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1. Determine "Your Why"
You will be more motivated to pursue your goals if you figure out why you
want to achieve them in the first place. If you don't know why you wake up at
4 AM each morning to jog, you won't have any reason to stick with it.
2. Choose to be Motivated
Motivation doesn’t always “just happen.” You need to get into the right mind
state and welcome motivation into your life. Choose to get excited about life
again. Set goals that invigorate you. Tell the world.
3. Identify the Bad Habits That Will Stop You
Bad habits often hold us back from our goals and, in some cases, stop us from
even trying. Eliminate the bad habits that hold you back from being excited
4. Create Goals of All Sizes
Keep your motivation boosted by setting goals of various sizes. Big goals are
more exciting, but smaller goals are more attainable. When you have a healthy
mix of the two, you will find it easier to stay motivated.
5. Stop the Negative Talk
Each time you begin a new goal, your motivation will be high. Then you start
hearing the negative voices reminding you why you cannot accomplish these
goals. Catch your negative self-talk and replace it with a reminder of all the
positive outcomes that will occur when you achieve your goals.
6. Avoid Getting Lost in Overthinking
Some people overthink minor tasks. Do you? Overthinking kills motivation
because you start worrying and anticipating unlikely problems. Don’t overthink
every last detail. Sometimes it’s more important to decide and move on.
7. Celebrate Your Wins No Matter How Small
There is nothing wrong with celebrating your small wins. Regularly rewarding
yourself is a great way to stay motivated. Many of us have long-term goals that
will take years to accomplish. Why not make that journey a little more
enjoyable by feeling good about the progress you make along the way?
8. Find Motivation Through the Success of Others
The world is full of examples of people who have succeeded against great
odds. Learning about these people is a great way to build motivation. Find
some people you really admire and find out how they beat the odds.
9. Don’t be Afraid to Reevaluate Your Goals
As you continue to grow, you may find that what you initially aimed for
doesn’t fit you now. You may lack motivation if you have changed, but your
goals haven’t. That’s okay. You can constantly adjust goals to excite you and fit
1. Write down and explain why you want to accomplish a particular goal. Knowing "your why" will aid you on tough days.
2. Find the person or persons that inspire you and learn more about how they reached their level of success.
3. Write down the bad habits that stop you from being motivated. Next, decide how to overcome them so that you can stay motivated.