Losing motivation to achieve your goals? It happens. No matter how pumped up you initially are, a time will come when that enthusiasm will fade. For this reason, you need to be prepared. But you may wonder what you can do to regain that momentum and motivation. I’ll tell you now, it’s not as difficult as you may think. Keep reading to learn 3 simple ways to keep the motivation to achieve your goals.
1. Keep A Visual
Are you constantly reminding yourself of your goals? Do you have a visual representation you can refer to daily for inspiration? If not, you should get one. What do I mean by keeping a visual? I’m referring to a vision board. Keeping a vision board is a simple and effective method for regaining motivation to achieve your goals when you find yourself losing steam.
Look, you’re going to have days when you lose hope.
It’s part of the process of achieving your ambitions. For this reason, you need to have some type of reminder that snaps your attention back to why you’re doing this in the first place. This will hearten you when the going gets tough.
So get a vision board.
Plaster all of the goals and dreams you’re aiming at. And use this visual aid as a stark reminder of why you’re making all of these sacrifices.
Now here comes the good part.
A vision board is not limited to a physical board hanging on your wall. You can have a “vision board” on your tablet or computer screen; it could be on the camera roll of your phone; it could be photos you’ve glued into your journal.
It just means having a physical representation of your goals to review every day.
2. Wait It Out
Look, your emotions are not static.
Like the weather, they are constantly changing and shifting. One day you’re on cloud 9 and the next, you’re down in the dumps. It’s just the way it goes. For this reason (ironically enough), the best course of action is to do nothing.
Wait it out.
The negative emotions will pass; your motivation will return; you will feel that inspiration again. Now, when I say, “the best course of action is to do nothing,” I don’t mean literally do nothing.
I mean don’t try to “fix” your negative emotional state.
You still need to act; you still need to put in the work to move yourself forward. However, don’t sit there and try to make yourself feel a different way. You’ll only waste your time. What “wait it out” really means is NOT waiting to feel good before you act!
It means to take action first to change your state rather than waiting for your state to change before you take action.
3. Open Up
One of the best ways to escape feelings of hopeless and regain the motivation to achieve your goals is talking with others. I used to be adamantly opposed to this idea. I always thought of being vulnerable in this manner as weakness. However, the older I get, the more I realize the error of that kind of thinking.
This is not to say you should whine and complain about all of your problems to anyone who will listen…
Throwing a pity party will not help you regain the motivation to achieve your goals.
However, confiding with others about your struggles can be both a therapeutic release and a means of coming up with solutions. Oftentimes simply talking with others about our challenges can help get us thinking of ways to solve our problems.
And that can reignite your motivation to continue fighting for your dreams.
So open up to someone; ensure this person (or people) is someone you trust and who has your best interest at heart.
Regain The Motivation To Achieve Your Goals
Motivation is like the weather: It constantly wavers and fluctuates. For this reason, you need a system to keep you on track regardless of whether you feel motivated or not. In short, you need discipline. You need to learn how to use self-control so you take action despite your fleeting emotions. And luckily, I have got you covered.
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