How To Get Motivated

by David Valois

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I´m sure you´ve made this question:

How to get motivated?

How to get motivated for weight loss?

...Or how to get motivated to workout?

Because motivated you would achieve anything in life.

Isn´t it true?

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How to get motivated

Well, it turns out, you can dramatically get motivated by following these simple tips…

But first know this.

There is a lot of motivation theory out there.

But I´ll show you the 10 best ways to get motivated

Simply choose the one method that fits you better!

This guide also includes lots of:

  • Real life examples to know how to get motivated
  • Easy to follow motivation exercises
  • Advanced strategies to get motivated
  • How to get motivated to work in your big dream
  • And lots, lots more...

So if you want to have GREAT results in your work and personal performance you´ll love this COMPLET GUIDE.

And no, you don´t need a motivational speech, nor motivational words...

It´s much easier thant that!

Let´s jump.


FAST RESULTS FAST
1. hhe minimalistic Guide to Achieve Big Goals
2. Plan Like Worlds´ Best Strategist to get motivated
3. A Cheatsheet To Think Like Einstein.

2. THE TRAPS TO GET MOTIVATED YOU MUST AVOID
4. Why Everything is Prepared so That You Retire Depending On Others.
5. Motivation (as everybody understands it) Is A Trap
6. The Shocking Truth About Procrastinating

3. 3 SKILLS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR RESULTS (and moderation)
7. Your Fortress Of Habits
8. Pricks: The Accelerator
9. How To Have Infinite Power (Self-discipline)

10. ONE LAST TIP: The Zen of Reading

So if you want to know how to get motivated you’ll love today’s guide.
Let’s start!


FAST RESULTS FAST

1. HOW TO GET MOTIVATED FOR WEIGHT LOSS (THE "MINIMALISTIC SOLUTION")

This is the secret to get motivated fast…

Imagine a bif goal like losing weight. Here is the deal:

Focus every day on small goals that form part of a bigger goal.

EVERY DAY.

You don’t need big results to achieve your goal.

So avoid many shiny strategies you see.

There are a lot of gurus speaking about motivation, but what they want is injecting you the drug where you feel in a high so that you get addicted to that sensation. So you return to them and by a more expensive product.

But then, alone at your desk, you again get demotivated. Yet so you will return later to them spending more money to receive your dose of motivation.

Of motivation, not results.

So go the other way round. Get results (without expensive help).

And so pursue every day a small goal. Your tool is focused chunks of time. Every day!

Slowly but surely.

You can imagine where you will be in some months if every day you make a little move towards your big goal.

There’s nothing shiny on it. Simply work daily a little bit in your big project, and you will progress incredibly.

Inspiration sounds fantastic. The ambitious morning routine where you accomplish a lot of things looks great. It sounds really good.

But it has too many ups and downs.

And in a down you can abandon your big plan.

So better do less but with continuity. I’ve finished complete books so, believe me.

So from now on focus on small goals, not on big ones. Divide your big goal into ridiculously small ones, and then focus only on the small ones.

Also be prepared to be attacked by the world with interruptions and temptations. Yet you will continue disciplined. Since is a little goal it won’t be a problem.

Think also that most of your days will be grey, but be smart and accomplish every grey day some little subgoal and the day will turn bright.

And, of course, in the medium term very good things will happen.

One advice…

It’s possible you are a morning person (like most people). So focus on your key subgoal in the morning. Choose your best 2 best hours for focused work and fully concentrate on your main project.

Do this every day clock in hand and you will achieve incredible things. You don’t need more.

Finishing small goals you will have big breakthroughs. But…

Never wait for the hero moment.

Whatever your goal is, don’t wait for inspiration.

The key is self-discipline LINK A MI ARTICULO  to build slowly something big. Use principles, not techniques. And your weapon is 2 hours of focused work every morning for your most important LONG-TERM project.

Whether you feel motivated or not, the key is dividing big goals into small ones. You will achieve anything so.

Use motivation when you are motivated, of course, you would be a fool otherwise. But don't wait for motivation or you will lose too many opportunities.

Think on your past, how many procrastinated projects because you always thought of "I'm going to be motivated one day and do this and that… "?

