Why do we fail to do the things that we say that we are going to do?
Why does it seem that far too often we end up putting things off until “tomorrow” or “next time”?
And why is it that others are able to seemingly grab life by the horns and make the most of every second, when it seems like you are stuck in the same place that you’ve been in for days, months, or even years?
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the truth is that being motivated is not easy. It’s not easy to go to the gym and lift the weights or walk the distance that you said you would. It’s not easy to start that side hobby that you’ve always been interested in. It’s not easy to get the courage to look around at others who are all doing the same thing, and tell them that you are going to be different.
And because none of these things are easy, neither is motivating yourself.
But while it may not be easy, being motivated isn’t something that will elude you for the rest of your life. Even if it’s something that you can’t seem to find right now, the great news is that you have the power to change at any given moment that you choose.
To better help you make that change, here are some tips for motivating yourself.
Organize Your Objectives
If you’ve ever looked at a stack of paperwork at school or the office, it might seem impossible for you to even begin considering that you’ll ever get through it all. Instead, there is just more and more that gets piled on. Well, like work and school, life can also pile things on when you least expect. However, it’s important that you don’t make a mountain out of a molehill when looking at those hurdles in your way.
To help you stay motivated, determine what your goals are and then set a plan of how you hope to achieve those marks. By actually looking at everything you expect to happen, you can have a better idea as to whether or not your goals and objectives are reasonable. You can also follow along as you achieve your goals, which will help you stay motivated as you start to cross them off your list.
It’s understandable that you may feel overwhelmed with things in life. However, if you want to ever get on the right path to motivation, then you have to start somewhere to begin making that impact.
Don’t Give Up
Aside from having realistic objectives that you can set and track for yourself, not giving up may be the second-most important lesson to learn when looking to stay motivated. Think back to earlier when there was that list of things that are hard to do. Then ask yourself whether you want to be someone who quits or doesn’t even try, or are you are someone who wants to accomplish the goals that you have for yourself. Sure, there are plenty of people who find themselves continually quitting, but knowing that you aren’t a quitter will help you stay motivated through the entire journey.
As you look to stay motivated and improve how you go through life accomplishing things, remember:
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Now that you have nothing to be afraid of, set those goals and find your motivation to get them done.