What gives you instant motivation?

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Everyone at times get discourage, and performs less than their best.
There are days that you just don't have the energy or the motivation to act.
During days like these, a good motivational audio or video usually seem to at least nudge me back on course.
This video by Les Brown usually gets me pumped up and ready to go again.
Share some of the ways you get through these tough days.

Tough times don't last, but tough people do. Robert Schuller
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanman
    Les brown is probably the best motivational speaker out there but motivational stuff in itself can be deceiving.

    You could feel great in the moment but that's not going to last & by no means does it guarantee that you'd be successful. When you try to motivate yourself, you are trying to consciously make yourself do something that your unconscious isn't ready to do.

    So in other words, you are probably fighting with yourself. The key is to first program your unconscious mind in alignment with your goals. That way, you won't need to motivate yourself, it will be a natural process.
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    • Profile picture of the author Angellos
      Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

      Les brown is probably the best motivational speaker out there but motivational stuff in itself can be deceiving.

      You could feel great in the moment but that's not going to last & by no means does it guarantee that you'd be successful. When you try to motivate yourself, you are trying to consciously make yourself do something that your unconscious isn't ready to do.

      So in other words, you are probably fighting with yourself. The key is to first program your unconscious mind in alignment with your goals. That way, you won't need to motivate yourself, it will be a natural process.
      Motivation is a daily thing, everyone motivates themselves differently. I agree that you have to get you unconscious to accept the change but your consistent actions can form new habits which in turn forms your new programming.
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    • Profile picture of the author Angellos

      What have been giving me constant burst of energy lately, is really beginning to appreciate the freedom that life offers. Was on the beach doing some work and i felt a surge of enthusiasm knowing the level of freedom that this business offers. I fell in love with this song, just wanted to share it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Donne
      I fully agree, motivational tape ,while ok, are little more than a sticking plaster over a gaping wound. I believe that if your goals are big enough, and the reasons for achieving those goals are strong enough, then you are in synch. If you need someone to spark you into action, then maybe your goals need some close scrutiny, The big question is WHY
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  • Profile picture of the author Franko Ferencic
    There always will came a time of discouragement, low energy, no motivation, bad mood, rough moments... Life just happens to all of us. I have one thing that always help me almost instantly to go over such bad moments. When that happens I close my eyes and think of my dreams. When I think how my life will look like, how will I feel when they will be reality everything negative just disappears in a fraction of a second and I feel unstoppable! I know with internet marketing i will make my dreams come true so there is no way anything could possibly stop me to accomplish them! In fact I'm already on the road to my dreams! How about you?
    Have anybody tried thinking of dreams in tough moments? Try it, it's so powerful!

    Wish to everybody to realize their dreams!

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  • Profile picture of the author aliveder
    What motivates me is the fact that any day could be my last. That I need to show my family that I love them, have a clean home, and work hard at everything that I do. Anytime I think that my last moments were spent having said something rude to my mom, have my home be found dirty, or not have amounted to anything due to laziness I squirm.

    Also age. When I see people younger than me having not only made a ton of money, but most importantly fulfilled their dreams I get a pang of nervousness. As I know that I have the potential to be in their shoes- I just have to utilize it.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Fear to die in poverty. Thats one thing that I don't want at all. I always keep in mind that, in my bad days no one will be beside me except me.
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    My wants and family crisis give me instant motivation. I will have to win the money factor at any cost. I don't want to suffer for it anymore.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rucco
      I get instantly motivated when I think of how many people out there have started with FAR less than I have, yet have gone so much further. This helps to instantly clear away any excuses I'm trying to use on myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Grace
    Honestly my subscribers motivate me. On those days when I don't feel like working my mood changes instantly when I open my email account and see all the notes from people thanking me for helping them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    My mother's inspiration gives me instant motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeac
    My motivation is to live the life I dreamed of, financial freedom, travel, and be totally free of life's negativity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kathy Bell
    Good thread. My motivation is mostly internal...personal satisfaction, and freedom.
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  • Profile picture of the author kellyyarnsbro
    No books or videos are more motivational than a family.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vikram73
    Email motivates me. I setup email alerts for whenever I get a commission. So when my Clickbank product sells I get an email, new opt-in, I get an email. When some of the products I'm an affiliate for sell I get an email.

    End result is my iPhone is constantly reminding me thru the day that I'm scaling things up.
    For me this is pretty motivating - if I'm getting a flood of traffic it's a bit much because my phone is going off all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Something positive in my life always gives me motivation when I’m discouraged for some reason. It can be whatever. New subscribers, a nice comment about my work, a thank you message from someone, a simple sale, just something nice. This fact will give me instant motivation.

    When nothing positive in the outside world happens to help me feel better, then I try to find motivation by reading other people’s words.
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  • I have a playlist of music that gives me instant motivation. Usually, I have to stand up to get the greatest effect.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaolinsteve
    I think about my future with my Girlfriend and watching Frank Kerns stuff to really drive motivation.
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    • Profile picture of the author mcsl
      I think it's all part of living experience to have highs and lows in life.
      But one things is persistence.
      I feel that keeping your goal/objective/target in mind of what you want to achieve is key.
      Dedication time to this -being little and often is better than sparingly and at a bulk.
      All long journeys, not matter how big or small , all start with the first step.
      To have a successful end result, you need dedication and persistence.
      I think this works for me, and don't forget everyone goes at their own pace and will find what works best for them, as everyone has unique skills to put into practice.

      I personally like to have my own private space/corner at home to be focused, with the least distractions as possible!

      :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author zannix
    I've developed a personal technique for self motivation, and it may be only working for me, but I've decided to share it with others in this forum a while ago.

    I can't find the link to the thread at the moment, but I'll describe the short version of it...

