|Jump Start Monday | Get your week off to a great start with the Day-Timer blog. Each Monday we’re going to feature a new tip to help you gain a more productive week at work and at home.|
|Today’s tip: Motivate yourself|
It’s easy to get fired-up for your New Year’s Resolutions this time of year, but what’s going to keep you focused and on-track a few months from now?
The answer is motivation, and better yet — self motivation. Learning to motivate yourself is crucial, because when you wait for inspiration to strike you often end up waiting a long time!
Make a daily routine of viewing your goals that you can depend on — even through your days of lowest motivation. Once you get started, you’ll be your own inspiration.
- Use visual reminders: Put a sticky note on your computer monitor at work, a daily reminder in your planner, or a photo on your bathroom mirror.
- Imagine success: Spend 2 minutes each morning visualizing the outcome of how life will be once you’ve met this challenge.
- Be proud: Celebrating your success offers you great momentum. Did you create a daily plan for two straight weeks? Then carry yourself like a winner! You’re moving forward.
The longer you wait for motivation, the less desire you’ll have to follow your dreams. Instead, you need to keep in touch with the good feelings that success offers. A taste of success is a tremendous motivational tool for sticking with your resolutions through thick and thin. It’s not only inspiring – it’s addicting!
[photo by Beverly & Peck]
|Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at [email protected]|