Stop for a minute and observe yourself. If you feel flat, and it doesn’t seem anything is moving, and you don’t feel like you are making any steps forward in any of the areas of your life, you might be lacking motivation. Motivation is the key factor to push yourself, pursue the challenge, and succeed. When we don’t have the motivation, every step is a challenge. With motivation, every step you take you are closer to concur your challenge.
These are a few ways how you can increase your overall motivation and help yourself achieve your set goals.
Find your own “What” and “Why”
Know yourself, know what matters to you, and more importantly, know why. Answering those questions is the first step in achieving your goals. Once you know your “what” and “why”, visualize how you would feel when you get to your final destination. This will be your constant reminder to continue on your path. Every time you feel less motivated, and feel you are behind, remember your “why” and the feeling of achievement. And move on, take another step. It is ok, we all sometimes take a step back before we take a few steps forward.
Be aware of your path
Once you know your “what” and “why”, set your “how”. Set your path on how you believe you can achieve your goal. Establish your steps. Stay on your course, but we aware. Pause and evaluate. Adjust your approach where adjustment is needed, and long as you are moving ahead, you are likely on the right path.
Celebrate small wins
Since you have established your steps, achieving each one, even the smallest ones is a win. Acknowledge it, celebrate it and reward yourself. A walk consists of steps. Every step taken is a step closer to your goal. Remember, it is ok to rest, but you must continue with your steps to finish your walk.
Focus on yourself
Achieving what you want, is about you primarily. This is your path, and stay focused. There will always be people around us, they will have their opinions, and sometimes are valuable. But remember, your goal is your goal. You know what matters to you the most. Stay true to yourself. With each step you take, be the better version of yourself.
See your goal within the bigger picture
Your goals and your achievements are part of your life. They don’t exist on an individual level. They are all connected. So make sure that achieving one goal, is not a sacrifice of another. Balance it. Win this run, but make sure you cross the line feeling satisfied and happy.