PART B – TAKING ACTION

Hello Happy Family!

More tips to keep ourselves motivated and focussed to take action. All from ‘Motivation. Focus. Action.’

 5: Take baby steps.

Do not push yourself to achieve the same things with the same amount of time and resources the way other people had done. In the end, you have to remind yourself that every person is unique and, consequently, his own set of strengths and weaknesses.

Also, it could be that you are just starting out and the other person you are comparing yourself to is years ahead of you in terms of expertise and experience. The other person cannot afford to take baby steps, but you can and you should!

If you rush things too much, everything may end up backfiring on you.

6: Rome wasn’t built in a day.

This is obviously related to the above tip, but it is different in the way that it takes into account what you want to do with your time.

It is good to have a plan for everything, but you do not have to accomplish everything in a single day. Even if you have the energy to do so, the people around you and who also have something at stake in reaching your shared goals may not have the time and similar energy to do so.

Give them a break. If all of you have truly worked hard, then all you deserve to rest. There is always tomorrow to think about.

 7: Do not pressure yourself.

Pressuring yourself is different from motivating yourself. Motivating yourself will get you to take action while pressuring yourself will only succeed in freezing your limbs and brain cells into a state of inaction.
There are sure to be other people and other sources you will receive a lot of flak and pressure about getting things done. Why burden yourself with more pressure when you can give yourself a pep talk instead?

 8: A little competition is good – just do not make a big deal out of it.

Competition can make you take action because the more you delay, the further behind you will be in achieving your goal. Friendly competition is also effective for staying focused and getting you pumped up but be careful!
If you let yourself focus too much on the competition, then you may end up forgetting about the bigger picture. In the end, being too competitive may be another source of distraction that you absolutely do not need.

 9: Believe in yourself.Taking action requires you to have faith in yourself – especially when everyone around you is telling you that you cannot do it. In the end, you have to remember that you know yourself best. You know what you are capable of, and if you believe that the goal you have in mind is well within your reach, then it truly is – no matter what others may say.

I hope these tips will be of great help to you. 

Thank you for visiting Happy Life and I’m glad you are part of Happy Family. More tips coming in Part C.

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7 Replies to “PART B – TAKING ACTION”

  1. That’s very true. We should, always, remind ourselves that challenges will always be there as this can help keep us prepared for them. We ought to be realistic with our goals on when they should be accomplished. And again, it is necessary that we avoid unhealthy comparison for example with people already in the game and are more experienced than we are. Otherwise, this can end up demotivating us. Thanks for your visit and contribution.

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    1. Yes. The problem comes in when you’ve e.g. been raised that way. Some families encourage competitiveness among siblings, which I’m hugely against. But taking your siblings as guides, along the lines of “my brother got into his dream college against all odds, I can make it happen, too,” I’m totally fine with that. Good thing there are sites like yours. I do believe that a lot of people are lost, so seeing that gives them hope. Plus, it’s always nice to get a reminder.

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      1. Your are absolutely right. Competitiveness can serve great harm to us as far as accomplishment of our goals is concerned, having the knowledge that we have different capabilities. Thanks a lot for your complement. It means a lot to me.

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