5 Ways to Stay Motivated
What do highly successful people do to be so successful? What separates them from the rest? It has nothing to do with wealth or luck!
It’s primarily driven by motivation.
Here are 5 steps successful people do to get motivated and stay motivated:
1. They create fabulous and attainable goals!
Their goals are specific with actions steps that help them reach their goals. These steps are specific, measurable attainable, realistic and set to a timeframe.
For example, instead of saying you want to lose weight, outline a plan for food prep, a workout schedule, things you will do to relieve stress, and healthy activities.
Celebrate mini-victories along the way!
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie
2. They have an accountability partner
Sharing your goals with family and friends that are supportive is a great way to establish accountability partners that will support you along the way. Providing status updates on social media is also a great way to track your progress and gain encouragement from your loved ones. You never know, you may be motivating someone else with what you share.
“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”
― Erma Bombeck
3. They stay focused on the positive.
As you pursue your goals, you are going to experience setbacks. It is important that you remember that setbacks are only temporary.
Motivated people do not spend much time reflecting on what went wrong in a situation. They choose to focus on how to improve results for improved outcomes.
"I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed". —Michael Jordan
4. They make it fun and positive.
Motivated people understand that pursuing their goals does involve work. However, they also understand that this work can be fun! Remember that it is okay to laugh along the way.
If you are not having fun, it will be harder to stay motivated.
There’s no fear when you’re having fun.” – Will Thomas
5. They take time to breathe.
Motivated people take time to reflect and breathe. A great way to do this is through meditation. By carving out 10 minutes of silent time for yourself per day, it can help you release the stressors that get in the way of your success. Also, taking time to journal your ideas is a great way to get a lot of clutter out of your head and on paper. By doing so, it will help keep you focused.
"Practice concentration by turning off all distractions and committing your attention to a single task. Start small, maybe five minutes per day, and work up to larger chunks of time. If you find your mind wandering, just return to the task at hand."-Entrepreneur
Motivation is an important factor in being successful. Those that succeed find ways to stay motivated and learn from their mistakes. By using the steps outlined above, it can help you stay on track, get motivated and get closer to your goals! Make today great!