Getting Back to the Top – How to Encourage Yourself to Try Again

Although your self-esteem might have taken a hit after your latest fail, don’t give up after all the effort you’ve put into getting this far.

It’s understandably difficult to pick yourself up. Your mind keeps telling you that it’s no use. So why bother?

The truth is that if you don’t, you may resent your decision for the rest of your life.

Getting Out of the Rut

The first step for self-motivation is to get out from under that dark cloud of dejection. Sure, you can wallow for a little while; but don’t let it ruin your chances at progressing.

Remember: no one, other than you, can really push you toward greatness.

So while your brain tells you that it’s okay to quit now and take the safe road, your future self will regret your decision. This is because you know deep down, if you just make an effort, learn from your experiences and put it all into action, you will be able to get the results you need.

Understand Self-Motivation

The first rule of self-motivation is to trust your abilities. Don’t just talk a big game; prove yourself.

Your emotions and abilities both account for success. The stronger your self-worth, the better chance you’ll have at succeeding.


How to Bring a Sense of Motivation?

Take the example of international motivational speaker Scott Burrows. As a top-ranked kick-boxing champion, Burrows had a bright future ahead of him. However, his ambitions came to a screeching halt after he became paralyzed due to a near-death automobile accident.

Even with such a blow to his career, Burrows decided that he couldn’t give up. Instead, he became an insurance and financial business speaker, also speaking to audiences and organizations of all kinds throughout the world. He uses his life experiences as lessons so people can understand how to overcome adversity through perseverance and grit.

As such, Scott Burrows serves as the perfect source of motivation if you’re in need of guidance and inspiration.

  Tips on Gaining Self-Motivation and Confidence


  • Start Small –If you’re starting out on a big project, break it down into smaller steps. You don’t need to do everything at once. Build momentum and move forward. It won’t feel as daunting as before.
  • Be kind to yourself when you face a pitfall – It’s easy to beat yourself up for a mistake, especially if you’ve failed at the task once before. Stop yourself from doing so. Rather than making yourself feel worse, be kind to yourself and determine the cause for the issue. Be constructive.
  • Look back at your success – Close your eyes, relax and think back to your previous successes, emotional and otherwise. Let their positive vibes wash over you. Remember that no matter what you’re going through right now, you’ve been through worse before. You can succeed.


If you want to have a better life with a greater chance of success, don’t let your failures stop you. Learn from them and encourage yourself to be the best that you can be. You’ll be surprised at your own perseverance.

Lisa Scholfield

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