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Why We Need Self Motivation

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Self motivation is the driving force behind the remarkable success of some of the most famous people in the world and if you want to succeed at anything in life you will need to find out what motivates you and what drives you to succeed.

Even the best psychologist in the world wouldn’t be able to tell you what motivates you and other people as the truth is everyone is different and motivated by different factors.

If no-body in the world had motivation the world would come to a halt as it is so important in every aspect of life; weight loss, business, sports, your personal life.

We are all able to deal with and work towards change and growth but if none of us had any motivation there would be no forward movement.

As an individual it is your responsibility to work out and learn what motivates you and then use that in your life.

It could be that your motivation comes from your family or your boss, but sometimes it is an internal motivation that you might have to improve a part of your life.

For example, it may be to lose weight or improve your personal relationship with your partner.

It’s Not Easy

Self motivation is not something everyone finds easy and it will depend on your desires and what changes you want to see in your life.

It is what is needed in order to push you to your goals and to carry on when you hit the stumbling blocks and failures that life can throw at you.

Failure is something that all of us will more than likely experience at one point or another in our lives and that is fine as it is human nature.

Even the richest people in the world did not achieve their goals without failure for example Donald Trump.

He went from being a millionaire, to broke, to a billionaire! Michael Jordan was axed from his high school basketball team and was told that he will not become a very good basketball player and now look where he is.

How you are going to handle the failure is what is important and a lot of successful people achieve their goals because with every failure, they are learning what to stop doing the next time.

The reason motivation is a foundation for success is because these successful people that do fail initially learn to see their failure as a stepping stone to success rather than it being the end of their goals and dreams.

Self motivation is a powerful and vital trait that we all need in order to be successful in whatever we want to achieve and if you can figure out what triggers your burning desire to reach your goal, you are half way to success.

 

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Walking

5 Simple Ways to Increase Your Walking Motivation

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Walking like any other activity or sport needs us to have some kind of push to make us do it, because without a little walking motivation we would probably never venture past the front door.

We all know that it is much easier to sit at home and watch TV than to get off our butts and go for a walk.

We are all aware of the dangers that can happen if we don’t exercise, so why don’t we walk enough? Laziness, busy lives, technology, these are all things that stop us even though we know the amazing health benefits you get from just a simple walk.

Here are some tips to help get your butt into gear and get you on the move:

Get Yourself Motivated

Grab yourself a picture of someone you want to look like that has that amazing body you want (this may even be an old picture of you) and keep it on you every day.

If you are feeling lazy and can’t be bothered to go for a walk, have a look at that picture and tell yourself that is how you want to look. You will then feel guilty for not doing any exercise and motivate you to get out and go for that walk.

Make a Record

Keeping a log is the best way to know if you are walking enough. Keep a track of how much time you are spending each day, week and month and this will push you to increase your timings as well.

It’s amazing how good you feel when you physically see on paper how much exercise you have done!

Dump the Car

We are all suckers for jumping in the car to pop to the shop that is a 10 minute walk away. Not only will you become healthier for walking, you will get the benefits of fresh air in your lungs and Vitamin D benefits from the sunshine.

Join a Club

If you are surrounded by people that are trying to achieve the same goals as you it becomes much easier to stay motivated.

By joining a walking club or hiking club you will not only meet new friends, but remain focused on your goal and it will make things a lot easier.

Trash the TV

Far too many of us spend too much time in front of the TV watching rubbish.

If you cancel your cable subscription or pull the plug on your television set you will realise that it is not actually that bad! You could be out enjoying a healthy lifestyle in the fresh air rather than sat in a dark stuffy room in front of a TV screen.

Buy a Pedometer or Fitness Tracker

These are great because you can monitor exactly how many steps you are taking. You don’t need to do a thing apart from your normal walking routine and they will automatically start working as soon as they detect your movement.

If you purchase one now, you can monitor and record how many steps you are taking on a daily basis and set yourself targets to increase to.

If you needed a bit of walking motivation, then hopefully one or two of these points will help you to get up and get out.

After a while it should all become a habit and you will need to motivate yourself less and less, then you will find yourself just jumping up and going.