Successful self motivation means planning your own motivation.
I’m having motivation problems. I need to set up the email from this web site, bob@bobAPrentiss, so I can read it on my Mac, with my Mail application. That way it will come right to my computer and I won’t have to mess around with the CPanel of my web page.
This has been on my “to do” list for two months. For two months I have been putting it off. Why have I not done it yet? Because I am not motivated to do it. Why am I not motivated to do it? Because I don’t know how to do it. I started doing it, hit a snag, and went and did something else.
Now I’ve decided to ask a techie friend of mine to guide me though it – i’m going to utilize my social environment.
Maybe not knowing how to do something wouldn’t have adversely impacted your motivation. Maybe the need to learn a new skill would have been motivating to you.
But it sure makes mine suffer.
The point of this is that each one of us is different. That’s why a list of motivational hints may not be real helpful at motivating you. Those of us who create such lists design them for the average person. That’s why at best they do an average job of motivating you.
So what’s the alternative? It’s creating a motivational plan, designed just for you with your unique likes and dislikes, and with your unique motivators and demotivators.
The model for self motivation will help you design such a plan, just for you. It will take a little bit of work, up front, but will save you a lot of wasted energy as you work on making your dream, whatever it is, come true.
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