Take Charge of Your Destiny: Outlining the Road to Your Own Success
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a high-ranking employee or a team manager, there’s nothing that will drive you toward success more than the power of motivation. It energizes people and enhances their productivity by allowing them control over factors that may impede their progress.
The type of motivation that each individual requires to work at an optimal level may vary. You might get motivated by watching your fellow workers getting their work done on time; whereas, another individual might be motivated to work better after they’ve had a refreshing break.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of self-motivation and how it can help you take charge of your own destiny.
What is self-motivation?
It’s the highest form of motivation as it gives one the ability to do what needs to be done for success without getting influenced by the behaviors of others around them. It’s devoid of being influenced by external factors, making it one of the most effective forms of motivation that gives you the strength to complete any challenge despite high stakes.
Self-motivation entails an in-depth self-assessment. It allows us to strengthen the trust we have in our ability to become self-sufficient. That being said, self-motivation shouldn’t be confused with over-confidence as it also entails a careful assessment of your weaknesses and how to overcome them.
But how does self-motivation help one succeed? Let’s have a look!
The science behind motivation
Motivation primarily lies in the brain. The brain has neurotransmitters such as dopamine that are responsible for carrying messages that affect the movements of our body. Dopamine interacts with the receptors in our brain and prompts us to do better by promising a reward once a task is completed. As such, when the body expects a form of reward, it manifests in the form of self-motivation and encouragement.
Studies show that there’s a direct link between motivation and success—making motivation one of the most significant predictors of success. It makes you happy by giving you a sense of accomplishment after achieving each goal step-by-step.
How can you stay self-motivated?
Here are a few small steps you can take to stay self-motivated.
Set your goals
Setting a goal for yourself can help you stay motivated and focused. However, the trick is to set practical and short-term goals that contribute toward your long-term goals. If you set unrealistic goals from the beginning, you will set yourself up for disappointment as well as failure.
Understand that mistakes are experiences
One thing that differentiates successful people from others is their ability to bounce back from failure. There are two things you can do if you fail: you can let it consume you or you can rise from it and learn from your mistakes. It’s important to have your goals in sight even if things go sideways, so you can stay motivated.
Celebrate the little wins
Fulfilling long-term goals can be frustrating as you might feel like you’re not making any progress. Prevent the fear of being incompetent from taking over you by celebrating small achievements and wins. Do that to strengthen your trust in your capabilities to succeed.
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