It happens to the best of us. But there are tricks to keeping your motivation high, many of which involve taking a hard look at your goals. With a little preparation and solid planning, there’s no reason you can’t stay motivated all the way through any project you’ve set out for yourself.
How to keep your motivation?
1. Start with the big picture.
What is it you’re trying to accomplish? Knowing the eventual goal will help you stay on track. The clearer the vision, the more likely you are to keep going, even when times get tough. Ask yourself what it is you’re trying to achieve and then picture yourself achieving it. The visualization step is the most important one here. You perform in the way you expect to. So if you expect to fail, you do. By visualizing success, you’re more likely to attain success.
2. Now that you’ve gotten the big picture, make sure this is YOUR goal.
At first glance, that statement seems ridiculous. Why would you make a goal that isn’t your own? This answer can be found by asking WHY you want to accomplish this goal. If the word “should” comes up, then chances are you might want to re-evaluate what you’re doing. You often set goals because you feel like they’re something you’re supposed to do, and not because they’re something you want to do. You’re less likely to stay motivated when you’re on the path of ‘should.’
3. Next, you’ll want to break those tasks down into something manageable.
Now that you have a goal and you're sure it’s something you want to do, you might feel a little overwhelmed. Breaking it up into smaller pieces, you will regain the feeling that you’re doing something possible. Like a pro tip? Celebrate the small wins as you go. This will help keep motivation levels high.
4. If you’re still a little overwhelmed, get organized.
Maybe you don’t feel prepared to work on this goal because you lack the research or supplies. Figure out what you need and then go about making sure you have the proper tools to get the job done. It’s easier to stay motivated when you have what you need to succeed.
5. Keeping your motivation means remembering why you set your goal.
It could be you only need a little reminder of your previous motivation to find the fresh motivation to keep going.
Motivation isn’t something you have to lose as you work toward a goal. You can keep your motivation levels high with a little forethought and planning. By keeping on track with your goals, you’ll find that motivation will likewise keep on track, guiding you all the way through to completion.