Hard times brought around by things like job insecurity and everyday stress can make you feel discouraged, especially if you're not financially stable. This can result in anxiety and depressed when left go unchecked. Instead of letting this happen, it's important to stop and remember those things that are still in your control. By creating a healthy belief system your thoughts can nurture you and bring about hope for your future. All of this is possible simply by thinking about uplifting things and focusing on your creativity.

This makes sense when you think about how toxic thoughts result in toxic emotions. For instance, when you think about those things you fear, you find yourself feeling desperate. So, ultimately it's up to you to decide whether you want to create a life full of success or failure. This is something that successful people understand and something that the rest of us can learn so that we can be successful too.

Start by Understanding Less is More

Being motivated starts by understanding that less is more. If you're like most people, you probably blow your needs out of proportion though. It doesn't matter how much stuff they have, they still have an insatiable desire for more. This leaves them continually feeling dissatisfied, which is sad because material items don't bring happiness.

Cutting down on material goods is a great way of realizing where your happiness comes from. Understanding that we also need to cut down on our media consumption is also important. Just because you're not “addicted” to watching the news doesn't mean you won't know what's happening in the world around you. You can still read headlines at the newsstand or listen to what people are discussing. What's in the news today really won't change anyway. It's the same fear, there's just a different spin on it.

Even if you say you need the media to tell you what's going on in the stock market, this isn't true if you've invested for the long run. Just because it goes up and down daily doesn't mean you can do something about it – you can't.

Do Things you can do for Yourself

Now that you've done away with the mindset that's fixated on desperation, choose one of determination. Instead of living in fear, being anxious, and acting out of negativity choose to be thankful for your blessings, no matter how small they are. You have food, shelter, clothing, family, and friends so there's nothing to be desperate for.

This doesn't mean you shouldn't act from a place of determination though. It's determination that offers hope. In tough times we should trust that things will get better while embracing possibility. We need to take persistent action to better our lives too.

Acting in this way will help us uplift ourselves but it doesn't end there. Pathways to Family Wellness says there are many other things we can do here as well, including:

  • Spend your downtime listening to music, watching comedies, reading inspirational stories, listening to positive podcasts, and playing games. This will produce neuropeptides in your brain. These make you feel happy, content, excited, joyful, and hopeful. The stories of people who make you feel this way are no different from who you are as a person too.
  • Learn to live in a state of gratitude where you appreciate everything. This is done simply by choosing to dwell on the joy and gratitude brought around by your best memories. The more you acknowledge these feelings the more you'll find to be grateful for.
  • Forgive yourself for your past mistakes. Whether it's something you feel you could have done or something you think you could have done better, it's in the past. Leave it there.
  • While times may be challenging now, tough times don't last, tough people do. Instead of dwelling on how things are now, think about what you've overcome in the past and how much stronger you are because of it. All you can really do is take it one day at a time.
  • Take a deep breath and concentrate on the present moment. Choose to feel peaceful instead of fearful, worried and desperate. Learn how to stop your thoughts from scaring you.

Hire a Motivational Speaker for Your Entire Team

These are all things that the role of motivational speaker can also play a big role in. This is because motivational speakers have so much to offer. They can help you with:

  • Inspiration to focus on what really matters
  • A fresh perspective
  • A morale boost
  • Expertise in various industries, situations, and businesses
  • Setting goals
  • Developing a new outlook as you strive to keep up with the changes in the world around you
  • Help coping with the changes that are taking place around you
  • Exploring new situations

With all the help that motivational speakers can offer, they're definitely very advantageous to hire. They're there for anyone who wants to be really good at what they do and have set goals they need to meet to make this happen. This can range from improving your attitude to boosting your confidence. By growing your self-esteem in this way you have a lot to gain. Making Connections Everyday reminds us that not just any motivational speaker will do though. Instead, there are some characteristics they should have, including:
Good body language
Great speaking ability, including properly pronouncing words, pausing only when it's appropriate, and projecting their voice well
Eye contact and good rapport with their audience
Knowledgeable about the subject they're discussing

Clearly, motivation is an essential part of life. It drives you to keep going, no matter what type of situation you find yourself in. Without it, you couldn't achieve anything you want in life. It doesn't matter how successful you are, without motivation you still have nothing. This is why taking steps to keep yourself motivated is so important. One of these steps that sticks out the most is surrounding yourself with motivational speakers. They really can make a key difference in your life.

Author's Bio: 

Elianna Hyde has been a freelance writer since 2009. She has attended the University of California and graduated with masters in mass communication. She loves watching TV shows, movies and has a keen interest in sharing her views on business and upcoming technologies.