What is your motivation?
A lot of people will say that it’s their kids, their husband, or their family etc.
Those are all great motivators, but we have to stop and think to ourselves that having someone else be our motivation could potentially be detrimental to us.
What if those people around us stop cheering us on, get too busy, pass on? Anything could happen. Not saying that it will, but imagine if you’re greatest source of motivation just up and left you? Wouldn’t it be difficult to make yourself motivated?
With that being said, my greatest motivator is ME. I’ve found some cool tips and tricks to help me stay on track with my goals.
1.) Make a goal board. Chances are that if we see our goals every day, we will be more motivated to put in the work to achieve them.
2.) Set a practical deadline. Don’t try to set a goal to write your 75,000 page novel by next week. It probably isn’t going to happen. Instead, set a goal of maybe writing at least 1,000 words per day. That would mean we’d be finish writing our novel in under 3 months. Of course there will be lots of revisions,but a least the novel will be written.
3.) Don’t be so hard on yourself. We are human and we make mistakes, me mess up, we fail. Success isn’t measured by the fact that we don’t fail, but by never giving up! The trick is to realize that you missed a day and do better tomorrow. We can’t allow one little defeat to define us!
4.) Be Happy. Now, this one sounds kind of silly, but it’s not. we need to be positive and happy because it will keep us motivated. I know that when I get down, I tend to want to “give up”. Instead, when something bad happens to me, I decide to look at all the good things that have happened to me. Something I learned in modeling/acting school one time was to get an empty tissue box, decorate it and fill it with compliments that people give you so that whenever someone says something negative to you or you feel down, you can pull out a compliment to make yourself feel better 🙂
Remember, WE are in control of our own happiness, success, and life. The less we find ourselves making excuses, the more we can find ourselves reaching our goals. Baby steps are steps, are they not? A tiny amount of progress each day is better than not making any progress at all.