1How Self-Motivated Are You? Cizero
Taking Charge of Your Goals and Achievements
Are you motivated to achieve what you really want in life? And how hard do you push yourself to get things done?
Wanting to do something and motivating yourself to actually do it are two different things. So, what's the difference between those who never reach their goals, year after year, and those who achieve one goal after another? Often, it's their self-motivation.
Self-motivation is the force that keeps pushing us to go on – it's our internal drive to achieve, produce, develop, and keep moving forward. When you think you're ready to quit something, or you just don't know how to start, your self-motivation is what pushes you to go on.
With self-motivation, you'll learn and grow – regardless of the specific situation. That's why it's such a fundamental tool for reaching your goals, achieving your dreams, and succeeding, in this journey we call life.
So, how self-motivated are you? We've put together a short quiz to give you a better understanding of how self-motivated you are. After the quiz, we'll discuss some specific tips for improving your self-motivation, so that you can achieve still more in your life.
Factors in Self-Motivation
Self-motivation is complex. It's linked to your level of initiative in setting challenging goals for yourself; your belief that you have the skills and abilities needed to achieve those goals; and your expectation that if you put in enough hard work, you will succeed (or at least be in the running, if it's a competitive situation).
Four factors are necessary to build the strongest levels of self-motivation:
1. Self-confidence and self-efficacy.
2. Positive thinking, and positive thinking about the future.
3. Focus and strong goals.
4. A motivating environment.
By working on all of these together, you should quickly improve your self-motivation. Let's look at each of these factors individually.