A. Self-motivation is its own reward.
B. You need to motivate yourself for the longhaul if you are trying to create a lifetime of meaningful accomplishments. To leave a legacy of contributing to your family and community.
C. Self-motivation tips:
#1 Reflect on your goals and write them down on a piece of paper. To get yourself motivated, you will need to know SPECIFICALLY what you want to achieve.
#2 You will need to develop a short and long term GOALS and PLANS that are achievable and realistic.
#3 Once you have clear written goals, review them morning and night when you write your 'to do' list to keep clear about your priorities.
#4 Visualize what it will be like when all your goals are realized. Talk about your goals and dreams until you believe they are real.
#5 Always set specific and realistic time limits. The feeling that there is a time crunch will create a sense of urgency and motivate you to get started.
#7 Reward yourself when you finish a task in the time frame given.
#8 Set new goals when previous one is accomplished. Successful people are always looking for new ways to improve on yesterday.
#9 Have fun. Learning to enjoy yourself while you work keeps you enthusiastic and motivated; and helps keep your stress levels under control.