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Dear Students, You are all always occupied with your exams and in this process, you all feel demotivated. Many of you keep asking us the Big Questions: “How to Stay Motivated 24*7. To help, Guide and to give you clear perspective, we’ve compiled 10 Important points from the life of successful people.
In today’s cut-throat competition, It’s important to be prepared physically, mentally and Emotionally. When you are competing with lakhs of students, it is natural to feel pressure and failure. But in order to figure out the real cause of failure, you need to introspect and analyze your state of mind and overall preparation.
Here are 10 points in no order of preference to help you stay motivated.
1. Understand Your Why:
“The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
Understand your purpose and it will fuel your drive. You are preparing for Govt. exams and you want to have your dream job. So, when you know the purpose you get inspiration to work for it and achieve it.
If we told you that it was your job to sort through a box of potatoes and to throw away the rotten ones, would you feel a strong sense of purpose? Or would you feel like a cog in a machine? Now – what if we told you that by sorting out the bad potatoes you were helping out the local food bank in supplying fresh food to needy families in the area – would that change your perspective and your sense of purpose in the work?
Now that you understand the purpose of the studies/work – does it potentially change your attitude or perhaps even your choice of work?
We’re not here to dictate what purpose is. Everyone’s got a different definition based on their experiences in life and their own set of values.
But what we do want to ask you is: What does purpose mean to you?
Find your why. If you don’t know what it is, create it. That will motivate you to make a difference.
2.Stay Focused on the Big Picture
“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey
Admit it. There will be days where studies/work will feel boring. When tasks feel repetitive. When you feel like you have 100 things to do on your checklist. Or when you’re just plain irritated. The easy thing to do is to feel frustrated and to give up. Or you could stay focused on the big picture.
Sometimes, we’re occupied with irrelevant things and take away our focus and waste our precious time. BE FOCUSSED, STAY MOTIVATED.
That’s why you’ve got to keep your eye on the big picture.
A lot of times it’s hard to get motivated if you’re not in a good mood. Research has shown that working out multiple times a week for a reasonable period of time can reduce the symptoms of depression. Exercising for 30 minutes can also increase levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine which can help to reduce stress.
You’ll notice that when you exercise for at least 30 minutes (especially in the morning), you’ll be a lot more relaxed throughout the day, less stressed out and am able to think much more clearly.
Also, if you’re pushing yourself in your workouts, you’re testing your boundaries and this can be really healthy. Pushing yourself physically will also motivate you to push yourself intellectually and in other parts of your life – like your career.
4.Have an accountability buddy
“Surround yourself with people who push you, who challenge you, who make you laugh, who make you better, who make you happy.” – Anonymous
Let’s say you set a goal of Qualifying IBPS, SBI AND SSC EXAMS within a year. Now share that goal with some of your closest friends and colleagues. Guess what?
You’ve just signed up for peer pressure and this is a great way to keep yourself motivated at work. Don’t believe us? Just wait until you hear someone down the hall say, “Hey (Insert Your Name Here), how are you doing in your goal of Qualifying IBPS, SBI AND SSC EXAMS?”
Still, don’t think that’s motivating?
How about an additional 50 other persons also asking that same question? we think that’ll motivate you.
Just a hunch.
we know, we’re writing a post on how to get motivated and included motivational quotes and then suggested that you use motivational quotes to get motivated. This just got meta on you.
Whatever motivational quote you decide on, print it out and tape it to your mirror. Or if you want to get fancy with it, take a marker and write it on the mirror! Or if you want weekly motivational posts, you can always subscribe to online blogs.
That’ll get you going in the morning!
6. Create small, bite-sized goals
There’s a reason donut holes are so lovable. They’re easy to eat. Before you know it, you’ve eaten a dozen of them.
This is how goals should be too. Of course, you should have a really big, audacious goal.
But make sure you break down that goal into bite-sized, consumable goals. This way you’ll feel like you’re making progress in your journey and you’ll also feel the sense of accomplishment when you complete the smaller goals. A feeling of progress and achievement is a beautiful combination. For Example- For IBPS PO exam there are five sections: English, Quant, Reasoning, Computer and GA/GS. You can break the BIG Goal of qualifying IBPS PO into these five small goals, complete each one by one and You’ll be more confident and satisfied and finally motivated.
7. Have the time of your life
“There’s no fun in a perfect life. So make a risk. Take a chance. Go where the wind takes you. Have fun.” – Jenny C.
If you’re having fun, you’re going to be more motivated to do great work. This is true for 90% of the people. Okay, we have no proof that is statistically true, but we’re pretty sure for most people this holds true.
Do you notice that when you’re having fun, you’re more charismatic, upbeat and optimistic? Do you notice that you’re more productive because you’re actually enjoying
the work? Do you notice you’re motivating other team members/friends because you’re making the work environment awesome?
Go out there and have the time of your life!
“Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti.
We live in a world of information overload. Because of that, our brains sometimes get overstimulated and that’s not a good thing. That’s why we need to meditate. Calm down. Close your eyes. Lie down.
Ok fine, you’re probably sitting in front of a computer – just sit up straight then. Breathe slowly in and out. Do you feel a sense of calm wash over you? Do you notice thoughts starting to creep in? Push them out and focus only on your breathing.
Meditation will help you motivate yourself in a few different ways:
*Focus – By clearing your mind, you’ll have a renewed sense of focus.
*Happiness – By meditating, you’ll likely feel happier since your stress will be reduced. When we’re happy, we tend to be more optimistic about the future. That optimism can often be a very powerful motivational force.
9. Brainstorm your ideas and write them down
Not all of your ideas will be good. It doesn’t matter. Write them down anyway. Ideas can strike anywhere, anytime so keep small diaries and pen with you or just write down in your android based mobiles.
Your great ideas will come when you least expect them.
Eventually, after you jot down 100 ideas, chances are that you’ll have at least one good idea. That’s incredibly motivating when you discover you can come up with good ideas. So start jotting them down. Now.
10. Visualize the future and go make it happen
Think about what you’re going to achieve. Think about the impact you’re going to make. Think of the future you’re going to create. By clearing BANK/SSC exams, you’ll get respect and better standards of life. It will give you more opportunities in terms of comfortable life. You can live your dream life. Just Visualize it and Work for it.
Go make it happen. NOW. Because it’s never too late to be awesome.