15 Life Hacks To Stay Motivated in Life

Motivation usually has a shelf life especially when there’s no game plan to stay motivated. Even highly successful people admit it’s hard to stay on top of their game at certain times of their lives. Getting motivated is one thing,  but to stay motivated is an art that many never master.

No matter what we want to achieve in life whether it’s a healthier body, more money, better relationships, or something else entirely different …. There will be days you simply want to quit, or not show up. There will be workouts that you don’t feel like starting. There will be meetings you don’t feel like attending… circumstances you don’t feel like dealing with. And if that were not enough you will have days where your energy level and emotions are drained. Anyone can get motivated, but few actually stay motivated.

These ups, and downs are part of life, and if we’re honest most of us face these motivational challenges more often than we like to admit. However, if we are serious about success there’s no turning back. We have to press forward whether we feel like it or not. Starting with a positive mindsets make it much easier to stay motivated, and focused.

15 tips & techniques to stay motivated

How to Make Smart Choices That Matter Most

Making smart choices take a lot of practice. There are choices that can lead to happiness, and success, while others heartache and pain. We have the choice to love people or hate them: to be grateful or carry resentment: to build or destroy. Every day the choices we make impacts our life and those around us.

The way we see ourselves inwardly ultimately determines the choices we make every day. The more insights we have inside our-self the more we can advert bad choices with lasting effects. The most common reason people make wrong choices is they don’t know who they are, or what they want. The consequences can literally destroy relationships, along with financial ruin not to mention a good reputation.

The end result is usually pain, hardship, and regret. Each day the sun rises there’s another chance to start over, and do things right. It’s never too late to start making smart choices no matter how many bad ones you’ve made in the past. The purpose here is to get to the root cause of wrong choices, so we can avoid them, and start making smart choices that lead us to a better overall life.

“Today I choose Life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices- today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it”. Kevyn Aucoin

Making smart choices easy

“Below are a few tips & techniques to help make smart choices easier.

  • Using the power of choice wisely: How we relate and treat other people is also a choice. We can hold grudges and be bitter, or open-minded and kind. Many of us refuse to see ourselves from the lens of other people. Other people show us who we are inside by how they relate to us. Our attitude, emotions, and feelings are all reflected back to us from other people. You can’t expect loving kindness from others if you don’t show it back to them. If you come across out of fear and insecurities than guess what? That will come back to you from other people. There is a power of choice to either love people or try to avoid and isolate yourself from them. The more interested you are in people the more interest people will have in you. This can open the door to abundant resources while creating long-lasting relationships.
  • Using time and money wisely : Time is priceless and the choice is ours in how we spend it. It’s easy to get in a rut in life and lose focus by intentional or unintentional distractions that keep our mind preoccupied with things that aren’t important. The choice in how we build our lives with the time we have will decide relationships and wealth. When our life is not prioritized and balanced we make sloppy choices with lasting effects. How we spend our time, money, and energy are all by choices that either make life easier or much harder.

Why balanced choices matter

smart choicesLiving with more balance puts life back in sync while preventing a lot of mart unnecessary stress and frustration. But it does take practice especially in business! It’s easy to get so caught up in your business/career that balance is the last thing on the list.

I was a 7 day full-blown work alcoholic without any recognition of balance in life. This is not a smart choice for those that want success in your life! Yes I became successful but how do you define success? Without balance I almost lost everything that mattered most.

I worked this way year after year until something happened that caused different choices in my life. One day while driving I could feel something trying to take my mind literally. It was one exhausting fight and it took every ounce of energy for me to prevail.

The fight only lasted a moment but it felt like a lifetime. I could feel myself slowly getting a little stronger until this overwhelming feeling was gone. My life was never the same from that day on. What almost destroyed made me stronger, and more focus on what I wanted in life.

