how to you get motivated?

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Just curious how do successful people usually get motivated. Becasue life have high and lows, how do you guys get inspired or encouraged when you're down especially in doing online business......
  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Make your goals very clear, writing it down will help. When things doesn't look so good I take a deep breath and relax for a bit then get up and go again.
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  • Profile picture of the author cswjohnni
    Yes, good tip, I think I just need to get relaxed from time to time, being too focus or too impatient just won't get you any faster to reach your goals. Thanks pal...
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  • Profile picture of the author lcostley
    I have clear goals and just keep thinking about all the things I really like, like spending time with my family. And some things I don't like, like sitting in traffic.

    Keeps me going.
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  • Profile picture of the author myeanne
    I just think of my family, all the things that I need to do for them and I always get motivated by then.
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  • Profile picture of the author cswjohnni
    Looks like family is a quite good motivator...... Great!!
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  • Profile picture of the author ngash
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    This how I get motivated
    -I think of times when I have been very successful
    - I think of people who have succeeded against all odds
    - I read, or just take time off to go and do somethin different
    - I think of my wife, and three kids -there is nothing more motivating than this.
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    • Profile picture of the author grignard_reagent
      well
      i just try to remember the times when i had performed the best and just console myself saying that i indeed have got what it takes to climb up the mountain again

      and that's what keeps me going again 1!!!

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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    sing, ride my bike, take a shower, listen to a motivational tape, listen to music, dance, jump up and down, laugh just to laugh and do it for a whole minute nonstop, imagine I'm superman with a cape, listen to my cat purr. I try to remember to do all of these things and more.
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    • Profile picture of the author cswjohnni
      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      sing, ride my bike, take a shower, listen to a motivational tape, listen to music, dance, jump up and down, laugh just to laugh and do it for a whole minute nonstop, imagine I'm superman with a cape, listen to my cat purr. I try to remember to do all of these things and more.
      Quiet good advices, I think taking a break is absolutely needed,
      It just sometimes this IM business will intrigue you so much to less your leisure time....
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      • Profile picture of the author danielgarrow
        I get motivated by looking on successful people's way of working, by learning their profile. I am highly encouraged by hardworking people, who do live around me!
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        • Profile picture of the author JamesPond
          When i want to motivate me, then i go walking around in my city and look after all the sweet girls!! To see those sweet girls, that motivates me, because then i know, why i'm living as a man!!
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          • Profile picture of the author cswjohnni
            Originally Posted by JamesPond View Post

            When i want to motivate me, then i go walking around in my city and look after all the sweet girls!! To see those sweet girls, that motivates me, because then i know, why i'm living as a man!!
            haha....this isn't a bad idea at all ......
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        • Profile picture of the author VenusCow
          Originally Posted by danielgarrow View Post

          I get motivated by looking on successful people's way of working, by learning their profile. I am highly encouraged by hardworking people, who do live around me!
          Modelling really works.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Yeah, it's important to recharge your battery every once in a while. Read motivational and inspirational blog def keep me motivated.
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  • Profile picture of the author rpw
    Focus on the rewards and narrow it down to completing each task at a time.
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  • Profile picture of the author iamscottj
    To keep myself motivated, I make sure that I am out of every negative things in life. I always try to look on the brighter side of the life. Thoughts which are negative are the root cause for each and every depression. I make sure that none of them comes close to me. I also make sure that I read some inspirational material. Then after hardwork or completion of project, I prefer strategic refueling which energizes me to get to the next important work in life. And I always read this quote again and again if I fail in something,

    "Good judgment comes from experience, experience comes from mistakes and mistakes comes from bad judgment."

    I hope this quote will help you too
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Pettit
    In his book, "Happier," author Tal Ben-Shahar points out that "happy" people tend to have "rituals"--little things they enjoy--as part of the warp and woof of their day. Whether it's exercise, going to the same coffee shop every morning, making a point to play a jazz album, lighting a candle and drinking a cup of herbal tea, the presence of rituals give a feeling of structure and contentment to every day. The effects on one's motivation (and overall "happiness") are profound.
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  • Profile picture of the author healthconverter
    I wake up in the morning, grab a cup of coffee, do a few jumping jacks to some sweet "pump up" music and then I'm good to go for the day.

    However, if we're talking not as a day to day thing, but more of "getting out of a long-term funk" just remember that it's not permanent. If it's sleep you lack, take the day off and catch up. If you're feeling lonely, call up a friend or loved one. If you're just feel down or off a bit, then watch a ridiculously hilarious movie. I just watched the Meaning of Life by the Monty Python troupe. Despite the fact that I've seen it a million times before, it disguises absolute silliness as thought provoking encouragement. Or at least, that's how I see it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DreamShaper
    Originally Posted by cswjohnni View Post

    Just curious how do successful people usually get motivated. Becasue life have high and lows, how do you guys get inspired or encouraged when you're down especially in doing online business......

    Meditation or other concentration/focusing techniques can help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darunner14
    Technoooooooooooooo!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Memberhere23094
    Originally Posted by cswjohnni View Post

    Just curious how do successful people usually get motivated. Becasue life have high and lows, how do you guys get inspired or encouraged when you're down especially in doing online business......
    If I reach the point where I actually don't mind doing something, it helps, for one.
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  • Profile picture of the author CloudTap
    Always try to look at the big picture and the long term. Don't expect to change the world in one day, one week, one month, or even a year. Plan over a lifetime.
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  • Profile picture of the author VenusCow
    Motivatating yourself to do something you dislike or don't want to do that has no meaning, point or purpose to you (making money doesn't count) is likely the reason you are stuggling.

    Venus Cow says, "Work at what you love and never work again."
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  • Profile picture of the author Xmas
    Meditation
    Study gurus who talk about how to stay motivated
    Mark Victor Hanson for one.

    If all else fails - drink heavily and forget about your problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Barker
    Motivation is something that is made and not just natural. (At least for me).

    My motivation starts with my want to succeed. The main point of my motivation is my family. I have a great wife and 3 young daughters. My wife stays home with my girls and it is my responsibility to support everyone.

    I chose to be an entrepreneur to be able to support my family and also be able to watch them grow by being at home with them.

    This is what keeps me up late at night working when everyone else is asleep.

    Peoples motivations are different for everyone but this is mine and I hope someone gets some help by this post!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    If you look outside yourself for something to motivate you, you won't get much done. Just start working toward a goal, taking action will motivate you. You have to set yourself on fire.
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