What is a motivational toolbox? It is a highly useful container full of techniques and strategies that will help you pursue your dreams. Just as a carpenter uses tools to build a house, so too you can use the tools inside this toolbox to build a better life. Over time, through daily use, these tools will help you accomplish so much more it will seem almost magical to you.
Life is a challenge. No one escapes the major obstacles, roadblocks, and detours that life throws at you during life. No one. So it is not a question of whether you are going to have difficulty succeeding, the question is only What Are You Going To Do About It? How will you react? You don't want to be like a carpenter standing in front of an empty lot with no tools ready to build a house. This website contains the tools you need to succeed.
For instance, you might wonder about willpower? Isn't will-power enough? Nope, afraid not. Willpower alone is not sustainable. It's a short-term fix. You will need more to succeed in the long term.
A great example to prove this point are New Year's resolutions. If willpower was enough, more people would accomplish their New Year's
resolutions. How many times have you given up on a New Year's resolution
even before the month of January was over? Good intentions is not enough.
A lot of reaching your dreams has to do with energy. It takes energy to move forward and to sustain that movement. You can't just drift to your dreams, you need to learn how to get moving even when you don't feel like it. It's easy to see that everyone's energy level fluctuates during the day. In fact, for most people, energy levels change, in many cases, hourly. What if the energy level you're at right now comes from depletion? What if you have less energy than you need? Your will power is not saving the day.
There is an easy tool to help solve the problem of 'not wanting to do something.' It is called the 5 Second Rule. Combined with the Small Steps Technique, you have in just two tools a solid way to end procrastination.
I'm sure you can see how important it is to be able to control the process. Imagine being able to regulate your energy level in much the same way as a thermostat controls the temperature in the room you're in. It is possible. But to do that you will need to learn self-motivation which will give you that control.
Since the motivational toolbox contains techniques, it's probably best to start with the definition of the word "Technique."
The key word in the definition is systematic. You're going to see shortly a toolbox full of systematic plans you will be able to go around, through, and over large and small obstacles.
Take a moment and think of a part of your life right now you are not happy with. You want to change it. Well, I have said elsewhere that to change your life, you have to change your mindset. So the "aim" of this page is to give you a full toolbox of motivational techniques you can use that will give you what you need to change your mindset. To change or bypass your habitual way of thinking that consistently holds you back. Most people call it procrastination.
You need to go in a different direction, but your mind is holding you back. You can't seem to bring yourself to do what needs to be done. You allow yourself to get distracted. And it seems that all the energy you need has left your body. Now what? You have to find a way to win the battle raging in your mind. The battle you are fighting with yourself. That's why on every page of this website, you will see the tagline at the top of the page, "Life is primarily a mind game." It is. And your aim is to win the game you are playing with yourself. Now you have a motivational toolbox full of tools to do exactly that.
Shortly you are going to see that there are numerous motivation techniques to choose from. You need to find one, or maybe more than one, that works really well for you. A technique that you have confidence in and can use consistently. That is one of the major keys to change - consistent use of tools and strategies to change direction when required. That produces staying power.
(Note: This motivational toolbox will grow over time. You may want to bookmark this page.)
One reason people give up on their goals is they don't have enough options (tools) to get them to the other side. One of the main purposes of this website is to give you what you need to change your mindset, change your life. Tools and strategies that work and help you succeed. Having the tools is one thing; using the tools are is a different thing. It will take time and effort to learn them and make using them a habit. It will be worth every second you spend.
What you will see is a brief description of each motivational technique. Every technique will soon have a page to fully describe the steps to use the technique. And in some cases you will find links to pages discussing the person who originated one or more of the techniques. (Also note that the techniques are not in any particular order.)
The Motivational Toolbox (3 parts):
While there are many tools in the box, there are three tools foundational to creating a great life. Think of it as three tools designed specifically to strengthens the entire structure of the journey.
Let’s say your goal is to accomplish a particular dream. A big dream. Big dreams take time and effort. So to get started on the right foot going in the right direction you need a solid philosophy and two important attitudes.
The Slight Edge Philosophy:
if there was a philosophy for success that was simple and easy to do.
And it worked. Really worked. It's been proven to work over and over
again. It has changed many lives. And what if it worked for you like it
has for so many others? Why not try it on for size?
Check it out: The Slight Edge Philosophy
The Daffodil Principle (The attitude of consistency):
This is from a book by the same name. It does an elegant job of showing what can be achieved by one person putting in consistent effort over time. And when you think about a team working according to this principle, well, it would seem that nothing is impossible.
Check it out: The Daffodil Principle
Commitment Changes Everything (The attitude of not giving up):
Do you believe that commitment changes everything? No? Then you need to think again. Every goal and dream requires resilience, the trait of not giving up when times get tough. That is accomplished through commitment.Check it out: Commitment
What do you do when you find yourself energy depleted? You have things that need to be done, but you can't bring yourself to get started. The energy is just not there. Are there techniques and strategies you can use to replenish yourself? Thankfully yes.
There are so many techniques to choose from, it required its own page. You will find fourteen courses of action you can take immediately. Take a look: Energy Depleted.
So, now you have a full motivational toolbox to choose from. There will be more self motivation techniques and strategies to come. So, again, you might want to bookmark this page.
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