The Doer’s Attitude: Motivate Yourself to Achieve

      Wishes don’t achieve goals, work do.  Goals at the beginning do seem achievable and indeed are, until the quest to actualizing them do doubts spring up that makes one think otherwise. I as well as you can understand that goals can be stalled in the course to achieve them. People set goals and fail to achieve them for so many reasons than can't be mentioned now. Let’s look at three simple yet effective tactics of self motivation and how it can help achieve goals. The best motivation you can get is the one you give yourself.         
      I can: this is the first level of motivation, it is better to start small and grow. I can, they say is a word of power, it reflects the courage self belief as well as muster courage to achieve set goal. It creates the belief to start anything.  Whether you think you can or not you are usually right. It is about you, if you think you can you will. Things happen and they do, the sooner we agree with them. The distance between you and achieving your goal can be as long or short as you can get yourself to walk the way between the ends. Your ability to achieve does not guaranty it’s done, people only believe you for what they see you do. If you think you can, go a step further to will. Before I set to achieve a goal, I usually ask myself; is this humanly achievable? I f yes, then I can achieve it. It’s necessary to be reasonable in setting goals.

I will: where there is a will to walk, to act, to progress, to live, to achieve, there will be a way. Opportunity comes to the one who expects it and calls for it. Willing reflects commitment; definite commitment creates opportunity to achieve set goal. The moment one definitely wills and commits oneself to a purpose; it attracts opportunity as well as obstacles. Every goal worth achieving gets its fair share of impediment. So don’t get bitter or anxious when you experience such difficulty in your strive to achieve your goal. 
I must: the third level of motivation happens when opposition has come to the fore and the task seems unachievable. If it requires strong measures to overcome desperate situation, one must be ready to respond thus. Certain obstacles defy passive response. ‘I must’ reflects a strong commitment and determination to accomplish a task or achieve a goal. What you don’t show much commitment, you can easily let go at the face of resistance especially when giving up can be justified. If anything is worth achieving, it is worth the commitment.

If I can achieve a goal, I will set out to achieve it. In the process of doing this, challenges spring up which must be surmounted for the goal to be achieved.  At times as this one may lack stuff to continue with the ambition but if the goal is worthy, then one must motivate one’s members to keep on with the goal.


  1. "I" introduces accountability. "can, will, must" are strong words that promise action. So the statements you suggest make a person accountable for promises of action. No running, no hiding. Great post.

    Hey, I'll tell you a statement that made me accountable and motivated me...

    "I do"...

    1. Thanks Jason, you identified some very important points in your comment.

      I like the last line :-)

  2. Great post.Thanks for sharing such a useful information with us.


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