10 Traits of Self-Motivated People

Highly naturally-motivated people …

1. Have extraordinary purpose

They set their goals high and are always reaching for the top.

2. Are willing to take risks

They have the confidence to step out of their comfort zone to try new ideas or strategies.

3. Participate fully in life

They take part in their organizations, in their families and in their communities.

4. Are energetic

They’re willing to jump in and take things on — and have the mental energy necessary to get it done.

5. Are humble

They’re not afraid to admit they don’t know it all. They’re eager to keep growing.

6. Are committed to lifelong learning

They know their stuff and are always in the process of learning more.

7. Possess an attitude of success

They act as if it were impossible for them to fail, as if their success is a done deal.

8. Are persistent — with options

They never give up until they succeed, but they’re willing to try a variety of options to get what they want rather than to keep hitting their head against the same brick wall.

9. Strive for health in all aspects of their lives

They work hard to take care of themselves physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and socially.

10. Rise above adversity

They rise above the small stuff to achieve greatness in their lives.

Make a concerted effort to integrate the traits of highly motivated people into your behaviors, and you’ll be amazed at how much more you can achieve in your personal and professional life, Cohen concludes. [Source]

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