Hi, everyone! As the end of the year approaches, it is likely that some of us may find our motivation dissipating. A few words that may arise in our brains are possible to be -

The year is going to end anyway, why should I work hard?

I’ll have the whole next year for hard work and productivity, why should I work hard now?

What will I get from working hard now?

The explanation behind such thinking is this – when a new year, month, or week begins, we are bubbling with enthusiasm and yearning to be productive, and we fix that new beginning as the time we will work on a goal, be productive or start a study/work session. But when we do not start at the time we fixed - the time ends up stretching on, and we come to the mid or to the end of that year, month or week, thus producing the mindset that I lost my chance, I will begin the next year, month or week.

This mindset also adapts to when you fix an hour or a minute for beginning your study session, and when you miss that fixed time, you shrug off your duty with a lame excuse that I missed my moment, I will start later.

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This sort of reasoning that you adapt to give yourself and others a lame excuse why you cannot study/work or why you are not studying/working is highly unproductive and is not healthy at all, and usually results in failure and inconvenience to yourself.

Now, how to avoid this type of thinking and avoid acting on this type of thinking? The keyword is to just start. Techniques, quotes, tips may be recommended, but in all reality, none of those can be fruitful, because it is likely that people will make an excuse against following them too. The best tip that I would recommend is fighting aside that lingering urge for procrastination, beginning, and then continuing with constant inspiration until you have finalized your working.

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In this article, I will be noting down some cliché statements, that you hear and read everyday and everywhere, and will be evaluating the meaning behind them, telling the best way to implement their definition in your regular life.
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fake it until you make it.

Act as if you had all the confidence you require until it becomes your reality. Not everyone is born confident or brave. Some are taught this talent as their life processes. For yourself, you have to teach yourself. Adapt the principles of confidence and bravery to your life, plaster on a smile and fake what you are not at that time being until it becomes a part of you. You have to develop qualities in yourself, and to develop them you need to practice them, and to practice them you have to be someone you are not at that moment.

if you can dream it, you can do it.

Visualizing something and wanting to do it is the half path of coming to complete it. When you want to accomplish something and are willing to work hard to accomplish it, then believe that you are halfway there. Now, all you have to do is begin, process, and end.

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life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Anything can be turned around to be used to your own benefit, which is why seeing both sides of an event and focusing on the positive opportunity is encouraged. Analyze the situation you are in and the reality you are facing, and opt for choosing the positive side and working on it.

no one else can do it for you.

Your future is yours, nobody is going to come and put you to the top. Everyone has their own goal, and to complete their goal for themselves they have to work on it themselves. And because your work is yours, so is your success, so never let yourself be downgraded and degraded by others’ words and opinions because your hard work and the happiness it will enrich you with at the finalization is yours and yours only.

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look upon setbacks as learning experiences.

Never think of failures at the end of the world. Each hardship is to be weathered, and each failure is to be learned from. Apply the lesson your failure taught you to be the rule for your life, and be determined in prohibiting the wrong actions you took to bring about your failure from ever displaying themselves in your lifestyle again.

if you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.

Do not force yourself to take a path you are not passionate about. When you are interested in something, you embark into it with fervor, thus giving it your all and gaining good results. If you do not like your current work/study, then there is no need for you to proceed with it. If it is important that you continue with it, find a way that encourages you to pursue it. If it is not important that you continue with it, inaugurate a new lifestyle that you are truly passionate about.

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everything you can imagine is real.

Visualize what you want and your perfect life. When you create a framework of what you desire, you have a clear impression of what you want and of what you do not want, which enables you to know the steps you have to take in order to put the plan into motion. Also, you must always believe that everything and anything you have an inclination for, can be attained.

make yourself proud.

You must remember that you are not doing all of this for anybody else - you are doing it for yourself. You are doing it for the satisfaction you will achieve when you are victorious. Nobody else will be hurt, or affected when you fail to triumph - only you will. Which is why you must, must labor for your own pride and contentment.

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I'm not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.

All the difficulties you face are assignments that life is giving you, to test you. You are not expected to win at them. Rather, you are expected to survive through them, and then to look back at them as learning experiences and to instill their precautions in every field in your life. All the problems that are given to you, are given to you purely so that you can know what to avoid and what to do. So that you can know what to do in easy situations and difficult situations. So that you can learn.

the secret of getting ahead is getting started.

The rule to progressing, to achieving, is instituting. There are no rules for starting, except starting. Once you have begun, it is simple to submit the processing requirements. Starting can take a lot of effort and motivation, but you just have to urge yourself once for utter productivity later on. The truth is when you achieve point 1 which is 'getting started', you start to believe that if you achieved point 1, then obviously you can achieve point 2, 3, and so on, too. This way, your own fight against your mind's temptations, and your winning against them, becomes your motivation and you come on to thinking - 'If I did it once, I can do it again'.

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Thank you for reading! I hope this article has motivated and inspired you. I sincerely believe that you all are capable of so much, and I sincerely hope that you believe that too.

Kisses,
Abby.
xxx.

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This article was written by @gypsophiliet on the We Heart It Writers Team.