Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Getting flunked
grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our
inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated gives us the
‘push’ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save
our face from the next embarrassments. It may be a bitter experience, a
friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book
that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we
need in order to improve ourselves.

With the countless negativities the world brings about, how do we keep
motivated? Try on the tips I prepared from A to Z…

A – Achieve your dreams. Avoid negative people, things and places.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “the future belongs to those who
believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

B – Believe in your self, and in what you can do.

C – Consider things on every angle and aspect. Motivation
comes from determination. To be able to understand life, you should
feel the sun from both sides.

D – Don’t give up and don’t give in.
Thomas Edison failed once, twice, more than thrice before he came up
with his invention and perfected the incandescent light bulb. Make
motivation as your steering wheel.

E – Enjoy. Work as if you don’t need money. Dance
as if nobody’s watching. Love as if you never cried. Learn as
if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people
are happy.

F – Family and Friends – are life’s
greatest ‘F’ treasures. Don’t loose sight
of them.

G – Give more than what is enough. Where does motivation and
self improvement take place at work? At home? At school? When you exert
extra effort in doing things.

H – Hang on to your dreams. They may dangle in there for a
moment, but these little stars will be your driving force.

I – Ignore those who try to destroy you. Don’t let
other people to get the best of you. Stay out of toxic people
– the kind of friends who hates to hear about your success.

J – Just be yourself. The key to success is to be yourself.
And the key to failure is to try to please everyone.

K – keep trying no matter how hard life may seem. When a
person is motivated, eventually he sees a harsh life finally clearing
out, paving the way to self improvement.

L – Learn to love your self. Now isn’t that easy?

M – Make things happen. Motivation is when your dreams are
put into work clothes.

N – Never lie, cheat or steal. Always play a fair game.

O – Open your eyes. People should learn the horse attitude
and horse sense. They see things in 2 ways – how they want
things to be, and how they should be.

P – Practice makes perfect. Practice is about motivation. It
lets us learn repertoire and ways on how can we recover from our

Q – Quitters never win. And winners never quit. So, choose
your fate – are you going to be a quitter? Or a winner?

R – Ready yourself. Motivation is also about preparation. We
must hear the little voice within us telling us to get started before
others will get on their feet and try to push us around. Remember, it
wasn’t raining when Noah build the ark.

S – Stop procrastinating.

T – Take control of your life. Discipline or self control
jives synonymously with motivation. Both are key factors in self

U – Understand others. If you know very well how to talk, you
should also learn how to listen. Yearn to understand first, and to be
understood the second.

V – Visualize it. Motivation without vision is like a boat on
a dry land.

W – Want it more than anything. Dreaming means believing. And
to believe is something that is rooted out from the roots of motivation
and self improvement.

X – X Factor is what will make you different from the others.
When you are motivated, you tend to put on “extras”
on your life like extra time for family, extra help at work, extra care
for friends, and so on.

Y – You are unique. No one in this world looks, acts, or
talks like you. Value your life and existence, because you’re
just going to spend it once.

Z – Zero in on your dreams and go for it!

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Diane Higgins

"Be your authentic self it's the path to success."-Psychologist Diane Higgins has authored numerous papers and has lectured extensively helping people find their authentic self, learn to be being purposeful and develop positive thinking. Diane is the author and/or editor of our Self Help Section. HigginsSelf HelpSelf HelpParenting Advice| Family Fun Activities for Kids