No amount of motivation will suffice if you have ambiguous goals. An example of an unclear goal is, "I want a boyfriend." Instead, try something concrete such as, "I want to go on two dates each week," and outline the small steps needed to make it a reality.
The old adage "strength in numbers" holds true. There is nothing better than a like-minded individual to give you a little encouragement.
Yes, they actually work! Saying it is half the battle in believing it, so the next time you find yourself in need of a little pick me up, take a deep breath and mean it when you say, "I can do this!"
Having an ambitious goal is great, but if it is unattainable, you're setting yourself up for constant failure.
Negativity only breeds more negativity and will hinder your progress in the long run. Surround yourself with positive people.
Take a few minutes each day to picture yourself after you've reached your goal. Use the end result to your advantage and take note of how you look and feel. By imagining yourself successful in the future, you'll be able to focus on the big picture rather than little hurdles along the way.
When we're stressed, it is easy to forget all the positive things we've already accomplished. If you have a large weight loss goal, for example, remind yourself often of the little weight loss achievements along the way. Keep looking forward and not back.
Whatever your goal is, document what you've completed every step of the way. Not only will this keep you organized, but it will give you the added motivation needed to persevere. It is a lot easier to get where you're going when you've seen where you've been.
Like the revered sci-fi author, Arthur C. Clarke, once said, "The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible." Once you master the art of staying motivated, the possibilities are endless.
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