Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change.

Flunking grades make us realize that we need to study.

Debts remind us we need to earn more money.

Being humiliated gives us the ‘push’ to speak up and fight for ourselves to save our face from the next embarrassments.

It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic story, a great movie, or an inspiring book that will help us get up and get just the right amount of motivation we need in order to improve ourselves.

With the countless negativity the world brings about, how do we keep motivated?

Take a new look at motivation using these A-Z tips that will awaken the heart of yourself improvement.

A – Awesomeness: As a motivated person do you embrace your awesomeness. The awesome unique you; the audacious you; the brilliant you; the phenomenal you. You are special. There is no one in this word quite like you and there never will be. Own it.

B – Believe: Believe in yourself, and in what you can do. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Motivated people have strong powerful beliefs about themselves and their abilities.

C – Contemplation: Motivated people consider things from every angle and aspect. They are able to do a cost benefit analysis about their situation and are able to examine the pros and cons of a situation before making a decision.

D – Determination: Thomas Edison failed multiples times before he perfected the incandescent light bulb had he given up after his many failures we might still be in darkness. Motivated people just don’t give up and they don’t give in. They understand that failure provides powerful information about what to do next.

E – Enjoyment: Enjoy life and live it to the fullest. Work as if you don’t need money; dance as if nobody’s watching; love as if you never cried and learn as if you’ll live forever. Motivation takes place when people are happy.

F – Family: Understanding that family and good friends are two of life’s greatest treasures are something that motivated people clearly appreciate and value. No matter how important their accomplishments the motivated person never loses sight of those that are important to them.

G – Generosity: Motivated people operate from the principles of charity and kindness; they understand the importance of giving to others. They give more than what is enough and exert extra effort in doing things that better their communities and better mankind.

H – Happiness: Motivated people are just happy people simply because they do what they love.

I – Impassionate: Are you an excited zealous, driven person? If you are a motivated person you are energized thrilled about life. You are empowered and passionate when it comes to your goals. You know what you are working on – you leave nothing to chance.

J – Judicious: Motivated people are judicious people they are careful, sensible, prudent and wise with their time and energy as well as with who they associate with. They just do not hang around negative people.

K – Knowledge: When you are motivated you strive to be well-informed, you interpret information in a way that allows you to develop logical, educated, well thought out decisions based on facts to form your opinions. You understand that knowledge is power and you know that the right knowledge leads to well informed decisions which opens the doors for massive success.

L- Learning: Do you have a joy and love for learning? Are you invested in your own personal growth, self-improvement? Do you read voraciously, embrace new information and ideas and apply them emphatically in your daily living. Motivated people do.

M – Motivators: These are people that make things happen. If you are motivated you put your dreams into work clothes. Yes motivated people do visualize their dreams and create powerful mind images; but they also understand that it’s not just good enough to have a vibrant powerful vision, that vision must be backed up with movement and action.

N – Negativity: Motivated People refuse to embrace negativity of any kind. They understand the power of maintaining a positive mindset. They make every effort to keep their vibration levels high as this is one of the keys to their ability to maintain an ongoing successful mindset.

P – Persistence: Motivated people understand that practice makes perfect. They know that practice is very much about motivation. They know that persistent practice is the key to success. They are disciplined about this and understand the importance of learning from their mistakes.

Q – Quiescent. If you are truly motivated you understand the power of quieting the mind. You understand the power of solitude and going within in order to reflect and gain clarity. We must hear the intuitive voice within. Motivated people rely and depend on this powerful voice to help them when starting and maintaining a project.

R – Resilience: Motivation is about resilience and “bounce backability.” Getting back up when you fall down from the count. Getting back on the horse after you have fallen off. Motivated people do not quit. They understand that quitters never win and winners never quit. Are you a quitter or are you a winner?

S – Self–esteem: Self-esteem, self-worth comes from a place of having a solid sense of self. If you are motivated you are strong, confident and comfortable in your own skin. You know who you are and what you stand for. Your self-talk is positive and you use powerful affirmations to support your goals vision and values.

The motivated person understands that their persistence in focusing and accomplishing their goals continuously reinforces the perpetual cycle of self-esteem which in itself is reinforced by motivation.

T – Tenacity: Motivated people are disciplined people. They have resolve, drive and determination. They don’t just wait for things to happen they take control of their life and their destiny. Discipline or self-control jives synonymously with motivation. Both are key factors in self-improvement.

U – Understanding: Having compassion and consideration for others is central to being motivated. It’s not just about me, it is also about you. Motivated people know how to listen with their ears and heart. They seek to understand first, and to be understood second.

V – Visualization: Motivation without vision is like a boat on a dry land. Motivated people have a strong powerful vision that is intrinsically a part of who they are. They work at maintaining their vision; they value it highly as it propels them in terms of who they are, where they want to go, and who they want to be.

W – Wisdom: Insightful people with good judgment are prudent people who are connected to their wise mind. This comes from their ability to connect within, listen to others, and make their own decisions about what is right for them. Grounded in their wise mind motivated people are able to share their knowledge wisdom and expertise with others.

X-FACTOR: Motivated people go big or they don’t go at all. They go all out. They make every effort to stand out and be different from others. When you are motivated, you tend to put on “extras” on your life; extra time for family, extra help at work, extra care for friends and so on. It is nothing for a motivated person to go all out.

Y – Yes: Do you say “Yes” to life? Motivated people do. Enthusiasm, flows through them their positive attitude towards life is infectious. They have a glass is full attitude, and abundance mentality that ensures that the right people connect with them.

Z – Zeroes: The motivated person”zeroes” in on their dreams and they go for it!

Now you know the ABC’s of Motivation. How motivated are you?

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Author's Bio: 

Veronica's purpose in life has been to inspire, motivate and empower individuals and organizations to help them to find creative solutions in transforming their situation or circumstances. She has a demonstrated track record of making a difference in the lives of people and organizations. Her expertise includes services in the area of public speaking presentations, key note addresses; facilitation of seminars and workshops in the following areas: health, wellness, stress management, self esteem building, relationship building, emotional healing, empowerment strategies, personal motivation and growth with large and small organizations, as well as providing 1-1 counselling and coaching to individuals in these areas.