CHAPTER 3: SELF-MOTIVATION AND THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE OF MOTIVATION…
CHAPTER 3: SELF-MOTIVATION AND THE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE OF MOTIVATION
ELEMENTS THAT DETERMINE SELF-MOTIVATION
How to overcome shyness
Learn the art of conversation
Get out and talk to people
Learn to be assertive
Have faith in yourself
Learn to accept and love yourself
Importance of Overcoming Shyness
Career development will be affected
Shy person - very difficult to create a good relationship with others
Good communication comes from people who are able to express their ideas and opinions without holding them back
Good interpersonal relationships start with good communication
Causes of Shyness
Physical handicaps, unattractive appearance and social norms
Lack of soft skills
Steps to develop Perseverance
Treat failure as a learning experience
Execute your action plan daily
Interact with positive friends
Never give up
Be prepared to face the unexpected
Importance of Perseverance
An understanding of others can help us become happier and more productive in all areas of our lives.
Dealing with others is one of the most important things to do in our lives.
Perseverance is a continuous effort applied to attaining a goal without giving up until you suceed.
One needs to focus one's attention on important activities, which contribute towards the attainment of worthwhile goals without distraction until they are completed.
Importance of Self-discipline
Assists us to channel our energies in the right direction.
Helps to facilitate self-leadership and leads to more incisive problem-solving.
Self-discipline is the key element to enhancing good personal qualities and work productivity.
Helps to transform what we are planning into reality.
Clarify goals and priorities
Calculate the cost of procastination
Utilize time efficiently
Get started and work on a task
Monitor your progress periodically
Factors Influencing Self-confidence
Treating each child as an individual with unique talents
Encouraging children to be self-reliant
Let children learn from their mistakes
Guiding children to establish realistic goals
Praising children for their accomplishments
Importance of Self-confidence
Self-confident people - characterized by optimism, assertiveness, boldness, eagerness, independence, and ability to handle criticsm.
Consists of attitudes or beliefs that empower individuals to have positive yet realistic perceptions of themselves and their situations.
Self-confidence is essentially feeling or showing trust in one own's abilities.
Keys for Building Self-confidence
Know the real you
Learn to be assertive
Practise positive self-talk and visualize success
Self-motivation is the ability to do what needs to be done, without influence from other people or situations.