5 Tips To Keep You Motivated

posted 5 years ago
5 tips to keep you motivated

When you first start working towards a goal, you feel a surge of motivation. You plan out the steps and your excited for the end result. However, after a few months, weeks, or even days it can be hard to keep that motivation up. The energy you first had isn’t really there anymore. Small obstacles start getting in the way of progress and makes you feel like your trying to do the impossible. This can be especially true in December, that last month of the year with so many distractions.

Don’t give up on your goals just yet! Check out these 5 tips to keep you motivated! 

  1. Act like it’s not a choice. When your goals seem like a choice, you start questioning and comparing it to other choices you could be making. At first you may only skip a day or cheat a little, but eventually you will find more and more reasons to quit rather than continue. If your goal is truly important to you, it can’t feel like a choice. It is not an option, it is a mission.
  2. Create smaller goals within the main goal. It’s good to dream big, but it can make your goal feel unreachable sometimes. This can greatly hurt your confidence and undermine all the progress you have already made. Finding little stepping stones to your goal can help you see just how far you have come and gives you something to look forward to. You can even reward yourself each time you accomplish one! I believe in celebrating yourself an this can be as well in small ways as in big ways.
  3. Remind yourself why this goal matters. It is easy to forget why you started this goal in the first place. So before you even begin your goal, write a list of reasons why this goal is important to you. List every reason you can think of, even the silly ones. Then every time you start to feel yourself lose motivation, you can look at that list and remember Who you will be when you reach this goal.
  4. The most important reminder that should be on that list is you. Sometimes you may feel that your goal is a waste of time because it doesn’t directly benefit anyone else or because it is something you want for yourself. Your personal development is worth all the time and effort this goal takes to achieve. Don’t you forget it!
  5. There is no shame in needing a little help. You may feel like you need to take on the world yourself to make this goal happen, but that’s not true. Having those around you help and support your decision to do this can really make a difference. Professional help isn’t a bad idea either. Life coaches can be a wonderful way to get the support and assistance you need to stay motivated. You can call or email Go-Focus Coaching to find out more about how we can help you accomplish your goals.
5 years ago