Smart choices that make life better

From that day forward I made a choice to put balance back into my life.  Making smart choices does make life easier, and much more manageable. Immediately I noticed a renewed person and it seemed every thing I did afterward prospered. All the stress was gone and a powerful renewed energy flowed from my veins. This transition made me relax and unusually comfortable. The result was the ability to get more done in one hour then 3 hours before.

I made the choice to let things go a little, and become a better husband and father. This choice created balance that I never had before and gave me a new perspective about life.

Final thoughts

Usually the things we treasure most have little to do with money. When I decided to put more balance into my life it restored my marriage, my relationships,  and my business. At the end of the day making smart choices can make life more happy, meaningful. and enjoyable.

8 Simple Tasks to Improve Your Results In Life

improve your resultsWhen you start feeling overwhelmed in life wouldn’t it be nice to improve your results every time. Well you can. In fact by the time you finish reading these 8 simple tasks below you’ll have enough tools at your disposal to completely change your circumstances. But first we must identify some of the root causes. For example what is causing these emotions? Usually when we feel unhappy in our life there’s always a reason. Sometimes we know immediately what’s causing it, and other times we might really have to search deep within ourselves to find answers. It could be a relationship, or finances ….. Maybe it’s a situation at work, or a family problem.

The more specific we are at narrowing down our feelings of worry, anxiety, and fear, the more effective, and useful these tasks will work. They will improve your results in life from despair to hope. happiness, and success. Here’s Barrie Davenport with  Feeling Overwhelmed? 8 ways to beat work, And take control of your life. 

13 Ways to Motivate Yourself & Stay Motivated

The best techniques that you can use to motivate yourself usually have a shelf life. Motivation is the driving force needed to fuel any dream, but what happens when the fuel runs dry? What happens when the core of your being is being stretched, and tested beyond anything you’ve ever experienced. To stay motivated we need a plan of action with the motivation to make it a reality. The problem for most of us is not motivation, but sustainability Even highly successful people find themselves in a rut at certain times in their life.

How to motivate yourself

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t always easy. But unless calling in sick and waking up at noon have no consequences for you, it’s often a must.

For those of you who never procrastinate, distract yourself or drag your feet when you should be doing something important, this article isn’t for you. But for the rest of us humans, it’s good to have a library of motivational boosters to move us along.

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How to Avoid Motivation

The best way to motivate yourself is to organize your life so you don’t have to. If work is a constant battle for you, perhaps it is time to start thinking about a new job. The idea is that explicit motivational techniques should be a backup, not your regular routine.

Here are some other things to consider making work flow more naturally:

  • Passion. Do things you have a passion for. We all have to do things we don’t want to. But if life has become a chronic source of dull chores, you’ve got a big problem that needs fixing.
  • Habits. You can’t put everything on autopilot. But I’ve found putting a few core habits in place creates a structure for the day. Waking up at the same time, working at the same times and having a similar productive routine makes it easier to do the next day.
  • Flow. Flow is the state where your mind is completely focused on the task at hand. While there are many factors that go into producing this state, having the right challenge level is a big part. Find ways to tweak your tasks so they hover in that sweet spot between boredom and maddening frustration.

Motivation Tips

Despite your best efforts, passion, habits and a flow-producing environment can fail. In that case, it’s time to find whatever emotional pump-up you can use to get started. Here are a few:

