I ask myself an important question every day – who knows me better than myself?
The answer is nobody.
Not even my close friends or family has the power to know what I am thinking or feeling. I am the only one who can express my thoughts and feelings and that goes the same for you.
You are the only one who knows what you are truly capable of and how willing you are to push yourself.
So, it makes sense that you are the only person who can change your mindset and evoke change in the areas of your life you want to improve.
You must stop looking and comparing yourself to others to ignite motivation. Instead redirect your focus inwardly.
Here are 5 powerful ways on how to inspire yourself.
Write your plan
Let me ask you this – do you know what you want to achieve in the next 6 months?
If the answer is no, then it’s time to do some serious work on your goals and life plan. That is where knowing how to inspire yourself needs to start.
Write down all of your goals. Whether they are gigantic and extremely difficult to achieve or they are tiny and easily achievable with the slightest of effort, just write them down.
Huge goals can be broken down into smaller goals. And as you break them down, you can create a time frame and an action plan on how you can achieve them.
Write your vision (big goal) on paper every day and make a checklist of smaller tasks, which you can tick off as you focus on your vision. This will align your mindset and make you hungry to keep pushing.
A plan supplemented with passion will keep your vision clear.
Remove negativity from your life. Your thought process needs to move in the right direction.
Even if you experience setbacks, this shouldn’t deter you from remaining focused on your overall visions and goals.
If you have 10 bad minutes in a day, should that affect the next 23 hours and 50 minutes? No.
Disappointment is inevitable in life but you must stop preparing for disaster and start thinking about the best case scenario.
Be relentless in pursuing inspiration
People fear the word “no” and I never understand why. If you hear the answer no, then this means you are knocking on the right doors.
Chase rejection and use it as a catalyst to strive and achieve success. Make your mind understand that “no” is not a permanent answer and it doesn’t mean never.
It means “not now”.
Circumstances change. If you remain positive, focused, and committed, your own actions will turn a “no” into a “yes”.
Your ability to not get disheartened by the word “no” signifies who you are and how you can handle real situations.
Keep your feet firmly on the ground. The truth is if you have followed the first 3 pieces of advice by creating a plan, breeding positivity, and showing a relentlessness in your pursuit of inspiration, the likelihood is you will have either experienced some form of success or be within touching distance.
Never get ahead of yourself. Stay grounded.
Being humble will keep you from becoming overwhelmed by success. It will ensure greed and selfishness have a part to play in sending you down the wrong path, too.
Always remember your why. Keep others in your thoughts and never forget to be there to support your friends and family who are supporting your journey towards becoming your own source of inspiration.
You are in control of you and your life.
I know this sometimes can get lost in the midst of work and commitments but you have a duty to control what happens in your life.
Live a fulfilled life of purpose and continually reinvent yourself as circumstances in your life change. Reflect your growth by understanding that nobody stays the same person forever and there is no reason you should either.
Consider your life as a book. Whatever the next chapter has in store is completely up to you.
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Author: Si Lewis
Si Lewis is the creator of Elite Psyche, a popular personal and professional mindset blog offering actionable advice. Professionally, Simon is a marketer who purposefully works across a variety of sectors to produce content that gains social media attention and increases engagement.