Make a conscious effort to live in the moment in order to appreciate and be grateful for yourself and others around you.
Several times a day, stop what you’re doing to watch what others are doing. Make note of people and events that inspire you in some way.
Develop and write down strategies to help you combat/counteract doubt, fear, and making excuses.
As you interact with a variety of people today, note strong emotions you feel, such as anger, fear, impatience, etc. Reflect on how each interaction and emotion helps you become a better person or meet a goal.
We all need a little tough-love and no-nonsense honesty sometimes. Examine your attitudes and actions to make your environment conducive to honesty and encouragement.
For each of your goals, identify several people or role models who have succeeded in meeting a similar goal.
Each day, make it a goal to inspire someone who is having a difficult time. In other words, offer to help someone or go out of your way to be courteous.
Write down realistic and unrealistic fears that pop into your mind as you try to meet a goal. For the ones that pop up most often, counteract them using a hopeful reminder that inspires you to continue on the path or complete the task.
Things you do which are uncomfortable, slightly painful, or difficult to do help you to “exercise” or develop an area of your life. The more you use and develop an aspect of yourself, the stronger you will become until your strength surprises even you.
Sometimes it’s difficult to see yourself as unbiased, the way others see you. This includes your strengths and under-developed areas. Talk with these people to get details of what aspects to look at and the angle or perspective to use.
Acknowledge your strong feelings but accept that they will change over time. Don’t let your emotions influence you negatively, keep you from making progress, or make you give up. Make good choices from a rational, emotionally level position.
When you feel empowered and confident, recall, write down, and memorize things (or people’s examples) that have inspired you to go beyond what you expected of yourself.
In detail, describe what you want to ultimately, achieve. Break this down into smaller SMART goals. These lead you step-by-step to succeed at each smaller goal and eventually guide you to obtain your ultimate larger goal and success.
Your gratitude and appreciation helps you to inspire yourself, as well as others. Acknowledge and remind yourself of times when you inspired or helped someone else, through a simple act of kindness.
When someone comes to you for some type of help, opinions, suggestions, solutions, etc., accept that the person sees you as a leader and values you. Step up and continue the good work inspiring others.
Be mindful of your attitude, emotions, spoken words, and non-verbal communications every time you interact with people. If you aren’t in a “helpful or kind” mood, you may unintentionally send the wrong message and make others feel bad.
If you aren’t achieving the success you wanted, make more time to participate in inspiring and encouraging activities to keep you excited about your goals and success.
Keep your hope alive. As long as you continue to try, you have a good chance of meeting your goal. Don’t allow yourself to quit trying and hoping for the future.
Inspire yourself and others with positive, affirming, statements and reminders of how those strengths enabled you (or others) to succeed in an endeavor. Relive it!
Practice turning negative events and actions into positives. Identify how those negative things ended up helping you to make changes that helped you to succeed.
Make a conscious effort to focus on the positives, regardless how small. Getting into a positive mindset contributes to a higher level of inspiration and confidence.
Create a list of strategies, activities, and actions that encourage you. Use them to ward off discouraging comments of others or your own negative self-talk.
Everyone grows and develops at a different rate. Give yourself permission to grow beyond people around you. You may outgrow some people all together or in a certain capacity. Don’t allow people that refuse to grow to hold you back.
Learning lessons the “hard way” is often painful. When the “wound” heals and the pain is gone, it is much easier to see how an “ugly” experience can change you into a beautiful, new, person. Remind yourself of such times from the past.
When you experience pressure and stress, identify the parts of your body that are tense or hurt. This is a sign that your mental or physical strength is growing. Acknowledge it with a deep, relaxing breath and a positive “can-do” or gratitude phrase.
Be patient with yourself as you focus on taking action to meet your goal. It’s better to reach your goals slower than anticipated rather than go so fast that you miss important lessons and insights from the process.
As your life changes, your connections grow and change. Focus on connections that are based on pre-existing, long-term, deep relationships. They help you maintain a consistent source of support and stability, regardless of where you are or how your lives change.
When you feel confused or overwhelmed about what you should do, practice silencing the mind-chatter and allow your spirit to direct and heal you.
Accept and appreciate yourself, just as you are. Your self-love and confidence shine through to inspire others, while reminding yourself that you are worthy and valuable.
Focus on your experience. The small changes and steps you make often reveal and teach you more important aspects than simply achieving the goal. These lessons and realizations are yours alone since others rarely see your personal journey, step by step.
When you need some inspiration, look at things from a different perspective or with a different mindset. Stepping outside your comfort zone enables you to see new, inspiring aspects rather than rehashing the same old, familiar ideas.
Dress up your attitude and outlook with a thick layer of optimism and confidence. It will protect you from the little things that chip away at your enthusiasm and inspiration, throughout the day.
Develop your positive thinking skills. The more positive you are, the more likely you will achieve your goals. Remember, if you think you can’t, you won’t. If you think you can, you will find a way to succeed.
Being “normal” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! It’s the slightly “odd” people, who come up with the most ingenious ideas, which we all wish we had thought of and developed. Revel in your uniqueness.
Whether you need inspiration or want to inspire others, be mindful of your feelings and attitude. Even when you smile, non-verbal cues may be telling others you are frustrated or crabby. Learn to master your non-verbal communications to send the messages you really want to convey.
Create a list of people, places, events, stories/books, etc., which have inspired you to meet your goals in the past. Look through them carefully. Decide if you can adapt any of them to make good decisions that meet your current needs and situation.
When you set a goal, make a side note to yourself to remind you what excites and keeps you interested in meeting the goal. Maintaining your excitement is one of the top strategies that helps ensure that you succeed and achieve your goal.
In order to replicate the success of a previous achievement, it’s important to follow the prior “recipe,” which leads to that success. Doing the right thing, rather than trying to cut corners, is more likely to inspire you and others to continue on your path.
To boost your own inspiration, inspire someone who has not yet acquired your level of experience or knowledge.
When you doubt yourself, reaffirm your self-worth and confidence by frequently helping others who have not had the advantages you were blessed with.