Motivation: Ultimate Guide to Stay Motivated.

Motivation: Ultimate Guide to Stay Motivated.

Do you ever think: why motivation stays temporary?, what motivates people?, how can I boost productivity through motivation?

In times, when COVID is rising continuously, it’s hard to motivate employees. Motivation is a thing employers always seeking for.

Motivation is a powerful tool in our life if we use it perfectly. It can help you to achieve success or it can produce worse things like terrorists.

Motivation is everywhere. If someone doesn’t know the meaning of motivation but still does hard work to earn money, it’s easy to say he has motivation.

Motivation and Inspiration are both different from each other. Inspiration can motivate people but motivation can’t inspire people — if it can, it will be temporary.

A truly motivated person is an inspiration for the demotivated person. But true inspiration can change people permanently.

Here, you’ll learn about motivation from its basic: definition, types, how-to, advantages, and many more. So, let’s get started.


What you’ll learn:

  1. What is the meaning of Motivation ??
  2.  Types of Motivation
    1. Intrinsic Motivation
    2. Extrinsic Motivation
  3.  How to stay motivated in the long run ??
    1. Know all the things about why I do what I do.
    2. Create neuro-associate changes.
    3. Do continuously what you do.
  4.  Is Motivation need Discipline ??
  5.  Conclusion


What is the meaning of motivation ??

“Motivation is a willingness to expend a certain amount of energy to achieve a Goal.” Motivation is what prompts the person to act in a certain way, or at least develop an inclination for specific behavior.

Author Mullins says:
“Motivation is a ‘driving force’ through which people strive to achieve their goals and fulfill a need or uphold a value.”

For example, when a student does his/her work in school because he/she wants a good grade. It shows a similar connection between what we do and why we do it.

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Types of Motivation ??

Motivation can be divided into two different categories: Intrinsic (internal) motivation and Extrinsic (external) motivation.

  1. Intrinsic (Internal) Motivation:-

Intrinsic motivation is also called self-desire motivation. It is the self-desire to seek out new things and new challenges, to analyze’s one’s capacity, to observe and to gain knowledge.

As an example, Someone has a strong desire to eat food because his hunger wants to eat.

Here, you can find intrinsic motivation, we motivate ourselves to eat.

Intrinsic motivation is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the task itself and exits within the individual rather than relying on someone’s or external pressures or a desire for reward.

Another example of intrinsic motivation is when an employee becomes an IT professional because he or she wants to learn about how computer users interact with computer networks. The employee has the intrinsic motivation to gain more knowledge.

In short, It is a self-desire to achieve something.

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2. Extrinsic (external) motivation:-

Extrinsic Motivation also called forced motivation. Extrinsic motivation is driven by some external factors like rewards and punishments.

The most common extrinsic temptations are rewards (for example money or grades) for showing the desired behavior and the threat of punishment following misbehavior.

Competition is an extrinsic motivator because it encourages the performer to win and to beat others, not simply to enjoy the intrinsic rewards of the activity. A cheering crowd and the desire to win a trophy are also extrinsic incentives.

In short, it is not a self-desire, however, it is motivation to achieve things for others and external rewards like money,
trophy etc…

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What motivation do you have?

It is not an easy task to transform extrinsic motivation to intrinsic motivation. It needs hard-work and curiosity to know more.

Sometimes, extrinsic motivation is good rather than intrinsic motivation.

As an example, when you strongly desire to play cricket, but, in reality, you don’t know about cricket. If you’ve a strong desire, learn from the basics of cricket can help you.

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How to stay motivated in the long run ??

Here are some steps,

  1. Know all the things about why I do what I do.

  2. Create neuro-associate changes.

  3. Do continuously what you do.

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1. Know all the things about why I do what I do:-

In the prior stages of Goal-setting, you can find the question you’ve to ask yourself. These are the question that helps you to find your reasons about the goal.

These reasons can motivate you, when you feel down, overwhelmed, and lazy.

When you motivated by the reasons, it has long-lasting effects on you. But when you lead by the purpose, your motivation can be derailed.

Here is the process, can help you to find out reasons for goals. If you follow the goal-setting guide, you can find your reasons in goal-setting-worksheet.

Here is the process…

  1. Set down on the floor and take deep breaths.
  2. Remind yourself what you already achieve.
  3. Ask the one question “Why I do what I do?”
  4. Figure out the worthy and specific answers.
  5. Think about the desired results.
  6. Head back smile on the face.
  7. Open your eyes slowly.
  8. Go back to work.

This can help you but it is a temporary solution. In the next section, you will find things that can motivate permanently if you follow it strictly.

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2. Create neuro-associate changes:-

“Change is easy if we take the right step.”- Tony Robbins, author of Awaken Giant Within.

I suggest this book, all of those who’ve to change their bad habits and beliefs. It is the best that I ever read to change deep beliefs.

Permanently changes can bring up by these tactics listed below if you follow them strictly.


Visualize the Future:

It is a quick activity that can motivate permanently. But there is only one prerequisite, you’ve to follow strictly: Do it daily compulsory.

Here are the steps you have to follow…

  1. Close your eyes.
  2. See yourself doing whatever you’ve desired for from 10-15 years ahead.
  3. Enjoy the desired results.

You have to do this short exercise—5-10 minutes, for 2-5 weeks daily.

As an example, if your desired outcome is to get in shape. Picture yourself as already being slim, healthy and fit. Close your eyes, and move forward 10-15 years ahead and visualize yourself.

You can find this process fun when you do it daily. As a result, your subconscious mind will be attached to your desire. This attachment motivates you daily.

