Motivating yourself to become the best possible version you can be

The term best possible version of you comes across as pretty vague to say the least. How do you decide that what’s the best possible you? Or how do you know that you have achieved the best possible you and there is no way you can be better than your current state – you can’t!

The thing about successful individuals is that they are always TRYING to be the best. Yes! To be the best you have to keep on trying to be the best otherwise you aren’t the best. These people might not be the best at what they do but there are motivated individuals whose efforts are calculated, organized, planned, effective and efficient. The moment an individual starts thinking that they are the best; they are not, as the idea of being the best puts a ceiling above you goals, it restricts you from dreaming bigger which translates into you achieving lesser than your capacity and capability.

One can only dream bigger if he or she is motivated enough. Self motivation is something that can make you a king and on the other hand lack of it can make you a slave. So here are a few tips on keeping yourself motivated.

Set a goal: set yourself a goal and visualize yourself accomplishing that goal to the minute details. How would you react, how would you feel, even go as far as to answer how would you celebrate.

Importance of these goals: Ask yourself the necessity of the goals that you have set for yourself, as in this busy lifestyle it’s easy to distracted and lose track of the goals that you have set. Assessing the situation that has lead to this goal being set, Is it due to an inherent situation, like paying an elderly parents medical bills, or is it because you want a change in the way you want to live your life?

Breaking down the set goals into smaller more achievable objectives: This would help you plan how to achieve the desired goals by concentrating your energies onto achieving much smaller objectives in the short term which would lead to achieving bigger goals in the long term. It is also a great tool to stop you from getting de-motivated and giving up on the entire goal when just a mere small target is not met.

Have a contingency plan: It’s almost a 100% chance that there will be some hurdles on your way to achieving your goals and everything won’t go exactly to your desired plan. So it would be a good idea to draft out an alternate plan which would help you achieve the same goal but with a different approach. This is important as it is very easy to lose hope and get derailed when things aren’t going to the plan.

Rewards: This is by far one of the most important exercises to keep oneself motivated. It is human nature to be rewarded on the achievement of something significant. Rewards keep you motivated when the going gets thought by focusing all your attention to the end result and give you the inner strength to go through all the hardships into achieving an objective. It is also a good way of recognizing and acknowledging all the efforts that you have put into achieving the wanted goal.
Ali Jan Qadir is passionate about art, food and fitness. He loves to shares things he has learned by experience. He is a contributor for