Motivation is always something that happens on the inside of you. Do not have the illusion that if you hear a motivational speaker, you will instantly get motivated. Yes, you might get a boost in the moment. But at the end of the day you have to find it in you to fire up yourself.
If you want to learn how to stay motivated, you have to begin to ponder motivational thoughts. You see, your brain is like your backyard, if you leave it unattended, in no time, weeds will take over and start growing wild.
I am sure you have seen weeds growing wild at a vacant house before, right? A couple of weeks ago, I had a few speaking engagements back to back. I was on the road a lot. I remember the day I came back. I could not believe what I saw. There were weeds all over the yard.
I am talking about a yard that is well maintained throughout the year. Imagine if I were going for three or four months. I probably would not have been able to see the house. The person cutting the grass would have to charge double or triple to do the job.
That is the same for your mind. If you are not consistently taking care of it, negative thoughts will invade it really fast. Look at it this way, you never have to plan on being negative. No. That is automatic.
The moment you wake up to the time you go to bed, there are lots of things to trigger your mood negatively. In fact, there are enough negative people around around you to help you be and stay negative.
The key is to consistently read positive and uplifting books. You have to flood your mind with the right triggers. Listen to motivational CDs. Watch motivational DVDs. Simply put, take charge of how you want to feel.
So many times we see people with negative attitudes. They seem to always be mad at someone or something. What they don’t realize is they can have a positive attitude by simply feeding their mind with motivational, uplifting and encouraging words.
As a keynote speaker, people ask me all the time about ways to stay motivated. I tell them to watch out what enters their minds. You see, whatever you put in is exactly what you will put out.