5 Words to Get Motivated!

We’ve all been stuck, and uninspired, or in a place where things just do not go the way we expected them. We also sometimes have trouble getting started as well as getting motivated, especially when our goals seem out of reach. Maybe all that you need is to add the following 5 inspiring action words to help shake things up, get mentally ready to take on new challenges, and get motivated!¬†

1. Change.

You are not a tree. You can move. You can get out of a rut. When you cannot get motivated, shake things up! Get out of the house. Go for a walk. Try new things. Take a different way to work. Try a new restaurant. Try something new. Do something different. Why does this work?

Change begets change. Changing something in your life, even small changes, can lead to bigger and better changes, especially when you’re unmotivated.

"True life is lived when tiny changes occur." 
Leo Tolstoy

2. Create.

Create a piece of art, write a short story, make a bookshelf, or start a website. Why it works… creating stimulates all those dormant forces that allow change to enter your life.

3. Give.

Give to a charity, an individual in need, or simply a friend or relative. You don’t have to give something expensive or big. Just a show of appreciation will do, such as a card or a flower. Why does it work… Giving is a very uplifting experience since it frees your mind from thinking that there is not enough in the world. A giving spirit may also attract more good things in your life.

4. Learn.

Learn a new language or a new dance. Learn about something you know nothing about, or learn to play a song on the piano or guitar. Why it works… learning something new develops your nervous system and makes you think in ways you’ve never thought before.

5. Participate.

Get involved. Participate in community activities, a sports team, or join a club. Why it works? Getting involved and participation requires social interaction as well as creativity, both of which will help stimulate and inspire you.

In conclusion, some personal development and self improvement experts may say that all you need to do is to have a “good attitude” to improve your life. It’s not that easy. It’s hard to set big goals, and to get inspired to achieve your goals, when your mindset is not positive. When your mindset¬†is not ready to embrace more exciting goals, change will be at best, difficult.

In fact, if you’re not ready for it, then it will be hard to conquer even small challenges. If you can’t take on small challenges, then it’s going to be impossible to change your life to the degree you’d ultimately like.

To that end, I recommend using action to inspire yourself and create change. In effect, we’re placing the cart before the horse here, and forcing our attitude to match our actions. If you shake things up by taking action first, you’ll get your mind ready to create and pursue more exciting goals.

Each time you perform one of these inspiring actions, take several minutes to feel good about it. You want your attitude to catch up to your actions. Also make sure that you enjoy the process, knowing that what you are doing is good for you and those around you as well.

Sometimes, just the exercise of reviewing these action words will be inspiration enough to get you thinking of what you could do to change your life. I hope you enjoy using these inspiring action verbs to change your mental state and improve your life. I’m sure that now you can think of some on your own. Remember, though, nothing happens without taking action!

If you use these techniques, even in small ways, you may find yourself choosing bigger and better goals and accepting greater challenges.

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