How To Stay Motivated Until You Succeed
by Peter Murphy
For a lot of us our work schedules at home and at our jobs
have been a major source of complications in our lives.
Our financial well being depends on our paycheck, and our
mental and emotional well-being depends in part on having a
But a few simple changes in your life can show you how to
stay motivated until you succeed.
With so many demands being placed upon us, it becomes
confusing as to where to place our priorities. Somewhere
along the way, in the midst of all the uncertainties of our
lives, we tend to lose our sense of motivation and instead
choose the path of least resistance - procrastination.
Here are a few tips to get your life organized so you can
become motivated until you succeed:
1. For most of us, a job is our means of financial support
and contributes to our physical, mental and emotional
health as well, so quitting your job is not an option for
The trick is to balance your job with your home life. This
can be a challenging task but you can begin by cutting your
workday to eight or nine hours a day to allow yourself more
time at home.
If making changes in the number of hours you work is not
possible for you, try simplifying in other areas to give
you more time, energy and money; that is, if you live
simply, you'll not need as much money.
2. Even taking the simplest steps can reward you with more
time and less stress. Such as changing your expectations of
others (one less thing to worry about), dropping the call
waiting feature on your telephone, and having simple
holidays without much fuss or spending a lot of money.
3. Getting rid of the emotional garbage in your life such
as anger, hatred, and forgiving those who need your
forgiveness or mending broken relationships will help clear
the way to show you how to stay motivated until you succeed
by giving you back your time and energy.
Decide how you want your life to be. What do you need most
in your life at this moment - energy, peace, quiet,
tranquility, wisdom, spiritual growth?
Make a promise to yourself that you will achieve whatever
you want, and then set about to make it happen.
4. Concentrate on what's most important and prioritize your
task list (this should be done both at your job and at
A good method is to place each item on your "to do" list in
its proper perspective by having three lists: "MUST Be
Done," "Should Be Done," and "Nice Things To Do."
Once you place a value on each item you will quickly see
that some things need not be done at all. In fact, the only
time procrastination may pay off might be when everything
on the "Nice Things To Do" list can all be marked off as
5. Don't be afraid to ask for help. The sheer volume of
tasks in our daily lives is enough to make us want it to
"just go away."
As a result we procrastinate, thus losing our motivation.
It is not a sign of incompetence or inefficiency to admit
you need help.
Let your co-workers or your supervisor at work know you
need help. At home, even the smallest child in your family
can do simple tasks.
Slow down, simplify, spend less, enjoy simple pleasures
with your family that don't cost a cent, and your life may
become more beautiful, happier and fulfilling.
Getting organized and ridding yourself of things that are
unnecessary are the first steps of learning how to stay
motivated until you succeed.
Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently
produced a very popular free report, the 5 Step Motivation
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