Motivational Techniques – Keeping Good Company

Hanging out with positive people is one of the best ways to be motivated.  You should talk to someone positive at least once a day.  Many of the ways you can have a positive encounter with people include in person, over the phone, and over the computer.  Try to make this a habit on a daily basis.

Some people are not very social.  They might go days without talking to others.  This is very unhealthy.  If you are one of these people who is not a very social person and find that you don’t have many encounters with others you probably also are not too motivated to succeed also.  This doesn’t mean you have to be a social bug.  What this means is that you need to feed your need for positive interaction.  You don’t have to see the other person either.  There are techniques you can practice to encounter others positively without even seeing them in person.  How you do these things is up to you but this is very important.

Keeping good company means hanging out with others who are supportive of you and your goals for life.  You want people to support you and believe in you too.  If you have goals to be successful in athletics you should hang out with people who are supportive.  If you are around people who are negative about your endeavors and not supportive then you will not feel good about it at all.  Cut the negativity out.  If these people are family members it could be the most difficult decision you ever made.  However, it will be the best thing you can do for you.  If people are not supportive or positive then cut them out.

The most common way you can have an encounter with someone on a daily basis is to talk to people.  You should have regular encounters with positive people.  The best way to start your day is to have a morning conversation with a positive person.  This is an excellent way to start your day and put you in a great mood for the day.  You will already start the social side of you so when you get the day started you won’t feel like such a grouch.

If you do not have time in the mornings to have a conversation with someone then try and find time to talk over the phone.  Just make sure it’s someone that will make you feel good about yourself.

The next best thing would be to use the internet to find someone to chat with that is positive.  Find a group in the sport that you’re training for so you can also be talking about similar goals.  You can motivate each other.

Negativity can almost be infectious in some situations.  You want to be sure the people you are talking to are positive.  If the person you choose to hang out with is a negative person who is always complaining and who sees the negative side of everything they might not be who you want to help you become motivated.  Negativity will only bring you down and cause you to be negative too.

The Power of Being Positive

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar

 

It gets tough when training for a sport.  Some days you feel like quitting while other days you feel like you’re on top of the world.  Unfortunately, sometimes there are more tougher days and it becomes difficult to keep going.  The ones that excel in their sport are the ones that find a way to push through those days because they know it will be worth it when their goal is reached.  As an athlete, practice means progress.  The more you practice and train the better you will be.  No ones perfect and no ones expects you to be.  It’s been proven time after time that constant and consistent effort day in and day out will result in positive results.

On the days when it gets tough, those are the days that reading an inspirational quote or story or even talking with someone you trust as well as watching a video can help keep you going.  Never give up and never give in.  Stay positive and look beyond today toward the goal you’re trying to reach.  If you can do that then positive results will happen.  You can and will accomplish your goal (s).  See the finish line and ALWAYS believe in yourself.  Constant and consistent effort is how you get through it.

Now get out there and go make progress toward your goal (s)!