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Visualize the past:

I do not strongly recommend this quick exercise as a permanent solution. It just realizes how far you come. It brings up truth to yourself.

Here are the steps that you’d to follow.

  1. Find the goals’ area where you’d enormous improvement.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. See the past where you know null about that goal’s area.
  4. Tell yourself how far I come.
  5. Open your eyes slowly.
  6. Go back to work.

You’ve to do this exercise 2-6 weeks continuously to see the results.


Develop an intrinsic motivation:

Intrinsic motivation is easy to develop when you are working on your passion.

Intrinsic motivation is simply the desire to learn new things. How curious you are, what you believe are the parameters that determines your intrinsic motivation.

It is a solution that surged a permanent solution. The next question your mind surely asks is “how do I develop intrinsic motivation?”

It’s hard to develop an intrinsic motivation when you’re not working on your passion.

You’ve to find your passion through this question “what is my only one thing I have to paste in my goal list?”

Work on your passion otherwise work through extrinsic motivation— money, power, trophies, etc…


Positive Affirmations:

An affirmation is something declared to be true, or a positive statement of judgment. They enable you to let go of negative emotional baggage and allow you to visualize a new order and sense in your life, which you can work toward achieving.

These forms of affirmation are words, phrases, or statements written on 3×5 index cards and placed where you can see them daily and be reminded of positive aspects about yourself.

Every time you see these affirmation cards and they will remind you to affirm yourself about these positive qualities or attributes.

Here are the best examples of affirmation statements…

  • I am a winner.
  • I am the best friend I have.
  • I have solved problems like this before.
  • I have the ability to handle this.
  • I am a capable human being.
  • I deserve to love and to be loved.
  • I am a skillful and artistic person.
  • I can show others a good example.
  • Letting go is best for them and for me


Here are the best suggested and common places for affirmation cards…

  • Mirror in the bathroom
  • The dashboard of the car
  • Mirror on the dresser
  • Desk at office
  • At the closet door
  • Desk at home
  • Refrigerator door
  • In your wallet
  • Entry door
  • Your briefcase
  • Bedroom door
  • At your telephone

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Visualization of  Word:

What you choose to describe yourself, you’ll become. Words have strong invisible power that can change your life.

Here is the step-by-step procedure to visualize and affirm the words.

Step 1: Take any single word that can describe who you are, your ability, and what you want to accomplish. Write down the word into a 3*5 card.

Step 2: Get yourself in a relaxed state before you go to bed. Hold the card 12s to 24s. Focus on the word and concentrate your attention.

Step 3: Draw the picture of the word. Find yourself in that word. Hold thoughts that come up at that moment up to 20 or 30 minutes.

Do this exercise at least two weeks continuously. Lastly, this word can be attached to your thoughts and in your mind. This word can describe yourself. You become what word asserts.

Here is the list of affirmative words to follow…

responsibleSuccessfulProblem solver


Those are the words that can help you a lot. I suggest all of you try it.


Image visualization:

What does the mean of image visualization? Image visualization is similar to visualization, but in this process, you’ve to give proper food to your mind.

Here is the step-by-step process to do.

Step 1: Create an image that can describe your goal, your future self, and your effort. You can create a handy picture with a pen and pencil.

As an example, your goal is to build a comfortable house in the next 5 years, draw the picture of a comfortable house in the blank paper.

Here are the most common goals, you can try as an example.

  • A comfortable house
  • A rainbow
  • A degree
  • A good grade
  • A cruise ship
  • A calm ocean
  • A happy, healthy child
  • A slim body
  • A snow-topped mountain


Step 2: Sit down at your favorite place and hold the picture you made before. Close your eyes and visualize that image. As you can doing this, you also visualize your dreams goals. Find the things around you desired for. Go back to the present.

Step 3: Get copies of the picture. Hang the picture’s frame where you can see on normal days.

You’ve to d image visualization for 2-5 weeks continuously. At the end of the results, you’ll find yourself attached with the picture. You enjoyed your work more profoundly.

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3. Do continuously what you do:

You don’t need to break the chain. Do what you do continuously can make a big chain of action that brings up enormous results.

You’ve to do these two steps to change the internal world.

Step 1: Practice Neuro-associate change until you satisfy and you crossed the desired state.

Step 2: Do your work using smart rules like the 80/20 principle, 5-second rule, and many more.

Do things you’ve to do continuously, that is the key to success.

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4. Does motivation needs Discipline ??

Motivation doesn’t need discipline. Motivation is the state of habit. You need discipline in the first stage when you’re working on your habit.

The habit needs discipline in its primary stages where you’ve to perform habit compulsory.

Similarly, you need habits to motivate yourself. You’ve to build a strong habit that helps you to motivate yourself. This habit needs discipline. Motivation doesn’t.

When habit formed, you’ve to do your work continuously without breaking the chain.

In the primary stages of work, we have to perform neuro-associates changes daily.

In short, you’ve to perform all the steps described above daily without breaking the chain. When you breaking the chain, you’ve to restart the process.

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5. Conclusion

Motivation is easy to build if you discipline yourself. You’ve to perform all the steps daily if you have a strong desire for the goal.

Success comes when you do what really needed continuously. It is the key to success.

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I hope you’ll understand the concept of motivation and how do you stay long motivated. Now the key to success is in your hand. You just need to take action.

Your best comments would be appreciated and queries will be solved in the comment section. Don’t forget to add comments and queries below.

Rakshit Makvana

A man who loves his pen more than his tooth-brush.

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