We all have goals and dreams we want to accomplish. However, it’s obvious that finding the motivation to get started can be difficult. After beginning, your interest or excitement may die down. Look at your motivations. If nothing motivates you to continue, consider adjusting your options or the timing. Only put it on the back burner as a last resort.
Here are four ways (HOPE) to keep growing your motivation:
Hide yourself from self-doubt and self-limiting talk: When self-talk chides you for not reaching your goal, rebuke it! Do not allow self-doubt and limiting talks to find you. Remind yourself that your top priority now is to keep making progress and experience the process to its fullest. The most beneficial progress often takes more time than anticipated.
Own Your progress and don’t wait for perfection: You start growing when you start taking the steps to do things that you are not perfect at. The key here should be consistency and intensity. It’s about you continuing to keep your pace and not making it into a race. You don’t need every little detail planned out perfectly in order to take the first step of your journey. In everything, your most important goal is to make progress. Sometimes progress involves making an unexpected detour or a mistake. All successful people experience this sort of thing, keep going, and accept that someday, it will be a big part of their success story. The goal is not to become perfect, but to be on the journey to becoming the best version of yourself every day. It’s about being on the journey of getting closer to your dreams. Signs you see along the way continue to suggest where to place your foot next.
Paint a compelling picture of where you are headed: It’s similar to using the Pain-Pleasure Principle to overcome an inaction orindecision. Think about the pleasure that awaits you. Think about the pain you are leaving behind. What excites you about the outcome? Envision that compelling destination that can excite, motivate, and pull you forward. As you keep playing this in your head, identify and create a list of your motives for taking specific actions that are related to achieving your goal. Try to associate an emotion with each motive to make it more meaningful and effective.
Embrace strong motivation: Strong motivation helps build your resilience or ability to bounce back from difficulties. Get to know what driving motives compel you to take action, even when you encounter multiple obstacles. Write down the strongest motives. Modify and reuse them in multiple situations. Develop a system of motivational habits that address issues that crop up for you frequently. Having go-to solutions helps you get in the most efficient mood, mindset, or environment to meet your goal more easily and quickly.
Developing and maintaining an optimistic mindset to take an action to complete a goal can be difficult. Many successful people credit their high level of motivation to their continued positive outlook. Focusing on positive aspects and hope for the future leads to more happiness and enables you to see motivating events more easily.
This week, elevate your HOPE and take ACTION to boost your motivation. And then…Start Going for Your Dreams!
Check out our Transformation Services: