other, you will feel unmotivated.
What stays are the good habits.
Here’s what you do-
Try this and you would feel good.
It has worked for me.
Should work for 8/10 people out there.
Here’s a video that I feel is awesome.
Just have a go and listen to it.

How can I stay motivated to do things throughout the day?

Motivation is fake.
Motivation is temporary.
Motivation is like a mind masturbation.
Motivation is nothing till you take action.
Realize your WHY and your goals.
Be sure you know your goal, and know nothing will stop you from getting there.
Make it part of your lifestyle, a hobby, make it part of who you are as a human.
Realize who you want to be and what you want to have.
THEN DEDICATE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, GOING AFTER IT!
HOW?!
With discipline and laser like focus.
My name is Zeus – founder of Task: Here is a video I found, listen to it:
Make yourself a promise it is time for change, and keep it!
Remember: The greatest obstacle is not your diversity, education, the money, or anybody.
The greatest obstacle is the person you look at in the mirror everyday.
Believing that you can do it, getting started, and not quitting is the challenge

Zeus

If you are looking for a Better lifestyle and a Change for a more satisfied life.
Try doing the following.
Meditation: Daily meditate at least 10 to 15 minutes.
You will surely feel the difference.
When the mind is calm and relaxed we can get much better outputs.
And your body will support you all day.
You can start with various apps that help you learn the basics and provide Calm music to get in touch with your inner self.
Reading: Read more.
Read whatever you are interested in.
Read inspirational, self help books.
Read the books about the fields like business, leadership, biographies etc.
These will help you to know how one can get through various phases in life.
And will strengthen the above qualities.
Writing: Write about your goals, vision and plans.
Daily maintain a diary and note down the things or actions you could have done in a better manner today.
Then improvise.
Go out, Explore: Face real life situations, you will learn to handle every thing once you go out and face it on your own.
Introspection : Focus on becoming the best version of Yourself.
And never stop learning and growing.
If you really want a better life you got to take some initiative and get started.
So what are you waiting for?
* Follow your Heart
* Do whatever makes you happy and not for making others happy
* Don't worry about what others think
* Ignore the naysayers
* Follow your Dreams and Passion
* Put in more effort in everything you do
* Find time to do stuff you love
* Expect less, give more
Lastly, it's your life so take the steering and control your life and move in the direction you want.
Dream, Believe, Achieve.

For more such motivation
Follow my Motivational Page on
Facebook

Do it anyway.

How can you stay motivated in a simple way that works everyday? Here are few of them.
Take a break
The only way you can perform at an optimum level is create a time for rest.
I know the life is very hectic and between work and family you are always on the go.
And this becomes a problem after a while because you start feeling exhausted and

I think about my Mom.

This brave woman holds our entire family together.

Let me explain.
Ask yourself:
Why is it sometimes hard to say, “thank you”?
What would it take to give someone who’s given everything to you, a little something back?
Behind the scenes, someone was working extremely hard to help me every step of the way.
It’s hard to notice when you’re caught up in the social norms of high school, and then in college trying to find yourself, and eventually working full-time.
But everything made sense this one fateful day.
Perhaps, we all come across these days, where everything surrounds one moment and time seems to slow down, and you wonder what took you so long to see what was so obvious.
It happened when I started talking to my Mom about success, and I kept thinking about myself.
I questioned all the fears and anxieties I was facing.
How long would it take to get promoted?
Will my first novel be successful?
When would I find time to travel?
She looked at me, smiled, then casually said, “All I want is not to work for the rest of my life, and I want to write a book, too.

I looked at her and felt like crying.
A wave of pain rippled through my body in response to my selfishness.
I couldn’t believe everything I was saying and how I didn’t have the empathy to ask about her ambitions.
I said with my whole heart, “Don’t worry.
I’m going to be successful so I can help you do just that.

At that moment, I promised myself that those words would come true.
For that to happen, I realized I needed to persevere and become the best version of myself because her happiness was mine.
If I stopped chasing my dreams, I would never be happy because she would continue to struggle.
From packing lunches to helping me pay tuition, she was working non-stop to help me achieve my goals.
And I was closer than ever to being successful and I was about to give up because I didn’t want to put in the hard work.
But it was never about me; it was about her.
I thought back to everything she did for me.
It was too much even to comprehend and a simple “thank you” would not suffice.
I know it’s the responsibility of parents to care for their kids, but to sacrifice your passions for them is something entirely different.
Also, she’s not just my Mom, but my friend.
For a long time, I forgot how much she meant to me and everything amazing she did.
I focused on myself, and it made me miserable.
So miserable that I wanted to quit.
What I realized: People who enjoy their lives are not quitters, and they’re not self-involved.
Instead, they are selfless, strive to make other people happy, and empathetic.
Moreover, they’re not the people who think about the ones they love only on their birthdays, but every day.
And they’re the people who are willing to carry the hardships of others because life is not always fair.
It’s easier to wake up and start working when you’re not just fighting for yourself but for something bigger.
Love is what moves us forward and makes us happy, and when we learn to love others, we learn to love ourselves.
For everyone reading this, whether you have two parents, one parent or no parents, I want you to know that success isn’t for you.
It’s for those who you love.
And if you love somebody, then their happiness will always be yours.
My success is so my Mom will no longer worry about having the energy to get up and go to work for the next ten years or whether she can pay off the house mortgage.
Moreover, it’s for one day I will finally see her finish writing her book and have the pleasure to read it.
The truth is the more you love someone, the more you’ll find purpose in the work you do and the more love you’ll receive.
If I continued my “all about me” attitude, I would never see all the dreams around me I could have created.
It still happens.
I wonder why I work so hard and continue to climb over huge obstacles.
All it takes is a short conversation with my Mom or just looking at her to remind me why.
And after twenty-five years of sacrificing for me, I’m now confident that one day she won’t have to anymore.
Truly, success isn’t for you.
It’s for others.

We ) is more than enough.
Your question is also dealing with absolutes, and in life, there is no such thing.
If you are looking to stay focused all the time, you are going to spend all your time chasing a phantom.
Find out what you enjoy most in life, and pursue that instead.
The motivation will be a natural part of daily life.
You can’t force motivation.
Discipline alone is not enough for success either.
Combine all of the above, and you have a recipe for happiness.
All else is but a farce.
You might want to read some of these answers too:
Bam, thanks for the A2A.
The original question was:
How do you motivate yourself to stay focused at what you do all the time?

Motivation is fickle, No one can stay motivated to do the good things all day.
An easy and effective way is not to rely on motivation but build good habits.
If you want to be a good prolific writer, write a couple of hundred words EVERY DAY.
If you want to increase your knowledge, read books EVERY DAY.
If you want to be a spiritual person, develop the habit of meditation EVERY DAY.
Build good productive habits and you won’t be needing any motivation to do what you think you should do.
But do not start all the good habits at once.
It takes three months to form a habit.
Once you have mastered one good habit, start building another one.
In a year, your daily routine will consist of 4 or 5 good habits and you will be performing very difficult tasks without any difficulty, struggle or motivation.
You should not be busy all day.
Spare a couple of hours to relax and spend time with your family.
I recommend that you read these books:
The power of Habit
Mini Habits

I’m currently on the verge of making a transition from college life to corporate life.
And thinking about life after college scares the shit out of me.
My dad works in a small private firm.
And he has been doing it since last 23 years.
Almost 13 out of those 23 years, he used to go to work daily.
Every single day (Sundays included).
Although, now he prefers to spend time with us on Sundays, but his work ethics has remained the same for last 23 years.
One fine day, during a normal son-dad conversation, I felt I needed to ask this question-
Me- Dad, how do you motivate yourself to wake up and go to work daily ? Even after all these years.
Dad- It’s simple.
Create good habits.
And set some target.
And try on improving on that every single day.
That’s what motivate me every single day.
I don’t remember whether or not I was really convinced.
But, a couple of years from that day, I can’t agree with him more.
Habits are powerful.
Motivation is overrated.

You are bound to lose motivation.
Whether you put on a motivational wallpaper on your desktop, or you listen to some motivational podcast.
The truth is that, sometime or the other, you will feel unmotivated.
What stays are the good habits.
Here’s what you do-
Try this and you would feel good.
It has worked for me.
Should work for 8/10 people out there.
Here’s a video that I feel is awesome.
Just have a go and listen to it.

In order to get success in life we need to remain motivated everyday so that we can put our productive effort towards its achievement but it is not necessary that we will get rewards everyday of our efforts, so our motivation goes down and we give up or slow our pace.
A success story can be compared with chinese bamboo.

Like any plant growth of Chinese Bamboo trees requires nuturing through water, fertile soil and sunshine
In its first year though, we see no visible sign of growth in spite of providing all these things.
In the second year( again ), there is no sign of growth above the soil.
In third, fourth year….
.
still shows no sign of anything happening.
We start doubt ourselves and question our efforts thinking watering of tree will ever be rewarded.
And ultimately we quit.
But then finally in fifth year –
something amazing happens….
.
The Chinese Bamboo Tree grows 80 feet tall in just 6 weeks !
It does not mean that Chinese Bamboo Tree took just 6 weeks to grow 80 feet .
It developed the strong unseen foundation in past 4 years to grow with such speed in 5th year.
Same is true in our case.
If the Chinese Bamboo Tree farmer dug up his little seed every year to see if it was growing , he would have stunted its growth.
Success is always slower than we want but it’s worth it.

You should believe yourself that you are a spark of the eternal light.
This feeling will give you immense faith in yourself.
Faith begets strength.
And strength enables you to pursue the task on hand with greater vigour and motivation.
Every thing is possible only by constant practice.
Whatever you do with deep interest and earnestness is always rewarding.
Organise yourself well.
Devolope faith, faith and faith in yourself.
This is the secret of success and greatness.
Think positive.
whatever you think,that you and your task will be.
If you think yourself strong, strongest you will be.
Be sincere in your practice,words and deeds.
You will feel Should I stay alive?
Given the meaning of life is to learn, figuring out what’s preventing joy & fulfillment from emerging is clearly your life lesson.
It’s not as if ending your life is an option, as science has incontrovertibly shown we continue to exist whole even after death >John Penturn's answer to Is there any hard proof of life after death?

1.
GET OUT OF BED IMMEDIATELY

There are a lot of ways to wake up with motivation every single day but I think that the most important thing you can do to start your day on the right note is to get out of bed immediately.
This way, you won’t be tempted to hit the snooze button and sleep for that extra half an hour.
You could try placing your Alarm clock on the other side of your room, so you’ll be forced to get out of bed in order to turn it off.
2.
CELEBRATE THE LITTLE WINS, NO MATTER HOW SMALL.

Little wins may seem like just that–little.
Celebrating these wins can help to create positive habits.
3.
HAVE YOUR DREAMS WRITTEN AND VISIBLE FOR YOU TO SEE EVERY MORNING

Another very useful thing you can do to wake up feeling motivated every morning is to write down your biggest dreams on a board, on a piece of paper or on whatever you like and make sure you place that item somewhere you will be able to see every morning when you wake up.
4.
FOCUS ONLY ON TODAY
Try to focus only on today, on this beautiful day ahead of you.
Just forget about your past, about all the bad things that happen to you.
Don’t let them haunt you forever!
5.
Accountability Partner
—Who can help you to keep your commitments? It’s easy to break a promise to yourself, but far harder to admit your failure to a friend or colleague.
Ideally, your partner is on the journey with you.
6.
Monitor progress.
As you reflect, pay attention to your progress in achieving your short-term goals.
Because your short-term goals tie into your long-term goals, you'll know that you're headed the right direction.
All the best.
Originally Answered- How do I get motivated every single day?

Updated: 22.06.2019 — 7:57 pm

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