|10-20-2008, 02:35 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Can't motivate myself to improve myself
I'm using Remember The Milk to keep myself on track. It's a great tool to help me remember what I need to do. Since I've started using it, I've had a much easier time remembering my promises to others, keeping appointments, doing chores, and so on. My problem is that when I add projects or tasks to improve my own life, I can't motivate myself to do them. I freeze up, and suddenly all of the little things and appointments with other people look very good to do, even if I know I'd enjoy doing them less than the stuff I want to do for myself.
I know this is because I have this belief that I'm not worth it -- I'm not worth improving. Rationally, I know this is false, but unless I get constant reassurance and motivation that I deserve to improve myself, it doesn't work. I even have a Paraliminal called "You Deserve It!" that addresses this problem, but I don't listen to it much because I dislike its spiritual overtones. Are there any other techniques or advice that I can use to address this problem? Perhaps there is something I can listen to to motivate me to improve my life?
|10-20-2008, 04:03 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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|10-20-2008, 04:41 AM||#3 (permalink)|
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|10-22-2008, 12:18 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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First of all, I recommend you to listen to Anthony Robbins "Awaken the Giant Within" audio or to read the book. Its really a wonderful book. It tells you a lot about how to motivate yourself in times which you are experiencing now.
Amazon.com: Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!: Anthony Robbins: Books
One idea that I use to motivate myself is to write down what I want to achieve and write a lot of reasons about how this goal or task does this to me if I achieved it. I usually read this every morning to increase my desire to do the tasks that lead to that ultimate goal.
Another book that I use is called "The mind accelerator Book",which is also good.
Mind Accelerator - Your Manual For Success | Volition Thought House
Last edited by machoman; 10-22-2008 at 12:20 PM.
|10-22-2008, 07:00 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: east coast, USA
OOO.... I also use RTM. But I admittedly got away from following the daily goals because my life is just too unpredictable.
I think you may have two things going on:
One, you may be trying to change too much at a time. Changes come in tiny little baby steps. Pushing it will cause resistance. Can you break the change down into smaller and smaller goals, then just take one day at a time?
It also sounds like you're tending to feel discouraged or have self esteem issues. When you address this, meeting your improvement goals will come much easier.
|10-24-2008, 03:50 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
i am in the same boat mostly because its becoming winter and i tend to slow down more in winter. but some things that help me when i need a boost of energy is the
hermetic concept of polarity
David Allenís getting thing done philosophy
David Allen: Getting Things Done | dotSUB
basically just meditation while looking at your self in the mirror
or just watching a good movie that is that has an opposite energy of how you feel (ex: if your sad watch something funny or light hearted if your board watch something that is exciting ect.)
sorry so brief of an explanation hope the links help ect.)
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