By Rawa Alagha
Self-motivation is when you get up early morning with a deep desire to get things done, instead of worrying about a salary deduction if you show up late. It’s the energy that keeps you going and willing to leave your mark on this world.Are you a self-motivated individual?
“Qatar deserves the best from its sons.”
HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar
The words of HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani serve as an inspiration for generations to come: “Qatar deserves the best from its sons.” This is a genuine call to all to influence a positive change in society. Qatar National Day is your chance to show love and care for your country. Self-motivation is the fuel that will power through the rest of your life. It is a journey that can begin on this day.
Self-motivation is when you do something without influence or pressure from others. It means you work at full speed without interruption, because you have inner energy and enthusiasm and are committed to your goals. If you have this energy within your heart, then you are a catalyst and are ready to drive a transformational journey.
Why Do You Need this Quality?
Research proves that self-driven people spark positive energy in the workplace. If you have the self-motivation and commitment, you light up the office, engage with the strategy and align to the culture. You run by the minutes with good time management skills. You begin a project immediately and complete it successfully with minimum supervision. Not only this, but you take initiatives instead of waiting for assignments.
As a result, your confidence grows with every achievement. The more you believe in yourself, the more enthusiastic you become in pursuing your goals. You also feel more in control of your life, and your emotional intelligence improves. You can help your colleagues, but you also know when and how to say “Sorry, I can’t.”
How Can You Develop Self-motivation?
On the highway to the top, you need to speed up. Fuel your inner energy with a life-changing NLP pattern called “Accessing States”. It’s very much like watching a movie. You are the superhero and you will reach your goals. But unlike every other superhero, it is your desire that will make you succeed. So, how can you upgrade to the next level?
- Analyze the root causes of your lack of motivation as a neutral observer. Draw an imaginary circle on the ground. Then, step out of it and ask yourself why you hit the snooze button of your alarm every morning instead of getting up? Is it because you go to bed after midnight?
- Now that you know what puts you off, consider alternative solutions. For example, could you reschedule your day to get to sleep earlier, or have an afternoon nap? Evaluate each option and see how it will influence your productivity.
- Now, run the movie in your head and see yourself arriving to the office on time. Talk to yourself about the importance of self-discipline and feel how it can transform your life. Hear the applause as you receive the Employee of the Year Award.
- For sustainable change, take gradual steps. Go to sleep at around 11pm for the first month. The next month, try a little earlier, 10:30pm, and keep going until you reach your desired outcome. Before you know it, your life will be under your control.
Create a Well-rounded Lifestyle
Success will remain elusive if you don’t have a well-balanced life. Make time for your family, friends, hobbies; include some exercise into your daily routine. This is how you truly show commitment to serving your nation.
Qatar National Vision 2030 advocates a physically and mentally healthy population as part of its human development. So if you feel lazy, find a way to keep yourself motivated. Try to specify your desired outcome in the format of a SMART objective. Define the resources you need to reach your goal. Then, analyze difficulties you might face and how you can overcome them.
See Qatar National Day as an opportunity to seize; focus your inner strength to bring passion, dedication and growth to Qatar. And remember: incentives don’t have to be materialistic, they can be motives, and the best incentive you can ever have is your desire to succeed.
May Allah bless the country, its wise leadership and great people.
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