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Keeping motivated

Discussion in 'Investor Psychology' started by Xenia, 7th Dec, 2015.

  1. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    We all have up days and down days.
    On days I'm feeling flat and just can't get into things I like to listen to youtube videos of motivational speakers and I find a few hours of that will get me going again.

    Sitting on the beach without any technology and just writing down things that I am grateful for or immediate goals for the next 12 months also helps.

    What keeps you motivated?
     
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  2. Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I'm really struggling with motivation of late, probably the last few years, and can't find a lasting solution.
    I've noticed that when I do enter a productive period after working up to it, it wears off after a short while, but the problem is that every subsequent time seems to last less and less, no staying power anymore :(

    Just got to find a strong enough reason to motivate myself.
    I'll do anything for my young daughter to help her improve and enjoy her life, but can't seem to find the same drive for myself anymore.
     
  3. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Your daughter is your motivation Ace.
     
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    You're probably right...
    I'll try it next time, to think of her when I'm feeling down to see if it helps get me going again.
     
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  5. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I find I'm starting to flag about now, and looking forward to a couple of weeks off. Things have been so flat out that I'm looking forward to taking a step back and doing some big picture planning - similar to you @Xenia where the 12 month planning helps. It's good to bring the big picture goals back into focus after a period of being completely absorbed in the daily to-do's.
     
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  6. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Knowing that I'm on the right path keeps me going.
     
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  7. Michael_X

    Michael_X Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    I write my goals daily, helps keep them at the front of mind.

    Also helps when you have someone sitting opposite you aka @Steven Ryan pulling big hours :)

    Cheers,
    Michael
     
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    My batteries are running on empty at the moment.. Our company just finished it's financial year and we were working our tails off to get all the invoices in for a bonus..

    I'm in desperate need of a holiday to recharge the batteries and bring some motivation back :cool:
     
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  9. montoya

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    My partner & family (partner, brother, parents) keep me motivated. I'm the only one to have been fortunate enough to complete high school and go on to tertiary education.

    My goal is to look after them all as we age. My brother is 45 and works a job which is labour intensive and still rents. I fear he will be struggling in a few years when he's body can't cope anymore but still needs to find a way to pay the rent. Hoping he can move into one of my IPs at far less than market price that will still mean the property is cash flow netrual for us.

    My folks are lucky enough to have government housing, but here's hoping I will be able to free up a house for those in need by finding something suitable for them as they approach their 70s.

    And then of course there's my partner and I. We both work jobs we're happy to do until retirement age as long as we have created a situation for ourself where we work because we want to, not because we have to.

    I'm a long way offany of those goals yet, but boy it serves as a good motivator.
     
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    Great question. I suppose making money keeps me motivated. Money from property seems to be the way.

    The average 3 bedda house in the Druitt has become some kind of deity to me. Ah, it's worship time again!
     
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  11. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I'm with you on this Montoya - providing for my family keeps me motivated too
     
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    For motivation? I guess the lifestyle I've created and choose to keep creating for me and my family. When someone told me years ago that I could have the million dollar lifestyle without the million dollars I scoffed at the concept. Now, I enjoy being the open minded student.
    Everything is a balance of perceptions and expectations, master these within yourself and then execute with 100% desire and anything is truly possible. :eek::mad::D:p
     
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    Our reasons to succeed.

    Over the years we have focused on them to the extent that they are now a living, breathing organism in their own right. They are pervasive, extremely powerful and constantly connected to our emotions. We can see, feel, hear, smell and taste them almost.

    They have turned into fiercely powerful physical and psychological magnetic forces, pulling us closer and closer to our chief goal, whether we are willing participants or not.
     
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  14. Steven Ryan

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    1. Having a strong, big "why".
      Clarity is incredible and if you have a significant goal to work toward, you will be pulled to it rather than having to push yourself toward it.

    2. Having reasons bigger than yourself.
      Family, friends, saving the world, whatever it may be. Doing things just for you will only motivate you so much.

    3. Keeping your goals front of mind.
      Like @Michael_X, I write mine daily. One of the most effective habits I have.

    4. Being around people getting it done.
      I cannot stress enough the impact (at least on me) of being in an environment where everyone is doing what it takes. It's like you have an internal performance thermostat which sets it self based on who you're around. Trust me, try it.

      This kind of setup can create an incredible feedback loop, too. You step up a notch. Your peers then lift their game. Then you do. Then they do. Next minute..

    5. Periodic or continual refreshers.
      Reading, listening to audio, watching videos specifically engineered to keep you on track.

    6. Fear.
      Can be a great one. If you start a business without an enormous, huge, cushy buffer, you'll be pretty motivated to make it work. Fast.
     
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    I have those days where it is difficult doing what we do however they are far and few between the good days where I can see the goal I am heading towards and the freedom that will bring.
     
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    The thrill of the deal is the prime motivator....all the other nice things which come with property are just a noice bonus....
     
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    Knowledge and hunger to achieve more, balance work and family life. Everything is a challenge and struggle to accomplish that plus a little push from within, keeps me going. :)
     
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    When you say you write them down daily... Do you mean the same goals everyday or different ones?
     
  19. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Usually the same ones DB
    It helps to get them hard wired and there is some kind of process that happens when you put pen to paper.
     
  20. Michael_X

    Michael_X Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    Same goals, helps keep them front of mind.

    Cheers,
    Michael