Some days you feel it’s easy to stay on top of things and achieve everything you want, other days it’s way more difficult. But you may ask yourself why there are people who seem to be motivated all the time, am I right?
I used to think I could never be one of those people, until I changed my perspective and started adopting a different set of habits that made a big change.
It obviously takes a while until you turn these into a solid part of your routine, but once you do, you will realize that you will become more effective at accomplishing your goals!
Motivation is a roller coaster ride to say the least and some factors to improve motivation are not in your control.
If you really want to make something work in your business and professional life, it is important that you have a good social network of support, whether his is one special person, a partner or family member, or a group of good friends that can be on hand to offer great advice.
Social support, be it a group of friends or family, is a significant factor when you want to reach a goal. But there are some things that come from inside of you that you need to master to be able to stay motivated:
1. Turn negatives into positives
Instead of seeing things as a problem, see them as a challenge to turn things around. They will help you grow as a person since you won’t be wasting your energy on negative thoughts, but redirecting it to make the best out of every situation.
2. Be brave
Stop dwelling on decisions, always identify when something scares you and take the brave step to go after it. That will make you feel proud of yourself and take more fearless decisions in the future.
3. Stop complaining!
I know, we all LOVE a good rant, but that doesn’t mean we need to complain all the time, because it’s a waste! Instead use the fuel from your complaint, to brainstorm a new idea for improvement. Are you complaining about something you can’t change? Bring your thoughts elsewhere, there is always something to improve upon.
4. Practice gratitude
A grateful person is a happy person. Comparing yourself to others and what they have that you haven’t won’t help you. Instead be grateful for your talents, your friends and family, your perseverance and that you have been inspired to even get this far. This will create more motivation and additionally make others want to be around you.
5. Be kind to yourself
Positive motivation comes from rewarding yourself and realizing how far you have come and not just focusing on how further you have to go. Take an evening off, do what you enjoyed before or spend quality time with your loved ones. Reward yourself, even for little things, you DESERVE it!