2. Look Long-Term Like Worlds´ Best Strategist

We think that geniuses Are motivated. Very motivated.

They created great companies totally inspired…

They painted motivated…

What a genius Leonardo da Vinci! Always painting  great masterpieces thanks to being inspired!

No failures. No doubts.

Everything effortless.

But Leonardo Da Vinci wasn’t always inspired.

Geniuses knew that motivation wasn't a thing to rely on. Inspiration wasn't the key. It was continuing.

So do like the geniuses. Expect low moments. Accept there will come ups and downs, even in your best days. Live with it. It’s nothing bad. Even in your focused time of work you will have temptations: "I want to go up and drink some coffee…."

Yet continue. Self-discipline is your best friend.

Because remember (LIKE YOU SAW), simply dividing big goals into small goals and focusing every day 3 hours on them will multiply your productivity.

And never wait for motivation. It’s a trap.

We are programmed to think short term. It comes from about 50,000 years ago where we had to hunt to survive. The only worry then was having something to eat. At the moment. They couldn't wait for later. They couldn’t put the food on a refrigerator. So, during thousands of years everything was short term. Enjoying also everything at the moment because after an hour you could get killed. No saving food. And of course, no retirement accounts.

But things have changed. It’s the planners who succeed. So Better think long term. Try it. At first it's hard to sit and think. You think you have some urgency to solve. But keep thinking and planning, avoid the temptation of doing something else. You will see a lot of things you can do if you plan right. You will save tons of hours of doing unnecessary things.

Don’t procrastinate your time to sit and think. Plan for the long term today. And don’t think one week I had. Not one month. Not one year. Look 10 years ahead. And 20 will be much better.

So, here are your 3 Keys to avoid failure and succeed:

Hope this help you.

Please leave me a comment if you want to apply this to your specific case!

3. A Cheatsheet to Think Like Einstein.

you have to think.

Do you want to know how to become a powerful mind?

Many people want a big brain. They want to know a lot of things and also be confident.

So what do you need to have such big brain?

You need 2 things. It's never about THE ONE thing. It's always two forces:

Force Nr.1:

I'm sure you've heard it a thousand of times.

The first key is going out of your comfort zone.

And it's true. You have to be uncomfortable to produce more and to be more disciplined. To achieve big goals you must learn to work hard during a limited period of time. And it’s possible.

Force Nr.2:

The second ingredient is overlooked: you have to think.

You have to think more. It sounds obvious, but most people don't think. Most people only work. Many even work hard. And they have also good ethics. But they go nowhere because they don't plan as they should.

There is a tendency -especially in our occidental culture- to think always in terms of ONE big thing. The great solution. The secret…

But no. Life is always a balance between two things.

And the same goes to become a powerful mind. So when you hear about great strategies like getting focused on big projects, saving time here and there, or doing this and that, something is missing. Because you need always 2 opposite things to be successful. Acting is one. If you act you will go very far.

But you could go much farther.

And therefore you must practice the second skill, the great ignored: THINKING TIME.

And thinking is easy. Yet most people can´t be alone thinking 30 minutes sitting on a chair or lying on his bed. They simply can't. Their mind gets lost in stupid thoughts. Or they feel they are losing time. But thinking and planning more is key. You will waste a lot of time in the future if you don't think enough. You will work too hard for very little results.

Confucius said it thousands of years ago: "A man who doesn't think, will find trouble." That’s why the key to success is thinking more. The Chinese millenarian culture knows it well. It’s always a balance, the Yin and Yang. Acting and thinking in this case. But we are too focused on acting. Even hard-working people work too much and think too less.

Acting is honest, you deserve a prize. But don't fool yourself. If you think more you would plan much better movements. And so you would avoid many mistakes. It’s not what you will do but also what you won’t do. So thinking will leverage 10 times your results.

Therefore design your new mind in a Yin and Yang way. Don't get seduced by productivity techniques. You need to leverage these techniques. Produce and leverage by thinking. Life is a balance. Whether we like it or not it’s not about one simply great solution.

So don't miss the leverage factor of thinking, because without thinking you will work 10 times more.

