10 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything
I will lose 10 pounds, get a new job, find a husband … Everyone has made up their minds – at least once. But staying motivated can be tough, especially now in a pandemic. How do you stay motivated when everything is not in your favor?
Now that the coronavirus is spreading worldwide, it can be difficult to find the motivation to set and achieve goals, especially when the future is uncertain. Due to the limitations of some activities, some goals cannot be achieved. But still, it might be the perfect time to work on yourself.
While it’s hard to find and maintain the motivation to get used to something, some motivational secrets will help even the most reluctant people achieve their goals.
1. Set your goals
Now, it’s time to define your true goals and determine what you want to achieve and how to do it. Break down your goal into various smaller targets to make it easier for you to achieve.
Setting personal goals allows you to focus on what you want to achieve, who you want to be, and what you want to do in life, both in the short and long term.
When you clearly define your goals, it will be easy to focus, monitor, and measure all your achievements and progress.
You’re ready now for an important question: should I set big goals or smaller, more “real” ones?
There are at least two approaches. According to one, it is better to define smaller, more realistic goals based on our actual capabilities.
Setting the bar too high can result in discouragement, loss of motivation, and a lack of willingness to act. It is easier to focus on smaller goals and follow the progress in achieving them.
According to a different approach, our goals should be great. The size of your goal and dreams will greatly determine what you will achieve in life.
Bear in mind that little dreams will make you achieve little things, while big dreams and goals will make you achieve big things.
2. Tap into the energy of others.
How long have you been feeling exhausted? Alright, we’ve all been there.
Spending time with positive and optimistic people is one of the best ways to improve your mood.
You might be a little skeptical about this statement if you are like me.
Aren’t negative people better at motivating other people?
Well, no, the world today requires you to learn to draw on other people’s positive energy and use it to charge your own batteries.
There are many ways to receive or give energy. You can give it to yourself, friends, family, or strangers.
Attend some social gatherings, and talk to successful people you will meet.
Sometimes you can get it from people who aren’t even aware of their energy.
However, always be careful about the amount of energy you give up.
3. Get rid of bad habits.
Our whole life is made up of habits. You often do things that make it hard for you to achieve your goals.
Although they may seem harmless on the surface, destructive habits can specifically impact the deterioration of our quality of life.
Maybe you have a habit of partying on the weekend that leaves you without the energy to work on Monday.
Maybe you smoke cigarettes, and your health suffers.
Maybe you are eating poorly and don’t exercise, resulting in being overweight.
Or maybe you have a procrastination habit and struggle with procrastination. The examples go on and on.
If a given habit makes you feel unmotivated, try to get rid of that habit. Minimize the things that distract you from your goals and work at your best.
4. Move the whole process from your head to an organized list.
Move the process from the head to an ordered list.
If you have a project you want to finish, you can’t just jump into it.
Break the task down into smaller pieces that you can complete one by one over time.
This way, you will not be overwhelmed by the enormity and complexity of the project and will be more focused on the task at hand.
Achieving goals is hard, but if you break them down into small, achievable pieces, you’ll be more successful in reaching them.
5. Fight procrastination
Procrastination is a motivation killer.
Lack of specific goals, loss of concentration, and fear of failure are the main reasons we procrastinate.
Take on your challenges. Putting things off until later, you are delaying your success.
Stay motivated by completing tasks on time and without delay.
A successfully completed task will drive you to carry out the next one.
6. Create a vision board
Many people feel that they don’t have enough time to motivate themselves or don’t have the right motivation ready to use.
However, many people don’t realize that it is a possible way to create your own motivation you can use on a daily basis.
One of the best ways to do this is by creating your own vision board.
A vision board is a visual tool that can help you create a clear picture of what you want to accomplish in life.
It’s a way to get creative and ensure that you have all the motivation you need.
More information about vision boards you will find here.
7. Take risks
You can never achieve something incredible if you stay in your comfort zone, do the same things over and over regularly and take no risks.
The fear of taking risks limits your potential for growth and the reward you can get for your courage and acting despite anxiety and fear.
Taking risks involves assessing the gains and losses that can happen to you when you take on a specific challenge.
Contrary to appearances, the lack of certainty about what will happen and the actual consequences may motivate you to work more hard on the task to achieve the results you want.
You will want to do everything in your power to make the effects as large as possible and the losses not to materialize at all or to be as small as possible.
8. Have a plan B.
I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but it’s true: “Failures are the stepping stones to success.”
Thomas Edison was a prolific inventor who came up with the light bulb, the phonograph, and many other inventions, but he also had a lot of failures along the way.
Bear in mind that the path to success and great results is not easy.
It is almost impossible for you to avoid failure or various difficulties when moving towards achieving your goals.
You have to develop your endurance and resistance to failure.
Accept that as you move beyond your comfort zone, take on new challenges, and try to achieve something worthwhile, you will face obstacles that you will have (and you will) to overcome.
Develop the ability to cope with failures, and your motivation to act and face challenges will be greater.
But never give up; instead, learn from your mistakes.
9. Don’t worry, be happy.
I know, it’s easier said than done.
The most important thing you can do is stay in the moment, don’t worry about the future or the past, and just be happy with what you have right now.
People worry about many things, but in my experience, those who are always anxious and worrying are not good at taking action and achieving their goals.
Probably the worst thing you can do is worry about something before it happens.
If you think you’re going to get sick, don’t wait for it to happen and take action to prevent it.
If you think you might lose your job, don’t wait again; take action now to find a new job.
10. Celebrate all your achievements
Victory, no matter how small, deserves a reward.
When you reach your goal, big or smaller, reward yourself.
It could be dinner in a good restaurant or new shoes that you saw in the mall. Sometimes if there’s something to celebrate, it could be something bigger, like a nice trip or a new car.
Rewarding yourself motivates you to achieve new great things and goals in the future.
In conclusion, it’s essential to have a clear idea of what you want.
You’ll never get there if you don’t know what you want.
However, it’s not just about having a goal. You also need to have a plan. This means that you need to know precisely how you’ll achieve your goals.
Without a proper plan, you’re just setting yourself up for failure.