“Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re going to get. – Forest Gump
Sometimes we don’t know how we will react mentally to life’s many surprises. Sometimes it puts us in a good mood, and sometimes it puts us in a rotten mood. But then this interfere’s with the tasks that we need to do for today to achieve our goals, what do we do then? Here are 3 ways to find motivation when we are feeling down.
Listen to your favorite songs
Music is like a message for your soul depending on what type you like. By listening to our favorite uplifting songs we can start to feel better and that will motivate us to get back on track.
Listen to your favorite motivational speaker
There are many speakers out there that know how to strike a nerve into your motivational bones that will get you going. If after listening to your favorite songs and you’re still not moved, try listening to your favorite speaker. It could be religious or not, listen to whomever gets you going. Here are a few to speak of:
- Tony Robins
- Les Brown
- Zig Ziglar
- Jim Rohn
- Chris Gardner – Will Smith played him in “Pursuit of Happiness”
Remind Yourself Why You are Doing This
There is a reason for everything even if the reason makes no sense. It’s all about what you truly believe in. So remind yourself, why you want to accomplish those goals for today? Who will benefit in the long run if I am successful today? How is my life now, and how can it be different if I get motivated right now? Ask yourself these questions and it should get you off your butt.
Take Immediate Action
As you try to give your motivation a jump-start, as soon as your engine gets going, put down the headphones and go after completing your goals for the day. Sometimes you have to ride your “motivational wave”, and have fun doing it. As you start completing your goals be grateful that you were able to stop feeling sorry for yourself and you decided to take action. Congratulations on taking another small step towards your goals.
Live Now or Forever Hold Your Peace!
P.S. I followed step 2 to write this post. Thanks Les Brown!