Motivation – it’s something we all want to have, but something that easily evades us. I don’t think I’m alone in sharing – it can be a struggle to stay motivated when working towards a goal! Goal achieving is hard. So how can you practice increasing your motivation? By doing just that – practicing. Motivation is like a muscle. You need to practice strengthening it through regular routine.
These few tips may help get you on the path to success.
Set small, measurable goals.
Developing SMART goals can shape your roadmap. Make sure the goals you set are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and anchored within a Time Frame.
Develop an affirmation or mantra.
These verbal statements can reinforce a positive mindset. It can be something simple like, “I can do this” or you can get more creative, ‘I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents.” The more you repeat it, the more you’ll begin to believe it! The art of the spoken word is critical in crafting our futures!
Accept support and accountability.
I’ll leave it to Brene Brown to explain – “We don’t have to do it alone. We were never meant to.”
Habits are powerful, but they’re not easy to form – particularly good habits. Create a schedule for your daily tasks and activities that you’re able to stick to. This will help you form good habits and break bad ones for a more productive, happier life.
See your goals. Literally.
Try creating a vision board and hanging it in your bedroom or office. Having a physical representation of your goals, progress and accomplishments is a good daily motivator.
Celebrate the path to success.
Big wins are great – but they are relatively rare. The good news is that even small wins can boost motivation tremendously. Any win is worth celebrating!
And I’ll close with a quote of Theodore Roosevelt – “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” You can accomplish big things with a growth mindset. Success begins with believing you can.