3 Motivation Strategies Few People Think About

Ron McIntyre
2 min readMar 1, 2024

Feeling unmotivated? There are plenty of ways you can motivate yourself to finish your tasks for the day, tasks that will help you get closer to whatever goals you’ve set for yourself. Here are three motivation strategies that not many people know about.

Reflect On Your Achievements

When you start running out of ideas or feeling like you’re not progressing towards your goals, you can try looking back at your achievements.

Remember how far you’ve come all the milestones you’ve achieved to date, and you’ll see that everything you’ve done so far has not been wasted.

Use failure as a teaching tool to continue growing in your skills and life.

Start a journal, write down your thoughts and your feelings. You can also use it to chart your progress.

When you’ve got concrete proof in front of you that you’ve made significant steps toward your goals, you’ll feel so much better.

You’ll feel motivated to continue doing your work and improve yourself.

Learn From Others

If you look up to somebody, you can use them as motivation to continue improving yourself. This is especially true if somebody has found success in life. You’ll learn a lot from them.

You don’t even have to know them in person. You can read news articles and books about them. Learn their background — do they have an extraordinary story to tell? Let them inspire you.

You can also start following them on social media if they’re on there. Many successful people use social media nowadays, striving to give their followers plenty of value.

Mentor Other People

Teaching others what you know will also motivate you to become a better person. Other people are looking up to you. You don’t want to fail them.

You want to show them that you can be a good mentor. It will help build your self-confidence and your self-esteem.

I’m sure you’ve had a favorite teacher or mentor in school — what did they do to make them stand out from the other teachers?

I bet it’s because they taught you a lot about different subjects, maybe life.

You can do the same to your mentee(s) — show them you genuinely care for them. It will motivate them to learn. Their motivation will rub off on you — so it’s a win-win situation.

These are three simple ways to reengage your drive and attitude without beating yourself up about not moving forward. Move from the negative to the positive overnight.



Ron McIntyre

Ron McIntyre is a Leadership Anthropologist, Author, and Consultant, who, in semi-retirement, is looking to help people who really want to make a difference.