Most books, even good books indeed, speak about how to produce more. But they don't speak about thinking more. Yet the few persons that practice thinking, the ones that isolate time every day to think 60 minutes, know that one hour of thinking equals 10 hours of work. There you have the proof. But let’s think that the relation 1 to 10 is too much. Let’s imagine a relation 1 to 3; one hour of thinking time will save you 3 of hard work. It’s at least half of your working day! And many times it will save you 5 or 6 hours. So you will always win. It’s the best investment you can make.

So from now on, add thinking time to your schedule. I don't know what you do for a living, I don't know if you are a morning worker or you feel better in the evening. I don’t know if you work from a desk, or traveling as a salesman. I don’t know if you’re a writer, an architect, or drive ambulances. But in any case, and I remark any, thinking will save you many hours. In the long run it will be days, months, and even years of hard work.

I know you have a lot of things to do. I know you have to take your car to reparation, you have to read memorandums, you have to exercise, you have to take the children to school, you have to eat, you have meetings to attend… But isolate one daily hour to think.

Believe me, after this you won’t have to take your car to reparation, or read memorandums, or go to meetings. Because you will plan so that bad things won’t happen. And better, you will focus on your important project. I know it from experience. One daily hour of thinking time gives me more then many hours of work.

You can be a master of concentrated work. But even then, and especially then, add thinking time to your scheduling. Or introduce it into your focused work hours. You can divide part of your focused time in acting and thinking. It's the best thing you can do in life. Sitting on a chair or lying on the floor staring at the infinite and thinking, even with people looking at you as if you were crazy. It’s not relaxation It’s not meditation. Both are good, but you need time to think actively. It’s the best investment you can do. And people will have to respect your thinking time. Your life is at play.

So your first thinking minutes today will be planning with your calendar how you can add 30 minutes to 1 hour of daily thinking. And then how to enlarge it to 1 hour.

And when you plan, think as long-term as you can. Planning your moves for the next day is good. Planning your moves for one week is better. And for one month much better. But try one year. And then try 10 years. And then 100 years. And then plan 200 years ahead even if you won’t be alive any more. What legacy will you leave? And how should others continue your legacy? It’s what Konosuke Matsushita, the founder of Panasonic, did. And thanks to planning he built a corporation that today continues growing after his death.

So think in terms of Yin and Yang. You need always two counterparts. They Yin for productivity. And the Yang for thinking. Action and sitting quite.

So always face the discomfort of action, but also plan more. If you combine these two things what you can achieve is limitless. Rest in reason and move in passion.

So do you a favor and today isolate time to thinking. Even if sitting on a chair as if you did nothing looks crazy. Because you are doing a lot. It's thinking about your future with the facts you have of your past. Tremendous results!

Thinking combined with acting will boost your life. So if you like this post, subscribe to my free email. And leave me also a comment about the next theme you want me to speak.

 THE TRAPS

everything is prepared so that you retire depending on others. Hi!

Do you know why you are failing in many of your projects?

Here are 3 keys to succeed whatever your job or lifestyle is.

1. KEY

So first recognize that everything is prepared so that you retire depending on others.

First know that the world is prepared so that you fail.

There are a lot of things that will try to seduce you so that you don´t try anything. There are a lot of ´take a break´ and ´you deserve more free time´ so that you under produce. Everything is prepared so that you under produce. Everything is prepared so that you don't think and work for others. But so you will have no money.

And so you will continue working for others.

So if you under produce you will end up as a slave of the state and your social circle. Sorry my friend, but so you won't get very far. Is this what you want?

You must recognize this trap because there are political parties, trade unions, and even friends, who will say you deserve this and that for nothing. But the only thing they want is that you don't become a super producer so you don’t get better than anyone.

So that you depend on them.

The root of all this is envy. Many people don't want you to earn more and live better. There is even is a billionaire industry of advertisement telling you fairy tales about how great your live will be if you buy their product. Even the movie industry shows you how a loser ends up having luck. Because those industries need losers to buy their product and watch their movies.

I have nothing against advertisement and movies, I use advertisement a lot. But take care of what kind of advertisement it is. It can be hidden advertisement in form of latest news that will keep you engaged to the TV day after day. They will try to kidnap your attention so that you don't think.

