Tips to motivate yourself and others

It takes great effort to stay motivated especially when our drive is constantly assaulted by negative thoughts and anxiety about the future. Even after beating it, the problem reappears at the first sign of failure. What separates the highly successful is the ability to keep moving forward. It is very important for an individual to understand their thoughts and how they drive their emotions.

By learning how to nurture motivating thoughts, neutralise negative ones, and focus on the task at hand, one could pull themselves out of a slump before it gains momentum. Self-motivation is the force that helps an individual keep pushing to go on — it’s the internal drive to achieve, produce, develop, and keep moving forward.

When we think we’re ready to quit something, or you just don’t know how to start, our self-motivation is what pushes us to go on. With self-motivation, a person will learn and grow regardless of the specific situation. That’s why it’s such a fundamental tool for reaching your goals, achieving your dreams, and succeeding in our lives and careers.

Below Q&A session are answered by Amit Bansal – CEO, PurpleLeap

Pankaj asked, Hi, how to motivate the employees who stop their sale as to Increased sales will increase their targets as well ?

Amit Bansal answers, Hi Pankaj, One motivational approach does not hold good forever. if the first approach has helped the team to achieve Level 1 next approach should be more motivational in value and recognition, team would be excited to achieve next level of the target. always Motivation, Reward/Recognition should out weigh Employee Efforts to be successful.


optimistic asked, Amit ji,Namaskar.Kindly guide how to motivate people having negative attitude?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi, Negative attitude is result of ambiguity / non awareness of the individual’s benefit in team objective. In such instances Leader is expected to persuade and make them realize the importance of team contribution. If the efforts do not work, isolating such members and realigning them appropriately would help.


PV asked, Hi Amit, I truly agree that self motivation is a skill. Could you please help some ways through which a person can improve upon and faces the problems with some confidence, even if by nature or at times he goes into depression and really feel down?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi PV, one should focus on activities(Meditation/Sports/music) that will isolate the him/her from prevailing problem, Rethink on creative approaches to give a try to resolve the Problem. Maintain a positive attitude towards the people and circumstances. Try to have frequent interaction with people who exhibit higher motivation (Superiors/Experts) who would have already gone through the phase that you are in.


sree asked, how to remove the fear of non-performance from the minds of team and motivate them, if they are no where near the success. Does companies have time to spend for team? every company need already motivated team?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Sree, Fear of Non Performance arises among people who are not equipped to handle the task or are not the relevant candidates.Motivation has no role to play here. Motivation is a catalyst that encourages Effectiveness and Rewards Performers. Companies Need Right Candidates who are positively responsive to such motivation.


rk asked, Hi, all people motivated whenever there is a vested interest. would you agree?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi, Motivation leads to a tangible or perceived benefit and that is how motivation work in achieving goals. Success is in how well a leader aligns the individual interests to the Team interests leading to Organisational Development.


Tanya asked, I have completely lost the motivation after joining a top B-school. I used to study all day , but now I just can’t get myself to study. I also had a break up of a 4 year old relationship recently. Please advise
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Tanya, Try to Priortise the Requirements you would need to settle down with what you can change and what you can control. with focus towards your Education i believe that you can bring in a greater change in your life. you would notice things changing in your life when you focus on this crucial priority. However it is not simple as it looks you would need a break from your past.


kapil asked, Amit – is motivation a “culmination” of person beliefs and values and if so how to nurture these beliefs?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Kapil, Motivation is a drive that keep you on your toes to achieve something. your personal beliefs and values give a clear frame work of your satisfaction(end result). To nurture these beliefs self awareness is necessary through this you realize your strengths and Improvement Areas.


tips asked, hi sir, can you please share some tips on self motivation
Amit Bansal answers, Hi, Self Motivation is a skill one should master as you naturally are not always motivated. you find yourself Highly motivated some time and at time low. To manage this situation you should realize instances that brings your motivational levels down and act on it. further manage Such situations with Positive encounters ie. Take inspirations from Experienced people or read to learn about a solution.


deepak asked, How to motivate a team when the senior management has informed you that jobs cuts are due anytime?
Amit Bansal answers, Hi Deepak, Motivation always becomes significant during such Circumstances. Motivation may drive the Teams performance to the positive side and may change the Management Decision. Try to soothe down the situation and keep team focused to the nearest Important target.

Chat Date: January 30, 2013

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