A very large issue of mine is self-motivation. It is so hard for me to find the energy and motive to do something. This is why I decided to write my paper on this topic: to find out more information on the subject, and to help myself learn better self-motivation skills.
My personal definition of the word motivation is anything that drives or pushes you to do something; or something that gives you an incentive, or makes you want to do that thing. Motivation can be applied to anything, be it homework, a chore, pursuing a relationship, etc. It is a key factor in getting things accomplished; without motivation, we would not get anything done.
According to self-motivation-tips.net, there are seven steps for having better brainstorming ideas and improved self-motivation. This may not be the best method for a person to better themselves, but for others it would probably help them out a lot.
Number one on the list is "set a goal." This can work for something as simple as a homework assignment, or as complex as a five year plan. This step is simply defining an end point in your task, so that you know when you accomplish your goal.
Step two is "generate ideas." Coming up with ideas is a big part of motivation because it provides guidance for what you are trying to succeed in doing. Having an idea of what you want to do is important because it is like making a list of things; and when you make a list, you can cross things off, which makes you realize that you are getting one step closer to your goal each time you cross something off.
"Filter ideas" is the third step on this list. This is the process of getting rid of any ideas you have that might be too farfetched, too outrageous, or simply an idea that you would not normally do. When I personally get to this step in the process, the ideas I filter out are the ones that I can never see myself doing; ones that are too expensive, too far away, or just too plain ridiculous for me to even consider!