- Look to the future – What sort of life do you want? Create your 'Success Dream'
- Look for the purpose in your activities. 'If I do this I will be able to do ...'
- Take pride in your work performance, record all improvements and successes.
- Look back at previous success. Remember how you felt then.
- Plan your work into a timetable. Month, week and day. Set yourself targets.
- Use a time planner to help see the big picture. Plan in your free time activities.
- Break your topics down into managable chunks.
- Set sensible time limits; it's not the number of hours you put in, it's what you put into them.
- Talk to someone who knows what you're going through. (Your 'learning supporter') Any praise and understanding from them will motivate you.
- Avoid comparisons with others.
- Praise yourself when you know you've got it right! Give yourself a reward!
- Develop a mental vision of yourself succeeding.
Motivation is a positive force to help you achieve your dreams – if planned and applied, it changes your behaviour and breaks through negative mindsets. The good news: it's possible to motivate yourself ! The following 12 steps will help you to build up your motivation.
Speeding up the brain
There is little doubt that faster and more efficient processing in the brain will help a person to perform better and achieve more. But is it possible to change how the brain processes information?
Synchronising the two sides of the brain
It is the left side of our brain that ensures that we understand language and produce speech, but it is the right side of our brain that looks after the intonation of our speech. This was discovered around 150 years ago, when doctors noticed that patients with a stroke on the left side of the brain often lost speech, and that those with a stroke on the right side mostly spoke in a monotonous voice, without any intonation, rhythm or stress.
More about brainwaves
In most of the SAS programmes we use Binaural Frequency Differentials (BFD), which aim to gently guide our naturally occurring brainwaves in a certain direction, either up or down, faster or slower.
Activating specialised functions
The adult brain of a human weighs about 1.4 kg (3 pounds), and in relation to the size of our body, is much bigger than what would be expected compared with other creatures. This large size does pose special problems for an effective communication between the two sides of the brain and this is probably the reason why specialised centres for specific processes developed in the human brain.