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