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What is Motivation? and How to Get and Stay Motivated?


Hello my dear friends,


In this blog post, we will explore what motivation is, how to get motivated, how to stay motivated, and the main elements of motivation.


No one is coming to save you , get up be your own hero. -Author: Yourself at the mirror

What is Motivation?


Motivation is the drive to achieve a goal or pursue a particular course of action. It is the force that inspires us to take action and overcome obstacles, and it is the key to success in all areas of life. Whether you're looking to improve your performance at work, achieve your fitness goals, or reach a personal goal, motivation is what will get you there.





How to get motivated?

Getting motivated can sometimes be a challenge, especially when you're feeling down or unmotivated. However, there are several strategies you can use to get motivated and stay on track. Some of these strategies include:

  • Setting clear goals: Setting clear, achievable goals can help give you direction and purpose.

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  • Breaking down large goals into smaller, more manageable steps: This can help make your goals seem less daunting and more achievable.

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  • Surrounding yourself with positive people: Surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people can help boost your motivation and keep you on track.

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Celebrating your successes!


Celebrating your successes, no matter how small, can help you feel more motivated and keep you going.


Celebrating success is important for several reasons:


1-Boosts morale and motivation: Celebrating success can help boost morale and motivation by making people feel recognized and appreciated for their efforts. When people feel good about their accomplishments, they are more likely to stay motivated and work hard towards their next goal.


2-Increases job satisfaction: Celebrating success can increase job satisfaction by giving people a sense of pride and accomplishment in their work.


3-Promotes teamwork and collaboration: Celebrating success as a team can help promote teamwork and collaboration. When people feel a sense of shared accomplishment, they are more likely to work together towards future goals.


4-Increases employee engagement: Celebrating success can increase employee engagement by making employees feel more connected to the organization and invested in its goals.


5-Fosters a positive work environment: Celebrating success can help foster a positive work environment by creating a sense of community and camaraderie among employees.


6-Helps maintain focus and momentum: Celebrating success can help maintain focus and momentum by reminding people of what they have accomplished and inspiring them to continue working towards their goals.





But ... How to stay motivated?


Staying motivated can also be a challenge, especially when you encounter obstacles or setbacks. However, there are several strategies you can use to stay motivated, including:

  • Focusing on your progress, not just your goals: Celebrating the progress you've made, no matter how small, can help keep you motivated and on track.


Setting realistic and achievable goals will help you focus on progress by giving individuals a clear direction and purpose. Of course in addition to this keeping track of progress regularly, whether it's through a to-do list, a project management tool, or a journal, can help individuals see how far they have come and what they have achieved.


This is very important my friends, surrounding yourself with people who are supportive, encouraging, and positive can help keep you focused on progress and motivated to keep going. This will help you with keeping your mind organized. When we mention organization, staying organized and on top of tasks and responsibilities can help individuals focus on progress by reducing distractions and stress.


Finally while focusing on progress human frequently make the mistake of forgetting breaks. Taking breaks when necessary can help individuals recharge and refocus, which can help them stay focused on progress over the long term. Otherwise you'll be like a truck going down hill and can't stop.


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  • Taking care of yourself: Taking care of yourself, both physically and mentally, can help you stay motivated and perform at your best.

Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep is crucial for physical and mental health. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night.


Eat a balanced diet: Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can help improve physical and mental health.


Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity, such as walking, running, or yoga, can help reduce stress, improve mood, and boost physical health.


Manage stress: Find ways to manage stress, such as deep breathing, meditation, or talking to a friend, to help maintain emotional well-being.


Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is important for physical and mental health. Aim for 8 glasses of water per day.


Pursue hobbies and interests: Pursuing hobbies and interests can help reduce stress, improve mood, and provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment.






Main elements of motivation!


The main elements of motivation include:

  • Purpose: Having a clear sense of purpose and direction can help give you motivation and drive.

  • Autonomy: Feeling in control of your life and decisions can help you stay motivated and achieve your goals.

  • Mastery: Pursuing mastery and excellence in your chosen area can help you stay motivated and achieve success.

  • Feedback: Receiving regular feedback and recognition for your efforts can help you stay motivated and on track.


You can never make the same mistake twice. Second time will be a choice. -Ayberk

In conclusion, motivation is a critical component of success, and by understanding what it is, how to get motivated, how to stay motivated, and the main elements of motivation, you can achieve your goals and improve your life. Whether you're looking to improve your performance at work, achieve your fitness goals, or reach a personal goal, motivation is the key to success.



Thank you for your time and attention for the topic, see you at the next ones!



Have you checked my blog post called "The Art of Negotiation" ?




Ayberk Yavuz, February 2023

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