Motivation Unltimate Thread

Hi NLP Connections members :)

Questions about motivaton or procrastination are quite often. Many times person has to search around a lot of different threads to find tips on how to be more motivated to do something or to find tips on procrastination.

I would like to make a thread where we can all share information about these two topics on one place. The tips or techniques dones’t neccesearly need to be NLP oriented. Share anythining you think someone could find helpfull.

I would like to start with few tips.

Being on effect side
Feeling that you are fully responsible about outcomes you get in your life is must for not only being motivated. If person thinks that world around him or her is responsible for outcomes so she cannot really influence her life, it could be really hard to feel motivation.

Elements of an effective motivation strategy(from NLP Practitioner manual -Tad James).

  1. Voice if present has good tonality.
  2. Voice use modal operators of possibility instead of necessity.
  3. Includes a representation of what is desirable about the task (the completion or consequences) rather than a representation of the process of doing the task.
  4. The Task is chunked appropriately. Personal note. I used to focus on how many things I need to get done, or to learn and as result I felt overwhelmed by task. It helps me a lot to focus on one step at the time.
  5. Toward strategies are more enjoyable and result in less stress than away.
  6. Toward away and mixed strategies work, mixed is the most general.
  7. If mixed, think of negative first and then positive.
  8. Try to replace away with toward strategy. Set frame that if you don’t learn a new strategy you will have to feel bad over and over again in the future which uses their current strategy of moving away.
  9. Association and dissociation are critical elements
  10. Good strategies work across contexts.
  11. Always check ecology before removing negative feelings or anxiety.
  12. It may be necessary to adjust the sub modalities of representation of the task being done in order to get a strongly motivated response.
  13. If representing the task as completed does not produce strong motivation, then focus on the consequences
  14. Procrastinators are often good planners

Example of good motivational Strategy
(Auditory digital) in pleasant voice: "it will be so good when it is done." leading to visual construct of completed task of positive consequences leading to a positive K leading to beginning the task of future pacing appropriately.

Sub-modalities change
One of the techniques someone can use is just to change sub modalities of something he is really really motivated to do and compare it to something which he wants to be motivated to do. Notice the differences and change sub-modalities of thing he wants to do to sub-modalities of thing he already is motivated to do.

Anchoring
You can use simple anchoring for motivation. That means you just anchor motivation or you can even stack it with other positive emotions you would like to have.

Also you can use chaining anchor and create chaining from procrastination to motivation.

Limiting beliefs
When you procrastinate about something, reason could be that there is some internal conflict. For example you can have limiting belief that if you will be successful, people won’t like you, or they will like for money.

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