could just write this article and tell you simply that you should stay motivated despite facing difficulties in your life. However, we are aware that this is easier said than done. The struggle is real, and, understandably, you might find it hard to remember why you are putting yourself through so much trouble.
The truth is, your goals might sound unbelievable and look really good in your mind. That does not mean that they will be easy to achieve whatsoever. But this also doesn’t mean that they are impossible. First thing you need to know when deciding to do something out of the ordinary is to be aware of how much work it will be required from you.
Things won’t get magically done. But although the process can be very tiring and discouraging, it can also be amazing and fun. The key is always to remind yourself why you are doing this. What is your goal? What do you want so badly?
Great things come with great effort. Being so, if your goal is hard to achieve, it means it is something genuinely worth fighting for. Even though you might also feel like giving up, you can try to find triggers that will help you stay motivated and on track. To help you, we are listing our own three tips on how to stay motivated in order to achieve your goals.
1. Clearly defined goals
Having clearly defined goals is a vital part of staying motivated. It is essential because it means that you will know exactly where you are going and why. Creating something new, especially a business, can feel quite overwhelming. Being so, having a plan figured it out will make things much more uncomplicated.
Even if it doesn’t make things simpler, it will make it easier for you to keep track of the things that you are doing and where you are headed in order not to get lost. Because of the many layers of owning a business, once can often become lost and lose focus.
You can start to invest in different things and focus on things that won’t benefit your business directly. If you don’t have a set plan and you don’t know where you are going, you won’t know what to do to get there. This can lead to frustration and discouragement.
Being so, having a set plan on the things that you want to becomes extremely important. It will also help you visualise the whole thing as well.
2. Hard work
There is no secret to this. You have to work hard. This doesn’t mean that you will wake up every day and feel ready to work the extra hours that you need. Or that you will never feel tired and want to give up. [Link Don’t Stop article]
But it means that you should put these things aside and keep trying. When you know that you are trying your best, the chances are that you will want to keep going in order to not lose momentum. One helpful tip is to create a calendar and set daily goals for yourself in regards to your business and a bigger goal.
Every day that you manage to do what you were supposed to do; you create a line on a corresponding day. This way, as you go on with your days and manage to achieve your smaller daily goals successfully, your line will grow bigger. Studies have shown that the visual representation of this line helps you stay motivated because you don’t want to break it.
This is a simple but effective way to keep you working every day and trying your best. Deep down, not because you don’t want to break the line that you are creating, but because you don’t want to break your chances of succeeding.
This might be hard, but you have to keep trying. Perseverance and resilience are what it means to stay Motivated. You need to keep trying despite everything. Because the chances are that you won’t magically do well and start to see the return immediately.
You might go a long time on the blind without knowing if you are heading in the right direction. This fear is what might make so many people give up their dreams. After all, you want stability and certainty. However, if you just believe in the plan that you have envisioned and keep trying, a great reward will be waiting for you at the other side.
Remember yourself of your aspirations and why you are trying so hard. This also showcases why it is so important to have a clear plan for yourself. This way, you know exactly what you are fighting for, what you are trying to achieve, and why this is so important for you.
Even during the hard days, make a decision just to keep going for one more day. Just keep doing this until you are at a place where you proud of yourself. If you give up, you will have a 100% chance of failure. But as long as you are trying and pushing yourself. Your chances of success are right there. And even the smallest chance is worth the try.
Key Take Away
It might be challenging to stay motivated when things are scary and unstable. But as long as you have a specific plan, you work hard, and you keep trying, the outcome can’t be anything but success. You just have to believe in the process. Trust the fact that your hustle will be worth it at the end.
If you simply do not believe in your project, at the end of the day, it will give up. Because your priority is not where it is supposed to be. Then you can go back to your 9-5 job and keep doing the things that you were doing before. However, your life won’t change. Take risks if you want to see the real changes and believe more than anything that the uncertainty of trying something different is better than the certainty that these will stay the same. This itself will be enough to keep you motivated.
I found some real value in this Youtube video that helps me stay motivated. You too can watch it for some inspiration.
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