How many times have you started or tried to make changes in your life, only to find yourself stopping midway because of lack of motivation? Many of times we have the motivation to do something new, but after a little while we lose the motivation and stop doing what we started to do.
Motivation is defined by Webster dictionary as a mental force, which induces an act; a determining impulse. For us to accomplish anything, we need a mental force that will induce us to act.
To stay motivated:
Know exactly what you want.
Your goals must be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-sensitive.
What are the benefits of what you want to accomplish?
Accepting the fact that your goals can become a reality would increase your motivation and the mental force to achieve it. It’s always easy to stay motivated goals. Whiles goals are the hardest to motivated unless you have the mental force driving you to achieve it. So, it is imperative to start with goals to gain motivation then you can proceed to the goals.
How to stay motivated?
Don’t focus on your problems: by placing much emphasis on your problems make it bigger. Life problems are inevitable it will come without warning. If you are feeling unmotivated and have no desire to do anything, engage in activity that will motivate you an example: going to the movies, going for a walk, visiting friends, and reading inspirational books.
Practice positive self-talk: say positive words aloud or write a positive statement and post it on the wall in your room. Remember that positive self-talk must be backed with actions.
Rewrite your goals: don’t just write your goals and do nothing. Act every day in pursuing your goals. It is said that the secret to your success is hidden in your daily routine. So, what you do daily affects your success.
Be optimistic: read about people who have already achieved success. This will inspire and propel you to be motivated to achieve your goals.
Delay does not mean denial. Never give up, never quit, keep going and keep doing. You will achieve success if you don’t quit.