    1) Think of your role model, someone who does things with no hesitation at all, someone who does not take NO for an answer, an action taker, a fully driven personality. It can be a fictitious character, a character from your own life, or a celebrity. For me, it was Tony Robbins

    2) Imagine that you two are "business" partners (this can be done through repetitive visualization) and that everything you both do or don't do contributes or takes away from your existing business.

    3) When faced with an adversity or a need to procrasinate or give up, think about what your "partner" would say to that idea. Would he say: "mmh, yea... let's give up" or would he say "let's CRUSH this MF!". This way you'll also know whether you need to change partners or not xD

    Anyway, it's just a small technique that has never failed to work for me, and I really hope you can adopt it as well.

    Cheers,
    Zannix
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  • Profile picture of the author NeXtReview
    The best motivational tool for me is coffee. Usually in a cup with some water, but as chewing gum when needed
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnTimmins
    hahaha... I can relate to this. When I learned that I can make money online, I searched for various resources on how to really do it. Then I found a video about blogging. Since then I started to blog and feel addicted to it.

    I am not a techie guy but I really love to learn. But there are just times that I don't feel motivated and feel the discouragement that I am still not earning from my blog despite for all the things that I have done. But during those down-lows, I just watched the video I first discovered blogging and repeat what he said, "Putting a blog is NOT that easy. You need a lot of work, effort and a lot of patience."

    And then my motivation revived telling myself that I need to have more patience.
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  • Profile picture of the author montozza
    my family!

    I could say i am somehow a modest man. i am not so into fast cars, fancy houses , etc. i just like to travel with my family. i wnat to provide them great life with me. sometimes i am hard and i know that so getting financialy very wealthy would be my way of saying "thank you" to my wife and kids for their patience
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    I go through my answers to WHY i want to achieve this specific goal..What pleasure would i gain from achieving the goal and what pain would be removed...

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
    My children...who are always up and kicking. Their level of energy and carefree nature are enough to pull my out of depressing and limiting thoughts. When nothing works I move to my husband...he's an amazing storyteller
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  • Profile picture of the author shopperholic
    My work gives me instant motivation...
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    My family affairs gives me instant motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrswagset
    What INSTANTLY gets me motivated is watching a Rocky movie LOL That gives me so much push to keep going! I swear I watch them atleast once a week
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  • Profile picture of the author danielotc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt6Gd3zQ7ew im watching this at least twice a week
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  • Profile picture of the author Nic Oliver
    For me it's about having answered a simple question: "What's important to me?" and then knowing that whatever I'm doing is helping me to achieve it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanWestern
    Hearing someone else's success story.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    My crisis gives me instant motivation. But now a days I really need some motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    Movies gives me instant motivation. It helps me a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author winz
    my family of course
    especially my mother
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    For me, I always write down what I want to accomplish.

    I start with positive affirmations like:

    I am earning $xxxxx per month

    I am a winner

    I am not average and I will succeed.

    I am a great leader

    I am a huge success online.


    Then I just repeat those words to myself even though sometimes, life punches you, knocks you down, and kicks you when you are down.

    That is what keeps things in place and keeps me motivated. It is called:

    Self motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Ning Lo
    I watch some videos of Eric Thomas the most to instantly get motivated..

    But other motivational speakers also do the job

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author Tessa Holmes
    Eric Thomas was useful. This is another name to ad to my list of Good speakers.
    My favorite for now is Tony Robbins. He does the job of making me want to act.

    Just a video link if you need some motivation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYp9IqJVgkA
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennisknows
      Originally Posted by Tessa Holmes View Post

      Eric Thomas was useful. This is another name to ad to my list of Good speakers.
      My favorite for now is Tony Robbins. He does the job of making me want to act.

      Just a video link if you need some motivation.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYp9IqJVgkA
      yea that Tony Robbins is great to listen to. He's one of my favorite motivational speakers...

      I also like Les Brown and Eric Thomas...
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  • Profile picture of the author kdorothea
    The GetMotivated subreddit. To me it's an amazing source for inspiration and motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    I write down on a big piece of paper what motivates me such as,

    -Financial Freedom
    -Ability to Travel everywhere
    -Eat at the highest quality restuarants
    -Helping my Family
    -Helping People in Need
    -Taking Action

    Etc.

    I Post that piece of paper on my Bedroom and Read it everytime I wake up and Every time I go to sleep.

    That Gives me instant Motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author WellnessWriter
    My family, my faith, hearing about others' success, and remembering how lucky I am to be able to do what I LOVE from HOME while there are so many people that are working at jobs they hate to make ends meet. I'm so grateful for my situation, and whenever I feel unmotivated, remembering how lucky I really am helps me snap out of it real quick.
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  • Profile picture of the author surferchris
    I just think of my current lifestyle, and try to picture it over the span of 10 years without change. This will certainly motivate me to doing better in whatever I do. I believe in constant improvement, and remaining stagnant with no drive will simply get me nowhere close I would like to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    Originally Posted by Angellos View Post

    There are days that you just don't have the energy or the motivation to act.
    At times like these I remember what a wise woman told me when I was younger: "When you feel like you can't move, the best thing to do is be still."

    We all feel the need to do something all the time. To do something productive. But we can't be productive all the time. Sometimes we need to just chill out and let nature takes it course. If you try to make moves when you feel stuck, you're just running around in circles going nowhere. You'll know when to act on something and when to relax.
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  • Profile picture of the author GT
    My income goals give me instant motivation.

    Whenever I get tired, or lazy, or unfocused, or discouraged, or ... whatever ... I just check my income goals and that inspires me to go longer, try harder, be more determined and enthusiastic...etc.

    GT
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  • Profile picture of the author gabkwong
    The feeling of joy in success drives me to even more success.
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    My needs and surroundings give me instant motivation.
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