  1. Go Back to “Why” – Focusing on a dull task doesn’t make it any more attractive. Zooming out and asking yourself why you are bothering in the first place will make it more appealing. If you can’t figure out why, then there’s a good chance you shouldn’t bother with it in the first place.
  2. Go for Five – Start working for five minutes. Often that little push will be enough to get you going.
  3. Move Around – Get your body moving as you would if you were extremely motivated to do something. This ‘faking it’ approach to motivation may seem silly or crude, but it works.
  4. Find the Next Step – It’s impossible to work on a project. All you can do is focus on the next immediate step. Fighting an amorphous blob of work will only cause procrastination. Chunk it up so that it becomes manageable.
  5. Find Your Itch – What is keeping you from working. Don’t let the itch continue without isolating it and removing the problem. Are you unmotivated because your tired, afraid, bored, restless or angry. Maybe it is because you aren’t sure you have time or delegated tasks haven’t been finished yet.
  6. Deconstruct Your Fears – I’m sure you don’t have a phobia about getting stuff done. But at the same time, hidden fears or anxieties can keep you from getting real work completed. Isolate the unknowns and make yourself confident you can handle the worst case scenario.
  7. Get a Partner – Find someone who will motivate you when you’re feeling lazy. I have a friend I go to the gym with. Besides spotting weight, having a friend can help motivate you to work hard when you’d normally quit.
  8. Kickstart Your Day – Plan out tomorrow. Get up early and place all the important things early in the morning. Building momentum early in the day can usually carry you forward far later.
  9. Read Books – Not just self-help or motivational books, but any book that has new ideas. New ideas get your mental gears turning and can build motivation. Learning new ideas puts your brain in motion, so it requires less time to speed up to your tasks.
  10. Get the Right Tools – Your environment can have a profound effect on your enthusiasm. Computers that are too slow, inefficient applications or a vehicle that breaks down constantly can kill your motivation. Building motivation is almost as important as avoiding the traps that can stop it.
  11. There are No Small Problems – The worst killer of motivation is facing a seemingly small problem that creates endless frustration. Reframe little problems that must be fixed as bigger ones, or they will kill any drive you have.
  12. Develop a Mantra – Find a few statements that focus your mind and motivate you. It doesn’t matter whether they are pulled from a tacky motivational poster, or just a few words to tell you what to do. If you aren’t sure where to start, a good personal mantra is, “Do it now!”
  13. Build on Success – Success creates success. When you’ve just won, it is easy to feel motivated about almost anything. Emotions tend not to be situation specific, so a small win, whether it is a compliment from a colleague or finishing two thirds of your tasks before noon can turn you into a juggernaut. There are many ways you can place small successes earlier on to spur motivation later. Structuring your to-do lists, placing straightforward tasks such as exercising early in the day or giving yourself an affirmation can do the trick.

Learn to motivate yourself without getting burned out. That’s the key to success in whatever you do. Staying motivated is an art that is not easily achieved. Some great techniques stem from a passionate desire deep down inside. You need to get emotionally connected to whatever it is you need in your life. For example if you need more money start dream building at once. Go do some window shopping, and imagine yourself buying anything you wanted. This takes practice, but over time you’ll feel a stronger connection to what you want in your life. When this happens a desire is born, and with desire comes motivation, and once you learn to motivate yourself the sky’s the limit to your success. See – Thirteen Tricks to Motivate Yourself


How to Live Happy “NOW” Despite Circumstances

 If you think about it everything we do in life is for happiness. The problem is that we try to find it on the outside instead of the inside. This causes us to strive for happiness in all the wrong places, for all the wrong reasons. When we try to find happiness chasing after someone or something it never satisfies because it is limited to outside circumstance. The mentality of living a stress filled life,  so later there’s retirement, paid bills, and finally happiness.

 There’s a deep craving in us all for satisfaction, and we are willing to go to extreme measures to find it. Below are some highly effective ways to take in every moment of life, and live happy now despite circumstances.

 Living happy in the moment

For most of us living a happier life is about the most important decision we could ever make. Why? Because it will change everything in you, and around you. When you can enjoy every moment of your life despite your circumstances only then can you truly be happy. To consciously embrace a present state of being regardless of everything going on around you. This state of mind will keep you in complete control of your life even though negative things might be happening all around you.

Have you ever noticed the detail in a leaf, or stopped to look at the stars sparkle like jewels waiting to be found. Every moment we have is a marvelous wonder to embrace. We must learn to live happy now, and quit putting it off for another time, or place.

“In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet”. Albert Schweitzer.

