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These Motivational Tips Will Take Your Life To Next Level

These Motivational Tips Will Take Your Life To Next Level

It is human nature to aim higher, to always want to be better, to strive for success and most importantly to own the joy and happiness that comes with accomplishment. You remember the feeling you had when you bought your first rusty car, from the long-term savings from your first job. It was the best feeling, right? What about when you got your promotion at work because of the long hours you spent working overtime. When your start-up business finally picked up after months of strategizing and contracts, deals and partnership proposals began to pour in. When that girl you had pursued forever finally said yes, and you led her to the altar of the church in a colorful wedding.

Even if you cannot remember these instances, maybe because they have not happened yet, you can definitely imagine them. To get to the next level in life, you need to stay motivated, to be fired up for success.

The following motivational tips are guaranteed to take your life to the next level.

1. Be fearless, take risks

Be fearless, take risks

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    We always fear to fail and therefore we choose not to try something new. We’d rather stick to what we know. Take a risk, it creates new possibilities. If you risk nothing, you risk everything. Man was able to set foot for the first time on the moon even with the nagging thought that they might not return. Be fearless in your endeavors, years from now you do to want to regret that you did not act on a great business idea.

    Fortune favors the brave. If you have to quit your job or end your education to chase a great idea and have the absolute conviction, your guts tell you that you can succeed, then, by all means, do it! It is this risk that great companies such as Microsoft and Facebook were built on.

    2. Focus on training your focus

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    Focus on training your focus

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      It is hard to achieve focus without the motivation allure of a reward or someone constantly monitoring your progress. You do not have to depend on an external factor to be motivated. Train keep everything in focus always, you will have to train your focus. You will not get to your next level in life without intense laser focus. The moment you walk out of your front yard, many things line up to steal your attention. You need to think about who you want to be not sometimes, not most of the time, every time.

      The more you think about your next goal, the more ideas and plans you will develop for it. Take one goal at a time and throw the weight of your energy on it. When you achieve it, you will be more motivated to move on to the next challenge. The best way to train your focus is to condition your brain and your body to physical exercise. Do a twenty-minute meditation every evening to put your thoughts in line and take runs in the morning to improve brain power.

      3. Work with the negatives

      Work with the negatives

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        How many mistakes can you make in a day? What about a month? A year perhaps? All these are valuable motivational lessons, do not brush them aside and hide them. Look at the following examples;

        • Some businesses have failed and run bankrupt so many times and still end up in magazines’ success stories.
        • Some people have had terrible marriages that have ended up in a series of divorces, and yet they still get married and live happily until their old age.

        It was never a matter of chance; these people learned what not to do to fail. Face failure and from that you can breed success. Every mistake is an opportunity to learn. Embrace them, work with the negatives. They would take you closer to your next level in life.

        4. Be honest with yourself

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        Be honest with yourself

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          Everybody knows their true potential. When you are in the wrong place, you will know it. There’s always an inner voice that tells you, “I can do better than this,” I deserve better” Listen to that voice, be honest with yourself and pursue that which really matters to you. Most people who are dishonest with themselves get into the situations and fail to get out;

          • They hate their jobs, and they continue to suffer in silence because they have to pay their bills. Your happiness is worth much more.
          • They are in an abusive relationship, and they choose to be more tolerant. You are not helping anyone by growing a thick skin.

          Own your life do not let somebody else own it for you. You know where you will be happy and what would make you happy. Do not be afraid to pursue it. Being honest with yourself will motivate you to do what satisfies you and makes you happy. It would put you on the next level of spiritual fulfillment and emotional wellbeing in your life.

          5. Inspect your plans and strategies

          Inspect your plans and strategies

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            Your goals may be just fine, but there may be a deficiency in the plans and strategies you formulate to get to the next level of success in your life. Constantly redesign your plans by making choices and decisions and then making amendments to your choices and decisions until your plans work. For instance;

            • If you are a manager in a small business, you may need to make the decision of firing staff members that do not contribute to the success of the company and hire an additional
            • If you are the head of a sales team, you may need to change your sales and marketing strategies to get more clients to buy your products and subscribe to your services.
            • You may need to erase your entire network of friends and adopt those that help you achieve your goals. It’s not selfish. Everybody want what’s best for themselves.

            Decisions like these are terrifying to make, but they are a significant motivational step towards success.

            6. Step out of your comfort zone by accepting criticism

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            Step out of your comfort zone by accepting criticism

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              The best way to smoke yourself out of your comfort zone is to welcome critics in your life. It is motivational to surround yourself with people who point out your shortcomings instead of ‘yes men’ and ‘yes women’. The people to approach for constructive criticism are those who are have done what you are doing and have succeeded in the long run. It takes discipline to learn to accept criticism. You will turn out to be a more tenacious when you face obstacles and persistent in your ambitions. You will grow in character as a person, and that would enable you to reach the next level in your life.

