Monday Motivation #3 - You, Improved

Monday Motivation #3


Another Monday and here’s another dose of motivation. Let’s get started.

Today’s Tips

  • Your challenge: Set aside 10 minutes to visualize your perfect day. What would you do? Where would you go? Would you be alone or with others? Give it some thought, then let us know about your perfect day.


I know I’ve done this before: think too long about what I want to achieve and have the thinking keep me from acting. Have you done this? Success Magazine tells us that people of accomplishment don’t dwell in their heads for too long. They recognize the five ways the power of I Can will change you,

But those who succeed as leaders, whose stories we sit and devour, live by a very simple set of rules. They recognize that nothing gets accomplished when we live in the abstract. Instead, they push themselves to live out the reality of I can. The power of those two words is so strong, in life and work. When we allow ourselves to trust in our own ideas, to follow through and act on them, we can achieve anything.

Here are five ways you can embrace the power of I can.

1. I can believe in me.

Most of us have the motivation to win, but to keep pushing through requires the mindset and drive to achieve along the way. You have to believe in yourself first. The dream and vision you’ve created for yourself is up to you to plan and achieve. Are your skills, values and vision aligned? Are you engaged in your purpose and truly passionate about what you are doing to achieve that purpose? Get clear on your why, then commit to your purpose 100 percent. 

Read about the other four ways.


Not feeling it today? Just can’t get in the right mood to go to the gym, to run, to do take that yoga class? Science tells us that will-power alone isn’t enough,

Motivation is overrated, because the brain can rationalize any behavior. Use these scientifically backed behavioral principles and stop relying on will-power to get results. There’s the Five Minute Rule: If you ever have a big task that needs to be done, but that sounds like the last thing that you would like to do, force yourself to start the task and do ONLY five minutes’ worth of work. Whether that’s sitting down to write a few sentences of an article you’ve been putting off, cleaning the room, or doing your homework. Often times all it takes is 5 minutes to get into a rhythm and find your flow. What often happens is that after five minutes, you’re so engrossed in the task that you find it easy to finish, but even if not, and you’re still feeling bogged down after five minutes, get up, walk away, and try another five minutes later on.

See the other behavioral principles at Huffington Post.


 Are you often anxious and stressed out? Mindfulness can help you overcome this situation,

What is Mindfulness?

mind·ful·ness – ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs/  – noun
  1. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
    “their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition”
  2. a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Learn more here.


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About the author

Harry Hoover

Harry is an author, writer-for-hire, speaker, and publisher of You, Improved. He has written three books: Get Glad - Your Practical Guide To A Happier Life, Born Creative: Free Your Mind, Free Yourself, and Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide.

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