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Do it for those who made you.

I am a firm believer in doing things for yourself. By this, I mean working hard to achieve your goals to make you proud of YOURSELF. But in order to do this you have to remain motivated. Sometimes it’s hard to motivate yourself with just the sense of self achievement. At times like this, I call upon the motivation of making those who mean the world to me proud.

Regardless of how much of an “I did it on my own” kind of person you are, there tends to be a supportive network behind the accomplishments. You probably had lots of support and positive influence from some special people, most likely from a young age. For many this is their parents. They worked hard themselves to give you the best life possible; they taught you life lessons and provided the means for you to have the opportunity to succeed and enjoy your life.

So when motivation is low, just think to youself…‘I am not only doing this for me, but I am doing this for THEM’. Make their efforts and sacrifices worth it.

Make THEM proud of you, whoever those special people may be.

Hopefully this gives you a kick up the backside to get back on that grind.

Nimbo

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Success Vs Failure

I crave success

Most people in my generation idolise success, as if it was a person. Success is often portrayed in social media purely as something materialistic. I beg to differ; success is what you make it out to be.

There are loads of different types of success: academic, fitness, sports, careers, popularity on social media and many more.

To me the type of success which is most important is the feeling of accomplishment or happiness after completing or achieving something.

Success is more than the money and fame; it’s what you gain out of the experience which shapes you to become a better person. The ultimate aim for many, including myself, is to be the best person that you can possibly be. Personally, this means being as kind, open minded, adventurous, insightful, wise and hard working as I can.

We all hope to achieve big goals and aims one day; we must stay driven to achieve them. When you finally do, you can celebrate that success to your hearts content. But til then, don’t forget to recognise your small successes. Finally finished revising that topic you hated… and you finally understood it? SUCCESS! Finally reduced your 1 mile run time after months of slow improvement? SUCCESS! Finally woke up early and had a full on productive day? SUCCESS!

Recognise these small milestones, they’ll keep you motivated and help you keep sight of the end goal. Without recognising these small achievements, your path will seem longer, harder and more draining.

And then there’s the other side: failure.

We will all inevitably experience failure. No matter how positive a person you are, there will be at least 1 occassion when failure will upset or annoy you, even if it’s just a tiny bit.

The best thing to do is to channel that negative energy into something productive.

There genuinely is no point in wallowing in one’s sorrows; it is a waste of time and energy. That time and energy can be much better used trying to improve oneself. Try to address why that failure occurred; evaluate yourself and the situation. Be active in the process of improvement and take whatever actions are needed. If the reasons for the failure were out of your control, which can often be particularly annoying, then look for a plan B to achieve the aim of plan A. Remember, the plan may change but the aim doesn’t neccessarily have to change too. Don’t give up… as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, keep persevering and stay resilient.

Stay determined, stay positive, stay productive;

Nimbo