Do you ever struggle with motivation? What do you do when you can’t seem to get motivated? Are you ready to change things? Let’s be successful, let’s set goals and take steps to achieve our dreams. Motivation is awesome when we have it. But, when we don’t, my goodness, we’re all but useless.
Getting motivated is a lot easier said than done. It’s hard work. Here are a few ways to help you find your motivation.
Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
― Roy T. Bennett
Six Easy Ways to Get Motivated
Visualize the Process
Picture yourself taking the steps you need to reach your goals and be the person you want to be. Imagine yourself studying, exercising, or eating well. The more you think about doing those mundane things that will help you reach your goals, the more likely you’ll be to do them.
Plan and Conquer
If you don’t know what your goals are, you’ll never know when you reach them. If you’re someone who likes to set big goals, planning and breaking them down into smaller steps can help keep your interest and keep your goals at the forefront of your mind.
Find a Support Network
Telling people about our goals might be one of the hardest things a person can ever do. Once the words leave our mouth, there’s no taking them back and people will know if we fail. But, on the other side of the coin, telling someone means they can hold us accountable and encourage us to stay motivated.
Don’t Get Discouraged
Failures happen, setbacks happen it’s a fact of life. Seriously, you won’t find a single successful individual who hasn’t struggled to reach their goals at some point. Motivation is about the way you respond to challenges and set backs. The challenge isn’t staying motivated when things are going well. It’s hard to get motivated when everything is falling apart. Motivation is about deciding to keep going when you’re not sure if you can.
People, myself included, have the terrible habit of minimizing our accomplishments. We work hard then write our progress off using words like only, just, and try. Those words not only discount our progress to everyone else but also to ourselves. You are doing it, and you’re doing amazing. You’ve come a long way and you deserve all the good things that come with your progress.
When you’re planning your path to the life you most want to live, set a reward for each milestone. It need not be anything huge, but a reminder of everything you’ve done, a sign that the sacrifices were worth it will help keep you on track. I like to reward myself with an amazing book, the reward might be different for you but still important.
Here you have it, some quick and easy tips to help find your motivation. I hope these tips help you reach your goals and inspire you to start living the life you most want.
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Have you ever struggled with motivation? How do you get past those slumps?