But be smart and ask yourself: "Why am I following this? It's always the same news!"

A lot of people will try to seduce you saying you deserve this and that. So you think: "Today I'm going to take that extra eating, that extra drink..." But you don’t deserve anything if you don't produce.

If you don’t produce you will be a slave. You'll be a slave of your boss, your company, and even your friends. You will simply follow what others do. And without the money.

So first note that the world is to prepare so that you fail. You can succeed, of course, but first know this trap.

So what’s the solution?

Motivation is a trap.

Most people rely on motivation to accomplish their big projects or learn the skills they want, and so they fail. Because relying on motivation is dangerous.

The problem with motivation is that it doesn't appear always. We tend to think that we will be motivated in the future. “Then I will do great things!"

But motivation comes and goes. Sorry but you won’t be always motivated.

Observe yourself, there are moments where you feel motivated but then later you are worried. You want to be motivated but you must continue on low profile.

So how can you solve this to achieve big things?

First is realizing you can’t rely on motivation. There will be always good and bad moments throughout the day -your mood fluctuates even during an hour-. A bright moment after your breakfast and then you turned sad about something at work.

And then up again.

And then down after a nasty email.

And then up after a coffee break.

So you won't be always motivated. You will always have some problems to solve, or will be too recently divorced. That’s why you can’t rely on motivation. So how do you finish those big projects that seemed possible after a high? Because one thing is for sure: after planning the big future, after the big idea, Monday 6 o'clock will come and you won't be motivated. You know what I'm speaking about.

Inspiring moments don't appear often and that’s why most people procrastinate, because they always wait for that big moment. They always wait for -what a nice word- inspiration.

But you can't rely on inspiration to do big things.

It's impossible to finish a complete project fully inspired. It's why diets don't work. Most people rely on a moment where they will do the diet feeling motivated to get slim. So they won't eat and they will do it happily. But no. Because motivation will disappear during the diet. Or after the diet. And there they will return again to eat the same quantities, if not more. The billion-dollar fitness and diet industry knows it well. Their clients are motivated people. They buy motivated products to eat less. They buy motivated season tickets for the gym. But after the motivated September or January they quit.

People think like in the movies. The hero will come and they will win the battle. Motivation will come and they will do a lot of things. But motivation will disappear again. So it's not smart waiting for the movie moment to do big things.

Life is a long run, don’t sprint. So know that your motivation won’t be always at a peak. Accept that your levels of willpower will go up and down every day. Realize also there are social media, news, and friends, that will interrupt you. They will make everything possible so that you don't focus on your important project. So accept that even in the motivated moment of the day, you will have interruptions. And perhaps you will be too weak to accept them. So even the motivated moments are dangerous.

So how can you solve this?

Now you think: "But I will be very self-disciplined." Yes, okay with that, but temptation will attack you every moment of the day. There are fast food restaurants spreading the smell of Croissants to break your diet. There are shops that are permanently redesigned so that you buy impulsively. Everything is designed to weaken your self-control and sell you something. And it’s okay. It’s also how you sell your product or service. But be aware that this 24 hours bombarding place against you.

So first step is knowing that your environment is designed so you are as unproductive as most people. And also know that motivation only lasts some moments. Don’t make it your religion. Waiting for motivation is a fool´s strategy. One day a great day will come, how nice! But meanwhile you do nothing. Days pass and you continue procrastinating your big project. Perhaps one day you will be motivated again. But motivation will again vanish. So first step is knowing this.


1st Step:

Know that motivation isn’t reliable.

And the second step to solve this: having little goals easy to accomplish.

What you need to be productive and finished projects is short-term goals that form part of big goals. Short attainable goals! Something you can focus on regardless of how you feel.

It’s, for example, isolating every day two hours to write your book.

Or isolating every day one hour to market your products.

Or isolating 30 daily minutes to do exercise.

Little attainable goals, not motivation.

You won’t quit watching TV at once. You won't get rich designing and finishing a big project at once. When you begin to exercise you won't become a top athlete. This is why you need little goals you can follow.

