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How to Stay Motivated?

By Edited Jun 14, 2016 0 2

Staying motivated towards whatever goal you have in life is the most important thing, because motivation is the driving force you need to accomplish anything and achieve any ambition you have. But this is not an easy road, first you should know how to continue motivating yourself, and not to give up when things are not going your way, remembering that it is something you cannot afford to lose, or else say goodbye to your dreams, ambitions and any goals you seek in life. Just imagine life without being inspired and doing all you can to achieve your dreams, and I bet you would not want to live it that way.

Motivating yourself is not easy unless you have goals and desires that you know your life will not be fulfilled without. Think of yourself and the people you know, your family, friends, colleagues, or even neighbours, how many times you or any of them wanted or even started to do something but stopped at some point without getting anywhere. This happens when the motivation is not strong enough to push the person towards his desires.

Here are some tips to help you stay motivated along the way:
•    Set your goals: It could be a personal gain, a material reward such as money or an important job, it could be the feeling of achievement, or just a step in the right direction for a bigger goal. Whatever it is just make sure it is something you really want and you're ready to work towards its accomplishment.
•    Know your limitations: everybody has capabilities and limitations because we're only human, so do not be unrealistic and put impossible goals because you'll not be able to achieve and you'll only be driving towards failure.
•    Be responsible: always think and behave while taking all the responsibility and not relying completely on any person.
•    Think about the results: always keep the results you seek in front of you, that will keep you motivated and will make you want to do more to succeed.
•    Read, research and check all you can about the subject or project you're in, this will keep your motivation alive and strong all the time.
•    Monitor your progress: Every goal or task is split into smaller tasks, so to stay motivated, it is necessary to check the progress of doing these smaller tasks, and that gives you a feeling of achievement and the knowledge that you can do what you want. It is always useful to write down to-do-lists, and after each achievement you reach just cross the point (no matter how small it is).
•    The power of positive thinking: try to keep your positive thinking and positive attitude all the time, it is extremely important as your thoughts and attitude will influence your plans and actions, and try to avoid negative distractions and negative people, and if you face some difficult challenges, just remember that nothing is easy in life, we have to work to get what we want.
•    Find Inspiration: check success stories in the areas you're working towards, reading about people who succeeded before you will make it possible for you.
•    Seek support and help from those who really care about you.
•    Persistence: do not get discouraged if you face difficulties, try again or think of different ways to get what you want.
•    Finishing what you start: do not stop at any point before getting the results you want, just make sure that you arrive at the final point of your goal or project. This is the only way to feel your success.
•    Reward yourself: when you finish a task or a project, reward yourself with something that you really like. An example if your goal is to lose weight, when you lose 10 pounds, you can buy yourself a nice outfit.



Sep 18, 2010 4:43pm
From my own experience find outside help can be hard to do but is really worthwhile.
Breaking down things into bit-sized portions also really works for me - much easier to get motivation for many little things.
Sep 18, 2010 9:34pm
Thanks Adrian, and yes breaking things down make it easier
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