Sometimes we become lazy and avoid hard work. We lose the fire inside of us. We look outside of ourselves for inspiration but the fact is that if we don't have the spark inside nothing can help. The outside factors help, no doubt, but the true inspiration is always inside of us.
So how to re ignite that inner spark? How to inspire yourself again to work hard?
No one knows you better than yourself. Only you know your own true potential and how much you can achieve. You know what makes you tick. It all may be a confusing jumble inside of you but if you are patient with yourself you can re-ignite this passion and become your own inspiration.
Here are a few tips that can help you on the way.
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Know what is your plan
Write down what you want to achieve in the next six months or a year. Have a fixed time span, write down your main goal, and then lay the details. What are the steps that you need in order to move towards your goal? What skills or assets do you already have? What skills do you need to work on? What are the things that you absolutely need in order to achieve your goal?
This all may seem like a hassle at first but when you will write the details out you will get clarity. You will become more focused on what you want to achieve. This is very important if you want to succeed because without focus and clarity you become distracted and lose your way. So don't lose focus. Make a plan, know your plan and then follow it.
Root out negativity and breed optimism
Negativity is your enemy. It eats your energy and gives you nothing. Sure, it feels good to get angry and blame circumstances and people but at the end of the day, that negativity comes back at you, haunts you, and hampers your progress. So next time when negative thoughts about your goals, about your potential and achievement, come at you be prepared. Know that they are your enemy. Counter them with positive thoughts and reinforcements. Consider it a war that you have to win no matter what.
This all may sound difficult at times but if you remain on your guard all the time it will become easier and easier. Know that the first step is the hardest, the rest is easy. Remember that you will face many setbacks and might blunder a little (or more). No matter what happens, remain positive and never lose hope. Because hope is all that you really have. The rest can be redone and rebuilt but if you lose hope you lose everything. So never lose hope.
Persistence is very very important if you want to achieve some goal. If you are not persistent you will get lost. When you stop working and procrastinate, all kinds of alluring attractions distract you. They fill your mind with negative energy that hampers your progress.
So never lay down arms for even a second. Try your very best to never miss your daily goals.
Be relentless in pursuing your goal
You will face all kinds of hurdles and defeats in your way. You will face rejections and things will turn out against your expectations. People will say all kinds of things to detract you.
But always remember that hurdles can be turned into achievements, defeats can be turned into lessons, and rejections can make you stronger and better prepared to achieve your goal. If things have turned out against your expectations, you can turn those things into a stair that can take you to your goal. Never back down and never take things at face value.
Remain HumbleKeep yourself humble if you want to keep moving and getting better and better. When success goes to your head, you lose your way and become blind to faults and weaknesses. If you want to keep achieving you need to remember how much you still don't know. Only then can you move further and achieve the unachievable.
Humility keeps your feet on the ground. It makes you stay in the reality. When you forget to be humble you throw yourself inside a fantasy. No doubt that it feels good but when reality strikes in the form of a challenge or a failure you find yourself unprepared and fall like a dry leaf on the ground. So stay humble, know your faults and be real.
When you become your own inspiration nothing fazes you. You may fall back or fall down sometimes. You may get defeated or rejected by life's hurdles but you come back again and again to achieve your goal. Why? Because the inspiration inside you always brings you back on track.