How to Stay Motivated

How to Stay Motivated

( – Having trouble staying motivated? It’s easy to get sidetracked, but lost productivity can wreak havoc on many facets of life. So what can you do?

Improvement Pill on YouTube discusses an interesting concept Professor Claudia Mueller introduced in 1998 through a simple puzzle game.

The Locus of Control focuses on the amount of influence you believe you have over your life, which in turn affects your motivation to perform. People who internalize rather than externalize their Locus of Control understand it’s up to them to work hard and seek out success — and that in itself can create the motivation necessary to keep pushing forward. Here’s how you may be able to embrace that mindset.

Find a Solution and Stick to It

Staying motivated can be as simple as discovering a solution to your problem. For example, how do you eliminate procrastination at work or studying at the last minute for an exam? Setting small goals and breaking work into small, focused chunks can produce real results. This is from your internal Locus of Control knowing you have the ability to solve your own life issues.

Past Successes Boost Future Rewards

When you internally visualize that you can overcome obstacles, get your work done and meet deadlines, other areas can become easier to approach too. This could be tackling that mile-long to-do list or paying down credit card debt. A little inspiration can quickly trickle over to other areas of your life.

Personal empowerment and positive outcomes can be prime motivation, making you feel like you can conquer the world. There’s no better feeling than solving a problem and realizing your actions, perseverance and hard work brought everything into fruition.

~Here’s to Your Success!

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