And there is another thing you must know. In the moments where you feel inspired and make a big plan -those moments also exist - you will design big goals. But then you will say “why not gigantic goals?. Why not the biggest goal of all! Every day I will do this and that…" But there will be a lot of things you finally won't do because reality comes and you won´t be as motivated as the moment you were planning.

And then the crash will be much harder.

Because you missed something: breaking down your big plans into small ones. Very small ones. So even if you are inspired the right big goals into small ones. Do them during some days and you will finish projects. Continue some weeks and you will finish big projects.

DESPEGANDO

GOOD HABITS

Do you have good habits?

I'm sure you’ve heard a lot of times about that thing of “habits.”

Yet if you want to succeed you need good habits. Or better said, if you want to succeed you need a dream, but the raw material of your dream is good habits.

But be smart, don’t focus only in one or two good habits. Build a Fortress Of Habits. It's about many habits. You need as many good habits as you can.

I know, it sounds like bad news. You thought a good habit was enough. But no, you need many habits. We tend to think that it’s always about ONE thing. Yet be smarter and focus on many habits.

Otherwise take a look at famous or rich people. You will see a lot of things that this people lack.

“He is a very rich person but has a very bad health!” But why do you want to be rich if can die in two months from a heart attack? Why do you want to be rich if you hate your job? Others are world famous but take drugs. They need drugs to reach a mental height.

So their habits are killing them, despite money and fame. And need better habits. So it's not a question of being productive, having a good career, or having good contacts. It's about building a fortress of habits.

Another example is the French writer Balzac. He was one of the best writers in history. Balzac finished 95 novels and left 48 unfinished. They were part of his masterwork "La Comedie Humaine." But then Balzac died with 51 years. Why? Because he drank 50 cups of coffees per day. So Balzac had good productive habits, he followed his passion, he also had a good time management, but one bad habit killed him: drinking too much coffee to feel inspired.

So realize you need a Fortress Of Habits to not depend on your weakest one.

So if you want to reach your goals and live enough to be happy, you must build a fortress. Think about it, perhaps now your short-term goals is having more followers in Instagram, finishing more projects, stop gossipping about others, or quitting your suicidal thoughts. In any case you need more and better habits!

Like I said, that’s the bad news, you need more and better habits.

But now the good news:

And the good news is that you only need to build one big habit, because from there you will build a complete fortress.

For example, if you eliminate sugar from your coffee, it's a good habit, but not a big one. Do it, but it won’t build new good habits.

But take for example the new habit of going to swim 3 times per week. It's a big habit. You will have to do a lot of exercise. You will need to rearrange your time table. You will need to think about it. You will need to focus on it and don’t quit. But thanks to this habit you will create new habits because two weeks after going to swim 3 times per week, you're going to eat better because you will want to feel better when swimming.

You will need it! You will eat more vegetables and less hamburgers.

And then you will feel better.

And if you feel better, you will feel happier.

And if you feel happier you will have better relations.

And if you have better relations you will have more contacts.

And so on and so on…

And of course: eliminating sugar from coffee will be easy.

So here are the good news: begin simply with a big good habit.

So tomorrow find a good habit, like going to swim and after this you will build a fortress of habits and achieve whatever you want. From there you can climb the Everest, quit smoking, live 100 years, or hear 30 audio books per month.

So take a big habit, practice it during one month, and from there you will have your Fortress of Habits.

Self Discipline

KEY

Self-discipline.

Self-discipline is the best habit you can develop. People misunderstand self-discipline. When they think on self-discipline they see a screaming sergeant. It has some bad connotation. But self-discipline is the best you can have.

Realize that with self-discipline you won’t only feel good after the hard work, but also at the moment.

Sometimes results will come later, perhaps in two days, but it’s also worth. The results of working more focused or being a little bit hungry after your meals will come in two days, when you begin to feel superb. In a few projects, results make also come after some days. But most times you will feel good at the moment, you will see results immediately. For example, after working on your biggest you will feel more self-confident at the moment, and after eating less your brain will run faster in the moment.

So from now on embrace difficult situations.

Embrace the hard work.

Embrace the silence that comes after saying hard truth to someone…

Embrace the difficult negotiation…

Embrace being hungry a little bit…

You will see it gets easier and easier. Self-discipline is your best friend.



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