Most people will tell you that, in order to reach peak performance, you have to motivate yourself. Well, let me disagree. I am here to tell you today that the best motivation for peak performance can be anti-motivation. Motivation itself can actually be harmful in some cases. It’s a double-edged sword you have to use carefully. Why? Let’s check it out in detail. What is the whole point of motivation? If we look at it in depth, motivation only serves to help you reach something. You don’t just get motivated. You get motivated to do something. So, if you don’t do that something, it’s no use being motivated.
Meditation may not be your thing, you may call it prayer or you may just like to sit quietly in the garden. And I am not saying that beer creates Follow me, although every polyglot I know speaks a foreign language better after a drink. (Perhaps it promotes relaxation).
Many people confuse lack of motivation with being lazy. Ultimately there is no such thing as being lazy. But there certainly can be an absence of motivation due to a lack of motive.
Self-talk is also of considerable value. We all have a little voice going on in our head all day. Use it to talk to yourself (but be careful of doing it out loud in public). Use it to inspire yourself. Tell yourself that you can do it. Think of the little voice as a motivational speaker. Talk passionately to yourself, let yourself go. Pump yourself up with enthusiasm. Encourage yourself.
Don’t look away from risks – motivation asks you to take great risks. This way, you will fall out of the herd mentality and find a challenge and a solution to every sales problem. This is a gift of sales motivation.
3) Utilize Modern Day Technology. – We live in a day where the internet is becoming the “go-to” place for information. It use to be so that if we wanted to find out more about a topic, all we had were encyclopedias and the local library. Now days we have social media sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
Mind your mind. In other words be aware of what you think about. Just as with your body, don’t pollute your brain with rubbish and junk thoughts or thoughts that don’t serve you.
As you search for inspiration, you can embrace all three levels. When you are looking for a particular level, now you’ll have a sense of how to create the right conditions.