Try these things today, and youíll soon develop a more energized Fire:
First thing in the morning, choose to be optimistic and to have a good day. Eliminate negative thinking.
Wow! Today is a really bad day for this. I will make the effort, tho.
Show enthusiasm in whatever you do. Answer the phone with a smile.
Answer the phone with a smile? At home or at work? If I smile while on the phone people will think there is something wrong with me or that I'm on a personal call. LOL!
Read about someone you admire.
I really don't admire anyone. Maybe I'll read a success story later today.
Add to a photo collection, a "vision box" of items that represent your goal, or quote list of your basic motivation.
I did this a few steps back. I think it was in "Focus"
Practice saying "no" to those things not relevant to your goals.
I really need to work on this one. Luckily, I don't have that many things come up but when they do, my health and fitness goals get put aside.
Keep your goals in front of you. Begin each day with the end (your goals) in mind.
I've been working on this the last couple of weeks. Especially at work I had no visual cues for my goals. After reading a SP article I copied one woman's idea. I strung together 24 paperclips (representing the number of pounds I need to lose) and remove one each time I lose weight. They are hanging next to my computer at work. A nice, discreet way to remind myself of my goals.
Let your imagination soar.
I don't have one!
Avoid people who may talk negatively about your goals, or who make it difficult to pursue your goals through their actions.
My mother is the worst offender. I don't spend as much time with her as I used to.
If you're feeling unmotivated to do a Short-Term Goal one day, make a deal with yourself: You don't have to do the whole thing this time, just start it.
Oh yeah, this is a great one. This has gotten me through many, many workouts.
"Never take no cutoffs and hurry along as fast as you can." - Virginia Reed, Donner Party survivor
| current weight: 177.0