A Simple Tool To Increase Motivation
To achieve our best work consistently and continuously, we have to have high levels of motivation. High levels of motivation enable us to strive for excellence and to achieve our goals. Without motivation, it’s much more difficult (if not impossible) to achieve the goals we want to achieve. Virtually everyone suffers some drop in motivation from time to time depending on life’s circumstances that we face. We have to move past these periods and get our motivation back up as quickly as possible. Learn a simple tool to help you increase your motivation below.
Studies have shown that many people associate the color green with productivity and creativity. When they see the color green, they are inspired by creativity, largely because they associate the color green with growth and renewal.
Therefore, if you are feeling down and less motivated, you need to get your motivation levels back up by seeing more objects that have green in them. You may be asking, “Where do I go to see more green?” The answer is, “outside.” Head out into nature, take in some fresh air, and observe the greenery around you. Walk around in a forest and/or on a hiking trail and observe all of the different types of trees and bushes that surround you.
Doing this activity will do a number of things for you to get your motivation level back up to where it needs to be to do your best work and to achieve your goals. First, you will get up out of your chair and move around- that alone will get your blood pumping and your creativity juices flowing. Second, you’ll get fresh air, which will also help to refocus your mind on the tasks you need to accomplish. Third, you will take a break from the tasks that you are dealing with, giving yourself a break and allowing you to come back upon them with a new perspective. Fourth, you’ll see plenty of green around you, which will inspire you to redouble your efforts to completing the tasks and achieving the goals you want to achieve.
As you can see, when you have lowering levels of motivation, take a break, walk outside, and be among nature. The green trees, plants, and shrubs will help to inspire your creativity, while the fresh air and exercise will help to reinvigorate your mind to take on the challenges you are facing. By taking advantage of nature’s “green,” you can get your motivation levels back up to where you can do your best work consistently and achieve your goals.
Tips To Keep You Going: Motivation Vs Inspiration
In order to do our best work consistently and to achieve the goals and success we want to achieve, we have to be able to push through the challenges and difficulties that life presents to us. Sometimes, this can wear us down to where we are not as eager to do the things we need to do in order to achieve the goals and success we want to achieve. We need to keep our motivation high in order to more easily achieve the goals we want to achieve, and, sometimes, inspiration can help us to gain the motivation that we need to succeed. Learn more about how motivation and inspiration can help you to achieve success below.
Motivation is the drive for us to succeed. It is what causes us to do the things that we do. For instance, if you are motivated to have a clean, healthy environment for yourself, your family, and for future generations, you will be driven to do everything possible to protect and preserve the environment. This means you will want to recycle everything possible and ensure you are not dumping any waste into the waterways when you are camping or burning any toxic materials when you are outside, etc. However, it can be hard to stay motivated if you hear companies are continuing to pollute the air in the name of higher profits and continue to bypass the laws intended to protect the environment; you may even think, “what does it matter if I do my part when other people aren’t?” This can cause you to cut back on your own conservation efforts.
Inspiration is when someone else does a noteworthy action that lifts your spirit and willpower to do greater things yourself. For instance, you could be inspired by a young child suffering from a terminal or debilitating disease or condition, yet never complains and tries to do his/her part to make the world a better place. It could be taking out his/her own garbage or going around the neighborhood collecting cans and other material that can be recycled. Seeing such a person who is dealing with greater challenges than you are, yet is continuing to do his/her part to help the environment can help to inspire you to raise your efforts to preserve the environment, even when it seems your efforts are going for naught.
As you can see, motivation is the drive for us to succeed, while inspiration is lifting our spirit and willpower up (and, in turn, our motivation) when someone else does a remarkable action. Oftentimes, that person is dealing with extraordinary challenges, often more than our own, yet doesn’t complain or make excuses, but continues to perform tasks to achieve a great goal, one that often resonates with us. Motivation and inspiration can help to empower us to achieve our best work consistently and to achieve our goals.
The Importance Of Motivation For Achieving Success
Having and keeping motivation is key for anyone to achieve success on a consistent basis. Motivation is similar to the fuel that powers our vehicles to get us where we know to go; just as with that fuel, motivation is what enables us to get where we want to go in terms of goals and success. Learn more about why motivation is so critical for achieving success below.
As mentioned above, motivation is similar to the fuel that powers our automobiles and other vehicles to get us where we want to go. Similarly, motivation is what keeps us going when we have a lot of tasks and challenges that stand in our way to achieving the goals we set. It can be very easy to let ourselves be slowed down and even stopped by challenges along the way if we allow them to. Motivation is the “fuel” that keeps us going; it’s what we need to push through those challenges and achieve the goals we want to achieve.
Just as an automobile will slow down and stop when it runs out of fuel, you will slow down and stop if your motivation gets low and runs out. If you become depressed and distraught over your situation, you will feel less motivated to do the tasks that are required to reach your goals. This is why it is vital to keep your motivation high to enable you to more easily complete your tasks and reach your goals.
While everyone’s motivation does drop from time to time depending on various circumstances, it’s important to get it back up as quickly as possible. Whether it’s through your own “pick-me-up” efforts, talking to loved ones about your situation, seeing a professional to overcome any challenges or issues you are facing, etc., you need to work to get your motivation back up as quickly as possible. Otherwise, your ability to do quality work consistently will be diminished, and it will be harder to complete the tasks you need to reach to achieve your goals. It will be similar to getting a car to its destination when it runs out of gas- you have to push it forward, and pushing a heavy car by yourself to its destination is a task that is virtually impossible.
As you can see, motivation is key to achieving your goals and having success in your life. Without motivation, you will have a much harder time achieving them, much like an automobile going to a destination without fuel. It’s important to keep your motivation level high at all times and get it back up if/when it does dip- motivation is the “fuel” you need to achieve your goals and have the best success possible in your life.