Motivation-5 More Tips on Getting Motivated & Staying Motivated!
Whenever you set goals, you should always start small. If you accomplish your small goal too quickly, you can always set another. But if you get stuck on a “big” goal that you can’t accomplish, chances are you will give up—and perhaps without making any progress towards the smaller goals.
So start small. If you’re learning to play the guitar, learn one chord at time. Get good at that and then move to the next. If you’re learning how to do calculus, set a small goal of working through textbook chapter every two weeks. Or if you’re planning to boost traffic to an Internet-based business you own, then set a goal to increase your traffic by 10% over the course of the next month.
Again, aim small. If the goal turns out to be too easy, then you’ll only be more encouraged by your progress when you surpass your goal easily. But if you start out big, you could find yourself highly discouraged.
Thinking positively may sound like generic advice that has no value, but in fact, it is a critical component of success in our life, our personal relationships, and our work. Thinking positively shapes how you see the world, how you make decisions, and how you feel about those decisions at the end of the day.
So, next time you start thinking “I can’t do this,” think again. Start with the premise that you can do it; and then figure out how. For instance, maybe you can’t do the task by yourself, but if you ask for the help of others, you may find that the task is trivial.
No matter what you do, don’t give in to negativity. Thinking negatively will drain your motivation; and make it much harder to achieve your goals.
As I’ve mentioned in other tips, it’s important to break your big goals down into little goals. Big goals, by themselves, are not necessarily a bad thing. But if they aren’t approached correctly, they are likely to lead to disappointment and frustration.
So, do yourself a favor: break your big goals down into goals that are manageable. If your “big goal” is to have a multi-million dollar business, start building that plan month-by-month.
For instance, decide what you want your business to be able to achieve in the next month; and then the month after that. String these goals together, so that they all achieve your final goal in the end.
One of the best ways to get motivated is to read about others who have had success in your field. The reason for this is that reading about other people who are successful will make their goals and stories seem more real to you.
There’s another good reason to read about other people’s successes. If you’re like most people, you can visualize yourself being successful, but along the way, you probably have a harder time visualizing how you will overcome all of the challenges along the way. Reading about how others faced challenges and overcame them will help you to see how you can do it, too.
In some situations, it makes sense to quit. For instance, if you are implementing a new marketing plan for your business; and it turns out to be enormously expensive and generates no profits, it may be a good idea to give up on it and try something else.
In many, many other situations, however, we give up when there is no good reason to do so. Perhaps we’re about to finish some very difficult task, but we run into an unusually long string of snags right before we complete it. As a result, we get so discouraged that we simply give up.
Well, it’s time to put an end to this. No matter how tired you are, no matter how discouraged you are, don’t give up. If you can’t finish something tonight, give yourself a break, and finish it up the following day.
Cheers to your success!!
Your friend & mentor, Kerry xoxo
Wanna know what gets me excited??? Helping & seeing others succeed!