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Nehemiah’s Tips on Motivation

Nehemiah’s Tips on Motivation

  1. Recognize your need to be challenged.
  2. Look around for what could qualify as a challenge.
  3. Identify the challenge and seek advice from literature, the internet, and professionals.
  4. Create activities for dealing with challenges.
  5. Break your activities into portions small enough so that you do not have an excuse for attacking your challenge.
  6. Establish checkpoints so you can access your progress toward completing your challenge.
  7. Remind yourself of the benefits you can expect from completing the challenge.
  8. Recognize your limitations and set realistic goals.
  9. Take advantage of your energy peaks, those periods of the day when you are in top form.
  10. Take risks, don’t be afraid to take something new.
  11. Set deadlines and hold yourself to them.
  12. Make an honest distinction between I can’t and I don’t want to.
  13. Get start; don’t stall.
  14. Be optimistic; you can do it.

Reference: Jim George. (2012).  A Leader After God’s Own Heart. Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishing, Inc.


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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