              7. Be unsatisfied with your current level accomplishments

              Be unsatisfied with your current level accomplishments

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                In 2005, the co-founder of Apple- Steve Jobs, gave a commencement speech at Stanford University advising the students to stay hungry for success. The unsatisfactory nature of human beings is what has led to groundbreaking innovations; the advent of the steam engine that drove industrialization and the invention of the computer that has made life easier today. You should apply the same model to motivate you to achieve more. Challenge yourself, aspire to do greater things. The sky is not the limit; there are no limits. Stay hungry for success, and you will always move a level higher in the ladder of achievement.

                8. Set high standards for yourself

                Set high standards for yourself

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                  If you set common goals, you will land at mediocre achievements. Most people don’t make a breakthrough in life because they failed to dream big. To a look at the following possibilities;

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                  • Your single fast food joint could become a global franchise like MacDonald’s.
                  • Your medical research could become the next cure or vaccine for a terrible illness.

                  Think positively about your ambitions. Don’t give others people the power to control your thoughts and emotions. Anything can be achieved if you set your mind to it. When you set high standards for yourself you set high standards for your school, your workplace your society and humanity as a whole. Even if you do not reach them, you always fall somewhere better in between which will motivate you to try even harder. That is the real meaning of aiming for the stars to get to the moon. To set high standards also means thinking in the long term, setting long term goals and allowing for time to approve or disapprove them.

                  9. Take Continuous Action On Your Dreams

                  Take Continuous Action On Your Dreams

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                    Once you have your plans set just right, it’s time to take action. Your plan should be to stick to the plan. This is the only secret that will get you to the next level in life, not words or thoughts but actions. This would require you to

                    • Organize your daily routines in the direction of your goals.
                    • Wake up with a schedule and mark the actions that you have already achieved as you go to sleep.

                    If your dream is to get published and become a renowned author, then you have to set up a time to read and write. Be consistent in your pursuit, do something daily and you will get to the next level in life.

                    10. Forget the Past, welcome the Future

                    Forget the Past

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                      Extra baggage from the past weighs you down emotionally. If you failed and you failed others too in the past, you need to forgive yourself so that you can see the possibilities of success ahead of you. Everybody makes bad choices and holding onto regret only draws you back. Get rid of anything from the past that isn’t useful to your life so that you can move on to your next level of accomplishment.

                      How would it feel like to get where you want to be? To get to the next level of accomplishment in your career, social life or personal growth, you should always chase that feeling. It is your sole responsibility to improve yourself. Get motivated today and take your life to the next level with these motivational tips. There is always a better you inside waiting to be awoken.

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                      Last Updated on August 20, 2019

                      26 Useful Things to Learn Now That Will Change Your Life

                      26 Useful Things to Learn Now That Will Change Your Life

                      If you pay attention to your everyday life careful enough, you’ll know that you can learn from everything and everyone you come across. Our life is basically full of useful lessons that we should learn.

                      Here are 26 useful things to learn that Abhishek A. Singh shared on Quora. Let’s see how these life theories would lead you to live a different life.

                      1. Primacy and recency: People mostly remember the first and last things that occurred, barely the middle.

                      When scheduling an interview, ask the employer the time slots they do interviews and try to be the first or the last.

                      2. If you work in a bar or in customer service of any kind, put a mirror behind you at the counter.

                      In this way, angry customers who approach you will have to see themselves in the mirror behind you and the chance of them behaving irrationally will be lowered significantly.

                      3. Once you make a sales pitch, don’t say anything else.

                      This works in sales, but it can also be applied in other ways.

                      My previous boss was training me and just gave me pointers. I was working at a gym trying to sell memberships. He told me that once I got all the small talk out of the way and presented the prices, the first person to talk would lose.

                      It didn’t seem like a big deal but it actually worked. Often there were long periods of awkward silence as the person tried to come up with some excuses, but usually they bought.

                      4. If you ask someone a question and they only partially answer, just wait.

                      If you stay silent and keep eye contact, they will usually continue to talk.

                      5. Chew gum when you’re approaching a situation that would make you nervous, like public speaking or bungee jumping.

                      When we eat, our brain tell ourselves, “I would not be eating if I were danger. So I’m not in danger.” This has helped me to stay calm.

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                      6. People will always remember how you made them feel, not what you said.

                      Also, most people like talking about themselves; so ask lots of questions about them.

                      7. When you’re learning something new, teach it to a friend. Let them ask you questions about it.

                      If you’re able to teach something well, you will be sure that you’ve understood it very well.

                      8. If you get yourself to be really happy and excited to see other people, they will react the same to you.

                      It doesn’t always happen the first time, but it will definitely happen the next time.

                      9. The physical effects of stress — breathing rate and heart rate — are almost identical to the physical effects of courage.

