“The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be” – Horace Bushnell. One of the keys to being able to maintain the motivation levels for any project is found in the ability to stay positive no matter what the circumstances are.
Having a positive mindset is not only an asset for the success of any any endeavor but also to the individual as people generally like being around positive minded people.
There are several ways and methods that can be used to having a positive mindset most of the time. Below are just some simple recommendations that anyone can follow to have positive thoughts:
Perhaps the first recommendation would be to start with the focus of the mind at any given time. Our mind is key to staying motivated and inspired. Training the mind to only recognize the positive elements in any situation or circumstance is one good habit to follow. This is because the perception formed in the mind generally dictates the rest of the individual’s response.
Therefore if the mind is able to process information in a positive manner then there is a better chance of facing any potential problems successfully. See related articles the power of thought and knowledge is key to success. What you want is to always have a positive thought at any particular time.
Motivation is from within. “When you begin to perceive that the essence of the Universe is within yourself; is you; you begin to do things; you begin to feel your power; it is the fuel which fires the imagination; which lights the torch of inspiration; which gives vitality to thought; which enables you to connect with all the invisible forces of the Universe. It is this power which will enable you to plan fearlessly, to execute masterfully” – The master key.
Being in the company of other positive minded people also helps to ensure the cultivation of the individual’s own positive mindset. Keeping away negative people from being a permanent fixture within one’s everyday activities would be a step in the right direction.
You must be mindful of the people you surround yourself with. The people we hang around with reflect our being. I believe that all people we meet have a bearing and a purpose in our lives. Not all of them are beneficial though, so you need to know who will be your long time friend and those that will just be acquaintances.
Try and evaluate all your mates and companions and see what each one of them adds to your life. I can tell you for myself I know amongst my peers who to approach when I am in need of assistance in a certain area say financial; spiritual etc. At least I have an idea of the characters of some of my friends and those I normally associate with and I know what I draw from their lives.
Nothing can substitute knowledge and this comes through hearing and by reading. Another interesting way of staying positive is to surround one’s self with positive posters, quotes, audio and visual media exposure and maybe even trying to commit to memory some helpful and positive abstracts or statements. Attending personal development; self growth workshops and or seminars is another good way to staying motivated.
I have made it a point to read at least one new motivational book every month. This is besides my daily reading of the Bible. I can attest that the Bible is probably the best book on motivation and inspiration. You can never go wrong reading the Bible everyday. Staying motivated also requires that you read books that motivate you at least once a day for thirty minutes.
Proven scientific research has shown that regular exercise can also help regulate the chemical balance in the human body and thus create the positive energy that is needed to keep a positive mindset. Thus following a regular exercise routine would be a definite advantage. Meditating and yoga may also help to achieve the same positive mindset as it is predominantly geared towards this end.
There are also some mind exercises and games that help grow your minds. I personally play chess besides a weekly physical exercise schedule. I prefer to do my physical exercise in the early hours of the day. This makes me feel very refreshed as I go about doing my daily business. I usually have a very alert mindset during the day after my morning run.
Inspiration and motivation is the art of imbibing, the art of self-realization; the art of adjusting the individual mind to that of the Universal Mind; the art of attaching the proper mechanism to the source of all power; the art of differentiating the formless into form; the art of becoming a channel for the flow of Infinite Wisdom; the art of visualizing perfection; the art of realizing the Omnipresence of Omnipotence.
“Opportunity follows perception, action follows inspiration, growth follows knowledge, eminence flows progress. Always the spiritual first, then the transformation into the infinite
and illimitable possibilities of achievement.” ~ the master key. Stay motivated and inspired “standout tall and be counted.”