5 Tips on… Staying Inspired and Productive

5 Tips on Staying Inspired and Productive

Don’t dream about success. Work for it.

Reading about other people's stories of motivation and success sometimes can leave us feeling down and overwhelmed – especially when we are not too sure about what to do with our lives. If you feel like you need a bit of sparkle to reach your life goals, you have come to the right place. From finding what you love to rewarding yourself, the following tips are designed to help you staying inspired and productive - so calm down and keep on reading.

Tip#1 Find What You Love

When I meet new clients I like to spend some time thinking about who they are and what they love. However, I have noticed that sometimes people struggle to define exactly what they like and feel passionate about. If you are uncertain about what you love and what you want to do with your life try asking yourself: What would I love to do on a daily basis utilising both my skills and interests that will add significant value to people?

Tip#2 Be Curious

While it may seem like an innate skill, there's actually a lot you can do to nurture and increase your own curiosity. A good tip is to ask more questions about things you don’t know and you’d like to learn more about. Don’t be shy! Remember that we weren’t born knowing, we had to learn things all the way up until now.

Tip#3 Keep Learning

It's very important to keep our minds active and growing. Baking a different cake, fixing a broken bike, learning how to knit and so on, can leave us with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction – which in turn has a positive impact on our self-esteem and self-confidence.

Tip#4 Surround Yourself with Inspiring People

Everything start with passionate people. One of the most important decisions we make in life is who we choose to be around. And usually we become like the people we are around. We must be mindful about whom we surround ourselves with because of the long-term implications of our friendships.

Tip#5 Be Positive

Your mind creates your reality. If one thinks positive, positive things will happen. So start today to surround yourself with positive influences. Challenge negative thoughts with positive ones. Focus on what you want, not on what you do not want. Always tell yourself, "I can", "I am able", "I can do it". Finally, reward yourself with things you like.

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