It happens to us all. One day we’re motivated and the next day we’re not. Staying motivated isn’t easy. If it were, everybody would do it. But it can be done.
You may have felt good about a certain job or project when it began. You were filled with enthusiasm and motivation. Then you hit a few speed bumps and unexpected failures and your motivation waned. You may have fallen into depression and decided to give up. All of those positive thoughts turned into negative ones.
We’ve all experienced these emotions that can cause us to give up prematurely. All that upsurge of energy when we started a new project inevitably ends as dreams become reality and we lose our confidence.
I’m guilty of this. I had a string of unfinished projects. I love the start of something new. At some point I lose my motivation as I lose focus, confidence, and direction. If you can learn to control these three emotions you can control your life.
Focus on what you really want. Be specific and positive. Don’t focus on your fears but what you can do to overcome them. Focus on the benefits you’ll achieve when you reach your desire.
Make a plan to your goal one step at a time. Focus on your plan to achieve your objectives and your goals. Be realistic with your goals. Goals that are unreachable can cause your motivation to dwindle. Small goals that are achieved lead to increased motivation. Don’t overwhelm yourself!
Boost your confidence by taking stock of what you already have and not what you lack. You’ll probably discover you’re more talented than you think. Don’t take your strengths for granted.
Without direction there is no motivation. You must create a day-to-day strategy. Make a to-do list and do it. Mark off each item once it’s accomplished. Don’t mark it off until it’s done.
Don’t waste time by worrying about the future. Start today by doing something to change your future for the better. Today’s actions can create tomorrow’s bright future.
Don’t be surprised or depressed about a loss of motivation. Look at it as an opportunity to step back and analyze what you’re doing wrong and right. Discover your faults and correct them. When you re-evaluate your plans and goals from a fresh perspective, you’ll feel a new surge of enthusiasm and motivation.
Can you relate to my former string of unfinished projects? What roadblocks get in your way? List them and see if these hindrances are worth keeping. Do you confuse yourself by having too many interests? If so, this is definitely worth exploring.
I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.