                      When you’re feeling stressed in any situations, immediately reframe it : Your body is getting ready to be courageous, you are NOT stressed.

                      10. Pay attention to people’s feet.

                      If you approach two people in the middle of a conversation, and they only turn their torsos and not their feet, they don’t want you to join in the conversation.

                      Similarly, if you are in a conversation with a coworker who you think is paying attention to you and their torso is turned towards you but their feet are facing in another direction, they want the conversation to end.

                      11. Confidence is more important than knowledge.

                      Don’t be intimidated by anyone, everyone is playing a role and wearing a mask.

                      12. If you pretend to be something for long enough, you will eventually become it.

                      Fake it till you make it. Period.

                      13. Not to be creepy, but if you want to stare at someone unashamedly, look directly past them and wait for them to try and meet your eyes.

                      When they fail to do that, they’ll look around (usually nervously for a second) they won’t look at you again for some time. This is your chance to straight up stare at this person for at least 45 seconds.

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                      And as suggested by Brian Stutzman:

                      If you’re staring at someone and get caught, DON’T turn your head or your body to look away, because that just confirms that you were staring.

                      Just move your EYEBALLS off the person. Unlike turning your head, it’s instantaneous. And the person will think you were just looking at something behind them and that they were mistaken for thinking you were staring. Do it confidently, and ignore any reaction from the person, and you can sell it every single time.

                      After a second, you can even look back at them with a “Why are you staring at me?” look on your face to really cement the deal!

                      14. Build a network.

                      Become the information source, and let the information be yours. Even grabbing a beer with a former colleague once a year will keep you in the loop at the old office.

                      Former coworkers might have gotten a new position in that office you always wanted to work in, great! Go to them for a beer, and ask about the office. It’s all about connections and information.

                      15. If you are angry at the person in front of you driving like a grandmother…

                      Pretend it is your grandmother, it will significantly reduce your road rage.

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                        16. Stand up straight.

                        No slouching, hands out of pockets, and head held up high. It’s not just a cliche — you literally feel better and people around you feel more confident in you.

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                        17. Avoid saying “I think,” and “I believe” unless absolutely necessary.

                        These are phrases that do not evoke confidence, and will literally do you no good.

                        18. When feeling anxious, clean up your home or work space.

                        You will feel happier and more accomplished than before.

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                          19. Always buy the first pitcher or round of drinks.

                          You’d be surprised how long you could drink on the phrase “I bought the first one.”

                          20. Going into an interview… be interested in your interviewers.

                          If you focus on learning about them, you’ll seem to be more interesting and dynamic. (Again, people love to talk about themselves.)

                          21. Pay attention parents! Always give your kid a choice that makes them think they are in control.

                          For instance, when I want my son to put his shoes on I will say ,”do you want to put your star wars shoes on or your shark shoes on?”

                          Pro-tip: In some cases, this works on adults.

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                            22. Your action affects your attitude more than your attitude affects your action.

                            As my former teacher said “You can jump and dance FOR joy, but you can also jump and dance yourself joyful.”

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                            23. When a group of people laugh, people will instinctively look at the person they feel closest to in that group.

                            Notice who you look at and who look at you when you laugh with a group of people!

                            24. If you want to build rapport or gain someone’s trust quickly, match their body posture and position.

                            If someone is sitting with her legs crossed, cross your legs. If they’re leaning away from you, lean away from them. If they’re leaning towards you, lean towards them.

                            Mirroring and matching body position is a subconscious way to tell if someone trusts you or is comfortable with you. If you’re sitting with your arms crossed and you notice someone else is sitting with her arms crossed, that is a good indicator that you have/are successfully built/building rapport with that person.

                            25. The Benjamin Franklin Effect (suggested by Matt Miller)

                            I find the basis of the Benjamin Franklin effect is very useful and extends far beyond pencil borrowing. This knowledge is useful in the world of flirting too.

                            Asking a girl in your class if you can borrow a pencil or her notes or to explain the homework will make her more likely to like you than if you let her borrow your stuff or are the one to help her. Even just asking a girl to buy you drinks (facetiously) leaves a much bigger impression than offering to or actually buying a girl a drink.

                            The best part is it kills 3 birds with one stone: you get the advantages of the favor itself, the person subconsciously likes you more, and it makes them more open to future favors and conversation.

                            26. Handle panic and anxiety behaviors by tapping fingers (Suggested by Jade Barbee)

                            When you’re feeling stressed, worried or angry, tap each finger tip while thinking (or speaking quietly) a few specific words about what is bothering you. Repeat the same words while tapping each of your 10 fingers, including thumbs.

                            For example, tap while saying, “I’m so angry with her…” Doing so will likely take the charge out of the feeling and return you to a more resourceful (better feeling) state of being. It’s called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or “tapping,” and it is useful in many life situations – emotional sadness, physical pain, food cravings, traumatic memories…

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