To be motivated is one thing, but to always stay motivated is a bigger task entirely. Many people enter a new year highly motivated, but with coming weeks and months, they gradually lose every motivation they once had till it reaches zero point.
People lose motivation simply because they don’t know how to keep the fire in them burning.
This article would help you always stay motivated, and that’s how you achieve your goals.
1. BE WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE
To always stay motivated, you have to be mindful of the company you keep. If you have negative-minded people around you, it wouldn’t take long to lose your motivation. However, when you surround yourself with people who are always positive, they would have a positive effect on you.
2. CONSTANTLY REMIND YOURSELF OF YOUR SET GOALS
Write down your goals in a book and always keep that book close to you. Never forget to read your goals to yourself regularly — this way, you would always have your goals in mind, and you would easily find yourself motivated when your goals won’t leave your mind.
3. SET GOALS
The previous tips talks about writing your goals down, but what if you don’t have goals? It’s hard to be motivated when you don’t have an aim, an ambition and something to look forward to. Set goals for yourself and make plans for tomorrow. If possible, set daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals and yearly goals — this way, you stay motivated always.
4. STOP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OVER
Obstacles and challenges must always come your way; some you might overcome and some you might not. Stop worrying yourself about things that you have no control over; you would lose your motivation when you do this.
5. REWARD YOURSELF
Whenever you achieve a goal, celebrate it. Be excited and feel fulfilled whenever you achieve a goal; when you reward yourself for reaching a goal, you give yourself the zeal to achieve more.
6. ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS
Many people lose motivation because they can’t stay focused. Distractions would easily make you lose your motivation. To always stay focused on your goal and to remain motivated, eliminate distraction from your life.
7. ALWAYS LISTEN TO MOTIVATIONAL / INSPIRATIONAL AUDIO
Form the habit of listening to audio or watch videos that would always leave you motivated. One motivational audio per day would help set your mind in tune.
Never underestimate the power of exercising. Take regular walks or jogs; they won’t only keep you in shape, but they would boost your mood and leave you feeling better.
9. HAVE GOOD ROLE MODELS
Have role models; when you have great people you look up to, you inspire yourself to be great.
10. DON’T SEE FAILURE AS A SETBACK
Don’t let failure deter you; you would lose your motivation when you do this. Learn from your mistakes and failures and see them as an avenue to learn and better yourself.
With these ten tips, you would always stay motivated. Don’t join the bandwagon of people who only stay motivated during the first month of the New Year.
You wouldn’t believe how far you can go when you stay motivated.