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Why Is Self-Motivation Important?

Why Is Self-Motivation Important?

You would have come across many motivational speakers stressing the importance of self-motivation. Also, you would have come across many successful people talking about the importance of self-motivation in their success journey. But why is it so important? In this blog, I have explained the importance of self-motivation in detail, and I have made a list of some tips that can help you be self-motivated. Let’s get started!

What Is Motivation?

Before getting started with self-motivation, I will quickly explain what motivation is. In simple terms, motivation is the force that makes people work hard and achieve success. It is one of the most important driving factors behind people’s success.

There Are Two Types Of Motivation

  1. Intrinsic motivation
  2. Extrinsic motivation

Intrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic motivation is when you’re motivated because of internal factors. This can be due to personal satisfaction, joy, pleasure, etc. For example, if you play football because you like the sport, you are motivated by internal factors.

Extrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic motivation is when you’re motivated because of external factors. This includes getting motivated due to money, awards, etc. In the above example, if you play football to win a trophyyou are motivated by external factors.

Why Is Self-Motivation Important?

You would have come across many days where you feel bored. Also, you would have come across many days where you feel like procrastinating your tasks. This feeling is quite common! But, if you want to become successful, you must get rid of this feeling as much as possible. The weapon to get rid of this feeling is self-motivationSelf-motivation is the internal driving force that pushes you to achieve your goal. 

Here Are Some Of The Reasons Why Self-motivation Is Important 

  • Work hard to the best of your ability to reach your goal.
  • Hold yourself accountable when something goes wrong. Because you’ve realized that correcting the mistake is essential to move forward.
  • Ready to take risks to achieve your goal?
  • Stay away from procrastination.
  • Willing to learn new things.

Tips To Be Self-motivated The Following Are Some Of My Tips To Be Self-motivated

1. Mingle With Good People

If you want to be self-motivated, you should mingle with motivated people. If you’re working in a company, there will be at least a motivating person who can help and motivate you during tough times.

Talking about friends, I understand that not all our friends will be positive. However, if you want to become successful, you should stop hanging out with negative friends.

As humans, we can’t be positively self-motivated at all times. At times when we undergo negative thoughts, a motivating person can open our minds and make us move forward.

2. Stop Wasting Time

I would like to ask you a question. Have you been through a workday where you felt like taking a short break and wasted a lot of time as a short break? 

I am pretty sure that most of you would have answered yes to this question. 

If you want to be self-motivated, you should stop wasting your time. When you feel like procrastinating your tasks, just take a few seconds to think about the consequences. 

If you want to work for long hours, take sufficient breaks in between. But, those breaks should last for a limited time, probably 5-10 minutes for each hour you work. This technique can prevent you from wasting your time!

3. Break Down Your Main Target Into Sub-Goals

Are you interested in making $1,000,000? If you answered YES, follow this technique to keep yourself self-motivated during your journey. When starting from scratch, $1,000,000 will seem unachievable. However, it’s possible to achieve it.

To avoid negativity and keep yourself self-motivated, break that $1,000,000 into several smaller parts. Also, make sure to specify the time frame to achieve the main target and sub-targets.

For example, consider that I want to achieve $1,000,000, and I’m starting from scratch. In this case, 3 years can be considered as a realistic time frame to hit my target. So, my sub-goal should be to make $27,777.77 (approximately $27,800) every month for 36 months. Thus, each time I achieve my sub-goal, I’ll get the self-motivation to move forward.

4. Monitor Your Progress And Congratulate Yourself

Say you’re working on achieving a big goal. During your journey, you can boost your self-motivation by congratulating yourself on your achievements. When you see your previous achievements, your inner self will ask you to move forward and achieve further goals. This is the power of self-motivation!

5. Learn New Things

Note: Don’t confuse learning with schooling! 

Learning about what’s happening in your niche can make you stay up-to-date. Since you’re up-to-date, when performing tasks, you’ll have the confidence that you’re correct. In other words, you’ll be self-motivated when performing tasks. 

Besides learning about what’s happening in your niche, spend some of your leisure time reading motivational books. If not, at least listen to motivational speakers. This can improve your self-motivation!

6. When You Need Help, Ask For It! Also, Help Others When They Approach You

During your journey to achieve success, you’ll undoubtedly require someone’s help. When you need help, don’t hesitate to ask for it.

When you don’t find solutions to problems, there’s a high chance that you can get some negative thoughts, which will lead to demotivation. So, when you seek help from the right person, you can proceed with your successful journey without losing self-motivation.

I understand that some might feel hesitant to ask others for help. But you need to note that as humans, we can’t know everything. So, instead of trying to solve problems that we don’t know about, we should ask someone experienced in that niche to solve them. Similarly, when someone asks you for help, offer it without hesitation!


I hope this blog gave you the answer to your question, “Why is self-motivation important help?”. If you aren’t a motivated person, you’ll require some time to develop self-motivation. Everyone goes through many obstacles in life. But, those obstacles shouldn’t make you demotivated. Each time you motivate yourself, you’ll develop self-motivation. Besides helping to achieve your goals, self-motivation can help you with day-to-day tasks as well. Let’s all stay self-motivated in life!