When you think about it…almost everything is a risk. Meaning there’s some element of chance involved. For example…
- What if I don’t get up when my alarm goes off this morning?
- Can I have that extra serving of dessert?
- Do I want to contend with my job another day?
- How can I come across well in this interview in order to get this promotion?
- Will I be able to pull off this presentation?
The list is probably endless but as stated earlier, we’re always feeling some sense of risk, to a greater or lesser extent. So the question becomes one of how to avoid feeling this way which brings us to the topic of self-motivation.
On occasion, we feel super motivated as though we’re on top of the world and we can handle anything. Unfortunately, for many of us, that’s not always the case and self-motivation is difficult to find. If that sounds familiar you may want to consider these ideas…
- Determine what’s important to you, which is your why.
- Have a specific goal in mind.
- Write down your goal so it’s easily visible.
- Visualize reaching your goal.
- Envision how your life will be different by reaching your goal.
- Tell a mentor or trusted friend about your goal.
- Identify a small starting point for your goal.
- Begin daily work on your starting point for 5 minutes.
- Consistently work on your goal every day, which may extend beyond 5 minutes.
- Reach out for any support you feel you need to help you with your goal.
Everything in life can be viewed as a risk. It’s up to us to take risks and enjoy the rewards that come along with them. One of those risks is being a public speaker…I’m here to offer you the support you need and encourage you along the way.