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QUESTION: Emotional Intelligence-SELF-MOTIVATION-How do you MOTIVATE yourself?
ANSWER: First, a positive mental attitude is required.
First, a quick review of all the aspects of Emotional Intelligence. There are Five (5) aspects of Emotional Intellignece addressing the Goleman Model: SELF-AWARENESS, SELF-MANAGEMENT, MOTIVATION SOCIAL AWARENESS, and SOCIAL MANAGEMENT. You have previously received information on the first two and now we are going to discuss the middle aspect -MOTIVATION.
Many find it difficult to “get motivated.” There is a secret to self-motivation, it is this: You must first start with a positive attitude. If you don’t have that you are not likely to motivate yourself. I think MOTIVATION is essential because frequently one has to be motivated to make things happen. So, it is of an important nature to have some insight into just how you motivate yourself. This segment will not only give you some keys to SELF-MOTIVATION but give you some specifics about how to get started.
First, one must have a Positive Attitude. What is a Positive Attitude and How do you get one? In response to having a “Positive Attitude”, let me just say that it is not as easy as it may seem. But let’s talk about the presence of a Positive Attitude and what it brings. It brings an approach to life that is special. A Positive approach. People often wonder what others have that they do not. I can tell you from personal experience that attitude and specifically Positive Attitude is the beginning. Attitude is often the difference between success and failure. The only difference between an obstacle and an opportunity is often one’s attitude.
Second, there is ambition and expectation. The focus on one’s ambition or expectation is like a “golden elixir.” The longer on focuses on the objective the clearer the successful path becomes. It almost seems that one’s ambition is the stoker that raises the flame of desire. So a clear positive attitude is the beginning of motivation, followed closely behind by ambition or expectation.
Third, improve your environment. Make your environment a positive one. Do not allow people with a negative attitude to influence your objective. My mother used to say to me, constantly, “Birds of a feather flock together.” Meaning of course, to watch who you associate with. Stay away for people that are negative. It you have negative friends, change your friends. Get as much POSITIVE around you as possible.
Fourth, be an implementer. Have a plan to achieve the goal. Maybe it is not the best plan, but get started. You can always change the plan. Take the first step. Don’t let others say that he/she is always getting ready. Be a doer.
Finally, do what you say you will do, have a goal, a plan to achieve it, surround yourself with positive people, and get started or in other words get started. Do everything that is legal and honest to achieve your objective and watch the confidence in you GROW.
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