#1: Rock Out! Grab your headphones and your favorite 8-track tape and turn up the volume. Make sure it’s a song that will really get you pumped up. Move your body – dance!
#2: Move it, buddy! Ever heard the phrase, “Motion creates emotion?” Well, now you have, so do it! Go for a jog, jump on a bike, or just go for a brisk walk and get the blood flowing.
#3: Go Zen! Find a quiet place and meditate. Spend 5 or 10 minutes and completely relax,
focus on your breathing and silence your mind.
#4: Visualize It! What’s your motivating driver? That new sports car? Request a catalog from the
dealer. A vacation to Tuscany? Print out a picture from the internet. Now tape it to your wall and
feel the excitement!
#5: Go Public! Want to really get your butt moving? Have your friends hold you accountable. Jump on
Facebook and tell others about your BIG goal. Now update them on your progress once per day.
#6: Zoom Out! Take a second to see the big picture. Doing the mundane, everyday work may stink but if it’s leading you to your BIG goal then it will all be worth it. Stop and think about what you’re working toward.
#7: Get Yer Blood Boilin’! Take a few minutes and write down 10 things that will happen if you DON’T get motivated. (No good, right?!) Now, rip that paper to shreds and write down ONE thing you’re going to do TODAY that will take you in the right direction.
Do you like ’em? I love #1 and #6. Which are your favorites? And what else works for you?