6 Biggest Motivation Killers You Should Avoid

Hello guys, today I am going to talk about the biggest motivation killers in life and how you can avoid them. You may already have come to realize these motivation killers at some point in your life. The good news is that I am going to teach you guys tips on how to avoid them as well. Without further ado, let’s hop in.

1. Pessimism

Be Optimistic

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We all have met that person who whines about everything that goes on his life. I’ve met a lot of pessimistic people. I even have found myself stuck in a pessimistic mindset in some situations. Being optimistic does not mean that we should try to avoid and ignore stressful situations. It just means that we should try to be more productive in that given situation.

One proven technique to be more optimistic is to change the way you look at life events. If you find yourself being pessimistic, make yourself realize that there might be a better way to look at this. For example, think of a rainy day. If you are a pessimistic person, you might think, “This is horrible. I am not going to be able to do anything I had in mind. Oh, this is terrible. Why everything is happening to me?”. If you are an optimistic person, you might think, “Yeah. This is awesome. I can just relax and watch some movies today. Then I can read a book. I could cuddle close to my girlfriend the whole day”.

Do you see the difference? You see things the way you want them to be seen.

Another technique you could use is keeping a list to write down the things you have achieved in your life. You can either write it online or in a piece of paper. Read this list when you feel like you are being pessimistic. When you keep reading these achievements, you are enforcing positive emotions in your mind. This will keep you motivated and optimistic.

Another thing to keep in mind is that both negative and positive emotions are contagious. So, keep an eye on your social circle and get rid of the people who are pessimistic or teach them these techniques to become an optimistic person.

2. Don’t Limit Yourself. Explore

Explore

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You are making your limitations. You can achieve whatever you believe in. Nelson Mandela once said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done“. The only thing that is standing between you and success is you.

There is nothing impossible in this world. Don’t give up at something without even trying. Doing something is always better than procrastinating.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself. No one is going to come to save you. You are going to have to do it for yourself. We tend to procrastinate when we don’t have a clear vision of what you are trying to achieve.

Besides, try something new which is out of your comfort zone. This is harder than it sounds. But when you are done, you will feel so confident and awesome more than ever.

You can start by making a list of your fears and giving yourself small challenges that make you break out of your comfort zone. The more you break out of your comfort zone, the bigger it grows. Always try to widen your comfort zone.

3. Don’t Look for Excuses

When something goes wrong in your life, do not try to blame others. Do not try to find excuses. Learn to take responsibility for everything that happens in your life. When you learn to do this, everything becomes more clear.

When you stop looking for excuses, you will find the real reason why you failed and then you can make sure not to repeat it ever again. If you try to find excuses, you are never going to grow.

4. Lack of Planning

Plan your day

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I’ve said this many times in my earlier articles as well. You should always plan out your day from start to finish. This is going to stop you from procrastinating and will motivate you to get things done.

Just write down your goals for the day. Break them down to small actionable steps. Allocate time slots for each of those tasks and start your day.

5. Concentrating on previous Failures

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Everyone fails in their lifetime. Failing is nothing to be ashamed of. You don’t become a failure when you fail at something. You become a failure when you give up.

The only person who does not fail in this world is the person who doesn’t try anything new. The only way to grow is by making mistakes. You can’t make mistakes if you don’t try.

When you fail at something repeatedly, your inner-voice is going to say that you are going to fail again. You need to have the guts to say, “F**k it. I am going to do it again. I am not going to stop until I do this”.

Another thing that divides successful people from others is that ordinary people stop when they are tired. But successful people stop when they are done.

6. Worrying about What Others Think

Stop Thinking about What Others Think of You

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No matter how hard you try, you can’t please everyone. You have to accept it and move on with your life. Whatever you do, there is going to be that person who doesn’t support you.

When you are yearning for the acceptance of other people, you are going to forget who you are. Make choice based on how you want your life to be, not on what other people want it to be. This also happens when you don’t have a clear vision. When you know where you are going and how you can get there, nothing can stop you.

I would love to recommend this article of mine for you guys, to get more insight on this.


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Have a nice day ✌

Published by Thisura Thenuka

I am a passionate software engineering student. But cricket is my first love ❤

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