Success, in whichever capacity or arena, is achievable. You can reach and surpass your potential, achieve your goals and be the master of your own universe. You just need the motivation to do so. With the proper motivation you can achieve whatever goals you have set out, and with a little hard work and determination, can get to where you want, or need, to be. The following list highlights some of the most effective habits of extraordinarily motivated people, and with a little practice, you too can be on your way.

They are genuine

Motivated people don’t prescribe to stereotypes or pretend to be anything they are not. They can only be who they are, and work fastidiously towards achieving their goals. They remain open minded, grounded and humble because that creates the most positive energy and they know this will attract other like-minded, grounded and humble people.

They are motivated internally

They have great reserves of self-empowerment. They know what they want and how to go about getting it. They set goals and adhere to strict self-set guidelines. They have envisioned the end result of whatever it is they are working towards and will stop at nothing to get to where they want, or need, to be.

They persevere

Extraordinarily motivated people don’t give up. Even if they are knocked down, they get right back up. Every pitfall or limitation is regarded shrewdly, and investigated. They find a way to do it again better, or differently. Every mistake helps them grow.

They take responsibility

Motivated people don’t blame others for their failures, or setbacks. They make choices, execute them, and live with the consequences, whether good or bad. Every experience is an opportunity to learn.

They are surrounded by like minds

Like minds attract like minds, and motivated people know this. They surround themselves with positive influences and people that can only help them on their journey. By absorbing the energy and knowledge of those around them, they can enrich their lives while being able to focus on their goals without risking the negativity associated with people or situations that don’t have the same values.

They prioritise personal time

Personal time is important. Extraordinarily motivated people always take time for themselves and their loved ones, giving them a chance to take a step back, and to keep in touch with their core values. Appreciating and enjoying personal time can only enhance the effort they put into their goals.

They have clear goals

Motivated people know what they want. They set goals and work tirelessly towards them. Every aspect of their lives are taken into consideration as they plan out their paths, factoring in what they want, what they don’t want, what they want to achieve and what they want to avoid.

They learn continually

Furthering their knowledge is paramount to a successful life, in whichever way they chose to live. They absorb information from life experiences, other people, and any academic institution that can help enhance their journey.

They ignore limitations

They don’t listen to you can’t or you shouldn’t. Limitations set by other people only encourage them to work harder. They are so focused on what they want that most don’t even hear the negativity. If they encounter an obstacle, they find a way to climb over it.

They are positive

Extraordinarily motivated people understand that what you put out there into the world comes back to you. They have clear goals or objectives in mind, and they know what they have to do to achieve them. They believe that they will get to where they want, or need, to be. They are able to visualise this, whether in their minds eye or on a physical piece of paper and are able to focus on the joy of the outcome. They have no doubts about their motivations, their goals, or how to get there.