Staying motivated is the biggest problem in today’s world.
It’s easy to become motivated, but let’s be honest it’s very difficult to stay motivated.
Lately, I have constantly been researching ways to help me stay and keep motivated. I’ve been working on changing some of my habits when it comes to eating right, going to the gym and my blog. I’ve realised that it’s important that I have a consistent ability to stay motivated, especially if I want to achieve an outcome that I am satisfied with.
Here are 3 strategies that I have been following to help me stay motivated.
1. Have a vision and revisit it daily.
It’s important to set a goal that you want to achieve in the near future, and it’s even more important that this goal is something you are passionate about. For example, one of my goals is to make sure I regularly update on this blog. I’m passionate about growing my blog, and this gives me the motivation to make sure that I do this.
A goal or a vision you are passionate to achieve is the starting point of having motivation. To not lose this motivation you will need to revisit and look back at your goal/vision regularly. Zig Ziglar, one of my favourite motivational speaker, once said:
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.”
I revisit my set goals whenever I feel like I’m losing my motivation or when I need a reminder to why I am doing something.
2. Read, listen or watch inspiring stories
Reading or watching successful stories can help in keeping you motivated to want to achieve your own. Reading such books is an excellent way to help you learn new skills and develop new ideas.
During my A Level days, I would watch A Level results day videos on YouTube. Watching other students receive their grades and seeing how happy they were on the day, would motivate me to keep studying and to keep working hard. I remember I’d regularly watch these videos when my motivation level was low or when procrastination was about to take over. It truly helps in reigniting motivation.
3. Measure your progress
Looking at and tracking your results can keep you motivated. The better the results you get, the more eager you’ll be to want to achieve more. This is an excellent way to keeping the momentum going.
Unfortunately, some goals take longer to achieve than others, so don’t be disappointed if you don’t see immediate results. It just takes some time, don’t waste this time on feeling discouraged. Stay focused on your goal and keep working hard. When the time is right, you’ll see results and believe me that is the best feeling ever! It’s worth all the effort.
Many times you will feel as though you want to give up and just go back to old habits. When this is happening, go back to tip number 1. Studies show that when the feeling of giving up is at it’s strongest point, it means you are almost there. You’re about to achieve your goal, remember what you deserve and just keep pushing forward.