We could all benefit from a simple strategy to switch on our motivation whenever we needed it. This is a short, sharp and practical read that will help you learn how to flick your switch and activate a motivated state so you can achieve your goals!
First things first, success leaves clues so let’s investigate…
When did you last flick your motivation switch?
It may have been a conscious or entirely subconscious thing so take a moment to have a think about at least four or five times you were super motivated to do something recently (and did it!).
We’re looking for clues in the examples you’re thinking of, the elemnts that helped to flick the switch in the past. What changed your state? Your mindset? Your focus? or your mood, in order for you to take action?
Some common motivational switches to look for:
You heard or read something that inspired you (maybe a Youtube clip like this)
You were listening to a particular genre of music (i.e. me listening to dance music when I clean the house)
Now you’ve got a nice little list of all the factors that may have contributed to you switching into a motivated state in the past. Hopefully you’ve added some of your own switches.
Flicking the switch and get going
The next step is to experiment with these factors when you need a boost of motivation. Your switch might be different for different tasks (and moods!) so the more extensive your list of resources for experimenting with the better!
Once you have a pretty solid, tried and tested, formula for switching into gear, apply it as often as you're in need of motivation!
p.s. I hope you found this blog helpful on your personal success journey! If you have any questions or comments about the blog, or want to share the results you've achieving by applying this strategy then I’d love to hear from you!