Motivation isn’t something you just inherently have. It’s something you create. I’ve been learning more about this in my own life recently so I figured I’d share a little about what I’ve learned and what is working for me. How do YOU stay motivated?
Ask yourself these questions…
1. What is your GOAL? Do you have a clear, tangible goal that you can measure along the way? (Think S.M.A.R.T. goals) You can’t find motivation for something if you don’t even know what it is you’re actually working towards. For example, I’ve been trying to focus more on my personal development and health and fitness lately but realized I didn’t have clear, tangible goals set for myself. So I set clear goals that I can measure, and just like that, the motivation is back. Now I feel like I’m actually working TOWARDS something instead of just working. 💪🏼
2. What is your WHY? If you’re trying to accomplish a goal like grow as a person, make more money, get into shape or lose weight, what is your REASON for wanting to hit that goal? You HAVE to find a ‘why’ that truly motivates you. So what is your WHY? Is it for your children or your family? Is it so you can inspire them or others? Is it so you can create your dream life, have more confidence in your career, be more present in your relationships, become your best self, etc…. FIND YOUR WHY and make sure it’s something that lights you ON FIRE. 🔥🔥
3. Do you have a clear PLAN OF ACTION? Typically when we lack motivation, we have this ENORMOUS goal that may take a long time to achieve, and it feels overwhelming. Because we all want instant gratification, it can be so difficult to motivate yourself when your goals feel so out of reach. How about breaking down that enormous goal into smaller goals that you can set and achieve daily that will eventually result in achieving that amazing, enormous goal. It makes it feel WAY less overwhelming and way easier to stay motivated to do. After all, our lives are built based on the little things we do each and every day.
So what is your GOAL? What is your WHY? And what is your plan of action? I’d love hear! ⬇️ 😊