Have you ever awed by the motivation of a successful entrepreneur to keep on keeping on regardless of the challenges that they face on a daily basis? The first thing that you need to know is that you have the skills and capabilities to become a millionaire. Today, here are 10 worthy facts on what really drives or rather motivates millionaires in the current highly competitive and volatile business realm.
1. Find Your Why
The most successful entrepreneurs realized their inherent potential and gaps in the market that can be exploited by asking the question, WHY? As Meier once said, if you are just climbing a mountain because it exists, that kind of motivation will not be enough to motivate you to continue climbing when the going gets tough.
Once you realize why you take part in various things and it matters deeply to you, you will find the strength to not give up no matter the challenges or situation.
2. Feel What You Feel
Most people are overwhelmed by negative thoughts and emotions when upsetting or disappointing things happen to them. There is also a select group of people who have mastered the art of steering clear of such emotions and going on with their lives like nothing happened.
The truth is that, neither of these alternatives works well. Locking in frustration, anger, sadness, disappointment and other feelings will just paralyze and the long term negative effects on your health such as high blood pressure will affect your productivity.
The right thing to do is find a middle path where you can actually feel and experience the impact of the feelings in totally then move through them. The bottom line is, getting feelings off your chest will help you to move on faster and refocus on your goals and objectives.
3. Start Your Morning on the Right Foot
Starting of our days on the right foot will help you achieve your daily milestones. Have a morning routine that will condition your brain and body for success. Doing so will make it easy for you to stay motivated throughout the day regardless of the challenges that come your way.
Have a reason to wake up early in the morning and get out of bed. For instance, you can commit to wake up early to exercise or prepare your kids for school. Breathe deeply and stretch to promote supply of blood and oxygen to your brain and other parts of your body.
Doing something simple in the morning such as making the bed will make you feel that you have already accomplished something before going to work. Otherwise, starting your days with difficult tasks will tire your brain even before you get to work. Most of the successful entrepreneurs that I have interviewed over the years have rote of simple tasks that they do every morning. More importantly, have a list of goals or milestones that you want to achieve before the end of them and commit to them.
4. Consider Reshuffling Your Plans Frequently
The old saying, variety is the spice of life, still holds water in the current highly digitalized world. Reshuffling your plans will keep you motivated to work towards your goals even when you are at risk of falling into a rut or you are yet to make significant progress or achieve tangible results.
Just like an exercising program, doing the same exercise or working out the same part of your body everyday will result in mediocre results. You will soon hit a plateau if you do the same exercises for a long time. Break the monotony by taking on new challenges, acquire new skills, and strive to have new experiences to develop a new passion. In the process, you may get new ideas that will help foster the growth of your business or organization.
5. Keep Track of Your Progress
Charting your progress will help you to know if you are headed in the right direction. For instance, if one of your goals this year is to read more personal development books, your initial goal may be spending five minutes per day reading the book but once you gain momentum, you will find yourself flying through books. Write down the achievements on a notebook and mark the date on your calendar for future reference.
6. Develop Environmental Anchors
This fact is closely linked to keeping track of your progress. Writing down all your goals on pieces of paper and sticking them on your workstation wall, inside your car, bathroom mirror or any other place that you often look at will remind you of your goals and push you to accomplish them.
Make sure that the goals are realistic, measurable, and attainable; otherwise, goals that are not realistic or attainable will demoralize you.
7. Join a Motivation Group
The truth that most people seem to run away from is that self-motivation is tough. Think about for a run in the morning alone or going to the gym by yourself. You may soon give up if you do not have a solid set of reasons why you are taking part in the activity and the goals that you want to achieve.
Research studies have shown that doing such tasks alongside people who have the same mindset and want to achieve the same goals will make the process a lot easier. Your partners will motivate and give you an inspiration to push the limits.
Find an online forum or a local group of people who have the same goals and objective and are ready to pay the price. You can decide as a group to be meeting several times per week to share your personal experience, advice as well as provide the much needed moral support.
8. Strive to Develop Gratitude
Being grateful for every little thing in your life will attract more blessings and situations that will lead to new ideas and inspiration. Any millionaire who has accrued wealth and success the hard way can attest to the fact that having one thing that you are grateful about every day is enough to help to achieve both major and mini goals. Nurturing this habit will hone your natural ability to look for opportunities that you can grow from.
For example, if you are grateful that you have gotten a new client this week, that experience and positive feeling can help you to land three more new clients the following week. The secret is making sure that you do not ignore any success that you get along the way no matter its magnitude or the impact that it might have on your business or personal life. Appreciating every little thing or privilege will help you to make strides towards the right direction.
9. What is your Passion in Life?
One of the guaranteed ways of discovering your passion and motivation in life is by being deeply obsessed with something. Over the years, I have realized that the most successful people in the world are those who were brave enough to face the challenges head on and chase their passions. They are currently making money and impacting the world positively by doing what they love on a daily basis.
You will realize that once you are passionate about something, whether exercising, volunteering in your community, or work, the tasks will seize being laborious and become fun and exciting. You will start looking forward to taking part in them and this will in turn result in more positive results. Therefore, starting today, commit yourself to find your passion in life and do it.
10. The Power of Visualization
Visualization is described as the process of creating a mental image of a situation or the process involved in achieving a particular goal or objective. These mental images will motivate you and provide the energy that is required to move ahead in life.
The people who have visions and dreams of the future, they are able to naturally visualize than their counterparts who do not believe in their capabilities and skills. You should also not that visualization should not be a fruitless activity that you do when you are idle. Instead, it should be daily habit that you stick to transform your dreams into reality.
For example, visualizing how life will be in future if you did not or did attain your goals will motivate you tremendously. Note that it is possible to negatively or positively motivate yourself through visualization. Also, research studies have revealed that mental practices are as effective as physical practice for most people especially people in the sporting industry.