If you want to excel in life, you need self motivation. you should be aware of what motivates yourself. You must be able to maintain a positive temperament no matter how disheartening a situation is. That’s the secret to attaining the power you need to overcome hardship. The difference between those who never reach their goals, even after years and years, and those who achieve one goal after another is nothing but their self motivation. So how do you motivate yourself? Have a dream. Your purpose in life fuels your motivation. Having a dream is important because it’s difficult to be motivated if you don’t have anything to aim for. For example: people who play basketball, would the game be as exciting if there is no basket to aim at? I don’t think so. They need a aim. You need a aim. That’s what your dream is for. “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” Les BrownSimply desiring something won’t be enough to take you through difficult times. So How can you have hunger? Your cause and your dream play an important role here. If you are passionate about something, you should strive for it. And when you feel like you’ve lost your way, remind yourself why you started on this path. I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself. Mikhail BaryshnikovComparing yourself with others is an effective way to demotivate yourself. You may start out in high spirits, but you will soon lose energy by constantly comparing yourself. Don’t let that happen to you. How other people perform is irrelevant to your success. The competition is within you, to be better than you were yesterday and even better tomorrow. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston ChurchillWhen you meet obstacles along the way, you tend to think of giving up. Your goal may seem impossible to achieve. But this is where you can see the difference between winners and losers. Though both of them face the same difficulties, there is one thing that makes the winners different: the courage to continue. In difficult situations, just focus on taking one more step forward. Don’t think about how many more obstacles are waiting for you. Just focus on taking the next step.Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Ralph Waldo EmersonBelieve it or not, one of the best demotivators is your past. Your past can be a heavy burden on your shoulders, it’s a burden you don’t have to carry. It’s time to leave it behind. Please remember Each day provides you with a chance to start again. No matter what you still have a bright future ahead waiting for you. Finally, You need to surround yourself in a network of positive people from whom you can draw motivation and inspiration from. They’ll be there for you when you feel like you’re falling and they’ll reassure you, moments like that we know we are not alone and that is motivation enough.I believe in always pushing myself further in life. For me, self-motivation is empowering.