6 Ways to Conquer Self-Criticism and Lack of Motivation

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Self-criticism and lack of motivation are two major threats that kill creativity. This can be completely crushing to anyone trying to start their own business, lose weight, or achieve any other life goal. 

This infographic by 24Slides goes over 6 ways you can overcome self-criticism and a lack of motivation.

6 Ways to Conquer Self-Criticism and Lack of Motivation

First is that you need to realize that the perception you have of yourself will eventually become a reality. If you keep telling yourself that you can’t do it, or you can only do so much, then you are bound to fulfill this self-made prophecy. Remember the law of attraction! The thoughts you put out into the universe will work their way back to you. Think positively!

Next you need to prepare yourself for a paradigm shift. You not only have to reshape your mental attitude, but you have to subject yourself to new and exciting environments that will stimulate your creativity. You’ll have to learn to become comfortable outside of your comfort zone.

Forget your anxieties! Again, this is in line with the law of attraction. Your anxious thoughts and feelings of self doubt are more likely to lead you to failure. Most of the time your anxieties and fears aren’t realized, so don’t waste your time and mental stability thinking about them. If something bad comes your way, deal with it when the time comes.

Seize opportunities that allow you to hone your skills. Be willing to improve yourself by listening to others’ criticism and learn how to critique your own work fairly.

Find something positive or interesting in every project. When you don’t like the task at hand, it can be easy to become de-motivated. Try to find something you like about each task that you do so that the task becomes interesting or at least more bearable.

Use as many avenues as possible to unleash your creativity! Remember my post a couple months ago about creating a vision board? If you’re feeling a little lackluster on creativity, now may be the time to start your own vision board.

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