Many people start, but they may stop when they get bored, they don’t enjoy it or results come too slowly. Here are seven tips to help you stay motivated.
1. Set goals
Having goals for things we want to do and working towards them is an important part of being human. The path towards our goals may not always run smoothly or be easy, but having goals, whether big or small, is part of what makes life good. It gives us a sense of meaning and purpose, points us in the direction we want to go and gets us interested and engaged, all of which are good for our overall happiness. Goals lose their meaning when the reasons we want to achieve them are no longer important to us. If you want to get motivated and stay motivated, find deep-rooted reasons.Look at your goals and write out a full page on the reasons you’re willing to do absolutely anything possible to achieve them.
2. Get around the right people
Get around people with goals and plans, people who are going somewhere with their lives and have high aspirations. Not the one who sit home and doing nothing! Avoid the negative people! Negative people and conversations will have you focused on all the wrong things and may take your focus off of your goals.
3. Get Going
The faster you move, the better you get. And the better you get, the more you like yourself. And the more you like yourself, the higher your self-esteem is. And the higher your self-esteem is, the greater your self-discipline is. And the more you persist, then you ultimately become unstoppable.
4. Dispel your fears
The large portion of our thoughts are fear-based. What happens if so-and-so happens? We ask ourselves fear-based questions without even consciously being aware of it. For that reason, if we want to get and stay motivated, we have to dispel our fears.
5. Manage your time effectively
Stay motivated by organizing your time and limiting the time-wasters. Remember that it’s impossible to get everything done. Plan to spend at least 50 percent of your time engaged in the thoughts, activities and conversations that produce most of your results. Schedule appointments with yourself and create time blocks for high-priority thoughts, conversations, and actions. Schedule when they will begin and end. Have the discipline to keep these appointments. And remember, put up a “Do not disturb” sign when you absolutely have to get work done.