What will be more important years from now….the burdens of life….stress overload….or appreciating the small details that make life more favorable. Do we stop to look at our children: the details in their expressions. When you stop and look deep into the eyes of people you can see their pain, happiness, and even a glimpse of their soul. Many of us live in the past, and never learn to live in the moment. We are sadly conditioned to push happiness off for another time, and place.

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The power of happiness

When you think about it “NOW” is the only moment of power that we have to be happy. All hopes for the future, and memories of the past only exists now. This moment is where the past and the future comes together. Everything we know only happens now. Many are either living in the past or so worried about the future they can’t stop to enjoy happiness now in the moment. Here are a few ways to live happy now despite circumstances.

  • The power of intention: We have the power of intention which determines our priorities, and measures our incentives. Our intention is important because it carries moral values that effect our happiness deep within our conscience. In order to live happy now we need pure intentions . Having good intentions help balance our emotions, and feelings with a healthy conscious to live a happy life.
  • The power to forgive: We have the power as a human being to forgive when someone has wronged us. As long as we carry resentment we can never live happy now. When you don’t forgive it becomes like a cancer eating away your character, inner well-being, and happiness. Embrace the power to forgive now, let it go, so you can experience a life of liberation, refreshment, and freedom.
  • The power to love: We have the power to love which determines our level of happiness. Without love it’s impossible to live happy, The more inverted, self centered, and mentally detached we are from others the less likely we will ever have a happy life. The more we love others the easier it is to live happy now in the moment.
  • The power to be grateful: We have the power to be grateful for everything in our life. This is perhaps one of the greatest ways to find a sense of true happiness. When you’re not grateful for the small things in your life, the big things won’t matter. This means you will always be striving for more, which will never satisfy your inner thirst to live happy now.

Your future is happening now

When we think about the past, present, or future it can only happen now. The future is only an illusion! When tomorrow arrives it will be now, and today will only be a memory of tomorrow’s now. We get so caught up trying to push happiness to a future moment that we forget that “now” is the only time that exists.

The idea that we strive for happiness at some future time is insane. Life is filled with moments of time. What we think, feel, and believe now decides our future.

Putting happiness off another time and place

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The longer happiness is put off the harder it is to get back. You find people who have every reason to be happy, but instead choose to be miserable. They have a good retirement, all the bills are paid, but because they put happiness off for so long they can’t enjoy the present moment.

“Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so”. Robert Green Imgersoll.

We develop thought patterns early on to find happiness in another time at some other place. When we turn 10 we can’t wait to be a teenager. Then at 13 we can’t wait to drive a car. When were old enough to drive we can’t wait to move out and get a place of our own.

When we move out we can’t wait to buy our first home. Then when we turn 50 or 60 we wish we could go back in time and do things differently. This mentality is always putting happiness off for another time and place. They keep people living for a future time instead of embracing the life they now have….. the living power of “now” this very moment. Once we learn to embrace every moment …. We Awaken … Everything around us, and within us begins to come alive, and change for the better.

“True happiness is… to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future”.  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

10 Habits That Will Boost Your Success In Life

Here are 10 habits that will boost your success in life like never before. As you read along envision the way you truly want your life to look like.  Whatever it is that you want to experience will be yours when you learn some of these powerful principles below. Take charge, Get motivated, Move forward, and never look back.

Even highly successful people find it hard to stay motivated at certain times in their lives. If you feel stuck in life you know exactly what I’m talking about. The feeling in your gut that no matter how hard you try nothing will change. I know exactly what that feels like. Well the good news is that it can change when we decide to change it. No matter how many times you’ve failed in the past make a decision this moment to move forward. Positive things will begin to happen all around you.  Here’s 10 tips & techniques to boost  your success in life. ( Livin3 from 1-8)

Habit #1 – Seize the morning

While other less successful people sleep, heavy hitters rise one purpose with purpose every single day. They work while others float somewhere in La-La Land. It’s hard to be successful when the first decision you make in the morning is to procrastinate by hitting your snooze alarm.

