July 12, 2012, 6:00 am

You Feeling Down? How to Get Pumped Right Now

by: MD    Category: Miscellaneous
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We all have our low times in life.

Are you feeling down? Are you lazy? Are you less motivated than ever before?

It happens. It happens to the best of us. It’s easy to get down. Everything is going well and then you hit a wall.

There’s absolutely no need to be embarrassed. You can get through this easily.

How can you find that motivation again? How can you get pumped up?

Look at the bright side of failure.

You failed. So what?

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan

There’s always a bright side to failing. It’s not the end of the world and you can’t let it bring you down. You can look at what you learned, how you grew, and most importantly, what you can do differently next time.

Feeling sorry for yourself is tempting. It won’t do you any good though.

Let the world know what you’re up to.

If you haven’t failed or you just can’t find motivation in general you can start off by letting your friends know what you’re up to. When you’re alone, it’s easy to feel like the whole world is against you. This is why it makes sense to let the world in on your goals.

This is where Facebook is very helpful. You can start off right now by sharing on Facebook something that you happen to be working on. You can tell your friends your plans and see if anyone wants to get involved. It’s much easier to get pumped about something when you have your friends cheering you on and wishing you the best.

You’ll also be pleasantly surprised when you see how many others are going through similar struggles or are excited to track your progress.

Have a competition.

As important as it is to have your friends helping you out, it’s just as important to compete with your friends. A competition can reinvigorate your passion for whatever you happen to be working on. You can also kick-start your newest project with a little challenge between good friends.

A friendly competition is fine, if you don’t like results. I want a real challenge. I strongly believe in competition. It’s healthy and good for you.

If you’re lazy or lacking motivation, you should try challenging one of your friends. You guys will push each other and reach new heights together.

Work on your goal every single damn day.

Most goals require a little bit of daily effort. If you want to lose weight, you can walk a little bit each day. If you want to be a better writer, you should strive to write a bit each day. The point is that you should work on your goals every single day.

If you’re feeling down because you failed or haven’t seen the results that you desire, you can try to get back up by putting even a few minutes a day towards your goal. At the end of the week, you’ll be shocked by how much further ahead you are now.

Keep on going.

At the end of the day, it’s important that you keep on going. Even slowly. All that matters is that there’s motion. Inertia is dangerous. When you’re feeling totally down, you can see significant progress with the smallest of steps. Give it a shot.

Are you ready to get pumped up?

If you’re not sure where to start, you can check out my 20 financial moves in your 20s that you need to make.

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Comments

I sometimes find it helpful to allow myself to have a do-absolutely-nothing day, from time to time.
And other days, just writing down a list of things I want to do for the day, 1-2-3-4-5, can build momentum even if it is not directly related to my ambition.
So much of it is how to get long-term momentum going and sustaining.

Some days are hard to get through but tomorrow is a new day to start over again. If it urns into weeks definitely reach out for some help.

Thanks for the encouragement! I constantly keep working toward goals at times slowly. I keep many goals going because some take longer than others.

I enjoy having Blogemies! Those who say it can’t be done and crap all over your work no matter how clearly you lay it out.

It is so motivating and fun to prove them wrong!

Best, Sa

Competition is extremely motivating. Like, I’m only posting 2.5 times a week because I joined the Yakezie Challenge. I’d be done by now if I hadn’t. And Sam, that’s hilarious. I wonder how many people set up fights behind the scenes and then unleash on each other publicly just for more clicks…hmmm…..Sam, wanna be blogemies?

Great post on motivation!