Don’t be that guy. Instead, seize the morning by waking earlier than usual and getting a workout in. Feed your body with a healthy breakfast and treat your mind to a good book. Do all of these things before the rest of the world even begins stirring in their beds. Seize the morning!

Habit #2 – Attempt Hard Things

In a world where people take the fastest, easiest way to the top, you’ve decided that’s not you anymore. Rather than run or skirt around the challenges that keep you from reaching success, you have to face them head on… look them straight in the eye and overcome.

Attempting hard things and succeeding at them makes you a stronger person and teaches you life lessons you wouldn’t learn otherwise. You’ll achieve things you never thought possible.

You can do the hard things. 

Habit #3 – Learn from Feedback

Most people hate to be told they’re wrong or that they can do something better. Accepting feedback from others isn’t easy, but if you decide to listen to it and act on it to be better, you’ll dramatically improve your performance.

We’re not telling you here that you have to listen to and do everything everyone tells you to do. On the contrary, choose a couple of key people in your life. Ones that are good at what they do and, most importantly, have your best interests at heart. Use their feedback to mold yourself into the new and improved version you wish to be.

If you’re having trouble learning how to take feedback and use it to your advantage, read this helpful article from ProfessionalCounseling.com entitled.

Habit #4 – Embrace Failure

Failure is tough, and no one likes to fail. However, successful people fail on occasion, but they don’t let it get to them emotionally. They learn from it. They figure out what went well, what needs work and how they will address the situation immediately.

Habit #5 – Choose your Attitude

Probably the most important decision you’ll make each day as you step out the door is what kind of attitude you’ll use to face the day. A negative attitude sets the tone for a bad day.

But, a positive one sets you up for all kinds of successes throughout the day. Don’t let your attitude get the best of you before the day even begins.

Habit #6 – Do Just a Little More

When you’re working out at the gym, do 11 reps instead of 10. At the office, make 16 calls instead of 15. Doing something you don’t particularly like to do just one extra time is a great way to improve mental strength. You know you don’t like to do it, but doing so will help you in the long run.

Do just one more. The average person will not.

Habit #7 – Start Each Day with a Purpose

Starting the day with a clear objective makes it easier to reach your goals. As mentioned earlier, successful people typically don’t do things “just because.” They do them on purpose and with purpose. Knowing why you do something gives you the power you need to get it done.

Habit #8 – Recommit to your Goals Every Day

One of the problems less successful people have in reaching their goals is they let life distract them. They focus on what they have to do rather than what they want to do. If you recommit each day to the goals most important to you, you’ll achieve them. When your priorities are in order, you empower yourself.

“When you find out how your brain processes a goal it’s easier to boost your success in life”.

.10 Hard-Hitting Habits That Will Skyrocket You To Success – Livin3

Habit # 9 – Develop a plan for success in life

Many of us simply don’t know what we want in life, not to mention a game plan for success. Without a plan nothing positive is going to happen. When we fail to plan, we plan to fail. We can’t expect success in life when where not willing to put in the effort, or energy it takes to make it happen. From this moment forward take some time out of your busy scheduall to focus on what you truly want in life. Then develop a game plan at once on exactly how you plan to get it. Do this whether you feel ready, or not. You’ll make some mistakes, but that’s exactly what’s needed to make you smarter, and more determined the next time around.

 Habit #10 – Take Action

Without action success in life will never happen. It’s the “small things” we do day in and day out, repeated over an extended period of time that will determine your present and future situation in life! … Habit #10 can be tough for many people, but if you study extremely successful people, you’ll quickly discover that the great majority have the habit of waking up early in the morning before the rest of the world.

Put your imagination to work, and start creating the life that will boost your success in life.  20 Habits That Will “Guarantee” Your Success – Sam Rivera

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